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Matthijs Mesdag (Baritone)

Born: The Netherlands

The Dutch baritone, Matthijs Mesdag, began his singing studies with Hein Meens at the Conservatorium of Maastricht. He continued his studies with Margreet Honig at the Sweelinck Conservatorium in Amsterdam, where he graduated in 1989. Between 1991 and 1993 he took courses at the 'Britten-Pears school for advanced musical studies' in Aldeburgh (UK) with Diane Forlano, Sarah Walker and Anthony Rolfe-Johnson. Master-classes followed with René Jacobs, Bernard Kruysen, Jard van Nes, Udo Reinemann, Sarah Walker and Evelyn Lear. Currently he takes lessons by David Pittman-Jennings in Paris Brian Masuda.

Matthijs Mesdag has a wide experience as a concert, opera and lieder singing. His oratorio repertoire ranges from of Monteverdi, Heinrich Schütz and the North German organ school, through J.S. Bach and George Frideric Handel oratorios, Haydn and Mozart to Ralph Vaughan Williams, Xenakis, Schuurman and McMillian. Opera roles that he has performed so far are:
Avvocato in Un re in ascolto by Luciano Berio, Hans in Een Job van onze tijd by Wim de Ruiter, Florestan in Véronique by André Messager, Johann Mattes in Die Bürgschaft by Kurt Weill, Oskar Leeflang in Die Fahrradstandoper by Gustavo Trujillio and Zoroastre in Sémiramis by André Cardinal Destouches.

Matthijs Mesdag has worked with conductors as Ton Koopman, Arnold Östman, Barend Schuurman, Heinz Friesen, Gerard Akkerhuis, Jaap Hillen, Arie van Beek, Krijn Koetsveld, Huub Kerstens and Stephen Harrap. Since is foundation in 1992, he is a member of the Amsterdam Baroque Choir under the direction of Ton Koopman.

On CD-recordings Matthijs Mesdag can be head as a soloist in Mozart's Krönungsmesse and Vesperae Solennes de Confessore with the Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra & Choir under the under the direction of Ton Koopman. Since 1994 he has appeared in Lieder recitals for the company "Vrienden van het Lied" together with the pianist Dido Keuning.

 

Source: COV Veenendaal Website, English translation by Aryeh Oron (February 2005)
Contributed by
Aryeh Oron (February 2005)

Recordings of Bach Cantatas & Other Vocal Works

Conductor

As

Works

Ton Koopman

Bass

BWV 196

Ton Koopman

Bass

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. 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. 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. 9: CD-1: BWV 48, BWV 154, BWV 138, BWV 173a; CD-2: BWV 37, BWV 153, BWV 166, BWV 86, BWV 70; CD-3: BWV 66, BWV 194
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. 11: CD-1:
BWV 127, BWV 5, BWV 94; CD-2: BWV 41, BWV 7, BWV 139; CD-3: BWV 115, BWV 113, BWV 10
Cantatas Vol. 13: CD-1:
BWV 1, BWV 62, BWV 96, BWV 62: Appendix; CD-2: BWV 38, BWV 93, BWV 33; CD-3: BWV 133, BWV 122, BWV 92
Cantatas Vol. 14: CD-1:
BWV 68, BWV 6, BWV 74, BWV 126; CD-2: BWV 125; CD-3: BWV 103, BWV 42, BWV 123, BWV 103: Appendix, BWV 42: Appendix
Cantatas Vol. 18: CD-1:
BWV 157, BWV 45; CD-2: BWV 151, BWV 98; CD-3: BWV 137, BWV 164
Cantatas Vol. 20: CD-1:
BWV 120a, BWV 156; CD-2: BWV 149, BWV 14, BWV 29; CD-3: BWV 120, BWV 11, BWV 112
Cantatas Vol. 21: CD-1:
BWV 100, BWV 177, BWV 195; CD-2: BWV 140, BWV 34, BWV 143, BWV 158; CD-3: BWV 197, BWV 118, BWV 191

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