The Dutch soprano Donij van Doorn graduated with distinction at the Conservatory of Music in MaastrichtFrom 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. 

Photographer: Marcel van Hoorn

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, Dafne in Cavalli's Gli amori d'Apollo e di Dafne, Dori in Salieri's La Grotta di Trofonio.

In oratorio, Donij has interpreted the solo parts of Bach’s St. Matthew PassionSt. John Passion and Christmas Oratorio, 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 the children opera's Suikertantes (Sugar Aunties) and 4 Musketiers.

Donij was praised especially for her performance of Bubikopf in Der Kaiser von Atlantis by Ullmann in 2016.

Summer 2019 she make her debut at Opera Nijetrijne as Dori in Salieri's La Grotta di Trofonio.

Since five years Donij travels the whole world as soprano soloist with André Rieu and his Johann Strauss Orchestra. Her songs there include the Vilja-song, Bach-Gounod's Ave Maria, Meine Lippen sie küssen so heiss, Ah fors' è lui che l'animaCaro nome and Ebben, ne andró lontana.

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