ROSANNE VAN SANDWIJK
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Dutch mezzo-soprano Rosanne van Sandwijk studied at the Rotterdam Conservatory with Roberta Alexander and graduated "Cum Laude". Awards include the “Grachtenfestivalprijs” 2014 and the Oratorio Prize, the Staetshuys Fonds Prize and the Prize of the Dutch National Opera at the 2010 International Vocal Competition s’Hertogenbosch. Currently she is coached by Margreet Honig and Anne Sofie von Otter.

Recent highlights include 2nd Lady/Die Zauberflöte at the Festival d’Aix-en-Provence and De Nationale Opera Amsterdam, Cherubino/Le nozze di Figaro at the Angers Nantes Opera, Berio’s Folk Songs with Het Gelders Orkest, her debut with the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra in Bach’s Magnificat under the baton of Iván Fischer, Mendelssohn’s Lobgesang with the Philharmonie Zuidnederland, Beethoven’s Symphony no 9 with Het Gelders Orkest under Claus Peter Flor, Berlioz’ Les nuits d'été with Sinfonia Rotterdam, Haydn’s Arianna a Naxos with the Israel Camerata Jerusalem and solo concerts with Concerto Köln in Israel, Italy, the Netherlands and Germany.

With the Orchestra of the 18th Century, she has performed several Mozart productions, Annio in La Clemenza di Tito, Dorabella in Cosi fan tutte, Cherubino and the Great Mass in C.
Between 2013 and 2015, Rosanne van Sandwijk was ensemble member at Theater Kiel, singing roles such as Hänsel in Hänsel und Gretel, Venus in Orpheus in der Unterwelt, Frau Reich in Die lustigen Weiber von Windsor, Flora in La Traviata, Suzuki in Madama Butterfly, Cherubino in Le Nozze di Figaro and Olga in Eugene Onegin.

At De Nationale Opera Amsterdam, she has appeared in Gluck’s Iphigénie en Tauride, under the baton of Marc Minkowski, and as Flowermaiden and 2nd Esquire in Parsifal, conducted by Marc Albrecht.

Ms van Sandwijk’s concert repertoire ranges from Bach’s Passions and cantatas to the main oratorios by Mendelssohn, Mozart, Haydn, Saint-Saëns, Beethoven and Duruflé, which she has performed with ensembles like the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra, Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra, Stavanger Symphony Orchestra, Concerto d’ Amsterdam, Orchestre national d’Île de France, Camerata Salzburg, Les Musiciens du Louvre and the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductors she has worked with include Paul McCreesh, Anthony Hermus, Jan Willem de Vriend, Louis Langrée, Markus Stenz and the late Sir Colin Davis.

A gifted recitalist, she is a frequent guest at the Concertgebouw Amsterdam, with pianists including Malcolm Martineau, Julius Drake and Kristian Bezuidenhout. She performed at the Mannahan and Chipping Campden Festivals with Julius Drake and, more recently, at the Risør Festival in Norway. As a former Lauréat of the Académie Européenne de Musique in Aix-en-Provence she has also appeared in Paris, Dijon, Lille, Aix-en-Provence.

Highlights of the 2019/20 season include Zerlina/Don Giovanni and Ch’io mi scordi di te with Kristian Bezuidenhout in Warsaw, both with the Orchestra of the 18th Century, Bach’s Matthäus-Passion with the Antwerp Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Richard Egarr, and the Philharmonie Zuidnederland, conducted by Stephan Macleod, a return to De Nationale Opera Amsterdam as 2nd Nymph in a new production of Rusalka, conducted by Jakub Hrůša, and concerts of Beethoven’s Symphony no 9 with the Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra under Marc Albrecht, marking the end of his tenure as their Principal Conductor.
 
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Mozart

Orchestra of the Eighteenth Century
Kristian Bezuidenhout - fortepiano

ROSANNE VAN SANDWIJK: J.S. Bach, Hohe Messe, Agnus Dei (Alt aria)

ROSANNE VAN SANDWIJK: W.A. Mozart, KV. 505, Ch'io mi scordi di te

Live recording 2014

ROSANNE VAN SANDWIJK: W.A. Mozart, KV. 523, Abendempfindung

Live recording 2014

ROSANNE VAN SANDWIJK: W.A. Mozart, Cosi fan Tutte, Ah, scostati!... Smanie implacabili

Live recording 2013

ROSANNE VAN SANDWIJK: W.A. Mozart, Cosi fan Tutte, È amore un ladroncello

Live recording 2013

"Rosanne Van Sandwijk a joué avec conviction le rôle de Chérubin, que Patrice Caurier et Moshe Leiser ont particulièrement soigné du point de vue dramatique. Vocalement non seulement elle a fait un sans-faute lors de ses deux morceaux de bravoure, attendus par le public, mais elle a donné les répliques aux chanteurs sur scène avec autorité et bonne connaissance du rôle."
Webtheatre, Mozart, Le Nozze di Figaro, Angers Nantes Opéra, Nantes, March 2017
“[...]tonight’s recital, which threatened to be a disappointment because of the withdrawal of Angelika Kirchschlager, turned out instead to be a stunning occasion. Kirchschlager’s replacement was mezzo soprano Rosanne van Sandwijk[...] Her talent has attracted the attention of no less a musician than Julius Drake who had no hesitation in recommending her to the Festival organisers.

Rosanne van Sandwijk engaged one’s attention from the start […] This was lieder singing at its very finest which encompassed subtle variations in tone without ever straying from the overall clash of hope and despair the work engendered."
Seen and Heard International, Chipping Campden Festival - Recital with Julius Drake, May 2016
“Von doppelten Continuo-Gruppen begleitet, entfalten darin die Sänger kraftvoll ihre Kunst. Allen voran Rosanne van Sandwijk als vielbrüstige wenn auch durchaus jugendlich wirkende Göttermuter Cybèle. Zunächst noch zuruckhältend, entfaltet ihr feiner Mezzosopran im Überschwang der Gefühle grosse Farbigkeit und Fülle.”
Opernwelt, G.B. Lully - Atys - Theater Kiel, November 2014
"Besonder eindrucksvoll gelingt Rosanne van Sandwijk als Cybèle der Wechsel zwischen statischer Göttergestik und emotionaler Erschütterung. Dabei setz sie ihren konturiert geführten Mezzosopran zunächts fast diskret ein und lässt ihn im Sog der Tragödie dann immer machtvoller aufblühen."
Kieler Nachrichten, about the role of Cybèle in Lully’s Atys at Theater Kiel, October 2014
"Rosanne van Sandwijks Cybèle war durchdringend wie schauspielerisch und stimmlich beeindruckend autoritär."
Operapoint, G.B. Lully - Atys - Theater Kiel, October 2014
"Rosanne van Sandwijk gestaltet die Partie der Cybèle stimmlich und darstellerisch mit großer Dramatik."
Online Musik Magazine, G.B. Lully - Atys - Theater Kiel, October 2014
"The only famous aria of the oratorio, “Es ist vollbracht!” , beautifully accompanied by a viola da gamba, was movingly sung by Dutch alto Rosanne van Sandwijk."
Bachtrack, Orchestra of the 18th Century - Johannes Passion, April 2014
"Heike Wittlieb und Rosanne van Sandwijk legen als Alice Fluth und Margaret Reich hinreißende Raffinesse an den Tag."
Shz. De, Die lustigen Weiber von Windsor - Theater Kiel, March 2014

Rosanne van Sandwijk

Photo Credit: Annelies van der Vegt

Rosanne van Sandwijk

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Rosanne van Sandwijk

Photo Credit: Annelies van der Vegt

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