Kor-Jan Dusseljee, tenor

Kor-Jan Dusseljee, nominated for his performance as Hermann in The Queen of Spades by the "Welt am Sonntag" as best singer 2014 in NRW, opened last season with concerts of Beethoven 9 in Lucerne and Bern. Moreover he then sang the title role in Offenbach's Tales of Hoffmann at Russia's third largest opera house in Perm under the baton of Teodor Currentzis.

In the 2015/16 season he will make his debut at the Opéra de Paris in the new production of Reimann's Lear as Earl of Kent. Further engagements will be his return to The Royal Danish Opera in Henze's opera Boulevard Solitude and at the Staatstheater Braunschweig as Hermann in Pique Dame. He is also a sought-after Mahler singer and will interpret Das Klagende Lied with the Slovak Philharmonic and Das Lied von der Erde with the Brno Philharmonic Orchestra under Tomas Netopil.

In the previous season he sang in a Wagner Gala at the Zurich Opera House, as well as Erik in The Flying Dutchman at the opera in Hong Kong. With the same role he excelled previously under Gianandrea Noseda at the Teatro Regio Torino. At the Opéra de Toulon he made his successful debut as Bacchus in a new production of Ariadne auf Naxos and at the Staatstheater Wiesbaden he sang Hans in The Bartered Bride. The title role of Otello by Giuseppe Verdi took him to the New Israeli Opera Tel Aviv. In concert, he sang  Froh with the Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin under Marek Janowski in a concert version of Wagner's Rheingold and was invited to perform the same part with the Orchestra dell'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia under Kirill Petrenko. He performed the tenor part of the Glagolitic Mass at the Leipzig Gewandhaus, and with the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra.

In recent seasons Kor-Jan Dusseljee debuted successfully among others as Lohengrin, Don Alvaro (La Forza del Destino), Prince (Rusalka) and Hoffmann in Braunschweig, as well as Radames in Aachen, as Tambourmajor in Essen and as Max (Freischütz) and in Weill's Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny at the Komische Oper Berlin.

The successful Dutch tenor collaborates with renowned conductors such as Gianandrea Noseda, Marek Janowski, Kirill Petrenko und Valery Gergiev as with several orchestras such as Concertgebouworkest Amsterdam, Rotterdam Philharmonic, Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Staatskapelle Dresden and Bamberger Symphoniker.