Het podium is overal.. Op het podium in de concertzaal of het podium tussen de mensen. Met 'performance op maat' zoek ik dat podium tussen de mensen op. Een flashmob in de buitenlucht, bij een diner van zakelijke of particuliere aard, een heidag, de opening van een nieuwe galerie of een jongeren evenement.
Journalist Paul Bolwerk heeft in De Gelderlander een mooi stuk geschreven en uiteraard hebben we ook een flashmob uitgevoerd en gefilmd in Arnhem!
First Johannes Passion and first Verdi Requiem: both a wrap. Wauw, it was just amazing, #onehappymezzo 😄
I had the privilege to sing my first Johannes Passion with Toonkunstkoor Amsterdam and Concertgebouw Kamerorkest under the baton of Boudewijn Jansen. With my dear colleagues Katrien Baerts, Erik Slik, Robert Buckland, Wiard Witholt and Hugo Oliviera
The Verdi Requiem was with the wonderful Francis van Broekhuizen, Richard Prada, Nanco de Vries, het ZNCK, Gelders Projectkoor, Symfonisch Collectief conducted by Rick Muselaers and a special thanks to Geert Schrijvers
live recording from Liber scriptus (Verdi Requiem) Saturday April 1st. Concert in 'de Grote Kerk Breda'. with ZNCK, Gelders Projectkoor and Symfonisch Collectief. Conductor Rick Muselaers. https://soundcloud.com/evacrown/liber-scriptus-verdi-requiem
Thanks Francis van Broekhuizen for recording this!
Happy New Year! A toast to inspiration, development, love, family and friendship!
2016 has been full of exciting and challenging projects. Some highlights I would like to share in this blog.
Manon Lescaut and Parsifal at the Dutcht National Opera
Being on stage with the big names, with those who show and share their experience. It were two productions of Watch and Learn. To see how Eva-Maria Westbroek and Thomas Oliemans build their character with Andrea Breth, to watch how the regie of Pierre Audi builds upon very clear and subtle movements that will learn you once again that less is more. I fell in love with the Nederlands Philharmonisch Orkest. Under the baton of Marc Albrecht they brought the music of Wagner to life in a Parsifal I will not soon forget.
During the production of Manon Lescaut I had a very nice intervieuw with Jordi Kooiman. if interested you can read it here (only in dutch)
On the 22nd of October there was a live recording of Manon Lescaut broadcasted by Radio 4 in the porgamm NTR Operalive. On their website you can find the fragment of the Madrigale 'Sulla vetta tu del monte', click here.
I am very much looking forward to a continuation of a wonderful and challenging year! I am very grateful for the trust and opportunities that have been given by the Dutcht National Opera, my collegues, my coaches, friends and family.
2017 starts with new repertoire to study and some auditions to prepare. Scores on the table of Johannes Passion, Verdi Requiem and a new composed opera 'De Grens' which will have première on the 22nd of April. More news about this project will follow soon.
What a tremendous month it was! I had the great privilige to be part of Dialogues des Carmélites at the Dutch National Opera. As part of 'Dutch National Opera talent' I was 'une voix de femme en coulisse' which is officialy my DNO-debut.and I was cover for the soeurs. It was great to work with a wonderful cast and artistic team. Thank you all!
Click here for the Live broadcasting of Dialogues at Radio 4 which was on 26th of November. Hein van Eekert invited me for a small interview, to be heart just before the beginning of the that nights show.
On Sunday the 11th of October I had the privilige to sing with soprano Lilian Farahani at the OperaDiner Forward of the Dutch National Opera. Presented as young talent of the DNO we sang in the lovely decorated atmosphere of the 'Decor Atelier' of the DNO: 'Ah perdona al primo affetto (Annio, Servilia from: La clemenza di Tito, Mozart) and 'Che farò senza Euridice' (Orfeo from: Orfeo ed Euridice, Gluck).
A great evening with many thanks to the wonderful organisation of the DNO that made this evening smooth and memorable!
Photos (c) Reinier van der Aart
Last Sunday Ernst Daniël and Hein van Eekert co-hosted the first edition of Opera Special broadcasted on radio 4! It was a great show with wonderful singers and guests that made a lovely three hour informative but fun show about Opera! I was thrilled to sing two of my favorite aria's live on this show: Octavian 'Wie du warst wie du bist' and Iocaste 'nonn erubescite reges' ! Many thanks to Avrotros and NTR for making this broadcast to a succes, Curious? Here is the link to 'uitzending gemist': http://www.radio4.nl/gids/2015-09-13/369116/opera-special. Klick on Opera Special and then 'luister terug'. At minute 33 and onwards you can here my part. Happy to hear your feedback on these roles!
Love, Eva Kroon