Henk Neven returns to Wigmore Hall for Die schöne Müllerin
Henk Neven returns to Wigmore Hall on 11 April 2017 for a recital with Imogen Cooper. The duo, who have collaborated on several occasions, perform Schubert Die schöne Müllerin. They also perform the same programme on 8 April at Stapleford Granary.
An outstanding recitalist, Neven is a regular guest of Wigmore Hall, the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam and at the NTR ZaterdagMatinee series. He has performed at the Festival Oude Muziek in Utrecht, Operadagen Rotterdam and the Gergiev Festival.
This season, Neven has made appearances with the International Cello Festival Biennale in Amsterdam, Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France and Sinfonia Rotterdam. He also returned to the UK to reprise the title role Don Giovanni with Northern Ireland Opera.
Henk Neven returns to Northern Ireland Opera as Don Giovanni
Henk Neven returns to Northern Ireland Opera on 18 November 2016 to reprise the title role in Oliver Mears’ production of Don Giovanni. Neven is joined by Aoife Miskelly, Clive Bayley, Rachel Kelly and Sam Furness, with Nicholas Chalmers conducting the Ulster Orchestra.
Neven also took the role of Don Giovanni in Mears' production at Bergen national Opera in 2015:
"Henk Neven's attractive tone... carried Don Giovanni's lines confidently and stylishly."
Opera, July 2015
There is a second performance of Don Giovanni on 19 November. Future highlights for Neven include performances of Haydn Seven Last Words of Christ at Lausanne Cathedral and a concert series of Handel arias with Sinfonia Rotterdam.
Henk Neven performs at Wigmore Hall's 115th Anniversary concert
Henk Neven returns to London on 31 May to appear at Wigmore Hall for their 115th Anniversary Celebratory Concert. Neven, a regular guest at the hall, performs a selection of Schubert Lieder and appears alongside soprano Sophie Bevan, mezzo-soprano Alice Coote, tenor Allan Clayton and pianist James Baillieu.
Neven’s performance at the Wigmore Hall in 2014 with pianist Hans Eijsackers received great praise:
“The rapid rise of Dutch baritone Henk Neven is easy to explain. He is blessed with instant charm and the voice, still attractively youthful in his late 30s, emerges full-toned from his slight frame with a faint, fast vibrato that lends it a distinctive tang.”
The concert is part of a series of three anniversary concerts at the Wigmore Hall, the subsequent concerts will take place on Wednesday 2 June and Thursday 3 June.
Henk Neven joins Noord Nederlands Orkest for Mozart Requiem
Henk Neven joins conductor Jos van Veldhoven and Noord Nederlands Orkest to sing Handel Parts of Funeral Anthem for Queen Caroline and Mozart Requiem in four performances on 21, 22, 23 and 24 April 2016. Neven sings alongside Judith van Wanroij, Barbara Kozelj and Marcel Beekman.
Following this, upcoming engagements include Cows with Opera Misha Mengelberg Theatre, the Wigmore Hall 115th Anniversary Gala, Elijah with Toonkunstkoor Amsterdam and a performance at the Orlando Festival.
Henk Neven in recital with Imogen Cooper at Wigmore Hall
Henk Neven returns to Wigmore Hall on 29 May 2015 for recital with celebrated accompanist Imogen Cooper. They perform a programme that focuses on their shared affinity for Romantic music, including a second half devoted to songs from Mahler’s Des Knaben Wunderhorn. The recital will be Neven’s second appearance at Wigmore Hall this season, following his exploration of the songs by Wolf and Mahler with pianist Hans Eijsackers for a BBC Lunchtime performance in September of last year.
Further highlights for Neven this season include concerts with Les Violons du Roy under Bernard Labadie at Carnegie Hall, New York and in Chicago, St Matthew Passion with Capella Amsterdam and recitals with Robert Holl at De Doelen.
Henk Neven performs a recital at the Stichting Noorderkerkconcerten in Amsterdam
Henk Neven performs a recital featuring Pathodia sacra et profana by Dutch composer Huygens on 17 January at the Stichting Noorderkerkconcerten in Amsterdam. This relatively unknown composer garnered much praise from contemporaries such as Froberger and Luigi Rossi for his compositions, with Pathodia sacra et profana being the most successful. Henk Neven will be accompanied by Mike Fentross on the theorbo and lute and Paulina van Laarhoven playing the gamba.
Further engagements for the 2014/15 season see Neven star in the title role of Don Giovanni at Bergen National Opera and will sing Pollux Castor et Pollux in Dijon and Lille with Emmanuelle Haïm. Further highlights include concerts with Les Violons du Roy under Bernard Labadie at New York’s Carnegie Hall and in Chicago; St Matthew Passion with Capella Amsterdam; and recitals with Robert Hall at De Doelen, and Imogen Cooper at the Wigmore Hall.
Henk Neven performs in Castor et Pollux in Dijon and Lille
Henk Neven sings the role of Pollux in Rameau’s Castor et Pollux at both Opéra de Dijon and Opéra de Lille, with the first performance on 26 September. The co-production between the two houses is directed Barrie Kosky, with renowned early music director Emmanuelle Haïm conducting Le Concert d'Astrée.
Neven is joined in the cast by tenor Pascal Charbonneau (Castor), soprano Emmanuelle de Negri (Télaïre), mezzo-soprano Gaëlle Arquez (Phébé) and bass-baritone Frédéric Caton (Jupiter).
Castor et Pollux opens in Dijon on 26 September, with subsequent performances on 28 and 30 September and 2 and 4 October. It then transfers to Lille for performances on 17, 19, 21, 23 and 25 October.
Henk Neven returns to the Wigmore Hall for recital with Hans Eijsackers
Henk Neven returns to the Wigmore Hall, London, for a recital with collaborator and pianist, Hans Eijsackers on 27 May. The duo will perform works by Ibert, Dørumsgaard, Ravel and Schubert.
Neven, who is a regular performer at the Wigmore Hall, recently appeared at the Hall with Sarah Connolly and Malcolm Martineau with a programme of songs by Henri Duparc, receiving critical praise for his “engaging presence on the podium” (Times, April 2014) and for “laying his emotions out on a slap” (Financial Times, April 2014).
Heven Neven performs at the Wigmore Hall for recital of Henri Duparc songs
Dutch baritone Henk Neven returns to London’s Wigmore Hall on 23 April to perform in a programme of songs by Henri Duparc. He joins acclaimed mezzo-soprano Sarah Connolly and pianist Malcolm Martineau in a recital that forms part of the Wigmore’s Songlives series. Overseen by Martineau in collaboration with Wigmore Hall Artistic Director John Gilhooly, the Songlives series explores works drawn from specific years or across a single composer’s creative life.
Neven is establishing himself as a regular fixture on the prestigious Wigmore Hall stage, receiving critical acclaim for his “absorbing” and “wonderfully intelligent” (Guardian) recitals. He returns to the hall on 27 May for a recital with collaborator, Hans Eijsackers.
Henk Neven returns to the Concertgebouw for two performances
Henk Neven gives two concerts as part of the Concertgebouw’s popular ‘Tracks’ series on Wednesday 26 and Thursday 27 February.
‘Tracks’ is series of short concerts in the Concertgebouw’s Recital Hall that features live classical music performances whilst the musicians also share what inspires them through words, music or visuals. The concerts are always followed by cocktails in the hall’s bar to add to the informal feel of the evening.
Click here for more on Neven's performances for the 'Tracks' series.
Diana Montague performs in a new production of Gluck’s Armide in Amsterdam
Diana Montague sings the role of La Haine in Barry Kosky’s new production of Gluck’s Armide for Der Nederlandse Opera. She is joined by Intermusica baritone Henk Neven in the role of Ubalde / Aronte. The production, conducted by Ivor Bolton, opens on 6 October with further performances on 8, 10, 14, 17, 20, 24 and 27 October.