Berend Eijkhout

Berend Eijkhout

Lyric Baritone

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«Of the solo vocalists, I was particularly impressed by Berend Eijkhout, baritone, who brought extraordinary accuracy, elegant tone, and complete mastery of the many intricacies of his two demanding arias, the above mentioned “Quoniam,” and “Et in Spiritum Sanctum” from the Credo.»
John Ehrlich - Classical-scene.com (2017)
2017Bach J.S.: Johannespassion, BWV 245 (St John Passion)Herodes
2017Bach J.S.: Matthäuspassion, BWV 244 (St. Matthew Passion)Jesus
2017Bach J.S.: Matthäuspassion, BWV 244 (St. Matthew Passion)Pilatus
2017Bach J.S.: Matthäuspassion, BWV 244 (St. Matthew Passion)Peter (Petrus)
2017Brahms: Ein deutsches Requiem, Op. 45 (German Requiem)Baritone
2017Mozart: Die ZauberflötePapageno
2017Mozart: Le nozze di FigaroConte d'Almaviva
2017Donizetti: L'elisir d'amoreBelcore
2016Bach J.S.: Johannespassion, BWV 245 (St John Passion)Jesus
2016Bach J.S.: Mass, BWV 232, B minorBass
2016Bach J.S.: Magnificat, BWV 243, D majorBass
2016Haydn: Mass No. 11, Hob. XXII/11, D minor (Nelson Mass)Bass
2016Handel: Messiah, HWV 56Bass
2016Rossini: Petite Messe SolennelleBass
2016Monteverdi: L'OrfeoPlutone
2016Gluck: AlcesteApollo
2016Gluck: AlcesteUn araldo
2015Haydn: Die SchöpfungRaphael
2015Mozart: RequiemBass
2015Menotti: The TelephoneBen
2015Rossini: Il Barbiere di SivigliaFigaro

Bio

Dutch baritone Berend Eijkhout (1989) studied at the Royal Conservatoire of The Hague, the Netherlands, with voice teachers Frans Fiselier and Gerda van Zelm. He had lessons with Nadine Secunde and Albert Bonnema, and has taken masterclasses with Elly Ameling, Marcel Reijans and Johannette Zomer.Berend appeared in operas such as The Barber of Seville (Figaro), Le Nozze di Figaro (Il Conte), The Magic Flute (Papageno), Alceste (Apollon and Héraut), Monteverdi’s Orfeo (Plutone), and and created the roles of Jup (Who’s afraid of Orfeo?, Chiel Meijering 2016) and Jean (All Rise!, Jan Peter de Graaff, 2016). Oratorio performances include the bass or baritone solos in B-minor mass, Passions, ChristmasOratorio, Magnificat and numerous masses and cantatas (J.S. Bach), Creation (Haydn), Messiah (Handel), Requiem (Mozart, Brahms, Fauré, Duruflé), and Petite Messe Sollennelle and Messa di Gloria (Rossini). He worked with internationally acclaimed conductors as Ton Koopman, Marcus Creed, Antony Hermus, and Peter van Heijghen.
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Bach J.S.: Johannespassion, BWV 245 (St John Passion) Herodes Immediately 2017
Bach J.S.: Matthäuspassion, BWV 244 (St. Matthew Passion) Jesus Immediately 2017
Bach J.S.: Matthäuspassion, BWV 244 (St. Matthew Passion) Pilatus Immediately 2017
Bach J.S.: Matthäuspassion, BWV 244 (St. Matthew Passion) Peter (Petrus) Immediately 2017
Brahms: Ein deutsches Requiem, Op. 45 (German Requiem) Baritone Immediately 2017