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Els Bongers (Soprano)

Born: The Netherlands

The Dutch soprano, Els Bongers, completed her musical training at the Sweelinck Conservatorium in Amsterdam in 1991. She was taught by Margreet Honig and Jan-Hendrik Rootering and participated in master-classes with Elly Ameling, Kurt Equiluz, Marco Bakker and Noel Lee. She also learned classical ballet with Theo Bransz.

Since 1990 Els Bongers has co-operated regularly in productions of the Dutch Opera. She has been also sought-after soloist in oratorios, such as J.S. Bach's Matthäus-Passion (BWV 244), as well as concerts with chamber orchestra. Her repertoire includes works of Schubert, Charles Ives, Francis Poulenc, Leonard Bernstein, J.S. Bach, Mozart and many others. Since 1992 she has sung solo parts with Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra & Choir under the direction of Ton Koopman - in Holland and abroad. The same year she sang the title role of Christine in The Phantom of the Opera with an amateur production in Apeldoorn. In 1993, she substituted for the same role at the VSB Circustheater. She performed the role of Joke de Kruijff between October 1994 and August 1996 at the foundation Musical of Amsterdam. She interpreted the role of Mabel in De Piraten van Penzance. In November 1998 she could be heard and seen as Belina in De Tijd-Affaire, a musical spectacle on the occasion of 100-year anniversary of Rabobank. At the opening of the Holland Festival 1999 she played King Arthur with Huis a/d Amstel.


Source: Operakoor Amadeus Website, English translation by Aryeh Oron (May 2005)
Contributed by
Aryeh Oron (May 2005)

Recordings of Bach Cantatas & Other Vocal Works

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Works

Ton Koopman

Soprano

BWV 56: Chorale, BWV 163, BWV 196, BWV 214, BWV 215
VHS:
BWV 106

Ton Koopman

Soprano

Member of Amsterdam Baroque Choir:
Cantatas Vol. 1: CD-1:
BWV 21, BWV 131; CD-2: BWV 106, BWV 196, BWV 71, BWV 150; CD-3: BWV 31, BWV 185, BWV 4
Cantatas Vol. 2: CD-1: BWV 12, BWV 18, BWV 61; CD-2: BWV 172, BWV 132, BWV 182
Cantatas Vol. 3: CD-1: BWV 63, BWV 162, BWV 155; BWV 22, BWV 23, BWV 163, BWV 165; CD-3: BWV 161, BWV 208
Cantatas Vol. 4: CD-1: BWV 198, BWV 215; CD-2: BWV 214; CD-3: BWV 201
Cantatas Vol. 5: CD-1: BWV 207a; CD-2: BWV 206; CD-3: BWV 205; CD-4: BWV 213
Cantatas Vol. 6: CD-1: BWV 76, BWV 75; CD-2: BWV 190, BWV 179, BWV 59, BWV 69; CD-3: BWV 50, BWV 186, BWV 104, BWV 69a
Cantatas Vol. 7: CD-1: BWV 25, BWV 95, BWV 144, BWV 67, BWV 24; CD-2: BWV 136, BWV 184, BWV 105, BWV 148; CD-3: BWV 147, BWV 181, BWV 173
Cantatas Vol. 8: CD-1: BWV 65, BWV 89, BWV 60, BWV 83; CD-2: BWV 40, BWV 46, BWV 64, BWV 167; CD-3: BWV 109, BWV 81, BWV 77, BWV 90
Cantatas Vol. 10: CD-1: BWV 119, BWV 134, BWV 44, BWV 73; CD-2: BWV 20, BWV 2, BWV 101; CD-3: BWV 180, BWV 130, BWV 134a
Cantatas Vol. 12: CD-1:
BWV 135, BWV 124, BWV 121, BWV 111; CD-2: BWV 99, BWV 78, BWV 114; CD-3: BWV 91, BWV 107, BWV 116, BWV 8
Cantatas Vol. 14: CD-1:
BWV 68, BWV 6, BWV 74, BWV 126; CD-2: BWV 26, BWV 125, BWV 178; CD-3: BWV 103, BWV 42, BWV 123, BWV 103: Appendix, BWV 42: Appendix
Cantatas Vol. 20: CD-1:
BWV 120a
Cantatas Vol. 21: CD-2:
BWV 158; CD-3: BWV 191

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