Dutch mezzo-soprano Maria Fiselier (1988) graduated in 2013 from the Royal Conservatory in The Hague, with a distinction for musical and theatrical artistry. In the season 2012/2013 she was a member of the National Opera Studio in London. Already at this young age, Maria Fiselier has a rich stage and concert experience. She recently sang the role of Susie in Bernstein’s A quiet place, in a production of Ensemble Modern conducted by Kent Nagano at the Konzerthaus Berlin and at Opera Holland Park in London she sang the roles of Suzuki in Puccini’s Madama Butterly and Serena in Wolf-Ferrari I Gioielli della Madonna.
At the Aldeburgh Music festival she performed the role of Nancy in Britten´s Albert Herring under the baton of Steuart Bedford and other roles on the opera stage have included Dorabella in Mozart’s Cosi Fan Tutte and Mercedes in Bizet’s Carmen in a production of Festival Classique in the Hague with The Hague Philharmonic.
Future engagements for Maria will include the title role in a concert version of Bizet’s Carmen at the Miyazaki International Music Festival in Japan, Zweite Magd in Strauss’s Daphne at La Monnaie in Brussels and the role of Delia in Rossini’s Il Viaggo a Reims at the Dutch National Opera.
Her concert repertoire includes numerous oratorio’s such as Durufle’s Requiem, Gloria by Vivaldi, Petite Messe Solennelle by Rossini, Le Roi David by Honegger and Bach´s Weihnachtsoratorium, Matthäus Passion and Magnificat. She recently made her debut in the Beethoven’s Symphony Nr. 9 at De Doelen in Rotterdam. She has worked with several internationally renowned orchestra’s such as the Rotterdam Philharmonic orchestra, Orchestra of the 18th century and the City of London Sinfonia.
Maria studies with Sasja Hunnego and participated in several master-classes given by John Fisher, Brindley Sherrat, Rudolf Jansen and Joyce Didonato. In 2011 she won the audience price at the Grachtenfestival Conservatorium Concours and at the International Vocal Competition 2012 in s’Hertogenbosch she won six prizes, including the young talent award.
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