Wilke te Brummelstroete
The Dutch mezzo Wilke te Brummelstroete performs an eclectic repertoire that ranges from Baroque works through the classical and romantic periods up to contemporary repertoire. In concert, she has made a great international reputation in close collaborations with Frans Brüggen and his Orchestra of the 18th Century, often as a soloist in the Bach Passions, in Mozart’s Requiem, in arias by Haydn and in Beethoven Symphony No. 9; with Sir John Eliot Gardiner, whether in Bach Cantatas or Beethoven Symphony No. 9; and with Nicholas McGegan, both at the Händel-Festspiele Göttingen and with Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra in San Francisco. Other conductors with whom she works often together include Christian Thielemann, Daniel Harding, Iván Fischer, Paul Goodwin, Ton Koopman, Neeme Järvi, Kent Nagano, Sir Roger Norrington, Christoph Poppen, Michael Schønwand, Richard Egarr and Thomas Zehetmair.
She has sung with the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra Amsterdam, the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, the Munich Philharmonic Orchestra, the Bavarian Radio Orchestra, the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra, the English Baroque Soloists, the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, the Academy of Ancient Music, the Irish Chamber Orchestra, the Northern Sinfonia, Philharmonic Orchestra de Radio France, the Orchestre de Paris, Het Brabants Orkest and the Real Philharmonia de Galicia, and has appeared at major concert halls including the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées and Salle Pleyel in Paris; the Wiener Konzerthaus and the Wiener Musikverein; London’s Royal Albert Hall (at the BBC Proms), Barbican Hall, Queen Elizabeth Hall and Wigmore Hall; the Sage Gateshead; the Palau della Musica in Barcelona; the Teatro Colòn Buenos Aires, as well as at the Beijing Music Festival, the Hong Kong Arts Festival, the Istanbul Festival and in all famous concert halls in Japan.
In opera she made her debut at the Bayreuther Festspiele in 2006 as Siegrune Die Walküre conducted Christian Thielemann, returning in 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2010. Other operatic engagements have included Venere / Bellezza in Cavalli's Ercole Amante (Netherlands Opera, with Ivor Bolton); Ruggiero Alcina and Teseo Arianna in Creta (Händel-Festspiele Göttingen), Tirinto Imeneo (Opera Ireland), Storgé Jephtha (Händel-Festspiele Göttingen and San Francisco), Juno / Ino Semele (San Francisco); Ottavia L'incoronazione di Poppea (Massachusetts Festival), Proserpina L’Orfeo (Amsterdam), Minerva / Melanto Il Ritorno d'Ulisse (Amsterdam, Berlin, Brussels, Vienna, Zürich and Sydney Festival), Penelopé Il Ritorno d'Ulisse (Wiesbaden); Aristeo in Graun’s Orfeo (Berlin); Purcell’s Dido (Brussels, Antwerp, London, Libya, China); Tamerlano in Vivaldi's Bajazet (Vienna with Fabio Biondi), Second Lady Die Zauberflöte with Mahler Chamber Orchestra at the Lucerne festival 2011 (Daniel Harding) and extracts of Amnéris in Verdi's Aida (Amsterdam Muziektheater Jubileum 2011).
Her versatility has afforded her success in performances of romantic repertoire such as Respighi Il Tramonto, Berlioz Les Nuits d’Été, Wagner Wesendonck Lieder (L’Orchestre de l’Auvergne), Delage Quatre poèmes hindoes, Elgar The Kingdom, Schumann Das Paradies und die Peri and Der Sängers Fluch and Verdi Requiem.
Her many recordings include J. S. Bach Cantatas with Sir John Eliot Gardiner, a disc that won a Gramophone Record of the Year Award 2005 and the Baroque Vocal Award 2005; St Matthew Passion and Mozart Requiem with Frans Brüggen; Duruflé Requiem with Het Brabants Kamerkoor; Arianna in Creta and Jephtha with Nicholas McGegan; Cavalli's Ercole Amante (Netherlands Opera), a performance now available on DVD and Die Walküre from the Bayreuther Festspiele, a performance now available on both CD and DVD.
She appeared at Nicholas McGegan’s leaving Gala at the 2011 Händel-Festspiele Göttingen, and her current and future engagements include Siegrune Die Walküre with the Netherlands Opera conducted by Hartmut Haenchen (DNO 2013) and also Siegrune in concert with the Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra conducted by Marek Janowski (2012); Beethoven Missa Solemnis with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Vasily Petrenko; Beethoven Symphony No. 9 with the London Symphony Orchestra conducted by Sir John Eliot Gardiner (London,Madrid, Paris, Hamburg, Munich and CD recording), Beethoven Symphony No. 9 with Frans Brüggen and the New Japan Philharmonic as well as for a recording with the Orchestra of the 18th Century; and Beethoven Symphony no.9 with Jan Willem de Vriend and the Orkest van het Oosten (and CD recording ); Berio Folk Songs with the Orchestre de Picardie; a European tour of Haydn Arias with Frans Brüggen and the Orchestra of the 18th Century and Respighi Il tramonto with the Holland Symfonia.