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Yves Saelens

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The tenor Yves Saelens studied with Dina Grossberger at the Brussels Conservatoire and with Ed Zambara at The Juilliard School in New York (US).

In addition to cooperating to CD recordings including Telemann's ‘Der Tod Jesu’, Orff's ‘Carmina Burana ‘and Schubert's ‘Kosegarten Song Cycle’, Saelens released solo CDs with Lieder from Robert Franz conducted by Jan Vermeulen and Lieder by Beethoven, Schumann, Grieg and Strauss, each time accompanied by the pianist Inge Spinette.

In the season 2015-2016, Saelens sang the roles of Faust in ‘La Damnation de Faust’ at the Nationaltheater Mannheim (DE), of Alfredo in ‘La Traviata’ with Opera Avanti and Arbate in ‘Mitridate’ at La Monnaie, and in concerts with In Terra Pax and the Nederlandse Radio Filharmonie (NL), the ‘Ninth’ of Beethoven with Anima Eterna in the Sydney Opera House (AU), Bach's ‘Matthäus-Passion’ with the Philharmonie Zuidnederland (NL), Lloyd Webber's ‘Requiem’ in deSingel and Benoit's ‘Messe Solennelle’ with Royal Flemish Philharmonic.

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