Florieke Beelen

Florieke Beelen

Lyric Mezzo-Soprano

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«Florieke sang smooth and delicate with a healthy freshness and a personal brilliance in her voice»
Anna Sköldh, 16 June 2016 (2017)
«Especially mezzosoprano Florieke Beelen impressed in the role of Dorabella, with a beautiful, smooth timbre in all registers.”»
Erik Voermans, 1 September 2016, Het Parool (2017)
«In her company debut, mezzo-soprano Florieke Beelen sang gorgeously as the doomed Linette.»
Joanna Marsden, 6 maart 2013, Bachtrack (2017)
2017Bach J.S.: Matthäuspassion, BWV 244 (St. Matthew Passion)Contralto
2017Massenet: WertherCharlotte
2017Massenet: WertherCharlotte
2016Mozart: Cosi fan tutteDorabella
2016Mozart: RequiemAlto
2016Rossini: Petite Messe SolennelleAlto
2016Handel: Messiah, HWV 56Alto
2015Rossini: Il viaggio a ReimsModestina
2015Handel: AlcinaRuggiero
2015Verdi: Il TrovatoreInes
2015Bach J.S.: Johannespassion, BWV 245 (St John Passion)Contralto
2015Bach J.S.: Magnificat, BWV 243, D majorSoprano #2
2015Bach J.S.: Magnificat, BWV 243, D majorAlto
2015Handel: Dixit Dominus, HWV 232 (Psalm 109)Soprano #2
2015Handel: Dixit Dominus, HWV 232 (Psalm 109)Alto
2014Vivaldi: Gloria, RV 589, D majorAlto
2014Wagner: Wesendonck-Lieder für Sopran und OrchesterSoprano
2014Purcell: Dido and AeneasDido
2013Mozart: Le nozze di FigaroCherubino
2013Prokofiev: The Love for Three OrangesPrincess Linette


Recently Mezzo Soprano Florieke Beelen (1987) received several awards. She won four prizes during the International Vocal Competition in ’s-Hertogenbosch. Among them was the prestigious Arleen Auger Allround Prize for the best allround singer of the competition. During the Belvedere Competition 2015 she won the Jong Talent Prize. Therefore, the Dutch newspaper “NRC” called Florieke: “the rising star”. At the Stenhammar Music Competition in Sweden (June 2016) she won two prizes, one of them was the Stenhammar Prize.
At the age of 25 Florieke became a frequent guest at the Dutch National Opera. Her first role was  Linette in ‘L’amour des trois oranges’ (Prokofiev) and thereafter she performed three more roles there, amongst them Ines in ‘Il Trovatore’ (Verdi). At the Nederlandse Reisopera she sang Dorabella in ‘Così fan tutte’ (Mozart) in The Concertgebouw in Amsterdam. Florieke has performed many other opera roles including ‘Mère Marie’ in ‘Dialogues des Carmelites’ (Poulenc), Romeo in ‘i Capuleti e i Montecchi’ (Bellini), The Neighbour in ‘Mavra’ (Stravinsky), Cherubino in ‘Le nozze di Figaro’ (Mozart), Phaedra by Britten and Ruggiero in ‘Alcina’ (Händel). She will sing Charlotte in Werther at Opera Zuid in the Netherlands.
She had the honour to work with conductors Marc Albrecht, Tomáš Netopil, Stefano Montanari, Richard Egarr, Antony Hermus, Clark Rundell, Arjan Tien, Etienne Siebens, Kenneth Montgomery and Maurizio Benini,; and with stage directors like Laurent Pelly, Andrea Breth, Damiano Michieletto, Alexander Oliver, Robert Carsen, Lotte de Beer and Allex Ollé & Valentina Carrasco (La Fura dels Baus).
Florieke has appeared as a soloist both in The Netherlands and abroad. On the concert platform she has performed many important works, including ‘The St. Matthew Passion’,‘The St. John Passion’ & Magnificat (Bach), ‘Magnificat’ (Cui), ‘Requiem’ (Duruflé & Mozart), ‘Dixit Dominus’ ‘Messiah’ (Händel), ‘Stabat Mater’ & ‘Salve Regina’ (Haydn), ‘Stabat Mater’ (Jenkins)  ‘Petite Messe Solenelle’ (Rossini), Magnificat (Schubert) and ‘Gloria’ & ‘Magnificat’ (Vivaldi).
Besides her opera and oratorio accomplishments Florieke enjoys performing Lied with her pianist Abigail Richards. Together they won two prizes at the International Vocal Competition 2014. Florieke performed the Wesendoncklieder by Wagner with The Orchestra from Amsterdam conducted by Jacob Slagter; 6 Carmina Alcaei by Dallapiccola with the New Ensemble and Bosnian Voices by Nigel Osborne with the Liverpool Philharmonic Ensemble 10/10.

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CV & Repertoire

Musical Work Role Jump-in ready? Company Year
Bach J.S.: Matthäuspassion, BWV 244 (St. Matthew Passion) Contralto Immediately Several 2017
Massenet: Werther Charlotte Immediately Opera Zuid 2017
Massenet: Werther Charlotte Opera Zuid 2017
Mozart: Cosi fan tutte Dorabella Immediately Dutch National Opera Academy 2016
Mozart: Requiem Alto Immediately Sinfonia Rotterdam 2016


Arleen Auger all-round prize and 3 other prizes at the international Vocal Competition ''s-Hertogenbosch
Stenhammar Prize and 4th prize at the stenhammar competition Sweden
Jong Talent Prize at the belvedere competition Amsterdam
Finalist of Concours international de chant de Clermont-Ferrand