Lenneke Ruiten(Soprano)

Lenneke Ruiten studied flute and singing at the Royal Conservatory of The Hague and the Bavarian Theatre Academy in Munich. 2002 she won several prizes at the International Vocal Competition in ’s-Hertogenbosch. Today she’s one of the most demanded sopranos of our time with an outstanding international career in concert and opera.

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Current engagements: BASTARDA (MARIA STUARDA) at La Monnaie, Bruxelles, LE NOZZE DI FIGARO (Contessa – role debut), Vlaamse Opera Antwerpen / Gent, INNOCENCE by Kaija Saariaho De Nationale Opera, Amsterdam. NEW YEAR CONCERTS Noord Nederlands Orkest, IDOMENEO (Elettra) Teatro Felice Genova, BRAHMS REQUIEM Concertgebouw Amsterdam (Gardiner), Bach's B-MOLL Mass Zurich Tonhalle, LIEDERABEND UND KAMMERMUSIK at Tokyo Spring Festival, IL DELIRIO AMOROSO at BR Munich and Concertgebouw Amsterdam (Haïm), LIEDERABEND La Monnaie Brussels, concerts with the Ciconia Consort, the FOUR SOPRAN ROLLS in LES CONTES D'HOFFMANN at the Opéra du Rhin, Strasbourg, GALA CONCERTS at the Concertgebouw Amsterdam and at the Philharmonie Cologne, MAHLER 2. SINFONIE, Flensburg.

Important engagements during the last years: Beethoven’s 9th Symphony with the Münchner Philharmonikerunder Antonello Manacorda (Dec 21/Jan 22) , Haydn’s Creation (in Italian) in Rome with the Orchestra dell’ Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia under Sir John Eliot Gardiner (Jan 22), Alcina at the Opéra de Lausanne under Diego Fasolis (March 22) a concert at the Kammerakademie Potsdam with the final from Cosi fan Tutte under Antonello Manacorda (March 2022) Christus am Ölberg with the Basle Bach Chor (April 22) and Mozart's "Ah, lo previdi!” KV 272, with the Orchestra del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino under Sir Mark Philip Elder (April 2022). Concerts with Emmanuelle Haïm with the Orquesta Nacionales de España (May 2022) and the role of Maguerite in Meyerbeer's Hugenots at La Monnaie - Brussels (June 2022). She has been invited to opera houses of Paris, Milano, Baden-Baden, Brussels, Amsterdam, Stuttgart, Wien and Lausanne, with Mozart roles like Konstanze
THE ABDUCTION FROM THE SERAGLIO, Pamina THE MAGIC FLUTE, Susanna NOZZE DI FIGARO, Fiordiligi COSI FAN TUTTE, Donna Anna DON GIOVANNI and Giunia LUCIO SILLA as well as Zerbinetta ARIADNE AUF NAXOS, Almirena RINALDO, Sophie DER ROSENKAVALIER, Ophélie HAMLET, IPHIGENIE, Angelica ORLANDO, LUCIA DI LAMMERMOOR a.o. She is a frequent guest at festivals such as the Salzburg Festival, the Festival d’Aix-en Provence, the Edinburgh
Festival, the Mostly Mozart Festival, BBC Proms, Leipzig Bach Festival, Prague Spring Festival, Aldeburgh Festival, Lucerne Festival, Holland Festival and the Drottningholm Festival
The soprano worked with the Vienna Philharmonic, the Musiciens du Louvre, Le talens lyriques, the Orchestra of the 18th century, the English Baroque Soloists, the Monteverdi Choir, the Mozarteum Orchester Salzburg, the Academy of ancient music, Berlin, the Tonhalle Orchester Zürich, the Staatskapelle Dresden and the Symphonieorchester of the Bavarian Radio with conductors such as Christoph Eschenbach, John Eliot Gardiner, Antonello Manacorda, Christophe Rousset, Christian Thielemann, Marek Janowski, Helmut Rilling, Frans Brüggen, Ton Koopman, Marc Minkowski,
Emmanuelle Haïm and Iván Fischer.

One of Lenneke’s great passions is for Lieder. After taking lessons in German and French songs and poetry from great Lieder singers including Elly Ameling, Robert Holl, Hans Hotter and Walter Berry, she has gained a substantial reputation as a Lied singer and gives recitals with pianists Thom Janssen and Rudolf Jansen. She has sung Lieder at Wigmore Hall in London, the Amsterdam Concertgebouw, for the Brooklyn Friends of Chamber Music, at the Kaisersaal Frankfurt, the Palais de l’Athénée in Geneva, in Kanazawa (Japan), at the International Chopin Festival in Warsaw, in Brussels, Madrid, Dublin and Galway, and at the Delft Chamber Music Festival. She is a regular guest at the International Lied Festival in Zeist.


Tokyo Bunka Kaikan, Recital Hall

Tokyo-HARUSAI Lieder Series vol.37
Lenneke Ruiten(Soprano)& Thom Janssen(Piano)


Tokyo Bunka Kaikan, Recital Hall

The Finest Chamber Music Played by Brilliant Musicians

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