Esther Been  Curriculum vitea Esther Been - mezzo soprano  Esther Been
The mezzo-sopraan studied Esther to the Royal Academy in The Hague. Lessons in Aalsmeer by Esther Been.
Esther Been was born in Amsterdam in the Netherlands. She studied singing at the Royal Conservatory of Music in The Hague with Diane Forlano and Rita Dams. She graduated cum laude in 1996 and continued her studies at the International Opera Centre in Amsterdam.

She has taken part in master classes given by Charlotte Margiono, Elly Ameling, Christina Deutekom and Roberta Alexander.

Esther took part in many opera productions including the title role in Carmen, Cherubino in the Marriage of Figaro, Nerone in the Coronation of Poppea and Blanche in Dialogues des Carmélites.

She has sung Orlofsky in Die Fledermaus and Amaranta in Haydn’s Fedeltá Premiata, la libellule and la tasse chinoise in L’Enfant et les Sortilèges. Esther sang Métella in Offenbach’s La vie Parisienne and the Mother Superior in The Sound of Music in the Netherlands and Belgium.

In Erfurt she sang El Amor Brujo and in Het Concertgebouw Amsterdam Ravel’s Shéhérazade. Esther Been has given concerts in many countries, including Russia, Italy, South Africa, Dubai, Singapoer, Austria and worked with the conductors, Riccardo Chailly, Carlo Rizzi, Stephen Stubbs, Ingo Metzmacher and Ed Spanjaard.

Opera Repertoire (roles sung)

Bizet Carmen Carmen, Mercedes
Campra L’Europa Galante La Discorde
Haydn La fedeltá premiata Amaranta
Humperdinck Hänsel und Gretel Hänsel
Monteverdi L’Incorononazione di Poppea Nerone
Monteverdi L’Orfeo Euridice
Mozart Le Nozze di Figaro Cherubino
Mozart Cosi fan tutte Dorabella
Offenbach La vie Parisienne Métella
Poulenc Dialogues d Carmélites Blanche
Purcell Dido und Aeneas II.Witch, Dido
Ravel L’Enfant et les sortilèges Libelle, Tasse Chinoise
Rodgers Sound of Music Mother Superior
Rossini Il Cambiale di Matrimonio Clarina
Strauss Die Fledermaus Orlofsky

Studied roles: Komponist/Ariadne auf Naxos,
Charlotte/Werther, Rosina/Barbier von Sevilla,
Sesto/Idomeneo, Jeanne /Jeanne d’Arc,

Concert Repertoire

Bach Kantaten 7, 8, 39, 75,111,138,142,148, Passionen
Händel Messiah
Mozart Requiem
De Falla El Amor Brujo
Boddendijk Gardeno
Franck Die drei Töchter Cecrops
Poulenc Le Ball Masqué
Purcell Dido und Aeneas
Ravel Schéhérazade - Concertgebouw Amsterdam
Reich Drumming


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