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REMEMBRANCE CONCERT FLIGHT MH17
What a day! Yesterday was a day full of emotions and sadness but also a lot of love and support. I am so grateful I could play a little part in the remembrance ceremony that took place yesterday for the victims of the tragic planecrash of the MH17.
It was hard to sing for so many sad people struggling with the loss of their loved ones but it made me very humble and whole at the same time. I think we all felt the power of music very well yesterday!
The event was beautifully organized with a lot of care and consideration, so thank you to all those who worked hard to make this day so very special. And thank you in particular to those brave familymembers who touched our hearts with their personal stories.
I wish all the survivors of the victims of the MH17 a lot of strength and love and:
Pie Jesu, dona eis requiem aeternam...Give them eternal rest.
Tuesday November 11 2014 – 12.35 PM
REMEMBRANCE CONCERT FLIGHT MH17
I am asked to sing the beautiful Pie Jesu from Andrew Lloyd Webber's Requiem at the remembrance concert for the victims of the flight MH17 which suffered a terrible crash last summer in the Ukrain. I feel incredibly honored and together with all the other musicians and speakers, I hope it will be a touching and healing event for all those involved.
You can follow it live on television: Monday November 10th, 1 PM on all Dutch tv stations.
Saturday November 1 2014
LUCY IN THE TELEPHONE (MENOTTI) IN SWEDEN
The Nederlandse Reisopera asked me to sing the role of Lucy in the small Menotti opera 'The Telephone' in their new partnership with Göteborg Opera.
A great opportunity since I really came to love the country after my stay for the Stenhammer competition last june! For performance dates check my calendar!
Thursday September 5 2014
MORE PERFORMANCES DURING THE GRACHTENFESTIVAL:
'High notes from Downunder'
An hommage to the Dames of Downunder: Nellie Melba, Joan Sutherland and Kiri Te Kanawa
Monday August 18, 3 PM, Waalse Kerk Amsterdam
Classical Music Rave
You can party to classical music, just you wait!
Friday August 22, from 23.00 till ??
REPRISE OF CANDIDE AT THE GRACHTENFESTIVAL
Next week, on the 19th and 21st of August, the Candide production of the Nederlandse Reisopera of 2009 will be reprised for the Grachtenfestival. Maartje will again play the role of Cunegonde. The production is in Dutch, in the translation of Willem Wilmink. It will take place in the beautiful garden of the Hilton hotel in Amsterdam.
More information about tickets check out the website of the festival here!
Thursday August 14 2014
FINALIST STENHAMMAR COMPETITION
Last week Maartje was a finalist of the Wilhelm Stenhammar Competition in Sweden. Despite of an unfortunate illness she sang Verdi’s 1st act aria of La Traviata and ‘Ach ich Liebte’ from Die Entführung aus dem Serail by Mozart with the Norrköping Symphony Orchestra lead by Maestro Nader Abbassi.
In the paper her performance was mentioned as a highlight: “The soprano Maartje Rammeloo from the Netherlands had both an elegant slender and lyrical voice in the Mozart aria, but also demonstrated strength and lots of expression in Verdi’s La Traviata. Excellent.”
Sunday June 22 2014
COVER LUCIA DI LAMMERMOOR
I’m very happy to tell you I will be covering the role of Lucia di Lammermoor with De Nederlandse Opera in february! It’s a great opportunity for me to learn this enormous role and work with amazing people like stage director Monique Wagemakers and conductor Carlo Rizzi!
Sadly it I will not be singing performances yet, but there are plenty other concerts in which you can hear me sing so check out my calendar!
Wednesday january 15 2014
FINALIST CABALLÉ COMPETITION!
I’m happy to inform you, I was a finalist at the Montserrat Caballé Competition in Zaragoza, Spain! I got to meet some amazing people including Signora Caballé herself! It was a great honor!
As soon as I have more (professional) images from the event, I will share them on this website.
Wednesday september 18 2013 – 9.56 PM
Maartje and the legendary soprano Montserrat Caballé