Ellen Van beek

Ellen Van beek

Full Lyric Mezzo-Soprano

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2016Ullmann: Der Kaiser von AtlantisDer Trommler
2016Bach J.S.: Matthäuspassion, BWV 244 (St. Matthew Passion)Alto
2016Charody: Morning Blossomsnaoko
2016Verdi: RequiemMezzo Soprano
2016Saint-Saëns: Oratorio de Noël, Op. 12Mezzo Soprano
2015Jenkins: The Armed ManMezzo Soprano
2014Prokofiev: Alexander Nevsky, Op. 78Mezzo Soprano
2012Mozart: RequiemAlto
2012Bizet: CarmenMercédès


Dutch mezzo soprano Ellen van Beek studied at the Utrecht Music Conservatory with Henny Diemer. She participated in the Opera Progrma of the conservatory led by opera stage director Monqiue Wagemakers and vocal coach Jan Slothouwer. Currently she is coached by Margreet Honig.  During her studies and the past years she performed roles as Messagiera in Montverdi's L'Orfeo, Dritte Dame in Mozart's Die Zauberflöte and Orfeo in Orfeo Intermezzi (Opera Onafhankelijk Toneel). She also contributed to productions as Ifigeneia in Auliswith Toneelgroep Amsterdam, the 'opera'Granida by P.C. Hooft, De Cornet (Rotterdamse Operadagen 2010) and Persona (Studio Minailo/ Grachtenfestival 2011).  With the Resident Artist Program of the Nationale Reisopera she performed Tisbe in La Cenerentola (Het Gelders Orkest) and Mother/ Friday in Offenbach's Robinson Crusoe (Oerol Festival) Ellen made het international debut with The Bangkok Opera Thailand as Benjakai in the world premiere of Ayodhya as a memeber of the Opera Studio Netherlands and returned that same season as Lucretia in Britten's The Rape of Lucretia. Back in the Netherlands she created her soloprogram: Vrouwen, Liefde, leven, directed by Klaus Bertisch, which had it's reprise in 2014. She created Hänsel in Hänsel & Gretel- Humperdinck, Mercédès in Carmen- Bizet and also made her debut as Wellgunde in Das Rheingold- Wagner. Last season new roles as Dorabella in Così fan tutte- Mozart and Der Trommler in Der Kasier von Atlantis- Ullmann where on her schedule.   Also because of her interest in chamber music and symphonic repertoire she is very active in those areas. She had been working together with pianist Aafje van Gemert for years and was asked to contribute as a singer and speaker to the program Debussy Poétique by Duo Plus.  Her oratorio and symphonic repertoire reaches from Matthew Passion- Bach, Requiem - Mozart till La Mort de Cléopâtre- Berlioz, songs by De Fall, Mahler and Wagner.  Ellen is a recipient of the Stipendium Bayreuther Festspiele 2013, granted by the Wagner Society Holland.
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CV & Repertoire

Musical Work Role Jump-in ready? Company Year
Ullmann: Der Kaiser von Atlantis Der Trommler 24 hours Dutch Touring Opera 2016
Bach J.S.: Matthäuspassion, BWV 244 (St. Matthew Passion) Alto 24 hours Dudok Ensemble 2016
Charody: Morning Blossoms naoko 24 hours Orkest van het Oosten 2016
Verdi: Requiem Mezzo Soprano 1 week Opera Theater Amsterdam 2016
Saint-Saëns: Oratorio de Noël, Op. 12 Mezzo Soprano 1 week arnhems oratorium koor 2016