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 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.

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

G. Verdi                    Un ballo in maschera                              Oscar

G. Vedi                      Rigoletto                                                  Gilda *

*partly

Opera

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

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

Carnaval Brabat

18-02-2020 at 20:11

Theater aan de Parade, Den Bosch

Philharmonie Zuidnederland

Hans Leenders, conductor

 

https://www.philharmoniezuidnederland.nl/voorstellingen/282/Dirigent_Hans_Leenders_Slagwerk_Percossa/Carnaval_Brabant 

 

Carnaval Brabat

21-02-2020 at 20:11

Chassé Theater, Breda

Philharmonie Zuidnederland

Hans Leenders, conductor

 

https://www.chasse.nl/theater/programma/philharmonie-zuidnederland-klokkenberg-kielegats-konzert

 

K. Weill: Aufstieg und Fall der Stadt Mahagonny

16-03-2020 at 20:00

Dutch National Opera,  Amsterdam

M. Sten, conductor

I. van Hove, director

role: Mädchen 

 

19-03-2020 at 20:00

Dutch National Opera, Amsterdam

 

24-03-2020 at 20:00

Dutch National Opera, Amsterdam

 

26-03-2020 at 20:00

Dutch National Opera, Amsterdam

 

31-03-2020 at 20:00

Dutch National Opera, Amsterdam

 

02-04-2020 at 20:00

Dutch National Opera, Amsterdam

 

05-04-2020 at 14:00

Dutch National Opera, Amsterdam

 

https://www.operaballet.nl/nl/opera/2019-2020/voorstelling/aufstieg-und-fall-der-stadt-mahagonny

 

 

 

B.Britten: A Midsummer Night’s dream

Opera Zuid

K. Deseure, conductor

O. Mafaalani, director

 

role: Tytania

 

15-05-2020 at 19:00

Eindhoven Parktheater

17-05-2020 at 14:30

Eindhoven Parktheater

 

19-05-2020 at 20:15

Venlo, De Maasport

 

21-05-2020 at 20:00

Tilburg, Theaters Tilburg

 

23-05-2020 at 20:15

Rotterdam, Theater Rotterdam Schouwburg

 

25-05-2020 at 19:30

Amsterdam, Internationaal Theater Amsterdam

 

26-05-2020 at 20:00

Den Haag, Zuiderstrandtheater

28-05-2020 at 20:00

Groningen, Stadsschouwburg Groningen

 

30-05-2020 at 20:00

Heerlen, Parkstad Limburg Theaters

 

04-06-2020 at 20:00

Sittard, Schouwburg De Domijnen

 

06-06-2020 at 19:30

Valkenburg, Openluchttheater Valkenburg

 

11-06-2020 at 20:00

Utrecht, Stadsschouwburg Utrecht

 

13-06-2020 at 20:00

Breda, Chassé Theater

 

16-06-2020 at 20:00

Maastricht, Theater aan het Vrijthof

 
Contact

Kristina Bitenc

+31 6 43946658

Owen Wingrave

Opera National du Rhin