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 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.
Recently Donij was praised for her performance of Bubikopf in Der Kaiser von Atlantis by Ullmann.
Future engagements include the role of Dafne in Cavalli's Gli amori d'Apollo e di Dafne with Opera Leusden, where she starred last year as Tytania in an adaption of Purcell's Fairy Queen.
Since three years Donij travels the whole world as a 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' e lui che l'anima and currently Caro nome.
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