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Anneke LUYTEN, soprano


Belgian Soprano Anneke Luyten studied subsequently violin and singing at Lemmens Instituut Belgium (Louvain). She was coached by Mezzo-Sopranos Dina Grossberger and Lieve Jansen (2001-2006). She fulfiled her vocal training by doing Master Classes with Ann Murray, Graham Johnson, Helmut Deutsch, Kirsten Buhl Møller, Alexander Oliver, Noëlle Barker, Audrey Hyland, Michaela von Gegerfeld, Maria Angeles Triana, etc. Her actual coach is Gemma Visser.

In October 2006 Soprano Anneke Luyten joined the Flanders Opera Studio (Ghent) where she graduated in June 2007. In September 2007 she joined the Queen Elisabeth College of Music in Waterloo (Brussels) where she was coached by Susanna Eken and José Van Dam. In May 2007 she won the competition for Young Soloists of the Royal Flemish Philharmonic Orchestra. Summer 2009 she joined the Operastudio linked to the Opéra national du Rhin (Strasbourg). It enabled her to participate in the productions of Louise by G. Charpentier (as Irma), Aladin by Nino Rota (as Princess Badré Al-Budur), Ariadne auf Naxos by R. Strauss  (as Echo) and Il matrimonio segreto by Cimarosa, (as Elisetta). Subsequently she became a member of the soloists ensemble of the Flanders Opera, where  she appeared as Sacerdotessa (Aïda), Polia (Tsharodeika/Tshaikowski), Delia (Il viaggio a Reims) and Curra (La Forza del Destino).

More recent engagements as a guest included : 2. Blumenmädchen (in the legendary Parsifal production of Romeo Castellucci, 2011) at La Monnaie, 1. Dame (Zauberflöte) new production at Opéra national du Rhin, Strasbourg (directed by Mariame Clément), 2. Blumenmädchen (Parsifal) at Vlaamse Opera directed by Tatjana Gürbaca. She made her debut at Opéra Comique, Paris where she took part in the staged production of Manfred (Schumann) conducted by Emmanuel Krivine. February 2015 she has sung with lavish praise her debut as Frau Fluth (Die lustige Weiber von Windsor), in a production stage directed by David Hermann at Opéra Royal de Wallonie, Liège (2015).The latter recently engaged her for 1. Dame in Zauberflöte.

In concert she appeared lately in Samuel Barbar's "Knoxville" a performance she got lavish praise. She was equally acclaimed for her outstanding interpretation of the 2nd soprano part in Mozart's C-minor Mass - both with Sinfonia Varsovia led by Christopher Warren-Green (September, 2013, Spain) as with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra of Liège under the baton of Christian Arming (December 2013). Summer (2014) Anneke Luyten was invited by the International Sion (CH) Festival to perform works by R. Strauss, Mendelssohn and Mozart together with the Lithuanian Chamber Orchestra led by Augustin Dumay. Amongst her next concerts : Wagner's Wesendonck-Lieder under the baton of Patrick Davin with Orchestre symphonique de Mulhouse within the framework of the International Richard Wagner Congress 2016 in Strasbourg.

Meanwhile Anneke Luyten has sung under the baton of renowned conductors such as Hartmut Haenchen, Kazushi Ono, Alberto Zedda, Dmitri Jurowski, Roland Böer, Alexander Joel, Leo Hussain, Christian Arming, Emmanuel Krivine, Christopher Warren-Green, Theodor Guschlbauer, Patrick Fournillier, Yannis Pourspourikas, Eliahu and Daniel Inbal, Michel Tilkin and Paolo Arrivabeni. She has worked together with stage directors such as Vincent Boussard, Waut Koeken, Christophe Gayral, Romeo Castellucci, Guy Joosten, Mariame Clément, André Engel, Michael Thalheimer, Tatjana Gürbaca and Peter Konwitschny...a.o.

Cv-update : 2016
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