Kristina Bitenc



Noticed for her “ warm and ethereal voice”  Kristina Bitenc is a rising soprano with wide repertoire as well in opera as in oratorio.


In the season 2016/17 Kristina was touring through the Netherlands with Dr. Miracle’s last illusion created by the young uprising opera company Opera2Day. Kristina is performing among others arias from La Sonnambula ( Ah, non credea mirarti) and Menotti’s opera The Medium.


“Kristina Bitenc moves with a warm and ethereal sounding "Ah! Non credea mirarti. “ ( Opera Magazine, February 2017)


In 2015 she received critical acclaim for her role debut as Eurydice in Gluck’s Orphée et Eurydice with the Nederlandse Reisopera staged by Floris Visser. In the Netherlands the opera was chosen as the Opera of the year 2015.


“But most impressive is Kristina Bitenc as Eurydice with a huge range and a smooth voice.”


“Her acting is sophisticated and convincing and her voice is warm and crystal clear. “


“The Slovenian soprano Kristina Bitenc shines in her role as Eurydice. She moves with the grace of a goddess and sings with a powerful and warm voice.”


Ms. Bitenc is in great demand as a concert soloist as well as on the opera stage. She has distinguished herself in leading opera roles as Eurydice (Gluck), Sandrina (Mozart), Blanche and Elle ( Poulenc), Max ( Knussen), Mrs. Julian ( Britten), Gianetta ( Donizetti), Femme (Milhaud), Oscar ( Verdi).  She performed with opera companies such as Nederlandse Reisopera, Opera2day, Opéra National du Rhin, Opera Zuid.

Throughout her career Kristina has collaborated with many conductors including Reinbert de Leeuw, David Syrus,  Antony Hermus, Marko Letonja, Karel Deseure, Bas Wiegers, Patrick Davin, Claude Schnitzler, Vincent Monteil , Gordan Nikolic, Friedemann Layer, Leo Hussain and has performed with the Slovenian Philharmonic Orchestra, Slovenian Radio Orchestra, Residentie Orkest, ASKO Schönberg ensemble, Orchestre Philharmonique de Strasbourg,  Noord Nederland Orkest, Orchestre Symphonique de Mulhouse, Dutch Youth Orchestra, Philharmonie Zuidnederland.


In the years 2012-14 Kristina was member of the Opera studio at the Opéra National du Rhin where she participated in productions such as Blanche neige  (La Souris, Le Nain Oups ) by Lange, La belle ou bois dormant (La fée bleue/ Princesse) by Respighi, Aladin et la lampe merveilleuse ( La Princesse Badr-al Budur)

by Rota and Owen Wingrave ( Mrs. Julian) by Britten, Le Pauvre Matelot ( Femme) by Milhaud and Der ferne Klang (Mizi) by Schrecker. She also participated in the guest performances of the Strasbourg Opera studio at the Atelier-Théâtre Louis Jouvet (Paris).



“Kristina Bitenc as Femme imposes a real dramatic and musical presence” (Opéra Magazine, May 2014)


“Discovery of the evening is the young Slovenian soprano” ( OBD Opéra, April 2016)


Ms. Bitenc studied violin at an early age but soon discovered her real passion, singing. Subsequently she graduated with a Bachelor of Music from the Royal Conservatory in the Hague with Barbara Pearson. She was then selected to join the Dutch National Opera Academy from 2010-2012, where she received her Master´s Degree in Opera with distinction. She is coached by Brian Masuda and Ira Siff.


Composer                     Opera                                                 Role

G.Bizet                      Carmen                                                    Michaela *

B.Britten                   Owen Wingrave                                     Mrs. Julian

G. Donizetti              L’elisir d’amore                                       Giannetta

G. Donizetti              Il Campanello                                         Seraphina

C. Debussy               Pélleas et Mélisande                              Melisande *

G. Faure                    Penelope                                                 Melantho

C. W. Gluck             Orphée et Eurydice                               Eurydice

O. Knussen               Where the wild things are                     Max

M. F. Lange              Blanche Neige                                        La Souris, Le Nain Oups

D. Milhaud                Le Pauvre Matelot                                 Femme

W. A. Mozart            La Finta Giardiniera                               Sandrina

F. Poulenc                 La Voix Humaine                                   Elle

F. Poulenc                Dialogues des Carmélites                     Blanche

H. Purcell                  Dido and Aeneas                                   Belinda, 1st Witch

H. Purcell                  The Fairy Queen

M. Ravel                    L´Enfant et les Sortilèges                     La Bergere, La Chauve-Souris

O. Respighi               La belle au bois dormant                       Princesse, La fee bleu

N. Rota                     Aladin et la lampe merveilleuse            Princess Badr-al Budur

F. Schreker               Der ferne Klang                                      Mizi

G. Verdi                    Un ballo in maschera                              Oscar

G. Vedi                      Rigoletto                                                  Gilda *



Roles in preparation

B. Britten                    A midsummer night's dream               Tytania

G.Donizetti                L’elisir d’amore                                       Adina

C.Gounod                  Romeo et Juliette                                  Juliette

J. Massenet                Manon                                                     Manon

G.Verdi                       La Traviata                                               Violetta


  J.S.Bach                     Johannes Passion


  J. Brahms                   Requiem

  L. van Beethoven      An der Freude

  A. Bruckner               Requiem

  G. Faure                     Requiem

  G. Handel                  Messiah

  W.A. Mozart              Krönungmesse 

                                       Missa in c


  F.Poulenc                  Gloria

  J.Rutter                      Requiem

  A.Vivaldi                     Gloria

M.Ravel                         Shéhérazade

H.Berlioz                       Les nuits d'été



Opera performances

Orphée et Eurydice
Orphée et Eurydice

Nederlands Reisopera ©Marco Borggreve

Orphée et Eurydice
Orphée et Eurydice

Nederlands Reisopera ©Marco Borggreve

Orphée et Eurydice
Orphée et Eurydice

Nederlands Reisopera ©Marco Borggreve

Orphée et Eurydice
Orphée et Eurydice

Nederlands Reisopera ©Marco Borggreve

La voix humaine
La voix humaine


La Finta Giardiniera
La Finta Giardiniera

DNOA ©Mylene Siegers

Owen Wingrave
Owen Wingrave

Opera National du Rhin

Le pauvre matelot
Le pauvre matelot

Opera National du Rhin

Le pauvre matelot
Le pauvre matelot

Opera National du Rhin

Dr. Miracle's last illusion
Dr. Miracle's last illusion

OPERA2DAY ©Morten de Boer

Dr. Miracle's last illusion
Dr. Miracle's last illusion

OPERA2DAY ©Morten de Boer


©Lenart Zore

©Lenart Zore

©Lenart Zore

©Lenart Zore

©Lenart Zore

©Lenart Zore

©Lenart Zore


J.Massenet: Suis je gentille? Je marche sur tous les chemins

Mirsa Adami, piano



J.S.Bach : St. Matthew Passion 

​Philharmonie Zuidnederland


Conductor: Karel Deseure

Koren Studium Chorale & Schola Puerorum

Evangelist Tobias Hunger

Christus Huub Claessens

Sopraan Kristina Bitenc

Alt Rosanne van Sandwijk

Tenor Julian Habermann

Bas Michael Wilbering


March 31st 2021 at 19:30

Theater aan het Vrijthof, Maastricht


April 1st 2021 at 19:00

Parkstad Limburg Theaters, Heerlen


April 2nd 2021 at 19:00

De Maaspoort Theater & Events, Venlo


April 3rd 2021 at 19:00

Muziekgebouw , Eindhoven

A.Dvorak: Rusalka- de kleine Zeemmermin

Role: Rusalka

Conductor: Per-Otto Johansson

Director: Sybrand van der Werf

Opera Compact

June 25th 2021 at 21:00 premiere at Consortium Grensmaas ( Schipperskerk)

June 26th 2021 at 21:00

June 27th 2021 at 15:00

July 2nd 2021 at 21:00

July 3rd  2021 at 21:00

July 4th 2021 at 21:00


De Reiziger

August 2021 in Den Bosch

More information to follow 


Kristina Bitenc

+31 6 43946658

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