401 Dutch Divas
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.
Elly Ameling (Diva vd Maand September-16)
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.
Andreas Goetze (DvdM Nov 16)
Bass-baritone Andreas Goetze is Divo of the Month November in the wake of his upcoming appearance in 401Concerts 4 on December 18, 2016 in the concert hall of The Hague’s Public Library (OBA). Goetze will appear there as Haron in Jan van Gilse’s opera Helga von Stavern (1913) and as the monk in Cornelis Dopper's The Blind Girl of Castle Cuillé (1894). Goetze is one of The Netherlands’s rising bass-baritone stars. He is versatile, appearing both in oratorio, opera and repertoire ranging from Haydn to modern composers.