Dutch mezzo-soprano Eva Kroon made her debut in 2015 at the Dutch National Opera (DNO), as part of their talent development program, with Un voix de femme en coulisse and as rehearsal cover for Mère Jeanne in Dialogues des Carmélites, directed by Robert Carsen and under the baton of Stéphane Denève. The season 2016/17, she returned to the DNO as Un Muscio (Manon Lescaut, directed by Andrea Breth and under the baton of Alexander Joel) and as Stimme aus der Höhe (Parsifal under the baton of Marc Albrecht and directed by Pierre Audi).
This season brings some role debuts. At the Dutch National Opera Kroon will singLa voix de la tombe (Les contes d’Hoffmann, Carlo Rizzi and Tobias Kratzer), with Opera Spanga she will make her debut as Amneris (Aida, Tjalling Wijnstra and Corina van Eijk) and she will perform in a new chamber opera, composed by the young Dutch composer Jan-Peter de Graaff ‘De Grens’ as Kaiser Wilhelm II. Roles Eva has performed include Dido and Sorceress (Purcell's Dido and Aeneas), Orfeo (Gluck), Sesto (La clemenza di Tito, Mozart), Nancy (Albert Herring, Britten), Dorabella (Così fan tutte, Mozart), Zweite Dame (Die Zauberflöte, Mozart), Orphée (Orphée et Eurydice, Gluck), Madame de Croissy and Soeur Mathilde (Dialogue des Carmélites, Poulenc) and Carmen (Carmen, Bizet). Current study-material includes roles as Dalia, Erda, Erste Norn, Cornelia and songs of Wagner and Mahler.
Among Opera also concertrepertoire, Lieder and Oratorium have her interest. She performed with the Brabants Orkest under the baton of O. Tausk and with the Gelders Orkest under the baton of J. Schets. Among other works she made her appearance in Matthäus-Passion and Johannes-Passion (J.S. Bach), the Krönungsmesse, Requiem and Spatzenmesse (W.A. Mozart), the Stabat Mater (Rossini, Dvořák and Dohnanyi), Petite Messe Solennelle (Rossini) and Verdi’s Requiem.
Eva Kroon received her bachelor degree at the Royal Conservatory in The Hague and her master at the Dutch National Opera Academy (DNOA). She participated in masterclasses of Leontina Vaduva, Ed Spanjaard, Patrick Fournillier, Ira Siff, Dennis O’Neill, Gabriele Fontana, Meinard Kraak, Graciela Araya, Hanna Schwarz, Alexander Oliver, Jard van Nes en Dame Kiri Te Kanawa. Her current coaches are Abbie Furmansky, Peter Lockwood and Nadine Secunde.
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