The Dutch soprano Donij van Doorn graduated with distinction at the Conservatory of Music in Maastricht in 2009.
From 2009-2011 Donij was a young artist with Opera Studio Nederland. She got to the finals of the Nederlandse Vocalisten Presentatie and received the Labberté-Hoedemaker Award at the Peter the Great Festival in Groningen.
Operatic roles the versatile soprano has performed on stage include Despina in Così fan Tutte, Lucia in The Rape of Lucretia, Susanna in Il Segreto di Susanna, Valencienne in Die lustige Witwe, Frau Anna Reich in Die lustige Weiber von Windsor, Second Woman in Dido and Aeneas, Ninfa in L’Orfeo, Miss Pinkerton in The Old Maid and the Thief, Lisa in Das Land des Lächelns and Ottilie in Im Weißen Rößl.
In oratorio, Donij has interpreted the solo parts of Bach’s St. Matthew Passion, St. John Passion and Christmas Oratorium, Mozart’s Requiem and Krönungsmesse, Händel’s Messiah, Haydn's Die Jahreszeiten, Rossini's Petite Messe Solenelle and Gounod's Messe Solenelle de Sainte Cécile.
She worked several times with the Holland Opera Company, where she was celebrated for her creations of the roles of Sam and Louise in the world premieres of ‘Suikertantes’ (Sugar Aunties) and ‘4 Musketiers’.
Last year Donij was praised for her performance of Bubikopf in Ullmann's 'Der Kaiser von Atlantis'.
Future engagements include the role of Tytania in an adaption of Purcell's Fairy Queen in The Netherlands.
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