Marcel Beekman

Current as of August 2019

Dutch tenor Marcel Beekman has made a name for himself in a wide-ranging concert repertoire extending from early music to the present day as well as through his performances of character roles. Among the conductors with whom he regularly works are William Christie, Frans Brüggen, Christophe Rousset, Richard Egarr, Reinhard Goebel, Simon Rattle, Daniele Gatti, Mark Elder, Iván Fischer, Claus Peter Flor, Ariane Matiakh, Steven Sloane, Reinbert de Leeuw, Sylvain Cambreling, John Adams, Marc Albrecht, Avner Biron, Jonathan Stockhammer and Ed Spanjaard, while the leading orchestras with which he has appeared include the Concertgebouw, the Berlin Philharmonic, the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the Orchestra of the Eighteenth Century, Les Arts Florissants, ASKO|Schönberg and the Giuseppe Verdi Orchestra Sinfonica di Milano.

Marcel Beekman’s engagements have taken him to the Dutch National Opera in Amsterdam, the Theater an der Wien, the Opéra Comique in Paris, the Théâtre du Capitole in Toulouse, the Stuttgart Opera, the Bregenz Festival, the Salzburg Easter Festival, the Holland Festival and the Brooklyn Academy of Music, the Lincoln Center and Carnegie Hall in New York. Among the directors with whom he has worked are Robert Carsen, Pierre Audi, Ivo van Hove, Claus Guth, Stefan Herheim, Tatjana Gürbaca, Hal Hartley, Nicola Raab, Marcel Sijm and Krzysztof Warlikowski. In Warlikowski’s Amsterdam production of Wozzeck, which will appear on DVD in 2018, he sang both the Captain and the Madman.

His operatic repertoire extends from Monteverdi, Rameau, Campra and Cavalli to Mozart and from Berlioz, Wagner, Berg and Richard Strauss to Dallapiccola, Edison Denisov, Willem Breuker, Isidora �ebeljan and Martijn Padding. His performance as Pope Innocent XI in the world premiere of Louis Andriessen’s Theatre of the World with the Los Angeles Philharmonic was unanimously acclaimed by the press. A highly praised live recording was released on CD in 2017.

Plans include Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony with the Stavanger Symphony Orchestra and Het Gelders Orkest, Lili Boulanger’s Du fond de l’abîme with the Dutch Radio Philharmonic, a tour of Bach cantatas with the Israel Camerata, the Nurse in Sacrati’s La finta pazza at the Opéra de Dijon and the Dancing Master in Ariadne auf Naxos at the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées.

Current as of August 2018

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