Michal Bitan
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BIOGRAPHY

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Michal Bitan’s musical flexibility has established her as a fine interpreter of styles stretching from the Baroque era to the 21st century. Since making her debut with the Israeli Broadcasting Authority (IBA) Symphony Orchestra in 2007 in works of Mozart, she has come to specialize in the works of the late French, Italian and German 18th century masters.

Born in Jerusalem, Israel, Michal was launched on to the stage at the early age of 6 when she was invited to sing in the Junior Ankor Choir to which she toured extensively through Europe and the Middle East. During that time she had the privilege to work under great masters such as Zubin Mehta, the late Giuseppe Sinopoli, Kurt Masur and Luciano Berio. Michal was recognized as an outstanding artist by the Israeli army and has been the recipient of the America-Israel Cultural Foundation.

Her first operatic appearance was in Tel-Aviv, Israel in Die Zauberflöte, as 1st Child with the New Israeli Opera, and in December last year she was working as understudy for The Hague based company OPERA2DAY, The Netherlands, in Medee, as 2nd Lady, under Hernan Schwartman.

Specialising in 18th century opera and historical acting, she had the opportunity to work with Andreas Scholl, Della Jones, Nancy Argenta, Peter Harvey, Peter van Heyghen, and Barthorld Kuijken. In 2012 she had performed withValiante Musicus, in the role of Dorinda in Orlando/Handel and made her German debut as Königin der Nacht in Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte with the International Belcanto Academy in Velbert.

 

Further training has based her in Europe, where she completed Bachelor and Masters Studies in opera and early music with teacher Rita Dams, baritone Andrew Schroeder, bass Peter Kooij, counter-tenor Michael Chance and soprano Jill Feldman at the Royal Conservatoire Den Haag, The Netherlands. She recently finished preparing the title role of Iphigenie/Gluck under the direction of David Prins.

 

Recent performances included the role of Cephise/Le Europe galante (Campra) under Sebastien Marq and touring with the Dutch avant-grade dance company T.r.a.s.h with the original dance performances Sofia, Disorderly Conduct, and Enchanted Room. It also saw Michal’s early music ensemble A Dialogue on a Kiss in its’ first International tour featuring Elizabethan lute song repertoire as well as various performances of J.S. Bach’s Cantatas.

Michal’s current projects include a CD recording of sacred and profane 17th Century lute songs with the American luthenist Earl Christy.

 

REPERTOIRE

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Opera

 

 

A. Campra

L’Europe Galante: Cephise

 

L. Cherubini

Médée: Dircé

2nd Lady

 

A. Copland

The tender land: Laurie

 

G. Donizetti

Don Pasquale: Norina

Linda di Chamounix: Linda

 

G. Frid

Anne Frank: Anne

 

G. F. Handel

Giulio Cesare in Egitto: Cleopatra

Orlando: Dorinda

 

J. B. Lully
Armide: Armide

 

C. Monteverdi

L’Orfeo: La Musica

 

W. A. Mozart

Cosi fan tutte: Fiordiligi

Despina

Die Entführung aus dem Serail: Konstanze

Die Zauberflöte: Könnigin der Nacht

1st child

Le nozze di Figaro: Susanna

 

J. Offenbach

Les contes d'Hoffmann: Olympia

 

G. Puccini

La Bohème: Musetta

 

H. Purcell

Dido and Aeneas: Belinda

 

M. Ravel

L'enfant et les sortileges: Le feu & Le rossignol

 

G. Rossini

Semiramide: Semiramide

 

A. Salieri

Falstaff: Mrs. Ford

 

G. P. Telemann

Orpheus: Orasia

Pimpinone: Vespetta

 

A. Vivaldi

Griselda: Costanza

Oratorio/Cantata/Melodrama

 

 

J. S. Bach

Johannes Passion BWV 245

Matthäus passion BWV 224

Weihnachts Oratorium BWV 248

Cantata BWV 14

Cantata BWV 42

Cantata BWV 52
Cantata BWV 84

Cantata BWV 151

Cantata BWV 199

 

G. Benda

Ariadne auf Naxos: Ariadne

 

M. A. Charpentier 

Messe de Minuit

 

L. N. Clérambault

L'Amour Piqué par une Abeille

 

G. Fauré

Requiem

 

G. F. Handel

Messiah

Debora: Yael

Theodora: Theodora

Delirio amoroso

Lucrezia

Nel dolce del oblio

 

W. A. Mozart

Requiem in D minor

Mass in C minor

 

G. P. Telemann 

Brockes Passion: Gläubige Seele, Maria, 3rd Magd.

Cantata Auf Rugate

 

A. Vivaldi

Amor hai vinto

 

J. D. Zelenka

Magnificat in D

PRESS

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Bruno Gatinet from chicago3media interviews Michal Bitan

 

 

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MEDIA

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AGENDA

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Future projects

 

 

June 2017

Fiddler on the roof @ Theater Aachen
Music: Jerry Bock

Conductor: Justus Thorau
Stage Director: Ewa Teilmans
Set and costume: Andreas Becker
Choreography: Hakan T. Aslan
Dramaturgy: Michael Schmitz-Aufterbeck

Role: Chava

June 5, Theater Aachen, Aachen

 

Telemanns Vuur
Musica Poëtica o.l.v. Jörn Boysen

Michal Bitan, soprano

João Luis Paixão, baritone

Performance:
June 9, Pro Rege, Rotterdam

June 11, Koninklijk Schouwburg, The Hague

 

September 2017

What's New? FROM SPEECH TO SINGING
@ OudeMuziek Festival Utrecht

Lecture demonstration: João Paixão

Jörn Boysen, fortepiano
Michal Bitan, soprano & declamation

September 3, TivoliVredenburg, Hertz, Utrecht
Melodrama: Ariadne auf Naxos
Composer: G. Benda
Libretto: J. C. Brandes
Musica Poëtica o.l.v. Jörn Boysen

Michal Bitan, Ariadne
João Luis Paixão, Theseus

Performance:

September 10 (Lecture demonstration!),  Kasteen Duivenvoorde, Voorschoten

September 17, 15.30, Kasteel Duivenvoorde, Voorschoten

 

October 2017

Fiddler on the roof @ Theater Aachen
Music: Jerry Bock

Conductor: Justus Thorau
Stage Director: Ewa Teilmans
Set and costume: Andreas Becker
Choreography: Hakan T. Aslan
Dramaturgy: Michael Schmitz-Aufterbeck

Role: Chava

October 12, Theater Aachen, Aachen

October 17, Theater Aachen, Aachen

October 31, Theater Aachen, Aachen

 

Zangers en Acteurs
Composer: G. Benda
Libretto: J. C. Brandes
Musica Poëtica o.l.v. Jörn Boysen

Michal Bitan, Ariadne
João Luis Paixão, Theseus

Performance:

October 29, Koninklijke Schouwburg, Den Haag

 

November 2017

Fiddler on the roof @ Theater Aachen
Music: Jerry Bock

Conductor: Justus Thorau
Stage Director: Ewa Teilmans
Set and costume: Andreas Becker
Choreography: Hakan T. Aslan
Dramaturgy: Michael Schmitz-Aufterbeck

Role: Chava

October 24, Theater Aachen, Aachen

 

December 2017

Fiddler on the roof @ Theater Aachen
Music: Jerry Bock

Conductor: Justus Thorau
Stage Director: Ewa Teilmans
Set and costume: Andreas Becker
Choreography: Hakan T. Aslan
Dramaturgy: Michael Schmitz-Aufterbeck

Role: Chava

December 21, Theater Aachen, Aachen

December 27, Theater Aachen, Aachen

 

January 2018

Fiddler on the roof @ Theater Aachen
Music: Jerry Bock

Conductor: Justus Thorau
Stage Director: Ewa Teilmans
Set and costume: Andreas Becker
Choreography: Hakan T. Aslan
Dramaturgy: Michael Schmitz-Aufterbeck

Role: Chava

January 7, Theater Aachen, Aachen

 

Melodrama: Ariadne auf Naxos
Composer: G. Benda
Libretto: J. C. Brandes
Musica Poëtica o.l.v. Jörn Boysen

Michal Bitan, Ariadne
João Luis Paixão, Theseus

Performance:

January 21, Koninklijke Schouwburg, Den Haag

 

February 2018

'Tis now dead Night' @ Musica Antica da Camera
A Dialogue on a Kiss early music ensemble

Michal Bitan, soprano

Earl Christy, lute

Performance:

February 22, , Paleiskerk, The Hague

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Past projects

 

 

May 2017

Fiddler on the roof @ Theater Aachen
Music: Jerry Bock

Conductor: Justus Thorau
Stage Director: Ewa Teilmans
Set and costume: Andreas Becker
Choreography: Hakan T. Aslan
Dramaturgy: Michael Schmitz-Aufterbeck

Role: Chava

May 1, Theater Aachen, Aachen

May 7, Theater Aachen, Aachen

May 21, Theater Aachen, Aachen

 

April 2017

Fiddler on the roof @ Theater Aachen
Music: Jerry Bock

Conductor: Justus Thorau
Stage Director: Ewa Teilmans
Set and costume: Andreas Becker
Choreography: Hakan T. Aslan
Dramaturgy: Michael Schmitz-Aufterbeck

Role: Chava

April 2, Theater Aachen, Aachen

April 17, Theater Aachen, Aachen

April 29, Theater Aachen, Aachen

 

March 2017

Fiddler on the roof @ Theater Aachen
Music: Jerry Bock

Conductor: Justus Thorau
Stage Director: Ewa Teilmans
Set and costume: Andreas Becker
Choreography: Hakan T. Aslan
Dramaturgy: Michael Schmitz-Aufterbeck

Role: Chava

March 4, Theater Aachen, Aachen

March 23, Theater Aachen, Aachen

 

'Tis now dead Night' CD PRESENTATION
A Dialogue on a Kiss early music ensemble

Michal Bitan, soprano

Earl Christy, lute

Performance:

March 11, 16.00, The American Protestant Church, The Hague
March 17, 20.00, Oude-Katholieke kerk, Delft

 

February 2017
Melodrama: Ariadne auf Naxos
Composer: G. Benda
Libretto: J. C. Brandes
Musica Poëtica o.l.v. Jörn Boysen

Michal Bitan, Ariadne
João Luis Paixão, Theseus

Performance:

February 5, 11.00, Koninklijk Schouwburg, The Hague
February 5, 15.00, Koninklijk Schouwburg, The Hague

 

Fiddler on the roof @ Theater Aachen
Music: Jerry Bock

Conductor: Justus Thorau
Stage Director: Ewa Teilmans
Set and costume: Andreas Becker
Choreography: Hakan T. Aslan
Dramaturgy: Michael Schmitz-Aufterbeck

Role: Chava

February 12, Theater Aachen, Aachen

February 17, Theater Aachen, Aachen

February 24, Theater Aachen, Aachen

 

Ovidius' Metamorphosis in de Franse Cantatas
The Consort of 18th Century Harmony

Michal Bitan, soprano
João Paixao, baritone
Pawel Miczka, violin
Evan Buttar, cello
João Carlos Santos, traverso
Fernando Aguado, harpsichord

Performance:

Februari 19, 16.00, Museum Vlaardingen

 

January 2017

Fiddler on the roof @ Theater Aachen
Music: Jerry Bock

Conductor: Justus Thorau
Stage Director: Ewa Teilmans
Set and costume: Andreas Becker
Choreography: Hakan T. Aslan
Dramaturgy: Michael Schmitz-Aufterbeck

Role: Chava

January 7, Theater Aachen, Aachen

January 20, Theater Aachen, Aachen

January 31, Theater Aachen, Aachen

 

Melodrama: Ariadne auf Naxos
Composer: G. Benda
Libretto: J. C. Brandes
Musica Poëtica o.l.v. Jörn Boysen

Michal Bitan, Ariadne
João Luis Paixão, Theseus

Performance:

January 27, Pro Rege, Rotterdam

 

December 2016

Fiddler on the roof @ Theater Aachen
Music: Jerry Bock

Conductor: Justus Thorau
Stage Director: Ewa Teilmans
Set and costume: Andreas Becker
Choreography: Hakan T. Aslan
Dramaturgy: Michael Schmitz-Aufterbeck

Role: Chava

December 9, Theater Aachen, Aachen

December 15, Theater Aachen, Aachen

December 17, Theater Aachen, Aachen

December 25, Theater Aachen, Aachen

December 31, Theater Aachen, Aachen

 

November 2016

Fiddler on the roof @ Theater Aachen
Music: Jerry Bock

Conductor: Justus Thorau
Stage Director: Ewa Teilmans
Set and costume: Andreas Becker
Choreography: Hakan T. Aslan
Dramaturgy: Michael Schmitz-Aufterbeck

Role: Chava

November 5, Theater Aachen, Aachen

November 18, Theater Aachen, Aachen

November 25, Theater Aachen, Aachen

 

October 2016

Fiddler on the roof @ Theater Aachen
Music: Jerry Bock

Conductor: Justus Thorau
Stage Director: Ewa Teilmans
Set and costume: Andreas Becker
Choreography: Hakan T. Aslan
Dramaturgy: Michael Schmitz-Aufterbeck

Role: Chava

October 2, Theater Aachen, Aachen

October 5, Theater Aachen, Aachen

October 9, Theater Aachen, Aachen

October 13, Theater Aachen, Aachen

October 22, Theater Aachen, Aachen

October 30, Theater Aachen, Aachen
September 2016

Fiddler on the roof @ Theater Aachen
Music: Jerry Bock

Conductor: Justus Thorau
Stage Director: Ewa Teilmans
Set and costume: Andreas Becker
Choreography: Hakan T. Aslan
Dramaturgy: Michael Schmitz-Aufterbeck

Role: Chava

September 18, Theater Aachen, Aachen

September 25, Theater Aachen, Aachen

 

'Tis now dead Night' CD preview
A Dialogue on a Kiss early music ensemble

Michal Bitan, soprano

Earl Christy, lute

Performance:

September 29, Stichting Haags Open Podium, The Hague

 

August 2016

FABULOUS FRINGE @ Festival Oudemuziek Utrecht 2016

'Tis now dead Night' CD preview
A Dialogue on a Kiss early music ensemble

Michal Bitan, soprano

Earl Christy, lute

Performance:

August 28, Pieterskerk, Utrecht

 

April 2016

CONCERT SERVICE

Director: John Bakker
Organist:Gijsbert Kok

With the choir of the American protestant Church The Hague

Performance:

April 24, Oude kerk, Naaldwijk

 

Le Roy danse
Musica Poëtica o.l.v. Jörn Boysen

Michal Bitan - historical acting & declamation

Rachel Farr, Doris von der Aue, Nozomi Cho & Frank Perenboom - baroque dance

Performance:

April 10, Koninklijk Schouwburg, The Hague
March 2016

Opening ceremony Keukenhof
Le Concert dÁpollon o.l.v. João Rival

Michal Bitan, historical acting

Performance:

March 22, Keukenhof

 

Early Music Day Amsterdam
'Tis now dead Night' preview

Michal Bitan, soprano

Earl Christy, lute

Performance:

March 21, Splendor, Amsterdam

 

January 2016

Opera: Orlando
Composer: G. F. Handel

Theater Aachen

Conductor: Mathis Gross
Production: Jarg Pataki
Stage: Steffi Wurster
Costume: Sandra Münchow
Dramaturgy: Christoph Lang

Role: Dorinda

January 10, Theater Aachen, Germany

 

November 2015

Messiah, G.F. Händel

Director: John Bakker
Organist:André de Jager

With Golden Circles Music Ensemble

Performances:
november 13 Nieuwerkerk aan den IJssel
november 14 The American Protestant Church, The Hague
november 20 Bethlehemkerk, Papendrecht
november 27 Dorpskerk, Barendrecht

 

October 2015

CONCERT SERVICE

Director: John Bakker
Organist:Gijsbert Kok

With the choir of the American protestant Church The Hague

Performance:

October 11, Sint Catherijne kerk, Den Briel

October 25, Pelgrimskerk, Zoetermeer

 

September 2015
PEARLS OF THE OPERA

LA GRANDE CABALE

Michal Bitan, soprano

João Paixão, baritone

Ilil Danin, piano

Performances:

September 12, Stedelijk Museum, Schiedam
September 12, Westfestkerk, Schiedam

 

June 2015

CONCERT SERVICE

Director: John Bakker
Organist:Gijsbert Kok

With the choir of the American protestant Church The Hague

Performance:

June 7, Kruispunt, Maasdijk

 

May 2015

Opera: Die verkaufte Braut
Composer: B. Smetana

Opera noord Holland- noord and the International Belcanto Academy

Conductor: Peter Schlamilch

Stage director: Nelly Vogler

Vocal coach: Raymond Modesty

Role: Kathinka

May 9, voorpremiere, Theaterkerk, Wadway

May 16, Het Lichtruim, Bilthoven

May 17 matinee, Schouwburg De Meerse, Hoofddorp

 

CONCERT SERVICE

Director: John Bakker
Organist:Gijsbert Kok

With the choir of the American protestant Church The Hague

Performance:

May 10, oude kerk, Naaldwijk

 

April 2014

Opera: Die verkaufte Braut
Composer: B. Smetana

Opera noord Holland- noord and the International Belcanto Academy

Conductor: Peter Schlamilch

Stage director: Nelly Vogler

Vocal coach: Raymond Modesty

Role: Kathinka

April 18, voorpremiere, Diamant Theater, Den Haag

 

March 2015

Geistlische Melodien

With the Concerto da Camera ensemble

Performance:

March 1, inaugural concert at the Sacred Music Festival, Poznań PL

 

CONCERT AT SERVICE

Director: John Bakker
Organist:Gijsbert Kok

With the choir of the American protestant Church The Hague

Performance:

March 8, Ontmoetingcentrum, Nieuwerkerk aan den Ijssel

 

Matthäus-Passion BWV 244, J.S. Bach

Director: John Bakker
Organist:André de Jager

With Golden Circles Music Ensemble

Performances:
March 14, American Protestant Church, Den Haag

March 20, Bethlehemkerk, Papendrecht
March 21, Dorpskerk, Barendrecht
March 27, Dorpskerk, Pijnacker

 

February 2015
MY HAPPY VALENTINE
Whitacre, Gjeilo, Copland,
Purcell, Webber, Stopford and Chatman

Director: Herman Mussche
Organist:Mieke van Dommelen

With het Veenendaals Kamerkoor and a string quartet

Performance:

February 14, Oude Kerk, Kerkplein, Veenendaal

 

January 2015
PEARLS OF THE OPERA

OPERA TEA CONCERT

Michal Bitan, soprano

João Paixão, baritone

Ilil Danin, piano

January 10, The American protestant Church The Hague

 

CONCERT AT SERVICE

Director: John Bakker
Organist:Gijsbert Kok

With the choir of the American protestant Church The Hague

Performance:

January 11, Bethelkerk, Scheveningen
November 2014

Holocaust Remembrance ceremony
H. Szenes and D. Zehavi

November 11, Atrium, Den Haag
November 21, Gymnasium Camphusianum, Gorinchem

 

Messiah, G.F. Händel

Director: John Bakker
Organist:André de Jager

With Golden Circles Music Ensemble

Performances:
November 21, Dorpsker, Barendrecht

November 28, Dorpskerk, Pijnacker

 

CONCERT SERVICE

Director: John Bakker
Organist:Gijsbert Kok

With the choir of the American protestant Church The Hague

Performance:
November 9, Dorpskerk, Schipluiden
November 16, Opstandingskerk (kerk zonder grenzen), Haarlem

 

October 2014

Messiah, G.F. Händel

Director: John Bakker
Organist:André de Jager

With Golden Circles Music Ensemble

Performances:
October 11, The American Protestant Church, Den Haag
October 24, Papendrecht

 

September 2014

CONCERT SERVICE

Director: John Bakker
Organist:Gijsbert Kok

With the choir of the American protestant Church The Hague

Performance: September 14, Pelgrimskerk Zoetermeer

 

August 2014

Closing concert of the Intenazionale Zomerakademie für Junge Operntalente 2014

InCanto Intenational Academy and Theater Lüneburg
W. A. Mozart

August 23, Theater Lüneburg (Grosses Haus), Germany

 

 

July 2014

Openingsbijeenkomst zomercursus 2014 van de International Belcanto Academy
G. Rossini

July 6, Bilthoven

 

Opera: Die verkaufte Braut
Composer: B. Smetana

Opera noord Holland- noord and the International Belcanto Academy

Conductor: Peter Schlamilch

Stage director: Nelly Vogler

Vocal coach: Raymond Modesty

Role: Kathinka

July 16, Het oude raadhuis Bilthoven

 

April 2014

Soprano soloist (Gläubige Seele and Maria):
Brockes Passion (pasticcio)

G. F. Händel, G. Ph. Telemann and R. Keiser

Director: Geert van den Dungen

With Rotterdams Vocaal Ensemble and barokorkest Accademia Amsterdam

Performances: April 12, Prinsekerk Rotterdam

 

March 2014

Holocaust Remembrance ceremony at Yad Vashem Netherlands
H. Szenes and D. Zehavi

March 26,

 

February 2014

Holocaust Remembrance ceremony at the ministry of foreign affairs Netherlands
H. Szenes and D. Zehavi

February 17, The Hague

 

January 2014

Holocaust Remembrance ceremony at the United Nations- International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia
N. H. Imber, H. Szenes and D. Zehavi

Performance:
January 27, the ICTY, The Hague

 

December 2013

Pawel Lukaszewski, Naji Hakim and Benjamin Britten

Performances: December 19 in Toonzaal 's-Hertogenbosch , December 20 in Pieterskerk Utrecht

Director: Dick Duijst

With the Ribattuta Ensemble

 

November & December 2013

Opera: Médée
Composer: L. Cherubini

OPERA2DAY company

Conductor: Hernán Schvartzman

Stage director, concept & stucture: Serge van Veggel

Role: understudy Servante 2

Performances:
November 25, 26, 27 & December 6 at 20.15,
Koninklijke Schouwburg, Den Haag
December 8 at 19.00, Theater de Vest, Alkmaar
December 9 at 19.30, Rotterdamse Schouwburg, Rotterdam

 

 

May 2013

Opera: Orlando
Composer: G. F. Handel

Conductor: Leonardo Valiante

With the Valiante Ensemble

Role: Dorinda

Performance: 11 May at 19.30, Oude kerk, Naaldwijk

 

March 2013

Dance performance: Enchanted Room

Co-production: Stichting T.r.a.s.h and Festival Danse Danse
Composer: Arthur van der Kuip with collaboration of Michal Bitan (soprano) and João Paixão (Baritone)
Concept & Choreografy: Kristel van Issum & Guilherme Miotto with collaboration of Oona Doherty & Joss Carter
Decor: Paul van Weert

Performances: 5, 6, 7, 8 & 9 2013 at 20.00, Danse Danse/Cinquième Salle Montréal, Canada

 

February 2013

Dance performance: Enchanted Room

Co-production: Stichting T.r.a.s.h and Festival Danse Danse
Composer: Arthur van der Kuip with collaboration of Michal Bitan (soprano) and João Paixão (Baritone)
Concept & Choreografy: Kristel van Issum & Guilherme Miotto with collaboration of Oona Doherty & Joss Carter
Decor: Paul van Weert

Performances: February 7, 8 & 9 2013 at 20.00, Ottawa National Arts Centre, Canada

 

January 2013

Bach Cantata #82a - Ich habe genung

January 26, American Protestant Church, Den Haag

Flute: Joanna Marsden

Organ: Ilil Danin

 

December 2012

John Tavener, EX Maria Virgine

Performances: December 9 in Dorpskerk Vorden, December 14 in Pieterskerk Utrecht, December 16 in St. NHC Heiloo Provadja, December 21 in St Lambertuskerk Buren, December 23 in Zaandam & December 26 in Grote kerk Vianen

Director: Dick Duijst

Organ David Oansen

With the Ribattuta Ensemble

 

November 2012

Bach Cantata #52 – Falsche Welt, dir trau’ ich nicht

November 24, American Protestant Church, Den Haag

Organ: John Bakker

With the Calida Quartet

 

Dance performance: Enchanted Room

Co-production: Stichting T.r.a.s.h and Festival Danse Danse
Composer: Arthur van der Kuip with collaboration of Michal Bitan (soprano) and João Paixão (Baritone)
Concept & Choreografy: Kristel van Issum & Guilherme Miotto with collaboration of Oona Doherty & Joss Carter
Decor: Paul van Weert

Performance: November 23 2012, Helmond

 

Telemann, Bach and Melchior- Hoffmann

November 9 Luthersekerk, Den Haag, November 10 Hoflaan Kerk (Kralingen), Rotterdam

THE WELL- TEMPERED SINGER

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5 TOUR TIPS

19-Jun / 1 COMMENTS

I came back home last evening from my last Europe tour performance of the season with Andre Rieu and the Johan Strauss orchestra. Man, I cannot stress how much I’ve learned from being on the road with this generous group of people. Most of them have been touring for years ...

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LIGHTHEARTED AND THANKFUL

12-Jun / THEATER AACHEN / 1 COMMENTS

Last week was our last performance of ANATEVKA for the current season. Since the project meant a lot to me, I was expecting to be at least somewhat heart broken. Therefor I was a bit surprised to find myself lighthearted by the end of the show. I was happy and ...

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SAYING NO

07-Mar / 1 COMMENTS

One of the hardest things I have to do as a freelancer is saying no to a project. If you ever been your own boss, you might know this feeling. You have freedom to dictate your professional path to some extent, but along with that comes the great unknown of ...

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THE TRAIN OF PASSION

29-Jan / Historical Acting-Koninklijke Schouwburg Den Haag-MUSICA POËTICA / 4 COMMENTS

“Thrice happy Genius, whose unrival’d name, Shall live for ever in the voice of Fame! ‘Tis thine to lead, with more than magic skill, The train of captive passions at thy will; To bid the bursting tear spontaneous flow In the sweet sense of sympathetic woe:”   By Robert Lloyd ...

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“IT’S OUT AND IT’S HOT!”

02-Jan / Tis now dead Night CD / 0 COMMENTS

Happy 2017 lovelies! Here’s a great tip for your 2017 wish list (one gotta start on that early): Our ‘Tis now dead Night’ cd is out and available for download through cdbaby.com! At the moment, to buy the physical cd you can contact me via a pm, but soon it ...

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TIS NOW DEAD NIGHT IS HERE

11-Dec / Collaborations-Tis now dead Night CD / 0 COMMENTS

Our ‘Tis now dead Night’ cd has arrived! Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for everyone who supported our ‘Tis now dead Night’ CD campaign and for helping make it a reality! We are so grateful that you were part of this journey with us.   We’d also ...

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THE MAKING OF A MELODRAMA

05-Dec / Collaborations-Historical Acting-MUSICA POËTICA / 1 COMMENTS

Good Monday people! Our first teaser trailer for “Ariadne auf Naxos” by Chrisiaan de Roo, has finally come out- so I can share it with you all. Working on this piece of music theater has been on my wish list for some time now, so as it develops I’ll try ...

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AND WE ARE OFF TO THE PRESS!

28-Nov / Tis now dead Night CD / 1 COMMENTS

Earl Christy and I are happy to announce that our ‘Tis now dead Night cd along with its’ beautiful artwork is off to the printer. Fingers crossed, we’ll have it in our hands for Sinterklaas. This time frame turns out to be a bit symbolic for us, since it’s during ...

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AT THE MAGICAL PILO PILKES

22-Nov / Collaborations-Historical Acting-Koninklijke Schouwburg Den Haag-MUSICA POËTICA / 4 COMMENTS

This season has quite a few gems in store, and one of the most anticipated projects for me is none other than Benda’s “Ariadne auf Naxos” with the Musica Poëtica orchestra lead by Jörn Boysen- Fenruary 5th @ the Koninklijke Schouwburg Den Haag. This time I’ll be owning the role ...

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O SO CLOSE

25-Oct / Collaborations-Tis now dead Night CD / 1 COMMENTS

This week, among other projects in the baking, Earl Christy and I will be final proofreading our ‘Tis now dead Night cd booklet. When that’s done, fingers crossed, we can go to print! I am so chuffed with the beautiful design by Vered Bitan and the striking images by Berbera ...

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CONTACT

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