Chantal van Bruggen – soprano
Lyric coloratura soprano Chantal van Bruggen
began singing solos in choirs at an early age.
When she was 11, she sang a solo in Hamburg in a concert by the choir of the Albert Schweizer Musikgymnasium, which was broadcast on German radio. And at age 16 and 17 she sang the soprano solo in Händel’s Messiah.
Chantal’s vocal coaches have included Johanette Zomer, Caroline Stam, Maria Talis, Iris de Koomen, Cora Peeters and Ingrid Kappelle. In June 2009 she graduated as a classical soloist.
She has followed master classes with, among others, Ofelia Sala, Husan Park, Ana Luisa Chova, Bruno von Nünlist, Constantin Nica, Evelyn Tubb, Robert Expert and Gloria Fabuel. In 2011 and 2012 she was coached by Wiebke Göetjes in the Netherlands and performed in Hojotoho Opera Studio. Her current coach is Gloria Fabuel.
Among the works in which Chantal has sung as a soloist are Allegri’s Miserere, the Miserere by Zelenka, the Litanea Laurentania by Mozart, the Litania by Schütz, a spectacle coupé from le Nozze di Figaro, the Requiem by Daniel de Lange, the Magnificat by Vic Nees for solo soprano and mixed choir, Via Crucis by Liszt, the Adagio for Strings by Barber, the Requiem by Fauré, Carmina Burana by Orff, Bachianas Brasileiras No. 5 by Villa Lobos and Händel’s Messiah.
The operatic roles she has performed to date are: Euridice in Orfeo and Euridice by Gluck, the Queen of the Night in Die Zauberflöte by Mozart, and recently Cupid and, Mercury in Death of Dido by Pepusch (8 performances with the Ghent Baroque Players). Her operatic roles in 2012 are Constance in Les Dialogues des Carmelites by Poulenc, Sand & Taumännchen in Hänsel & Gretel by Humperdinck and the Queen of the Night in Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte in the Czech Republic as well as in Amsterdam.
She has also given recitals and has sung in concerts.
Her repertoire includes the great Oratorios as well as concert arias like Glière’s concert for coloratura soprano and orchestra and the Frühlingsstimmenwalzer by Strauss.
Chantal sings professionally in several choirs and is contracted regularly as a substitute. Due to her excellent sight-reading, she can be called on at very short notice.
She teaches singing, coaches choirs and can stand in for choral conductors.
Among the conductors Chantal has worked with are Hartmut Lindemann, Wolfgang Seiboldt, Odon Alonso in Germany and Spain, and Daan Admiraal, Jos v.d. Braak, Louis Buskens, Dirkjan Horringa, Roland Kieft, Hans Leenders, Gilles Michels, Cees Mobach, Christoph Poppen, Daniel Reuss, Martin Sieghart, Jos van der Sijde, Marc Soustrot,Ed Spanjaard, Michel Tabachnik, Arjan Tien, Jos van Veldhoven, Rob Vermeulen, Lucas Vis, Jan Willem de Vriend, Ger Vos, Martin Wright and Jaap van Zweden in the Netherlands. So far she has performed in Germany, Spain, Czech Republic, Belgium and, of course, the Netherlands.
Chantal van Bruggen, StudioExpressie [at] gmail.com, +31 (0) 317 42 47 30 / +31 (0) 6-27162787