Maartje Rammeloo

Maartje Rammeloo

Lyric Soprano

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«Her vocal agility and warm timbre leave you wanting more»
Operamagazine.nl (2016)
«Rammeloo impressed with her warm charisma and radiant coloratura The telephone *****»
NRC Handelsblad (2016)
«Maartje Rammeloo is a lascivious Cunegonde who, with her agile voice, gives a hilarious performance of the famous aria "Glitter and be gay"»
Cultureel Persbureau (2016)
2017Rossini: Le Comte OryAdèle
2017Verdi: La TraviataVioletta Valéry
2017Offenbach: Les Contes d'HoffmannAntonia
2017Puccini: La BohèmeMusetta
2017Mahler: Symphony No. 8, E-flat major (Symphony of a Thousand)Soprano I
2016Bach J.S.: Johannespassion, BWV 245 (St John Passion)Soprano
2016Wagner: ParsifalFirst group of flowermaiden, first voice
2016Mozart: Die ZauberflötePamina
2015Menotti: The TelephoneLucy
2015Brahms: Ein deutsches Requiem, Op. 45 (German Requiem)Soprano
2015Handel: Messiah, HWV 56Soprano
2015Be With Me NowSoprano
2015Haydn: Die SchöpfungSoprano
2014Bizet: CarmenMicaëla
2014Mozart: Die ZauberflötePamina
2014Beethoven: FidelioMarzelline
2014Menotti: The TelephoneLucy
2014Campra: L'Europe galanteVenus/Doris/Zaide
2014Bach J.S.: Matthäuspassion, BWV 244 (St. Matthew Passion)Soprano #1
2014Bizet: CarmenMicaëla
2013Donizetti: Lucia di LammermoorLucia di Lammermoor
2011Gluck: Iphigénie en TauridePrêtresse
2010Strauss, J.: Der ZigeunerbaronSáffi
2010Donizetti: L'elisir d'amoreAdina
2009Offenbach: Les Contes d'HoffmannGiulietta
2009Offenbach: Le vent du soirAtala
2009Bernstein: CandideCunegonde
2008Handel: Saul, HWV 53Merab

Bio

This season Dutch soprano Maartje Rammeloo is invited back to the Aalto Theater und Philharmonie in Essen to sing Marzelline in Beethovens Fidelio and she will tour Europe with the new creation &lsquoBe With Me Now’ which premiered at the Festival d’Aix-en-Provence last summer. Last year Maartje played the role of Micaëla (Carmen, Bizet), Cunegonde in an adapted production of Candide by the Nederlandse Reisopera, made her debut in Germany as Pamina in a production of Die Zauberflöte in Essen and sang Lucy in The Telephone (Menotti) at the opera house in Göteborg, Sweden.   Over the years Ms. Rammeloo has succeeded in several competitions. In 2008, she received the Staetshuys Fonds Prize at the International Vocal Competition in 's-Hertogenbosch. The next year she won the Jo Bollekamp Prize for most promising soloist during the Erna Spoorenberg Vocalist Presentation. In 2013 Maartje was rewarded an engagement prize at the Hans Gabor Belvedère Competition and was a finalist at the Montserrat Caballé Competition in Zaragoza and the Wilhelm Stenhammar Competition in Sweden.   Recently, Maartje played the role of Sharon in the play Master Class (T. McNally) about the legendary Maria Callas, and she made her debut at the Dutch National Opera as Prêtresse (Iphigénie en Tauride, Gluck), working with director Pierre Audi, conductor Marc Minkowski and Les Musiciens du Louvre. After which she was asked back to cover covered the title role of Lucia di Lammermoor working with conductor Carlo Rizzi and director Monique Wagemakers.   She was part of several newly created operas, one of which is The Tsar, his wife her lover and his head, about Tsar Peter the Great, which played at several operafestivals. As an exceptionally versatile soprano her performed repertoire ranges from the title role in Alcina (Händel) to Adina (l’Elisir d’Amore, Donizetti) and from the three ladies in Les Contes d’Hoffmann (Offenbach) to Saffi (Der Zigeunerbaron, J. Strauss).   In addition to these opera roles, Ms. Rammeloo regularly performs as a soloist in concerts and oratorios, working with conductors such as Markus Stenz, Skip Sempé, Jac van Steen, Tomáš Netopil, Anthony Hermus and Wouter Padberg. Maartje studied both classical singing as well as musical theatre at the Fontys Conservatory in Tilburg. In 2008 she received her Master's degree (cum laude) specializing in Operetta and Classical Musical Theatre. She took part in masterclasses by Montserrat Caballé, Raul Gimenez, Elly Ameling, Bernarda Finck, and at the Salzburger Mozarteum with Edith Wiens, among others. For over 5 years Maartje studied with the world-renowned mezzo-soprano Jard van Nes. Nowadays, she works with American coaches Ira Siff and Peter Nilsson.
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CV & Repertoire

Musical Work Role Jump-in ready? Company Year
Donizetti: L'elisir d'amore Adina 24 hours 2018
Rossini: Le Comte Ory Adèle 24 hours 2017
Verdi: La Traviata Violetta Valéry No 2017
Offenbach: Les Contes d'Hoffmann Antonia No 2017
Puccini: La Bohème Musetta No 2017

Awards

Staetshuijsfonds Prize, International Vocal Competition 's Hertogenbosch
2016
Jo Bollenkamp Prize, Erna Spoorenberg Vocal Competition
2016
Engagement prize, Hans Gabor Belvedère Opera Competition
2016
finalist Montserrat Caballé Competition Zaragoza
2016
Finalist Wilhelm Stenhammar Competition
2016