BBC Music Magazine Collection "Opera classics" recording
Henk is featured on "Opera classics", the latest album release in the BBC Music Magazine Collection.
Performing with the BBC Symphony Orchestra, Henk sings Mozart and Handel arias.
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As of September 2016, Henk will join the Codarts Rotterdam classical music voice faculty.
Henk: "I am very happy that I can be a part of the singing team at Codarts. Codarts and Rotterdam breathe the right atmosphere for me, one of energy and progress, based on tradition. I am motivated to share my experience. Together with colleagues from the department of classical singing I look forward to preparing younger singers for the future. I think there could be new generation of singers trained in Rotterdam with a sound technical basis and a broad artistic perspective."
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Le nozze di Figaro Mozart
Orchestra of the Eighteenth Century
"The natural elegance of his full and round baritone alluringly rendered the Count’s aristocratic poise. His subtle use of colours and agile body language disclosed perfectly the character’s ill-concealed inner rage, without ever falling into caricature."
- Bachtrack, October 2015
"Henk Neven was with his imposing baritone a "Henk Neven was with his imposing baritone a both stately and erotically charged Count Almaviva."
- Opusklassiek, October 2015
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Don Giovanni Mozart
Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra
"Neven’s baritone, was beautiful, well-balanced, flexible, and nuanced."
- Opernwelt, May 2015
"Henk Neven's attractive tone... carried Don Giovanni's lines confidently and stylishly."
Opera, July 2015
"Henk Neven in character as Don Giovanni had a consistently great and dramatic nerve. A magnificent voice that changed as often as he changed his strategy to conquer women.”
- Bergens Tidende
Castor et Pollux Rameau
Opéra de Dijon
"Le Pollux de Henk Neven nous ravit. La voix est pleine, ronde, bien timbrée, toujours intelligible."
Yvan Beuvard, Forumopera.com
"Le baryton-basse néerlandais Henk Neven incarne toute la noblesse et l’élégance qui conviennent à Pollux…"
Jean-Marc Piriou, bachtrack.com
"..le Pollux de Henk Neven a de la tenue et du sentiment, sinon le moelleux désirable."
Jean-Philippe Grosperrin, diapaison
L’engagement des chanteurs se situe à la hauteur de l’enjeu : leur attention au texte et à la déclamation mérite tous les éloges. En Pollux, Henk Neven familier du rôle, ardent, vibrant (superbe „present des dieux” - )"
Michel Le Naour, concertclassic.com
"Pollux (Henk Neven) sait exprimer aussi bien la détermination que l’amour fraternel avec une égale vigueur, et il a dans cette version un rôle primordial"
Joelle Farenc, resmusica.com
Reviews for Wigmore Hall recitals
“He’s an engaging presence on the podium, with a firm, resonant baritone.”
Neil Fisher, Times, April 2014
"Thus Neven made "Ganymed" burst with life and found a perfect stillness in the two Wandrers Nachtlieder…”
Mark Valencia, The Arts Desk, May 2014
more reviews on the press page >
From Russia with love
With the overwhelming support of
crowdfunding we are thrilled to
announce that in early September
we recorded From Russia with Love.
We are so grateful for all those that
generously contributed to the
Voordekunst campaign in support of
From Russia with Love includes romantic
Russian songs by Borodin, Glinka, Rachmaninov and Tchaikovsky for
baritone, cello and piano.
From Russia with Love will be released
in spring 2018.
> 25 SEPTEMBER 2017
Opening UC Leuven
Mahler Knaben Wunderhorn; "Der Abschied" (Das Lied von der Erde)
with Margriet van Reisen and Oxalys
Aula Pieter De Somer, Leuven
14,15,17,18 OCTOBER 2017
Mozart La Clemenza di Tito
Orchestra of the Eighteenth Century and Cappella Amsterdam
Kenneth Montgomery, conductor; Jeroen Lopes Cardozo, stage director
> 11, 12 NOVEMBER 2017
J.S. Bach - Cantate 'Weichet nur, betrübte Schatten', BWV 202
Netherlands Chamber Orchestra; Gordan Nikolic – violin/leader