Mijn luit zingt mij de maat – Jan van Gilse
I was a part of the opera production Thijl, by Jan van Gilse. A grand opéra in Dutch where I got to sing Dame van Dudzeele and Gilline, perform the speaking role of prophet Kathelijne. This production would go on to be nominated for an International Opera Award for Rediscovered work. Here you see an exerpt from Gilline, the traiterous barmaid who talks about her priorities… a femme fatale indeed!
Vain, fluctuating state… Thou, God, most high
Recorded during the Semi finals of the Handel Singing Competition 2019 in Grosvenor Chapel, London.
This recit and aria Vain, flucuating state… Thou, God, most high is from the oratorio Bellshazzar by G.F. Händel.
I’m accompanied by Heather Tomala on harpsichord
Banquo’s Buried – Alison Bauld
Contemporary classical music is one of my great loves and passion. To create new pieces, or reimagine old ones is such a joy. The piece I’m sharing here is called Banquo’s buried, by British composer Alison Bauld. The text is from Lady Macbeth by Shakespeare. Recorded with Lana Bode on piano in Milton Court Hall, London in 2018.
All our guilty pleasure
There is no feeling similar to that of the operetta… A perfect mix of silly entertainment, happy endings, great ensembles and catchy tunes. I love singing these pieces and have the audience enjoy them with me… Like the ever popular Viljalied from Die lustige Witwe by Franz Lehár. Swoon away!