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Wiebke Göetjes was born and raised in Monnickendam . She studied at the Conservatory of Utrecht with Marianne Blok. At the same time she studied in the Opera class of the Royal Conservatory in The Hague directed by conductor Kenneth Montgomery. After finishing the Music Academy she studied with famous Coloratura Cristina Deutekom for many years. She currently works with Anthony Legge, Monica Pick-Hieronimi and Annett Andriesen.
After her graduation she was immediately given a contract for the role of Carlotta Giudicelli in the Dutch version of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s musical “The Phantom of the Opera”, a part which she performed about 600 times in two years!
She was contracted by the State Theater of Meiningen, Germany, where she made her debut in the title role of Verdi’s“Aida”. She remained in Meiningen and for four years she worked with such prestigious stage directors as Peter Konwitschny (Aida), Pet Halmen (Tannhäuser) and Brigitte Fassbinder (Ariadne auf Naxos), She took many leading parts in her vocal range, amongst them:
o Tosca - Tosca
o Aida - Aïda
o Tannhäuser - Elisabeth,
o Fidelio - Leonore
o The Flying Dutchman - Senta
o Ariadne auf Naxos - Ariadne
o Don Giovanni - Donna Anna
o The Abduction from the Seraglio - Konstanze
o Sly - Dolly
In this period she was engaged by the State Opera of Stuttgart, The Operahouse of Pforzheim, the Volkstheatre Rostock , The Prague Opera, the State Opera of KasselOpernfestival of Gut Immling and worked with prominent directors. With great succes she performed titleroles and memorable is, that for her creation of Antonia in Hoffman’s Erzählungen she received the “TZ-rose”, a prize given by the important newspaper of Germany, die Tageszeitung.
o The Walküre - Ortlinde (This complete RING has recently been broadcasted and is now available on Dvd and CD).
o Turandot - Princess Turando
o Aida - Abigaille
o Madama Butterfly, Elisabeth
o “On the Town” - Russian Prima Donna/ Singing teacher, Miss Dilly.
o Hoffmanns Erzähulungen- Antonia which she performed in theam Chiemsee.
o Alzheimer - Mrs..Swout (worldpremiére)
o Tosca - Tosca, a series of performances in the Kulturgipfel München’s touring production.
o La Scala di Sieta
o Hänsel and Gretel- mother
o MNacbeth - Lady Macbeth in the famous Concertgebouw Amsterdam
o Le Prophéte - Fidés.
o Walküre - Brünnhilde.
o Le Prophète - Fides
o I Puritani - Enrichetta
In this year she was invitedby the acclaimed festival Alden Biesen,
o Hänsel und Gretel - mother and Witch
o Il Barbiere die Siviglia - Bertha
o Carmen- Carmen (concertperformance)
o Nabucco - Abigaile
o Der Vetter aus Dingsda by E. Künneke- Wilhelmina. Berlin
o Nabucco by G.Verdi – Abigaille.
o Cavalleria Rusticana by P.Mascagni - Santuzza
o Other concerts and operagala’s
o Directing Amahl and the Nightvisitors by G. Menotti
o Nabucco by G.Verdi – Abigaille. Touring the Netherlands
o Aida by G.Verdi – Aida
o Directing Les Dialoguès des Carmelitès by F.Poulenc
o Her staged Ring debut will be hosted by the Bangkok Opera in 2013 with Götterdämmerung.
Concerts, Lieder and Oratoria
Wiebke enjoys singing concerts and oratorio. Recently she toured Germany with the Philharmonic Orchestra of Halle with whom she sang “The Four Last Songs” by R.Strauss, as well as Mahler’s 4th and 2nd Symphony with the Vogtland Philharmonic and the Philharmonic Orchestra of the Theatre of Meiningen. The famous Concertgebouw re-invited her this season to perform one of her favourite Oratorias, Verdi’s Requiem, as well as a concert performance of Verdi’s Macbeth in 2008.
Her own activities as a singer
Teaching and coaching is becoming more and more important in her life. She enjoys sharing her experience and helping young collegues starting their carreer. With her operastudio Hojotoho Operastudio she gives workshops, private singing lessons and organizes concerts for them where they can be heard by agents, conductors and others. In 2009 she staged a student performance of Die Zauberflöte, in 2010 Hänsel und Gretel and in 2011 the Dialogues des Carmelites by F.Poulenc are planned.
As well as private teaching she is a regulair guest at the Sweelinck Conservatory Amsterdam, The Royal Conservatory in The Haque and the Artez Conservatory in Arnhem as a guest teacher.
My special gratitude goes out to my wise teacher, inspiring coach, counselor, help and stay, Cristina Deutekom
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