Wiebke Göetjes

Wiebke Göetjes

Dramatic/Heroic Soprano

Wiebke Göetjes als Elisabeth grüsst strahlend die teuer Halle wieder, mit Flieder und mit ausgeglichener Gestaltung und überstrahlt die Ensembles
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«“Wiebke Göetjes fulminante, das Publikum immer wieder in Verzückung versetzende Spitzentöne, ihre unnachahmlich gesetzte und tiefste Betroffenheit ausdrückende mezza voce, die Kraft, gepaart mit zarter Innigkeit, das sinnlich gefärbte Timbre, die wunderbaren ansatzlosen Aufschwünge in “Vissi d’Arte” zum Beispiel – insgesamt ein zwingender Eindruck im ausserordentlichem Format”»
Thüringer Allgemeine (2016)
«Wiebke Göetjes in der Titelpartie errang nicht nur als Diva im Stück einen grossartigen Erfolg. Ihre krafvolle, doch immer schlank geführte Stimme strahlt in schwindelerregenden Höhen, wird aber auch in der Altlage dem Zorn auf den Widersacher gerecht, vermag schliesslich, ihren Schmerz in hauchzarte Töne zu hüllen.»
Thüringer Allgemeine (2016)
«Wenn man Intendanten die Frage stellt, warum sie ein so beliebtes Werk wie Tosca von Puccini nicht in den Spielplan aufnehmen, so verweisen sie meist auf die Schwierigkeit einer entsprechenden Besetzung der Rolle der Floria Tosca. Das ist verständlich, denn die Ansprüche sind gewaltig. Von der Darstellerin wird erwartet, dass sie einen lyrischen Grundstock mitbringt, um die italienische Primadonna darstellen zu können, für die emotionalen Ausbrüche wie Eifersucht oder Verzweiflung muss sie aber Fähigkeiten als dramitischer Sopran besitzen: liebliches Piano und ein dramtisches Forte. Soprane mit dieser Doppelfertigkeit sind mitnichten wie Sand am Meer zu finden, sodass man meist mit Kompromissen zu leben hat. Selten wird man so überzeugende Darstellerinnen finden wie Maria Callas und Birgit Nilsson. Am Theater Meiningen hatte nun Wiebke Göetjes diese schwierige Rolle zu meistern – und sie gewann nacht Punkten! Man glaubte ihr jederzeit die Primadonna eines römischen Theaters. Überzeugend auch ihre Wut- und Verzweiflungsausbrüche, zB. Aus sie entdekt, dass ihr Geliebter erschossen wurde: “Tu morto, morto!”, so wie ihre verinnerlichte Piani. Sie hat hier erfolgreich Glanzpunkte gesetzt!»
"NordBayrischer Kurier (2016)
2017Wagner: TannhäuserElisabeth
2017R.Wagner: Der Ring des NibelungenBrünnhilde
2017Mozart: Die ZauberflöteErste Dame (First Lady)
2016Wagner: Die WalküreOrtlinde
2016Verdi: AidaAida
2015Strauss R.: ElektraElektra
2015Verdi: RequiemSoprano
2014Meyerbeer: Le prophèteFidés
2011Puccini: ToscaFloria Tosca
2010Humperdinck: Hänsel und GretelGertrud
2010Verdi: RequiemSoprano
2010Mascagni: Cavalleria RusticanaSantuzza
2010Rossini: Il Barbiere di SivigliaBerta
2010Humperdinck: Hänsel und GretelDie Knusperhexe (the Witch)
2009Mozart: Don GiovanniDonna Anna
2006Puccini: TurandotTurandot
2006Verdi: AidaAida
2006Verdi: NabuccoAbigaille
2006Puccini: Madama ButterflyCio-Cio-San (Madama Butterfly)
2006Bernstein: On the TownMiss Dilly
2006Offenbach: Les Contes d'HoffmannAntonia
2005Strauss R.: Ariadne auf NaxosAriadne
2002Wagner: TannhäuserElisabeth
2001Verdi: AidaAida
2001Wagner: Der fliegende HolländerSenta
1997Beethoven: FidelioLeonore

Bio

Wiebke Göetjes was born and raised in Monnickendam. She studied at the Conservatory of Utrecht with Marianne Blok. At the same time she studied in the Opera class of the Royal Conservatory in The Hague directed by conductor Kenneth Montgomery. After finishing the Music Academy she studied with famous Coloratura Cristina Deutekom for many years. She currently works with Kammersängerin Gabriele Schnaut.

After her graduation she was immediately given a contract for the role of Carlotta Giudicelli in the Dutch version of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s musical “The Phantom of the Opera”, a part which she performed about 600 times in two years!
In 1995 she was contracted by the State Theater of Meiningen, Germany, where she made her debut in the title role of Verdi’s“Aida”. She remained in Meiningen for four years, singing many leading parts in her vocal range, among them: Tosca, Aida, Elisabeth/Tannhäuser, Leonore/Fidelio, Senta/The Flying Dutchman, Ariadne/Ariadne auf Naxos,Donna Anna/Don Giovanni, Konstanze/The Abduction from the Seraglio,Dolly/Sly, and working with such prestigious stage directors as Peter Konwitschny (Aida), Pet Halmen (Tannhäuser) and Brigitte Fassbinder (Ariadne auf Naxos).
After she left Meiningen in 1999 to work as a free-lance, she was engaged by the State Opera of Stuttgart to participatein their acclaimed RING des Nibelungen.Her next engagement brought her to the Operahouse of Pforzheim where she made her debut as Princess Turandot in Puccini’s opera. In the same season she was invited to sing the title role of Aida in the Volkstheatre Rostock, directed by Arila Siegert. The Prague Opera succesfully hoasted her debut of Abigaille in Verdi’s Nabucco. Before debuting in Prague she was engaged by the State Opera of Kassel,Germany, where she performed the title role in Madama Butterfly by Puccini,  did a new production of Wagner’s Tannhäuser, where she could star again in one of her most successful parts, Elisabeth, this time working with British director Rosamund Gilmore, and was a special guest in the musical “On the Town” by Leonard Bernstein in which she played the role of Russian Prima Donna/Singing teacher, Miss Dilly. As a crown on the season she received the “TZ-rose”, a prize given by the important newspaper of Germany, die Tageszeitung, for her creation of Antonia in Hoffman’s Erzählungen by Jac. Offenbach, which she performed in the Opernfestival of Gut Immling am Chiemsee. 
Season 2005-2006 highlight was the part of Mw.Swout in the worldpremiére of the opera Alzheimer by Chiel Meyering, as well as a series of performances of Tosca in the Kulturgipfel München’s touring production. The following season 2007-2008 she started with a new festival production of La Scala di Sieta by G.Rossini and a touring production of Hänsel and Gretel where she sings the part of mother Gertrud. In oktober 2008 she starred asVerdi’s Lady in his opera Macbeth in the famous Concertgebouw Amsterdam followed by a production of Meyerbeer’s Le Prophéte where she sang demanding part of Fidés. The year 2009 started with a concert version of Walküre by R.Wagner, Wiebke sang the part of Brünnhilde. Later in the season she sang a reprise of Le Prophète/Fides, and  Enrichetta in I Puritani. In 2010 she was invited to sing the roles of Mother&Witch in Hänsel und Gretel and Berta in Il Barbiere die Siviglia in the acclaimed festival Alden Biesen, her selfironic portrait of Berta was a trill to the audience! In a concertperformance she sang her first Carmen, and repeated one of her favourite parts Abigaill in Nabucco in the famous Concertgebouw. 
Season 2011-2013 were dominated by many Opera Gala’s and performances of Verdi’s Lady Macbeth and Abigaille with the touring company Amadeus Leeuwarden where she returned as Flowerlady and Beppe in the new production De Ijsvorstin directed by Ira Judkovskaja and Tryater in 2014. In autumn 2014 the London Operaplayers hosted her debute as Elektra in Elektra by R.Strauss, as well as performing the role of Fidès in Meyerbeer’s Le Prophète for Stateopera Braunschweig in Germany. 
After giving a masterclass in 2015 the Stateopera of Meiningen invited her to perform one of her favorite roles Elisabeth in Tannhäuser on the Wartburg Eisenach in 2017-2018. 
The London Operaplayers invited her to perform Brünnhilde (Siegfried and Götterdämmerung) in their Ring in 2017-2018 as well as a new production of Elektra.


As well as opera, Wiebke enjoys singing concerts and oratorio. Recently she toured Germany with the Philharmonic Orchestra of Halle with whom she sang “The Four Last Songs” by R.Strauss, as well as Mahler’s 4th and 2nd  Symphony with the Vogtland Philharmonic and the Philharmonic Orchestra of the Theatre of Meiningen. The famous Concertgebouw re-invited her this season to perform one of her favourite Oratorios, Verdi’s Requiem, as well as a concert performance of Verdi’s Macbeth.Besides her own activities as a singer, teaching and coaching is becoming more and more important in her life. She enjoys sharing her experience and helping young collegues starting their carreer. With her operastudio  Hojotoho Operastudio  she gives workshops, private singing lessons and organizes concerts for them where they can be heard by agents, conductors and others. Since 2009 she staged a studentperformances of Die Zauberflöte, Hänsel und Gretel, Les Dialogues des Carmelites by F.Poulenc, Carmen, Suor Angelica, Don Giovanni, Rusalka.As well as teaching privately she is a regulair guest at the Sweelinck Conservatory Amsterdam, The Royal Conservatory in The Haque and the Artez Conservatory in Arnhem as a guest teacher.









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CV & Repertoire

Musical Work Role Jump-in ready? Company Year
R.Wagner: Der Ring des Nibelungen Brünnhilde Immediately London Opera Players 2018
Wagner: Tannhäuser Elisabeth Immediately Thüringer Staatstheater Meiningen 2017
R.Wagner: Der Ring des Nibelungen Brünnhilde No London Operaplayers 2017
Mozart: Die Zauberflöte Erste Dame (First Lady) Immediately SKON/Hojotoho/Free 2017
Wagner: Die Walküre Ortlinde Immediately Staatstheater Stuttgart und Staatsorchester Stuttgart 2016

Awards

TZ Rose for Antonia in Les COntes des Hoffmann, Gut Immling
2016