Rutger van Oeveren

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Baritone Rutger van Oeveren (1994) studied early music at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam, where he was taught by Xenia Meijer and Maarten Koningsberger. Currently, he continues his studies with Xenia Meijer and Marcel Boone. Rutger is in high demand as a soloist. He has appeared multiple times on Radio 4, performs both domestically and internationally, and has been a soloist under the batons of Ed Spanjaard, Paul Dombrecht, Julien Chauvin, Adrián Rodriguez van der Spoel, and Jos van Veldhoven in venues such as TivoliVredenburg (Utrecht) and 't Muziekgebouw (Amsterdam). This season, Rutger makes his debut in the small hall of the Concertgebouw (Amsterdam).

Rutger has appeared several times as a soloist in the Duruflé Requiem and Mahler's Rückert Lieder. In spring 2016, he sang the role of Jonah in the opera "De Tempelberg" (2016) by Nina Fukuoka, written specifically for him. He also appeared as Guglielmo in Mozart's "Così fan tutte" and the Drunken Poet in Purcell's "Fairy Queen." Rutger has worked with directors such as Jeroen Lopes-Cardozo.

Additionally, he is a great lover of the song repertoire. He frequently forms a song duo with Wouter Harbers and Jaap Kooi.

Rutger has taken lessons and masterclasses with Elly Ameling, Margreet Honig, Robert Holl, Peter Kooij, Charles Daniels, Wolfgang Holzmair, Véronique Gens, Roberta Alexander, Henk Neven, Sinan Vural, Sasja Hunnego, Don Marazzo, Alexander Oliver, Johannette Zomer, and Claron McFadden, as well as renowned song accompanists such as Roger Vignoles, Eugene Asti, Susan Manoff, and Julius Drake. He has also studied early music with specialists such as Eduardo López Banzo, Fred Jacobs, Teunis van der Zwart, and Shunske Sato.

In addition, Rutger delves into mime corporel and acting. He was a guest student at the mime department of the Theaterschool in Amsterdam for a year, attended mime courses with, among others, Thomas Leabhart, and participated in multiple productions. In autumn 2019, he is taking acting classes at the acting program of Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri.

Rutger also graduated in philosophy from the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam in 2017. Currently, he is pursuing philosophy in the research master program in Utrecht. In autumn 2019, he is a guest student at Washington University in St. Louis.

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