Josefien Stoppelenburg, soprano
Praised for her dazzling melismas and called “an astonishing singer” by the Chicago Tribune, Dutch soprano Josefien Stoppelenburg has performed as a soloist in Europe, the United States, Asia, South America, and the Arab Emirates.
From 2005 until 2007, she was part of the Young Opera Ensemble of Cologne, Germany. Leading operatic roles have included Aci in the Haymarket Opera Company’s acclaimed production of Handel’s Aci, Galatea e Polifemo and Tirsi in Clori, Tirsi e Fileno, and Poulenc’s La Voix Humaine in the International Chamber Opera Festival (The Netherlands). She has appeared with Camerata Amsterdam, Dutch Radio Philharmonic Orkest, Noord Nederlands Orkest, Haymarket Opera Company, Baroque Artists of Champaign Urbana, Fulcrum Point and Music of the Baroque, Bloomington Bach Cantata Project and the Fort Wayne Philharmonic Orchestra, and performed several times for the Dutch Royal Family.
Ms. Stoppelburg won the Chicago Oratorio Award and second prize in The American Prize Opera Competition.
Stoppelenburg’s second love is painting. She was the Artist in Residence at the Evanston Art Center, where she gave a series of lectures about Art and Music, and organized performances and exhibitions.