Short English biography - cv

Annelyn studied singing at Royal Conservatory of Gent in Belgium.

She got her bachelordegree with Zeger Vandersteene and in 2009 her Masterdegree 

with Marcos Pujol and international bas-baritone Gidon Saks. 

She took singing Masterclasses in Belgium and abroad with Gidon Saks, Franco Farina, Michael Spyres, 

Jennifer Hamilton, Wiebke Göetjes a.o.  Till the end of 2018 she took further coachings with Gidon Saks.

She loves to perform opera. Recent highlights were a.o. 

Mara in L'Opera d'Aran Bécaud, Idéa in Le poète et son idéal, Suzuki in Madama Butterfly Puccini, 

opera recitals and concerts in which she performed arias and ensembles 

of romantic-dramatic characters, mostly in French - Italian repertoire., sometimes also German.

 such as Carmen (Carmen Bizet), Charlotte (Werther Massenet), Didon (Les Troyens Berlioz), 

Marguerite (La Damnation de Faust Berlioz), Grande Duchesse de Gérolstein (Offenbach), 

Jeanne (Bouchard d'Avesnes Miry), Leonora di Guzman (La favorita Donizetti), La Cieca (La Gioconda Ponchielli), 

Nancy (Martha Flotow), Irmentraut (Der waffenschmied Lortzing), Fatima (Oberon Von Weber) a.o.

Older opera highlights were Giovanna Seymour - Elisabetta Tudor arias and duets from Anna Bolena and

Maria Stuarda Donizetti, Laura and Adalgisa arias and duets from La Gioconda Ponchielli and Norma Bellini,

Josepha in Dutch version of Im Weissen Rössl R. Benatsky, Hänsel in Hänsel und Gretel Humperdinck,

Dorabella in (Quasi) Cosi fan tutte (shortened version of opera) Mozart, 2te Dame in Die Zauberflöte Mozart

and during her time at Conservatory Miles in Turn of the screw Britten, 2nd Witch in Dido and Aeneas Purcell a.o.

Sometimes she's asked for religious mezzo - alto solos, recent a.o. Requiem Mozart, 

earlier on also Petite messe solennelle Rossini a.o.

Before singing, Annelyn studied piano at the Lemmensinstituut in Leuven Belgium, 

there she got her Masterdegree for piano and her teachingdegree. 

Annelyn is also active in Part time art education 

as teacher of classical singing, piano and ensemble at Conservatory Kortrijk.


Performances to come

- Mezzo solo on opera concert for vzw CoOperArti on 27th of november 2022 in Harelbeke. More info soon!

- Mezzo solo during opening of Organ festival Adriaen Willaert on 11th of march 2023 in Roeselare

- Mezzo solo on opera concert for vzw Lyrica on 23th of april 2023 in Gent Minardschouwburg

Past Performances

For vzw Lyrica Gent BE: (2017-2019, 2022)

- "Opera concert  - Opera d'Aran". Annelyn performed Mara in L'Opera dAran Bécaud, Idéa in Le poète et son idéal Miry, Jeanne in her aria from Bouchard d'Avesnes Miry. with Pianist Virgile Van Essche 2022

- "International operaconcert" Annelyn sang 2 arias of Musetta from La Bohème Leoncavallo, aria Didon Les Troyens Berlioz, Romance Marguerite La damnation de Faust Berlioz and duet Azucena-Manrico Il trovatore Verdi. Pianist Giacomo di Tollo 2019

- "Newyearsconcert - Madama Butterfly" Suzuki in selected scènes from Madama Butterfly, Charlotte in her letteraria from Massenet and Orlovsky in his aria from Die Fledermaus. Conductor Giacomo di Tollo and Brussels symphony orchestra 2019

- "Music for millions" A was Djamileh (Bizet), Grande Duchesse (Offenbach), Marion (Ganne), Jeanne (Miry), Balkis (Gounod), Carmen in arias and Mallika (Delibes), Tigrana (Puccini) in duets. Pianists Philippe Wesemael and Kayoko Ikeda. 2017

- "Newyearsconcert - Rigoletto" Giovanna and Maddalena in selected scènes from "Rigoletto" Verdi, Rose Friquet (Maillart) in her aria Espoir charmant and Nicklausse (Offenbach) in duet. Conductor Karel De Wilde and La chapelle sauvage 2017

With - for vzw CoOperArti (2011-2018, 2021)

- "Airs" Opera - organconcert 2021

Annelyn as Marina, Irmentraut, Nancy, La cieca, Fatima, Djamileh, Carmen

Organist Nico Ronsse

- "Feu et flammes" Opera- piano recital. 2018

A as Juno, Charlotte, Carmen, Didon, Marguerite, Lola, Orfeo, Carceleras.

Pianist Marie Noëlle Damien

- "Opera Metamorfosen": arias and duets. 2017

A as Balkis, Carmen, Charlotte, Nancy, Berta, Siebel in arias and Nancy, Giulio, Mallika and Hänsel in duets.

Pianist Pieter Tieghem

- "Beaux airs" French and Italian arias and duets. 2016

A as Carmen, Isabella, Charlotte, Siebel, Cherubino in arias and Nicklausse, Adalgisa, Bianca (Mercadante) in duets.

Pianist Els Cooman

- "Regine e rivali" Tudor history: arias and duets from Anna Bolena and Maria Stuarda G. Donizetti. 2015

A as Giovanna Seymour and Elisabetta.

Pianist Marieke Arnou

- "Dramatiek & Romantiek" arias and duets from Norma V. Bellini, La Gioconda A. Ponchielli. 2015

A as Laura and Adalgisa.

Pianist P.ieter Tieghem

- "Diva divo mezzosoprani": all mezzo repertoire with 4 mezzis. 2015

A as Nicklausse, Sara R. Devereux, Charlotte, Sesto G. F. Haendel, Béatrice.

Pianists Sylvie Decraemer and Pieter Tieghem

- "Voce di donne" arias and ensembles with 3 singers theme women. 2014

A as Jocasta, La cieca, Suzuki, Frau Reich, Elisabetta.

Pianist Marieke Arnou

- "Amor" arias and chambermusic around love. 2013

A as Siebel, Leonora, Carmen and Eboli.

Pianist Jan Lust

- "CoOperArgandi" famous arias and duets for soprano and mezzo. 2013

Pianist Andrew Wise

- "Quasi Cosi fan tutte" a shortened version of Cosi fan tutte Mozart. 2012

A as Dorabella.

Pianist Katrijn Friant, Director Gidon Saks

- "Alla zingarese": an all gypsy program. 2012

A as Carmen and gypsyladies (and played piano)

Pianist Els Cooman

- "Dell' Amore" arias, all around love. 2012

A as Dorabella, Carmen, Cherubino (and played piano).

Pianist Els Cooman

- "Voorjaarsgloed" arias, duets for soprano and mezzo, ensembles 2012

Pianist Andrew Wise

More info www.vzwcooperarti.org 

For OkG 2020

"Prosit" Opera newyearsconcert with Herman Streulens

Annelyn sang arias Leonora di Guzman from La Favorita Donizetti, Jeanne from Bouchard d'Avesnes Miry, Carmen Bizet, Grande Duchesse de Gérolstein Offenbach and Isoletta in duet from La Straniera Bellini.

For Legato - Conservatory Kortrijk (2019)

- Matinee teachersconcert Annelyn was Charlotte in her letterscène from Werther Massenet and Carceleras in her aria from Las hijas del Zebedeo Chapi Pianist Marie Noëlle Damien

- Teachersconcert on Sinksen A as Grande Duchesse de Gérolstein in her aria Ah que j'aime les militaires from Offenbach

Pianist Marie Noëlle Damien 

For city Harelbeke (2019)

Mezzo solo in Requiem Mozart with choirs Amuse Gueules, Ars vocalis 

and orchestra Ars instrumentalis Conductor David Anne

For Sursum Corda and Heilige familie (2019)

Mezzo solo in "From passion to hope" religious concerts with solos from Mozart, Kverno, Mendelssohn, Rutter

Choirs and orchestra under Conductor Antoon De Spiegeleer

For Markant Zwevegem (2018)

Mezzo solo in a jubileum mass with solo and choir for 65th anniversary of Markant Zwevegem Conductor Sieglinde Carlier

For Machine vzw Eeklo BE (2017)

"Ariade": Romantic opera arias. A as Carmen, Charlotte, Leonora, Siebel, Nicklausse, Isabella, Nancy, La cieca, Eboli. Pianist Aymeric Catalano

For Kunst Veredelt Roeselare (2016)

Josepha in "Im weissen Rössl" R. Benatzky Dutch version 

Choir and orchestra with Conductor Henk Soenen, Director Gino Bruneel

For Gezinsbond Olsene (2016)

Christmassongs and arias with piano, also brassband and choir Conductor and pianist Joop Verzele

For concertorganisation (2014)

"Petite messe solennelle" Rossini altosolo Conductor F. Hameleers

Soprano Lieselot Beeckaert

With Incanto NL (2013)

under direction of J.Pas - J. Lucassen "Concert" with arias from Annio, Charlotte, Giovanna Seymour, Pianist Floor Lanz

For Klassiek op het plein BE (2013)

Concert with arias from Balkis, Laura (and played quatre-mains) Pianist Ilse De Backer

For Azymuth (2013)

"Die Geburt Christi" H. Von Herzogenberg altosolo with Chamberorchestra Arc en ciel Conductor T. Deneckere

For Opera aan de Schie NL (2011 - 2013)

- Hänsel in Hänsel und Gretel E. Humperdinck. Pianist Gilbert Den Broeder, Director Wiebke Göetjes

- 3 Festivals of "Opera aan de Schie" arias and ensembles A as Romeo, Eboli, Dorabella, 2nd lady, Carmen, Charlotte,...

Pianists Ynke Van Der Wagt, Ineke Gelijns ao.

With International Belcanto Academy NL - GE (2012)

2nd lady and 3rd boy in "Die Zauberflöte" W.A. Mozart Pianist Floor Lanz

under direction of R. Modesti - Director N. Vogler, Pianist Floor Lanz

For Collegium Cum Splendore BE (2012)

- 2nd soprano and altosolo in "Gloria" Vivaldi

- Concert with arias of Sesto G.F. Haendel

Conductor Liselotte Sels

For concertorganisation (2012)

2nd soprano and altosolo "Gloria" Vivaldi Conductor A. De Spiegeleer

For musicschool Harelbeke (2012)

2nd soprano and altosolo "Gloria" Vivaldi Conductor E. De Snijder

For concertorganisation (2011)

"Happy gospels" Gospelsolos, with 4 choirs Conductor A. De Spiegeleer and others

With Hojotoho Singingstudio NL - GE (2009 - 2011)

- Hänsel in Hänsel und Gretel E. Humperdinck Pianist G Den Broeder, Director W. Göetjes

- Concerts with arias and scènes of Charlotte, Leonora, Suzuki, Dorabella, 2nd and 3rd lady,...Pianists G Den Broeder, Ineke Gelijns

With Scoppio di Vesuvio BE (2007 - 2011)

- 2nd witch and 1ste nereid in "Dido and Aeneas" H. Purcell, Conductor Guy Penson, Director Gidon Saks 2007

- Miles in "Turn of the screw" B. Britten Conductor D Janssens, Director G. Saks 2009

- Lola in "Gallantry" D. Moore, Conductor Piet De Block, Director G. Saks 2008

- Die Fledermaus Strauss Ida - showgirl Dirigent Guy Penson, Regie Gidon Saks 2008

- Virtu in "L'incoronazione di Poppea" C. Monteverdi, Director G. Saks and Maja Jantar 2010

- Concerts with arias, duets of Orlovsky, Cherubino, Octavian, songs,...Pianist J M Vermaelen, G Penson, G Pégorim