401 Dutch Divas
Hendrik Vonk (DvdM)
Kommt der neue Held gegangen... Since his debut in 1989 Dutch Heldentenor Hendrik Vonk has carved out an impressive career that has reaped him triumphs in Wagner en Strauss roles such as Tannhäuser, Tristan, Bacchus (Ariadne auf Naxos), Menelaus (Ägyptische Helena) in Leipzig, Neuschwannstein, La Scala Milan and many other operatic tempels. 401DutchDivas is proud to announce Vonk's participation in 401Concerts 4. There, on December 18 in the OBA Concert Hall at Spui he will perform an array of highlights from Dutch operas in a coproduction with Netherlands Music Institute. Entrance is free of charge. Vonk's portrait on our website features impressive videos and mp3s that place him in a lineage with the likes of Hendrik Appels and Jacques Urlus to Hans Kaart, Adriaan van Limpt and Frank van Aken.
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.
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.