A summer concert
with Karin Strobos
Ciconia Consort conducted by Dick van Gasteren
with star soloist Karin Strobos, mezzo-soprano
Friday June 11 – 7pm and 9:15pm SOLD OUT
NB! Adapted location: Paleiskerk, The Hague
Carl Reinecke (1824-1910) – parts from: Serenade for string orchestra
Richard Wagner (1813-1883) – Wesendoncklieder
Antonín Dvořák (1841-1904) – Serenade for string orchestra
Philipp Friedrich Silcher (1789-1860) – Die Loreley
Ciconia Consort and star soloist Karin Strobos present a romantic summer program with stories about love and seduction. We are still following the fairytale route of the Rhine, as you must have missed February’s program Rheingold, with Carl Reinecke’s string serenade and Silcher’s song Die Loreley . Karin Strobos shows her sparkling voice in Wagner’s De Wesendonck Lieder , set to five poems by Mathilde Wesendonck. But as the pièce de résistance of the concert, we also take you to Bohemia with Dvořák’s beautiful Serenade for strings.
In 2011, Karin Strobos filled in as Octavian The Rosenkavalier by Richard Strauss at Dutch National Opera conducted by Sir Simon Rattle. Her performance garnered critical acclaim. Both the NRC Handelsblad and the Volkskrant spoke of a dream debut. Strobos’ career has really taken off since then. She also performed the roles Flora at Dutch National Opera La Traviata and Phenice Armid .
Karin Strobos studied with Henny Diemer at the Utrecht Conservatory, where she received her Master’s degree with distinction in 2009. She also received singing lessons from Brigitte Fassbaender and Margreet Honig, among others. From 2009 to 2011 she was part of the permanent ensemble of Opera Zuid and she sang Cherubino and Rosina with the Nederlandse Reisopera Barbiere di Siviglia Flora in La Traviata . For five seasons, Karin Strobos was a permanent member of the ensemble at the Aalto-Musiktheater in Essen, Germany. There she performed roles such as Cherubino, Charlotte, Suzuki, Zerlina, Idamante, Dorabella, Rosina and Siébel and Amando.
Karin Strobos has performed as a soloist with all major Dutch orchestras, such as the Residentie Orkest, the Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra and the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra, including works by Mahler and Wagner. Willem Jeths wrote two movements in his first symphony especially for her, with which she made her debut in the Saturday matinee in the Concertgebouw with the Radio Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Edo de Waart. Ciconia Consort previously worked successfully with Karin Strobos with Wagner’s Wesendoncklieder.