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Biography:

 

2016-2019 Mozarteum, Salzburg Austria

The light lyrical Dutch soprano Wendy Krikken (1992) completed with honors her Master studies Opera and Musical Theater at The University Mozarteum Salzburg Austria in June 2018.

Wendy is one of the few that is selected for the follow up study, Post Graduate University course Opera and Musical Theatre. This year is meant to get the students to the highest international level in performing and musicality. Special attention goes to works from Mozart.

She had success with the role of Susanna in Mozart’s Le nozze di Figaro and even brought her to an amazing final performance in China. Since she was very young she had already a big love for Mozart’s works and they will always be her favourite choice.

With the role of die Kaiserin in the Japanese opera Lob des Schattens by Oscar Jockel, a scenic performance of Schönberg’s Pierrot Lunaire and the role as Helena in the opera A Midsummer Night’s Dream by Britten, Wendy shows that she is also able to sing modern repertoire.

Besides the journey to Hangzhou in china, Wendy took part in concerts in Salzburg, Bad Reichenhall and Burgerland.

In September she will take part in a concert tour to Hungary for the St. Gellert Festival, with concerts in Szeged, Budapest and Lednice.

Wendy studies at Mozarteum with conductor Prof. Kai Röhrig, director Prof. Karoline Gruber and singing teacher Prof. Ildikó Raimondi.

 

2011-2016: Royal Conservatory, The Hague and Dutch national Opera Academy, Amsterdam

In June 2015 Wendy completed her Bachelor’s degree with the main subject Classical singing, with honors at the Royal Conservatoire of The Hague, followed by a year at The Dutch National Opera Academy in Amsterdam.

Here she had her debut at the opera stage with the role of Zerlina in Mozart’s Don Giovanni and did she play the role of Scissors II in Kulenty’s opera The Mother of Black-Winged Dreams.

At the Royal Conservatory in The Hague and at The Dutch National Opera Academy she studied with Lenie van den Heuvel, Frans Fiselier and had coachings with Peter Nilsson, Carolien Drewes and Han-Louis Meijer.

 

1999-2011: Young Theatre School

From 1999-2011 Wendy Krikken was a member of the Young Theatre School through which she gathered much experience in the realms of musical, theatre and opera.

 

2008-2013: Competitions

In 2013 she just missed by a hair getting into the finales at the “Concours Kasteel Doorwerth” competition.

In 2009 she won the Encouragement Prize at the “Prinses Christina Concours”.

In 2008 Wendy made it as the youngest contestant ever to the finals of the Dutch TV-Show “Una Voce Particolare” that was presented by Ernst-Daniël Smid.

 

General:

Besides her studies, Wendy is a sought after soloist by numerous choirs in the Netherlands and has participated in several choir tours abroad.

 

Masterclasses:

Felicity Lott - Ira Siff - Sarah Walker - Elaine Kidd - Marcel Reijans - Margaret Humphrey Clark - Christine Cairns - Andrew Schroeder - Henry Herford - Ernst Daniël Smid - Robin Bowman - Maarten Koningsberger - Ann MurraySigrid van der Linden 

 

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