Biography

Marcel Reijans is one of Holland's leading tenors. Acclaimed for his lyrical roles in Strauss and Wagner, Reijans has performed in major opera houses throughout Europe and America. He has been a guest at the opera houses of Berlin, Barcelona, Amsterdam, Brussels, Paris, Hamburg, Dresden, Baden-Baden, Düsseldorf, Geneva, New York City, Boston, Lyon, Philadelphia, Saint Louis, Marseille, Angers/Nantes, Montpellier, Aix-en-Provence, Antwerp, Palermo, and Bologna, among others.
 
His concert engagements have included performances with the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra, Hong Kong Philharmonic, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Boston Symphony Orchestra, Staatskapelle Dresden, Radio Filharmonisch Orkest, Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchester, and Orchestre Philharmonique du Luxembourg.
Reijans has worked with numerous conductors including Yves Abel, Daniel Barenboim, Bertrand de Billy, Semyon Bychkov, Riccardo Chailly, Christoph Eschenbach, Valery Gergiev, Hartmut Haenchen, Thomas Hengelbrock, Philippe Jordan, Sir Simon Rattle, Edo de Waart, and Jaap van Zweden.
 
He commands a diverse and extensive repertoire including the roles of Erik in ‘Der fliegende Holländer’, Narraboth in 'Salome', Matteo in 'Arabella', Max in ‘Der Freischütz’, Tamino in 'Die Zauberflöte', Froh in 'Das Rheingold', and Anatol in 'Vanessa'.
 
Highlights of the past seasons include his role debut as Don Jose in Bizet’s ‘Carmen’, the role of Erik/Der Fliegende Holländer with Francois Xavier Roth in Luxembourg and Caen as well as in Bonn and Düsseldorf, Gérald/Lakmé in Dessau, Tristan/La vin herbé in Brussels, and the world premiere of Theo Loevendie’s The Rise of Spionza at the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam.
 
On the concert stage, Reijans’ most recent performances were of Mahler’s Das Lied von der Erde in St. Gallen, the Matthew Passion in Den Haag as well as Mendelssohn’s Lobgesang on a tour in Holland.
 
Future projects include Parsifal at De Nationale Opera in Amsterdam under the baton of Marc Albrecht as well as concerts with the Stuttgart Philharmonie (Beethoven’s 9. Symphony), in Den Haag (Mozart‘s Requiem), Antwerpen (Lucifer), and in Tokyo (Beethoven‘s 9.  Symphony) with the Wiener Akademie under Martin Haselböck.
 
After completing his studies in political science and communication science, Mr. Reijans' formative years as a singer were in Amsterdam at the Sweelinck Conservatorium, in Philadelphia at The Curtis Institute of Music and in San Francisco as part of the Merola Opera Program. He won first prize in the Cristina Deutekom Concours in 1996 and represented The Netherlands at the Cardiff Singer of the World Competition in 1997.

Artist Website

www.marcelreijans.com

Management

Europe

Artist Manager
 
 
 
 
Boris Orlob
Managing Director
boris@orlob.net 
Mobil: +49-172-8 51 55 14
 
 
 
 
Natascha van Randenborgh
Associate Director
natascha@orlob.net 
Mobil: +49-173-7 76 88 20

Repertoire

Repertoire Concert

Bach, J.S. Christmas Oratorio
  Hohe Messe
  St. John Passion (Evangelist; arias)
  St. Matthew Passion (Evangelist; arias)
Beethoven Mass C major
  Symphony no. 9 "Choral"
Britten Serenade for tenor, horn & strings
Escher Nostalgies
Gounod Messe Solennelle
Graun Der Tod Jesu
Händel La Resurrezione
  Messiah
Haydn Die Schöpfung
Honegger Le Roi David
Liszt Faust Symphony
Mahler Das Lied von der Erde
Martin Le mystere de la nativité
Mendelssohn Die erste Walpurgisnacht Op.60
  Elias
  Paulus
Mozart Concert arias
  Coronation Mass
  Der Messias
  Litanei, KV 243
  Requiem
Puccini Messa di Gloria
Rachmaninov The Bells
Rossini Petite Messe Solennelle
Schumann Requiem
Schütz St. Matthew Passion
Verdi Requiem
Verhulst Mass Op. 20
 

Repertoire Opera

Andriessen Spiegel uit Venetië Floris-Jan
Barber Vanessa Anatol
Beethoven Fidelio Jacquino
Bellini I Puritani Bruno
Berg Wozzeck Andres
Berlioz La Damnation de Faust Faust
  Les Troyens Hylas
Bizet Carmen Don José
    Remendado
Bernstein Candide Candide
Boesmans Yvonne, Princesse de Bourgogne Le Prince Philippe
Bononcini Il trionfo di Camilla Mezio
Britten Albert Herring Mayor
D'Albert Tiefland Nando
Delibes Lakmé Gérald
Donizetti Don Pasquale Ernesto
Gluck Alceste Evandre
Goehr Arianna Teseo
Haydn La Fedeltà Premiata Fileno
  L’infedeltà delusa Nencio
  Orlando Paladino Orlando
Janacek Katja Kabanova Kudrjas
  The Makropulos Affair Janek
Lehár Die lustige Witwe Camille
  Zigeunerliebe Jonel, Józsi
Loevendie Johnny en Jones Jones
  The Rise of Spinoza François van den Ende
Mariotte Salomé Narraboth
Martin Le vin herbé Tristan
Monteverdi L'Orfeo Orfeo
Mozart Bastien und Bastienne Bastien
  Così fan tutte Ferrando
  Die Zauberflöte Tamino
  Don Giovanni Don Ottavio
  Il re pastore Agenore
  Il sogno di Scipione Emilio
  Le nozze di Figaro Basilio
  Mitridate, re di Ponto Mitridate
Mussorgsky Boris Godunov Grigory
Poulenc Dialogues des Carmélites Le Chevalier de la Force
Puccini La rondine Prunier
Purcell Dido and Aeneas Aeneas
    Sailor
Raaff Raaff Raaff
Rameau Hippolyte et Aricie Aricie
Rossini Il barbiere di Siviglia Il Conte d'Almaviva
  Il Viaggio a Reims Il Conte di Libenskof
Rossini, arr. Zimmerman Reimsreisje Il Conte di Libenskof
Rousseau Le devin du village Colin
Strauss, J. Die Fledermaus Alfred
Strauss, R. Arabella Graf Elemer
    Matteo
  Ariadne auf Naxos Scaramuccio
  Daphne Zweiter Schäfer
  Salome Narraboth
    Zweiter Nazarener
Stravinsky Oedipus Rex Le Berger
  The Rake's Progress Tom Rakewell
Thomas Hamlet Laerte
Tchaikovsky The Queen of Spades Chekalinsky
Tippett King Priam Paris
Verdi Falstaff Fenton
Vivaldi Juditha Triumphans Vagans
Wagner Das Rheingold Froh
    Loge
  Der fliegende Holländer Erik
  Die Meistersinger v. Nürnberg Kunz Vogelgesang
  Tannhäuser Walther von der Vogelweide
  Tristan und Isolde Ein junger Seeman
Weber Der Freischütz Max
Wolf Der Corregidor Pedro

News

We congratulate Mr. Reijans on his Schaunard Award!
For his great versatility and impressive vocal performances throughout the year, Marcel Reijans has been awarded the 2016 Schaunard Award.
Congratulations!

Press

 

10.11.2014 - NMZ online

G. Bizet: Carmen / Don José, Dessau, Anhaltischen Theater
(...) Eine Überraschung in Dessau ist der Holländer Marcel Reijans als José – leidenschaftlicher Schmelz, innere Zerrissenheit ist alles da. Ein wunderbar kraftvoller, aber nicht brüllenden Tenor-Strahlemann! 
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