Kristina Bitenc

Soprano

 
             About

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 is 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). She performed with opera companies such Nederlandse Reisopera, Opera2day, Opéra National du Rhin.

Throughout her career Kristina has collaborated with many conductors including Reinbert de Leeuw, David Syrus,  Antony Hermus, Marko Letonja, 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.

 

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.

Repertoire

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

*partly

Opera

Roles in preparation

G.Donizetti                L’elisir d’amore                                       Adina

C.Gounod                  Romeo et Juliette                                  Juliette

J. Massenet                Manon                                                     Manon

G.Verdi                       La Traviata                                               Violetta

Concert

  J.S.Bach                     Johannes Passion

                                       Osteroratorium

  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

                                       Requiem

  F.Poulenc                  Gloria

  J.Rutter                      Requiem

  A.Vivaldi                     Gloria

M.Ravel                         Shéhérazade

H.Berlioz                       Les nuits d'été

 
 
 

Schedule

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Contact

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