Irene Verburg Soprano


Dutch lyrical spinto soprano, Irene Verburg, studied classical singing at the Royal Conservatory in The Hague (Master Degree) and at the Dutch Opera Academy. Winner of the prestigious Dutch Government Talent Award, which enabled her to continue her studies at Brooklyn College, New York, with Patricia McCaffrey. Other Prizes and numerous grants include the distinguished Wagner Bayreuth Stipendium. She was a participant of the Wagner Academy, November 2013, International Vocal Competition `s-Hertogenbosch. Currently she is working regularly with Anna Sims, Breathing Specialist in London.

Irene Verburg has taken part in concerts & opera productions in Holland, France, Italy, USA, Israel, Belgium and Germany. Her Opera repertoire includes Contessa in Le Nozze di Figaro (Mozart), the titlerole in Suor Angelica (Puccini), Marschallin in Rosenkavalier (Strauss), Agathe in Der Freischütz (Von Weber), Dritte Norn (Wagner), Le prince Charmant in Cendrillon, (Massenet), Dido in Dido and Aeneas (Purcell).

Her Lieder and Oratorio repertoire includes works by Berlioz, Wagner, Duparc, Rossini, Strauss, Berg. Under the baton of Jac van Steen Irene has performed the Vier Letzte Lieder by Richard Strauss. Recently she was the soloist in the premiere of Sinfonie der Lieder by renowned Dutch composer Johan de Meij (cd of live registration).

Irene is the founder of DUTCHmusicians, with which she performs late romantic, and early modern orchestral songs.

Irene collaborates with International Maestri, including the Russian Maestro Vladimir Jurowski, Principal Conductor, London Philharmonic Orchestra and Music Director Glyndebourne Festival Opera 2001 - 2013.

Furthermore Irene Verburg works as conductor and vocal coach with the National Boys Choir and National Youth Choirs of Vocaal Talent Nederland.  She prepares for concert productions in cooperation with illustrious Maestri including Sir Simon Rattle, Markus Stenz and Maris Janssons.

“Die exzellente niederländische Sopranistin Irene Verburg ist hierbei ein Hörerlebnis erster Güte.” Eurowinds, Okt 2014, Bernd Neuschl

The excellent dutch soprano Irene Verburg is a first class listening experience. (cd of live registration of Sinfonie der Lieder, Johan de Meij)

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