Josefien Stoppelenburg, soprano, performs as a soloist in the United States, the Netherlands, Italy and Germany. In Chicago she has performed with Baroque Band, the Apollo Chorus, the Newberry Consort, Handel Week Festival, Fulcrum Point, Ars Musica and Music of the Baroque. From 2005 until 2007 Josefien was part of the Young Opera Ensemble of Cologne. Her operatic roles include Serpina (La Serva Padrona), Amor (Orfeo ed Euridice) and Belinda (Dido and Aeneas), and Poulenc’s La Voix Humaine. She sang Aci in the Haymarket Opera Company’s acclaimed premiere of Handel’s Aci, Galatea e Polifemo and Tirsi in Clori, Tirsi e Fileno. Recent engagements include Bach/Pergolesi Stabat Mater (with Camerata Amsterdam), Haydn’s Lord Nelson Mass and Stabat Mater, Handel’s La Resurrezione, Messiah and Dixit Dominus (Baroque Band), Messiah with the Rockford Symphony Orchestra, Handel Gloria with the Elmhurst Symphony Orchestra, the Faure Requiem with Northwest Indiana Symphony Orchestra, and the world premiere of Jacob TV’s The News, a multi-media reality opera, in Pittsburgh.

This year she made her debut in Seoul, Korea with Brahms Ein deutsches Requiem and will perform Haydn Lord Nelson Mass in Beijjng, China, in 2014.

With her sister Charlotte (alt-mezzo) she forms a vocal duo. In this combination the sisters performed in nearly every concert hall in The Netherlands. They were the first to win the National Princess Christina competition and have performed with numerous orchestras ever since. Their concerts were broadcasted on Dutch national television and radio, including their concert for the Dutch Royal Family.

Josefien won the Chicago Oratorio Award 2013 and 2nd place nationally in the  American Prize Opera Competition 2013.

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