Harald Quaaden

Harald Quaaden

Lyric Tenor

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2018Verdi: NabuccoIsmaele
2018Mozart: Die ZauberflöteTamino
2017Gounod: FaustFaust
2017Mozart: Die ZauberflöteTamino
2016Rossini: Mose in EgittoAronne
2014Bizet: CarmenDon José
2012Donizetti: Don PasqualeErnesto
2012Verdi: Giovanna d'ArcoCarlo VII
2010Bellini: La SonnambulaElvino
2006Rossini: La donna del lagoRodrigo di Dhu
2006Rossini: TancrediArgirio


Harald Quaaden studied as a soloist at the Music Conservatory in Maastricht, complimenting his study as, amongst other things, a member of the opera studio Teatro dell&rsquoOpera di Roma and afterwards studied with Henk Kooijmans. Following his studies, guest appearances brought him to theatres throughout Europe. He has participated in various baroque operas such as: Sartorio’s Orpheo at the Festival Musicale del Barocco di Fano, directed by Pierluigi Pizzi, in Purcell's King Arthur at the Holland Festival and in Campra's L'Europe Galante in a tour through the Netherlands. He has worked with such renowned conductors as: Simon Preston, Jan-Willem de Vriend, Jos van Veldhoven and Alessandro de Marchi.   He subsequently sang in a large number of operas by Mozart and Rossini. Also under the guidance of Rossini specialist Alberto Zedda (Tancredi in the Warschau Opera, in La Donna del Lago in the Avignon opera and in La Scala di Seta at the Schleswig-Holstein Festival) which lead to many more Rossini roles. Over the past few years, he has extended his repertoire with works from names such as: Elvino (La Sonnambula), Rosillon (Die Lustige Witwe), Don Ottavio (Don Giovanni), Hoffmann (Les Contes d’ Hoffmann), Ismaele (Nabucco), Alfredo (La Traviata) en Max (Der Freischuetz). In addition, he sang under the leadership of Jeffrey Tate in Huit Scènes de Faust at the Palafenice in Venice; Adam Fischer in Il Mondo della Luna in Muziekcentrum Vredenburg Utrecht; Kenneth Montgomery in A Midsummer Night's Dream; Claudio Desderi in Il Barbiere di Siviglia in Poland; Nikolay Alexeev in Pique Dame and Jan Stulen in various concerts. He performed songs by Diepenbrock with pianist Rudolf Jansen in the radio programme de Nederlanden. In oratorio, he has an extensive repertoire, ranging from early baroque to contemporary works. One of his most frequently performed roles in this repertoire is that of Evangelist in Bach's Passions, including performances in the Amsterdam Concertgebouw and as tenor soloist in Bach's Christmas Oratorio. Harald has worked in Music theatre with companies such as Het Huis van Bourgondië, ensemble Contraint and Struweel, with which he went on tour. He has also worked on World-premiers such as Hamelin, by the Irish composer Ian Wilson in Schleswig-Holstein and in the Netherlands in Jean Lambrechts’ suite To Remember.
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CV & Repertoire

Musical Work Role Jump-in ready? Company Year
Verdi: Nabucco Ismaele 1 week 2018
Mozart: Die Zauberflöte Tamino 1 week Freelance 2018
Gounod: Faust Faust 1 week 2017
Mozart: Die Zauberflöte Tamino 1 week 2017
Rossini: Mose in Egitto Aronne 1 week 2016