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Katrien
Baerts

soprano

Katrien Baerts obtained a master’s degree in both voice and violin at the Royal Conservatory of Brussels. She is a graduate of the Dutch National Opera Academy and was selected to take part in the International Lied Masterclasses by Udo Reinemann and guest professors. The Belgian soprano specialises in contemporary repertoire. Nevertheless, her opera roles and concert repertoire go as far back as Monteverdi and Pergolesi.

Miss Baerts made her debut at the National Opera in Amsterdam in a new production of Alban Berg’s Lulu, and she made her first appearance in Tokyo with House of the Sleeping Beauties by Kris Defoort. Her world premieres include the role of Clara in Theo Loevendie’s opera The Rise of Spinoza, and the title role in Robert Zuidam’s Suster Bertken, both at the Amsterdam Concertgebouw.

In concert, Baerts’ highlights include Gérard Grisey’s L’Icône paradoxale with the WDR Symphony Orchestra in Cologne and Essen, Claude Vivier’s Bouchara with Asko|Schönberg in Washington’s Library of Congress, and music by Harrison Birtwistle with the Birmingham Contemporary Music Group and Oliver Knussen at the Barbican Centre in London.

In the 2020/21 season, Katrien Baerts makes her first solo appearance with the Concertgebouworkest.

Katrien Baerts obtained a master’s degree in both voice and violin at the Royal Conservatory of Brussels. She is a graduate of the Dutch National Opera Academy and was selected to take part in the International Lied Masterclasses by Udo Reinemann and guest professors. The Belgian soprano specialises in contemporary repertoire. Nevertheless, her opera roles and concert repertoire go as far back as Monteverdi and Pergolesi.

Miss Baerts made her debut at the National Opera in Amsterdam in a new production of Alban Berg’s Lulu, and she made her first appearance in Tokyo with House of the Sleeping Beauties by Kris Defoort. Her world premieres include the role of Clara in Theo Loevendie’s opera The Rise of Spinoza, and the title role in Robert Zuidam’s Suster Bertken, both at the Amsterdam Concertgebouw.

In concert, Baerts’ highlights include Gérard Grisey’s L’Icône paradoxale with the WDR Symphony Orchestra in Cologne and Essen, Claude Vivier’s Bouchara with Asko|Schönberg in Washington’s Library of Congress, and music by Harrison Birtwistle with the Birmingham Contemporary Music Group and Oliver Knussen at the Barbican Centre in London.

In the 2020/21 season, Katrien Baerts makes her first solo appearance with the Concertgebouworkest.