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Ilse Eerens

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Belgian soprano Ilse Eerens began her studies at the age of fourteen at the Lemmens Institute in Leuven and in 2002 at the New Opera Academy in Amsterdam/The Hague, where she graduated cum laude with Jard van Nes.

Recently, Eerens sang the roles of, among others, Marianne in the world premiere of HK Gruber’s ‘Geschichten aus dem Wienerwald’ for the Bregenzer Festspiele, La seconde fille in Boesmans' world premiere of ‘Au Monde’, Despina in a semi-staged production of ‘Cosi fan tutte’ with the Orchestra of the Eighteenth Century, and Jemmy in a concertante execution of Rossini's ‘Guillaume Tell’ conducted by Evelino Pido. As a concert singer, Eerens recently sang Haydn, conducted by Philippe Herreweghe and Bach, conducted by Frans Brüggen.

Ilse Eerens has performed with, among others, the Orchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks and the Orchestre national de Lille, and has worked with conductors such as Yannick Nezet-Seguin, Hartmut Haenchen, Leo Hussain, Mark Elder, Paolo Olmi and Michael Boder.

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