Jeannette van Schaik

Young Dutch soprano Jeannette van Schaik is quickly gaining recognition for her opulent voice and her abilities to identify with a role, both vocally and on stage. She earned her degree in voice cum laude from the Conservatory of Amsterdam and graduated from the prestigious Dutch National Opera Academy under Ira Siff.

Her debut on the opera stage as Donna Anna in Mozart’s Don Giovanni was met with high praise. She sang 1st Madrigalist in Puccini’s Manon Lescaut at the Dutch National Opera, followed by her international role debut as Mimì in Puccini’s La Bohème at the Grand Théâtre de Luxembourg. Other roles included Contessa (Le Nozze di Figaro), 1e Dame (Die Zauberflöte), Dido (Dido and Aeneas),


Gretel (Hänsel und Gretel), Governess (The Turn of the Screw) and Violetta (La Traviata). In the NTR ZaterdagMatinee series of the Amsterdam Concertgebouw she portrayed Das Mädchen (Die Gezeichneten), Wheel of Fortune Woman (A Village to Romeo and Juliet) and Anna (Nabucco).

Jeannettehasanextensiveconcertrepertoire which she performs regularly, highlights include Strauss’ Vier letzte lieder and Verdi’s Messa da Requiem (Konzerthaus Berlin).

She has collaborated with orchestras such as the Nederlands Philharmonisch Orkest and Nederlands Kamerorkest, the Residentie Orkest and Radio Filharmonisch Orkest and had the pleasure of working with conductors such as Giancarlo Andretta, Sir Mark Elder, Karel Deseure, Alexander Joel, Markus Stenz and Antony Hermus and stage-directors such as Waut Koeken, Javier Lopéz Piñón, David Prins, Andrea Breth, Alexander Oliver and Sybrand van der Werf.

Jeannette is a recipient of the Bayreuth Stipendium 2018, awarded to a promising young artist by the Dutch Wagner Society.

photo credit: Marleen Dalhuijsen