Iris Van wijnen

Iris Van wijnen

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«"Iris van Wijnen stürzte sich mit Verve in ihre Rolle und Berta-Arie."»
- ONLINE MERKER 13/10/2015 (2016)
«Neu in der Solistenriege sang sich Iris van Wijnen in der Partie der Fenena (Tochter des Nabucco) mit wunderschöner heller und klarer stimme in die Zuschauer-Herzen» 07/08/2016 (2016)
«“Mary dirigiert, die in beige Wolle verpackten Damen singen, hopsen ein bisschen, bewegen sich in leichtem Tanz von links nach rechts, während Iris van Wijnen ihre Mary in Verzückung aufgehen lässt. Sie dirigiert und tanzt und singt, ein Bühnentier, das alle mitreißt.”»
– Süddeutsce Zeitung 02/07/2017 – (2017)
2018Shostakovich: Lady Macbeth of the Mtsensk DistrictAksinya
2018Shostakovich: Lady Macbeth of the Mtsensk DistrictSonyetka
2018Strauss R.: ElektraZweite Magd
2018Dvořák: RusalkaCookie
2017John Adams: Nixon in ChinaSecond Secretary To Mao
2017Verdi: La TraviataFlora Bervoix
2017Wagner: Der fliegende HolländerMary
2016Verdi: NabuccoFenena
2015Rossini: Il Barbiere di SivigliaBerta


Mezzo-soprano Iris van Wijnen sings roles such as Marguerite (La Damnation de Faust), Charlotte (Werther) and Sesto (La Clemenza di Tito). She currently works with Brigitte Fassbaender, Michelle Breedt and Margreet Honig. As a member of the Opera Studio of the Bayerische Staatsoper in Munich, Iris made a succesful debut in 2015 as Berta in Il barbiere di Siviglia. In addition, she has sung roles in Hänsel und Gretel, The Fiery Angel and Der Rosenkavalier. She has worked with conducters like Kirill Petrenko and Vladimir Jurowski.She sang the role of Fenena in a very succesful production of Nabucco directed by Christian Stückl at the summer festival in Oberammergau. Iris graduated as a Master of Music at the Utrecht Conservatoire, where she was coached by Ira Siff, Nathalie Doucet and Peter Nilsson. She took masterclasses with Dame Kiri Te Kanawa, Leontina Vaduva, Ed Spanjaard and Patrick Fournillier. Iris was a three time prize winner at the 2015 International Vocalist Competition ’s-Hertogenbosch, where she was granted the Young Talent Prize of the province of Noord Brabant, the Prize of the Friends of IVC in the Opera and Oratorium Category and the Prize of the Dutch Handel Society. She was  subsequently chosen to take part in the 2015 Mozart Residency of the Aix-en-Provence Festival. Iris has performed as a guest artist of the Opera Studio Nederland, in the finale of the Grachtenfestival Conservatoire Competition and at the Dutch Touring Opera/Veenfabriek (First Fairy/First Woman The Fairy Queen). She was invited to sing on Dutch national radio and television. Iris is currently expanding her repertoire to include songs by Berlioz, Brahms, Duparc and Strauss. She is also active as an oratorio singer. Future plans include roles in Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk and La Traviata for Opera Klagenfurt, Austria.
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CV & Repertoire

Musical Work Role Jump-in ready? Company Year
Shostakovich: Lady Macbeth of the Mtsensk District Aksinya Immediately Stadttheater Klagenfurt 2018
Shostakovich: Lady Macbeth of the Mtsensk District Sonyetka Immediately Stadttheater Klagenfurt 2018
Strauss R.: Elektra Zweite Magd Immediately Het Concertgebouw 2018
Dvořák: Rusalka Cookie Immediately Stadttheater Klagenfurt 2018
John Adams: Nixon in China Second Secretary To Mao Immediately Concertgebouw Amsterdam 2017


young talent award international vocal competition 's-hertogenbosch