Werner Van Mechelen

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    Werner Van Mechelen in Rumor (Seizoen 2011-2012)

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    Werner Van Mechelen in Die Frau ohne Schatten (Seizoen 2010-2011)

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    Werner Van Mechelen in Die Frau ohne Schatten (Seizoen 2010-2011)

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    Werner Van Mechelen in Falstaff (Seizoen 2008-2009)

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    Werner Van Mechelen in Der Ring des Nibelungen / Götterdämmerung (Seizoen 2007-2008)

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    Werner Van Mechelen in Der Ring des Nibelungen / Götterdämmerung (Seizoen 2007-2008)

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    Werner Van Mechelen in Der Ring des Nibelungen / Siegfried (Seizoen 2007-2008)

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    Werner Van Mechelen in Der Ring des Nibelungen / Siegfried (Seizoen 2007-2008)

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    Werner Van Mechelen in Der Ring des Nibelungen / Das Rheingold (Seizoen 2005-2006)

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    Werner Van Mechelen in Hänsel und Gretel (Seizoen 2003-2004)

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    Werner Van Mechelen in Hänsel und Gretel (Seizoen 2003-2004)

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    Werner Van Mechelen in Hänsel und Gretel (Seizoen 2003-2004)

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    Werner Van Mechelen in Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg (Seizoen 2001-2002)

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    Werner Van Mechelen in La Bohème (Seizoen 2000-2001)

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    Werner Van Mechelen in La Bohème (Seizoen 2000-2001)

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    Werner Van Mechelen in La Bohème (Seizoen 2000-2001)

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Alberich in Der Ring des Nibelungen / Götterdämmerung

Biography

Education
Lemmens-Instituut Leuven, with Roland Bufkens
Master classes: Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, Elisabeth Schwarzkopf, Malcolm King, Robert Holl, Mitsuko Shirai, Hartmut Höll

Highlights
Don Giovanni, Leporello/Don Giovanni; Figaro, Conte Almaviva/Le Nozze di Figaro; Don Alfonso, Guglielmo/Così fan tutte; Papageno/Die Zauberflöte; Pizarro/Fidelio; Graf Eberbach/Der Wildschütz; Dandini/La Cenerentola, Rigoletto; Ford/Falstaff; Varlaam/Boris Godoenov; Schaunard, Marcello/La Bohème; Sonora/La Fanciulla del West; Karnac/Le Roi d’Ys, Mandryka/Arabella; Tierbändiger, Athlet/Lulu; Wozzeck; Gyges/Der König Kandaules; Forester/The Cunning Little Vixen; Nekrotzar/Le Grand Macabre; Wotan/Das Rheingold; Wolfram/Tannhäuser; Kothner/Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg; Alberich/Der Ring des Nibelungen (Opéra Royal de Wallonie, De Nederlandse Opera, De Vlaamse Opera)

Prizes
Queen Elisabeth (Brussels), Vocal Competition (‘s-Hertogenbosch), Concours International de Chant (Toulouse), Concurs Viñas, Schubert prize (Barcelona), BBC Cardiff Singer of the World Competition

Worked with
James Conlon, Patrick Davin, Roy Goodman, Hartmut Haenchen, Lothar Koenigs, Bernhard Kontarsky, Ton Koopman, Sigiswald Kuijken, Friedemann Layer, Antonio Pappano, Stefan Soltesz, Jeffrey Tate, Silvio Varviso, Mark Wigglesworth

Recent and future productions
Amfortas/Parsifal; Kurwenal/Tristan und Isolde; Thoas/Iphigénie en Tauride, Jochanaan/Salome; Musiklehrer/Ariadne auf Naxos; Sancho Panca/Don Quichotte; Le Chambellan/Yvonne, princesse de Bourgogne; Faninal/Der Rosenkavalier; Michele and Gianni Schicchi/IIl Trittico; Der Geisterbote/Die Frau ohne Schatten.

Last update on 06 June 2011

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