DutchDivo v/d maand
The Frisian bass-baritone Rom Kalma had a celebrated concert and oratorio career in the Netherlands and Germany from the 1950's to the 1970's. 401DutchDivas honors him here with an extensive biography with lots of sound and vision as well as with 5 downloads: in Lieder, Opera, Oratorio, Popular Song and a video of Die Winterreise.
Aafje Heynis (In Memoriam)
The world famous Dutch alto Aafje Heynis passed away from 17 on 18 December 2015, at the age of 91. 401DutchDivas looks back at her career in an exclusve English language portrait, with extensive interview excerpts in a special page.
In 2013 we were so enthusiastic regarding tenor Denzil Delaere's appearance in Miry's Charles Quint, that we made him divo of the month. We promised him that we would invite him to our own 401DutchDivas concerts, which we wereplanning to organize. On 26 April 2015 he ultimately appeared at our concerts, together with soprano Jolien De Gendt , in a unqiue program of arias and duets from Dutch and Flemish operas.
401Concerts Nr. 1
On 26 April 2015, 401DutchOperas presented her first ever live concert wiith Dutch and Flemish opera arias. The performance featured soprano Jolien De Gendt, tenor Denzil Delaere and pianist Pieter Dhoore. With arias and duets from operas by Ten Cate, Brucken-Fock, Van Bree, Eckert, Lilien, Jan Rijken, Harry Mayer, De Pauw, Miry etc.
Jolien De Gendt
Flemish soprano Jolien De Gendt appeared at the very first 401DutchDivas concert of April 26, 2015. we selected her for this historicconcert with Dutch and Flemish opera arias and duets after she enchanted us during a Lyrica Ghent performance of Miry's Bouchard d'Avesnes and later also as Blondchen Mozart's Enführung.
IVC 1962 winner, Belgian bass-baritone Jules Bastin is our new Divo of the Month. With many photos, sound & video samples.