Wiebe-pier Cnossen

Wiebe-pier Cnossen

Dramatic Baritone (Verdi Baritone)

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Wiebe-Pier Cnossen , baritone.     After graduating as a Jazz singer at the Royal Conservatory of the Hague (Netherlands), he continued his studies in the Hague as a classical singer with Sasja Hunnego and Meinard Kraak. In 2003 he graduated summa from the New Opera Academy in Amsterdam. He followed masterclasses and private lessons with a.o. Ian Bostidge, Mark Tucker, Christina Deutekom, Henk Smit, Robert Dean and is currently being coached by James McCray. He works with different orchestras and opera companies, a.o The Dutch National Opera, the Nationale Reisopera of the Netherlands, Opera Tionfo, het Zuidelijk Toneel, Nationaal Toneel, Holland Opera, Barokopera Amsterdam, the The Hague Philharmonic, the Doelen Ensemble and the ASKO-Schönberg Ensemble. He also participated in a number of productions at festivals in Germany and France. Some of the roles that Wiebe Pier performed are Il Conte Almaviva and Figaro in ‘Le Nozze di Figaro’(Mozart),  Don Giovanni and Masetto in ‘Don Giovanni’ (Mozart), Escamillo in Carmen (Bizet), Giacomo in Giovanna d'Arco (Verdi) and Don Parmenione in ‘L’occasione fa il ladro’ (Rossini)  . He performed in different world premiers of contemporary operas such as Styx (2007) by Chiel Meijering, Pa pa pa Vrouw vrouw vrouw (2008) by Klaas de Vries and Wake (2010)by the same composer at the Nationale Reisopera. Wiebe Pier also performs well known concert repertoire such as , the St John's and the St. Matthew's passion (Bach) and Schöpfung (Haydn). Wiebe-Pier is currently working as  a voice teacher at the Conservatory of Amsterdam.  
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