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Martina Prins* Soprano

Dutch soprano Martina Prins studied singing at the Dutch National Opera Academy in The Hague with Alexander Oliver, Maria Acda-Maas and Diane Forlano. Martina visited masterclasses of Gemma Visser, Rita Cullis and Prof. Dennis Heath. In 2003 she won the Stipend of the Bayreuther Festspiele and she was awarded with a scholarship for foreign studies, presented by the renowned Threes Orri Foundation, part of the Prins Bernard Cultural Foundation.

Martina is successfully in song, oratorio and concert performances, with e.g. Wagner's Wesendonckliedern, Verdi Requiem, Ravel's Shéhérazade and Mahler's 2nd Symphony. In 2015, Martina had the great honor of being able to participate in the official 70th May 4 commemoration. She performed the soprano solo of the rarely performed Anne Frank Cantata 'A Child of Light' by Hans Kox from 1984 in the Concertgebouw by NedPho conducted by Antony Hermus.

Martina is also much involved in opera. Until now she has performed a highly differentiated repertoire with classical parts such as Donna Anna-DG, Marcellina-Nozze, Erste Dame-Zauberflöte and Rosalinde – Fledermaus, but also more 'eccentric' roles such as Lady Billows-Albert Herring, Moglie dell'Orco - Pollicino – HW Henze, Judith - Blauwbaards Burgt, Zuidenwind - Call of the Kinkhoorn – Visman (released on CD 2004), Ismène en Pretrèsse – Alcione - Marin Marais, Fortune Teller and Mother Superior - Angel of Fire - Prokofiev, and the Mutter and Knusperhexe from Hänsel&Gretel, where she collaborated with directors and conductors such as Kenneth Montgomery, Robert Carson, Miranda Lakerveld, Paul McCreesh, Erki Pekh, Michel Tabachnik, Hernán Schvartzman, Lorenz Duftschmidt, Marino Formenti, Gijs Leenaars, José Esandi and Anthony Hermus. She previously performed the role of Hexe in Hänsel&Gretel in a production by Philipp Harnoncourt.

In recent seasons she has also been able to add some well-considered Wagner parts to her repertoire. She performed the Sieglinde conducted by Jac van Steen, she was the cover for Isolde for the Tristan&Isolde of the Tiroler Festspiele conducted by Gustav Kuhn, and she was the goddess of love Freia in the much-discussed 'Rheingold on the Rhine' project, in which a Rhine barge converted into a theater sold out tour along various Rhine cities. In that same season she participated as Walküre sister Ortlinde with De Nederlandse Opera, in the famous Ring des Nibelungen by Pierre Audi conducted by Hartmut Haenchen.

In the past seasons Martina went on tour with Dr Miracle's Last Illusion, in which she performed Verdi's LadyMcBeth, and with Opera2Day on tour, now as Reine Gertrude in Ambroise Thomas' Hamlet, a performance that was received 'cheering' by the press and public. is. She will also give concerts with the Phion Ensemble conducted by Alexander de Blaeij with the Rebelse Beauty program.