Ariën Artists - Hanne ROOS, soprano - English biography




Since her debut at Flanders Opera as Kate Pinkerton (Butterfly), she returned as Konstanze in "Is it Love", after Mozart’s Entführung, Micaela (Carmen), 1. Dame (Zauberflöte), Jungfer Marianne (Rosenkavalier) in the largely praised production directed by Oscar Prize Winner Christoph Waltz, 1st Daughter in Philip Glass' opera Akhnaten (2015), Musetta (La Bohème) and recently as 1st Blumenmädchen in Parsifal.

Recent highlights

The eventful and highly praised world premiere at teh legendary Flagey Hall with Brussels Philharmonic under Jun Märkl of "Songs for the crossing" for soprano and choir by the Belgian composer and pianist Jeroen D'hoe. A song cycle, inspired by the awarded novel "War and turpentine" by the Belgian author Stefan Hertmans. Currently Hanne Roos is touring with a new semi-staged recital project (made possible by 30CC Leuven) named "Broadway meets Bernstein", whereby she's accompanied by Jeroen D'hoe, who's considered a great connoisseur of this repertoire. Other engagements included Norina in Don Pasquale at the Summer Operafestival Alden-Biesen and Dorella (Das Liebesverbot, Wagner) and Giannetta (L'Elisir d'Amore) in new productions at Opéra national du Rhin Strasbourg.

Upcoming engagements

The soprano solo in the soloist quartet in Les bienveillantes by Hèctor Parra, that will soon be world premiered at Opera Vlaanderen (Flanders Opera, April 2019) . Elvira in L'Italiana in Algeri by Gioachino Rossini at Zomeropera Alden-Biesen, 2019, new production. Esmeralda in The Bardered Bride by Bedrich Smetana at Nederlandse Reisopera, 2020. A new production, in Dutch version.

An allround voice

Hanne Roos has distinguished herself in a wide and diversified repertoire. She toured with Brussels Philharmonic to Festival Musica in Strasbourg and to the Contemporary Music Biennale of Venise to take part in "Le Cri de Mohim" composed and conducted by Michel Tabachnik. She premiered both the piano and orchestral version of the Haiku songs by composer Dirk Brossé. The latter also invited her to interpret his work Distortion, performed in several venues in Belgium, the US, New-York and the UK at St. Paul's Cathedrale, to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the end of WW1.

Meanwhile Hanne Roos has repeatedly performed under renowned conductors such as : Constantin Trinks, Daniele Callegari, Dmitri Jurowski, Titus Engel, Tomas Netopil, Yannis Pouspourikas, Vincent Monteil, Jan Willem de Vriend and Antonino Fogliano.

Vocal education

The Belgian soprano Hanne ROOS, started her vocal education at the Music Academy of her hometown Ronse with Pascal Devreese. In 2004 she joined the vocal department of the Royal Music Conservatoire of Gent (Belgium), where she was subsequently coached by Erika Pauwels, Gidon Saks, Evelyn Bohen and Mireille Capelle and graduated of a Master’s degree "cum laude". Being still a student she sang Rosalinde (Die Fledermaus), The Governess (Turn of the Screw/Britten) directed by Gidon Saks and Alcina (titel role). First professional engagements included amongst others Rosina (Il Barbiere di Siviglia) at Summer-Opera-Festival Alden Biesen.

Season 2009/2010 saw her as a member of the Flanders Opera Studio (managed by stage director Ronny Lauwers). Eventually she joined for another two seasons the internationally renowned Opera Studio of Strasbourg and Colmar. Having a direct link with the Opéra national du Rhin Strasbourg, it allowed her to take part in several of its major productions.


selected songs, after Haiku poems by Herman Van Rompuy, by Belgian Drik Brossé and other composers (piano : Daniel Blumenthal).


August 2010 she won two Prizes at the Singing competition of Marmande (France): 2nd Prize "Opéra" and "Prix Jeune Espoir".

CV-update : Season 2018/2019

Upcoming new roles

  • Soprano solo, in the soloist quartet in "Les bienveillantes" by Hèctor Parra (World premiere at Flanders opera 2019)
  • Elvira in "L'Italiana in Algeri" by Gioachino Rossini (Zomeropera Alden-Biesen, 2019) > New production.
  • Esmeralda in "TheBardered Bride" by Bedrich Smetana (at Nederlandse Reisopera, 2020) > New production, Dutch version.

Recent engagements :

  • Blumenmädchen (Parsifal) ; Opera Vlaanderen
  • Norina, (Don Pasquale) > Zomeroperafestival Alden-Biesen
  • Giannetta (L'Elisir d'Amore) >ONR Strasbourg
  • Dorella (Das Liebesverbot) >ONR Strasbourg
  • Musetta (La Bohème) > Opera Vlaanderen
  • Heart to get (after the Da Ponte-cycle, W.A. Mozart) > Opera Vlaanderen
  • Akhnaten (Philip Glass) > Opera Vlaanderen
  • Micaela (Carmen) > Zomeroperafestival Alden-Biesen

Other sung parts :

  • Woglinde, Freia, Ortlinde and Helmwige (Ring, Wagner) > Opéra de Dijon
  • Marianne (Der Rosenkavalier) > at Vlaamse Opera, Dec. '13 & Jan. '14
  • Solo soprano in Die Schöpfung > (dance theatre production) - Ballets du Rhin, Ensemble La Follia (March/April '14)
  • L'Amour & Clarine (Platée, Rameau) > at ONR Strasbourg, conductor Christophe Rousset, June 2014
  • 1. Dame (Zauberflöte) > at Vlaamse Opera, 2012/2013
  • Micaela (Carmen) > at Vlaamse Opera, 2011/2012.
  • 1ère Bohémienne & Coryphée (Les Huguenots) > ONR Strasbour,g 2011/2012
  • La Princesse (Le chat botté, by César Cui) > new production, ONR  Studio, 2011/2012.
  • Vespetta (Pimpinone, Telemann) > Produced by “Il Combattimento Consort” Amsterdam.
  • Norina (Don Pasquale)­ > ONR Strasbourg - new operastudio production.
  • La Princesse Délia (Ali-Baba ou les 40 voleurs, Cherubini) > ONR Strasbourg - new operastudio production.
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