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06/12/2018

House concert
Hilversum

15/12/2018

Zaterdagmatinee / F.Delius – a village Romeo et Juliet
Amsterdam

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Dutch Mezzo- Soprano

Nina van Essen (1994), graduated cum laude from the Dutch National Opera Academy in August 2018 and recently received the Audience prize and Annett Andriessen concert prize at the International Vocalist Competition of ‘s-Hertogenbosch. Her repertoire consists of opera, contemporary, oratorio and lied by various composers.

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6 December, 2018

House concert
Hilversum

15 December, 2018

Zaterdagmatinee / F.Delius – a village Romeo et Juliet
Amsterdam

22 December, 2018

Magnificat – F. Durante / Vesperae solennes de confessore -W.A Mozart
Utrecht

16 January, 2019

Lunchconcert Concertgebouw Amsterdam
Amsterdam

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Dutch Mezzo- Soprano

Nina van Essen (1994), graduated cum laude from the Dutch National Opera Academy in August 2018 and recently received the Audience prize and Annett Andriessen concert prize at the International Vocalist Competition of ‘s-Hertogenbosch. Her repertoire consists of opera, contemporary, oratorio and lied by various composers.

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Nina van Essen (1994), graduated cum laude from the Dutch National Opera Academy in August 2018. For this she received a scholarship from the Miluška Duffková foundation. In the context of an Erasmus Exchange she studied in France, Lyon at the C.N.S.M.D (2014-2015), where she worked with singing teachers Isabelle Germain and Francoise Pollet. Before Nina began her Bachelor studies at the Royal Conservatoire of The Hague she followed a Young Talent program at the school for Young Talent also in The Hague.

Highlights of her engagements include the collaborations with Serie Grote Zangers (pre-program), The ASKO Schönberg Ensemble (conducted by Reinbert de Leeuw), Saturday Matinee Concertgebouw (conducted by Mark Elders) The Grachtenfestival, Krashna Musica (conducted by Ruben de Grauw), The SKA (conducted by Servaas Schreuders), Kamerbreed Klassiek, Hortus Musicalis, Nouvel Opéra de Fribourg (”Masha ‘from Moscow Cheryomushki by Dmitri Shostakovich conducted by Jérome Kuhn and “Gwendolyn Fairfax” from The Importance of Being Earnest by Garold Barry) The Dutch Opera (Manon Lescaut, Madrigalist 2017 under Alexander Joel)

Her extensive concert repertoire includes Bach’s St. Matthew Passion, Mozart’s Mass in C minor, Rossini’s Petite Messe Solenelle, and orchestral song cycles such as Les nuits d’été de Berlioz and Ravel’s Trois poèmes de Stephane Mallarmé.

With the DNOA Nina performed “Madame de la Haltière” from Cendrillon by Jules Massenet (conducted by Walter Althammer and the residence orchestra), ”Hänsel” from Hänsel und Gretel by Engelbert Humperdinck conducted by Antony Hermus and the NJO, “Lucretia” from The Rape of Lucretia by Benjamin Britten (conducted by Karel Deseure), “Mercedes” from Carmen on the Bredeweg festival and “Dorabella” from cosi fan tutte by WA Mozart (conducted by Bas Wiegers)

Masterclasses Nina followed from, among others, Meinard Kraak, Alain Garichot, Angelika Kirchschlager, Nadine Secunde, Neil Semer, Claron McFadden, Ira Siff, Anna Bonitatibus and Pietro Spagnoli. Nina also likes to work with pianist Harimada Kusuma on liedrepertoire, with whom she recorded her first cd in 2013, called ” Maintenant Ici ”.

In the International Vocalist competition in ‘s-Hertogenbosch Nina recently won the audience prize, the Annett Andriessen concert prize (concert in Ningbo/China) and two engagements amongst others with the Residentie Orchestra i

Since 2017, Nina is represented by Artista International, Franziska Hunke.

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Special credits go to Nina van Essen for her performance of Madame de la Haltière.
Nina showed all-round qualities in acting, singing and stage presence. Lovely to see the most unpleasant character steal the show.
Opera Magazine about Cendrillon by the Dutch National Opera Academy (DNOA)

Repertoire

Opera

Contemporary

Oratorio

Choir/ensemble

Lied

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Performed:

Cherubino – Nozze di Figaro – W.A Mozart                 2016           DNOA
Mme de la Haltière – Cendrillon – J.Massenet           2017            DNOA
Hänsel – Hänsel und Gretel – E.Humperdinck           2017            DNOA/NJO Muziekzomer/Grachtenfestival 
Masha – Moscow Cheryomushki – D.Shostakovich   2017/2018 Opera Louise
Lucretia – the rape of Lucretia – B.Britten                   2018            DNOA
Mercedes – Carmen – G.Bizet                                         2018            Bredeweg festival
Dorabella – Cosi fan Tutte – W.A Mozart                     2018            DNOA/NJO Muziekzomer

Studied/working on/partly performed:

C.Monteverdi
L’incoronazione di Poppea (Ottavia)

W.A Mozart

Idomeneo (Idamante)
Don Giovanni (Zerlina)
Lucia Silla (Cecilio)
La Finta Giardiniera (Ramiro)

R. Strauss
Der Rosenkavalier (Octavian)

G.F Haendel
Hercules (Dejanira)
Giulio Cesare (Sesto)
Ariodante (Ariodante)
Alcina (Ruggiero)

H.Purcell 
Dido and Aeneas – Dido

J. Massenet
Werther (Charlotte)
Cendrillon (Prince Charmant)

C. Menotti
The old maiden and the Thief (Laetitita)

G. Bizet
Carmen (Carmen)

P.I. Tchaikovsky
Eugene Onegin (Olga)

A.Thomas
Mignon (Mignon)

S. Barber
Vanessa (Vanessa)

C. Gounod
Romeo at Julliet (Stephano)
Sapho (Sapho)

G.Rossini
La Cenerentola (Angelina)
Il Barbiere di Sevilla (Rosina)

J.Offenbach
Les Contes d’Hoffmann (Nicklausse)

M.Ravel
L’heure Espagnole (Conception)

V.Bellini 
I Capuleti e i Montecchi (Romeo)

G.Barry
The importance of being Earnest (Gwendolyn Fairfax)

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​P.Kooreman
Your children are not your children

B. Schakelaar
Wisdom

O. Messiaen
Chants de terre et de ciel

G. Scelsi
Sauh I, Litanie

K. Győrgy
op.12 Esza-Emlekzaj

L. Andriessen
De Materie (speaking part)

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G. Rossini
Petite messe solenelle (alto)

J.S Bach
matthäus passion

C. Franck
Die sieben letzte Worte Jesu am Kreuz

M. Palmeri
Misa Buenos Aires (mezzo)

C. Saint-Saëns
Oratorio de Noël (mezzo)

W.A Mozart
Mass in C Minor – (Soprano II)

A. Bruckner
Requiem (mezzo)

A. Vivaldi 
Gloria (Alto)

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G. Puccini
Manon Lescaut (3rd Madrigalist)

L. Cherubini
Medee

F. Schubert
Messe G-dur

J. Haydn
Missa Brevis

W.A Mozart
Requiem

H. Berlioz
Requiem

J. Brahms
Requiem

J. Brahms
Schiksalzlied

L. von Beethoven
meerestille und Glückliche Fahrt

F. Mendelssohn
Midsummernighstdream

G.P Palestrina
Missa papae Marcelli

I. Xenakis
Nuits

F. Mendelssohn
Drei Psalmen

P. Vasks
Mate Saule

A. Bruckner
Das Hohe lied (bewerking voor ensemble door Klaas Peter van der Laan)

Standchen
(bewerking voor ensemble door Klaas Peter van der Laan)

J. Abols
Karawane

A. Campra
Missa ad majorem

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Franz Liszt

Potr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Sergej Rachmaninoff

Hugo Wolf

Claude Debussy

Gabriel, Robert Schumann

Hector Berlioz

Richard Strauss

Franz Schubert

Ernest Chausson

Ernest Sands

Francis Poulenc

Charles Gounod

Johannes Brahms

Jean Sibelius

Edvard Grieg

Bernard Zweers

Raynaldo Hahn

Alphons Diepenbrock

Felix Mendelssohn

Carlos Guastavino

Maurice Ravel

Henri Duparc

Antonio Vivaldi

Joseph Haydn

Henry Purcell

Gaetano Donizetti

Joseph Kosma

Jake Heggie

Richard Wagner

Gustav Mahler

Carl Maria von Weber

Carl Loewe

Impression

Oh che tranquillo mar – Sylvia Maessen – philharmonie zuidnederland led by Hartmut Haenchen

Oh! La pitoyable aventure – Conception -l’heule Espagnole – M.Ravel – Philharmonie Zuidnederland led by Hartmut Haenchen

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