BiographyYoung Dutch tenor Linard Vrielink holds a Bachelor’s degree from the Universität der Künste (UdK) in Berlin, where he studied with Prof Elisabeth Werres.
Whilst still at the UdK, Linard Vrielink made his debut at Staatsoper Berlin as Scaramuccio/Ariadne auf Naxos and was subsequently invited to join the opera studio. Over the next two seasons, he performed roles such as and Seemann/Hirte in a new production of Tristan und Isolde and Junker Spärlich in Die Lustigen Weiber von Windsor, both conducted by Daniel Barenboim, and Don Basilio/Le nozze di Figaro under Marc Minkowski.
Most recently, Linard Vrielink sang Arbace in Mozart’s Idomeneo, conducted by Raphaël Pichon, at the Festival d’Aix-en-Provence and returned to Staatsoper Berlin for his role debut as Fenton in Die Lustige Weiber von Windsor and for the lead role of Asle in the world premiere of Peter Eötvös’ new opera Sleepless, also shown in Geneva and Budapest. Earlier in 2021-22, he made his house and role debut as Jaquino/Fidelio at Opéra Comique in Paris, conducted by Raphaël Pichon.
In 2022/23, he will give his house and role debut as Tamino/Die Zauberflöte at Bergen National Opera, perform the role of Federico in Mascagni’s L’Amico Fritz with the Nederlands Radio Filharmonisch Orkest and Andrea Battistoni, make his debut at the BBC PROMS and return to Staatsoper Berlin as Arbace/Idomeneo, conducted by Sir Simon Rattle, Asle/Sleepless and for his role debut as Leukippos in a new production by Romeo Castellucci of Strauss’ Daphne.
Elsewhere, he has sung Almaviva in Il barbiere di Siviglia at the Bregenzer Festspiele, Don Basilio at Staatsoper Hamburg, and Hirt/Seemann in a new production of Tristan und Isolde, conducted by Sir Simon Rattle, at the Festival d’Aix-en-Provence.
In concert, Linard Vrielink has appeared with the Balthasar-Neumann-Ensembles throughout Europe in several programmes: Saint-Saëns’ Oratorio de Noël , Schubert’s Stabat Mater and Beethoven’s C-major Mass with Thomas Hengelbrock and Bach’s Messe in h-moll with Ivor Bolton. With the Nederlands Radio Filharmonisch Orkest he has performed works by Haydn and Honegger, the role of Désiré in Giordano’s Fedora and Saint-Saëns’ Oratorio de Noël, conducted by Ed Spanjaard. Other concert engagements include Bach’s Matthäus Passion with Het Residentie Orkest under Peter Dijkstra, Schubert’s Mass in A flat with Choeur Accentus at Opéra de Rouen, Beethoven’s Symphony no 9 with the orchestra of Theater Kassel and for Dutch Television, the European premiere of Mohammed Fairouz’ oratorio Zabur with the Bochumer Symphoniker, Federico/Stiffelio at the Konzerthaus Berlin, Orff’s Carmina Burana at Konzerthaus Berlin and Rossini’s Stabat Mater at the Kasseler Musiktage. He has recorded works by Mozart with Ensemble Pygmalion and Raphaël Pichon for Harmonia Mundi.
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