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Mark Omvlee* Tenor

The Dutch tenor Mark Omvlee graduated in 2003 from the Conservatory of Amsterdam, having studied for four years with Hein Meens. His studies also comprise of one year at the School for Drama & Contemporary Music Theatre and a year studying School Music, both in Amsterdam. Since his graduation he regularly receives coaching by Gemma Visser, Marcel Reijans and Miranda van Kralingen, among others.


Mark Omvlee was accepted at the Holland Opera, before his graduation. Here he sang various opera roles throughout the Netherlands, ranging from baroque to contemporary music. He debuted at the Opera Zuid in 2006 in Stravinsky’s Mavra. As member of the soloist ensemble of the Opera Zuid, he sang various tenor roles in Nozze di Figaro, Der Rosenkavalier, Barbe Bleue and Die Zauberflöte, among others.


In recent years he took part in the chamber opera production Owen Wingrave at Opera Trionfo. He also performed the role of Mime in Wagner’s Das Rheingold, Bizet’s Carmen, Mussorgsky’s Boris Godunov, Donizetti’s L’Elisir d’Amore, Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte (Monostatos) at the Opéra Saint-Étienne and Stravinsky’s Le Rossignol (at the ZaterdagMatinee, Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra under Charles Dutoit). At the Dutch National Opera Mark Omvlee took part in productions of Rossini’s Il Viaggio a Reims, Dialogue des Carmelites by Poulenc and Die Rosenkavalier by Strauss. He also performed the main role (Jack) in Brokeback Mountain by Charles Wuorinen at the opera houses of Aachen and Salzburg.


Recent hightlights contain several opera productions, like Verdi’s I Due Foscari in Matinee Series in the Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte with Christophe Rousset in Dijon and Paris, Salomé by Strauss at the Dutch National Opera and Deus Passus by Wolfgang Rihm in Tivoli Vredenburg Utrecht.

Last season Mark Omvlee was soloist in  Richard Strauss’ Salomé at the Verbier Festival; as Monostatos in Die Zauberflöte with Les Talens Lyriques and Christophe Rousset at Opera Limoges and Caen; he toured Bach’s St Matthew Passion in the Netherlands with Reinhard Goebel and North Netherlands Symphony Orchestra; and Matinee at the Concertgebouw, Amsterdam in September 2018: Mussorgsky’s Boris Godunov with the Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra led by Pablo Heras-Casado.


During 2018-2019 season Mark Omvlee sang in Mussorgsky’s Boris Godunov at the NTR Concertgebouw Zaterdagmatinee led by Pablo Heras-Casado; TivoliVredenburg Utrecht Vrijdagconcert with Berlioz’ Romeo et Juliette under Fabien Gabel; at Dutch National Opera he performed the role of Laios in Enesco’s Oedipe; and at Opéra de Lille he sang  Monastatos in Mozart’s The Magic Flute.

In season 2019/2020 Mark Omvlee has been invited Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra in the production of Tristan & Isolde ( Melot) in Amsterdam and Luzern, in  St Matthew Passion of the North Netherlands Symphony Orchestra (NNO) under the direction of Reinhard Goebel, in Smetena’s Verkaufte Braud ( Vasek) and for example in Dvorak’s Rusalka at the National Opera and Ballet Company in Amsterdam.

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