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Young Dutch tenor Linard Vrielink holds a Bachelor’s degree from the Universität der Künste (UdK) in Berlin, where he studied with Prof Elisabeth Werres. He has attended masterclasses with Norbert Schmittberg, Yamina Maamar, Harry Peeters, Matthew Polenzani, Alexander Oliver and Ira Siff.

Whilst at the UdK, he made his debut at Staatsoper Berlin as Scaramuccio/Ariadne auf Naxos, appeared as Federico/Stiffelio at the Konzerthaus Berlin and as Oronte/Alcina at Kammeroper Rheinsberg, sang the European premiere of Mohammed Fairouz' oratorio Zabur with the Bochumer Symphoniker, joined Ensemble Pygmalion and Raphaël Pichon for a Mozart programme on tour in France and performed Schubert's Stabat Mater and Beethoven's C-major Mass with Thomas Hengelbrock and the Balthasar-Neumann Ensembles in Spain.

In 2017/18, Linard Vrielink joined the Opernstudio at the Staatsoper Berlin, where he has since appeared as Don Basilio/Le Nozze di Figaro, Seemann/Hirte in a new production of Tristan und Isolde, conducted by Daniel Barenboim, Scaramuccio, 3. Jude/Salome, 4. Knappe/Parsifal, 1. Priester/Die Zauberflöte, 1.Soldat and Konsul in a new production of L’incoronazione di Poppea, amongst others. In summer 2018, he gave his role and house debut as Almaviva in Il barbiere di Siviglia at the Bregenzer Festspiele.

Recent concert engagements include Saint-Saëns’ Oratorio de Noël with the Dutch Radio Filharmonisch Orkest, conducted by Ed Spanjaard, Bach’s Messe in h-moll with Ivor Bolton and the Balthasar Neumann Ensembles, Orff’s Carmina Burana at Konzerthaus Berlin, Rossini’s Stabat Mater at the Kasseler Musiktage and Bach’s Matthäus Passion with the Noord Nederlands Orkest under Peter Dijkstra. He has recorded works by Mozart with Ensemble Pygmalion and Raphaël Pichon, to be released on CD in late August by Harmonia Mundi under the title ‘Libertà!’.

In the season 2019/20, Linard Vrielink returns to the Staatsoper Berlin for role debuts as Arbace in a new production of Idomeneo by David McVicar, conducted by Sir Simon Rattle, Junker Spärlich in Die Lustigen Weiber von Windsor and Remendado in Carmen, both conducted by Daniel Barenboim, as Steuermann in Der Fliegende Holländer and to reprise the role of Don Basilio in Le Nozze di Figaro, conducted by Marc Minkowski.

In concert, he will appear in Saint-Saens’ Oratorio de Noël with Thomas Hengelbrock and the Balthasar-Neumann-Ensembles on tour in Europe and sing the tenor arias in Bach’s Matthäus Passion with the Zuidnederland Orkest under Stephan Macleod. With Raphaël Pichon he will perform Mozart’s Mass in C and arias with Ensemble Pygmalion and works by Martin y Soler, Salieri, Paisiello and Mozart with the Deutsches Symphonieorchester Berlin.
"The quartet that follows featuring Stagg, Malfi, Vrielink and di Pierro is one of several impressive ensembles on the album, which have a strong sense of unity and formidable balance [...] "Saper bramate” . [...] taken from Giovanni Paisiello’s “Il barbiere di Siviglia”, is sung by Vrielink, who’s lyrical voice captures something of the comparable innocence in the strikingly similar Cherbunio’s aria, “Voi che sapete che cosa è amor”, from the “Marriage of Figaro”. [...]The second concert aria — “Per pietà, non ricercate” (16, sung by Vrielink), is notable for the tenor’s excellent diction and sense of style [...].", Recording: Libertà! (Ensemble Pygmalion,Raphaël Pichon) - W. A. Mozart and contemporaries, September 2019
"Das Trio der drei Parzen gehört musikalisch zum Gewagtesten aus Rameaus Feder, hier grandios interpretiert von Linard Vrielink, Arttu Kataja und Jan Martiník.", J.-Ph. Rameau, Hippolyte et Aricie - Staatsoper Berlin, November 2018
"[...]ausdrucksstark mit hellem, klarem Ton: Linard Vrielink [...].", Kasseler Musiktage - G. Rossini, Stabat Mater, November 2018
„Herrlich wie Linard Vrielink den betrunkenen Soldaten gibt, beim Versuch, sich in Bartolos Haus einzuschleichen. Umwerfend, als ihm das in der Rolle des vermeintlichen Musiklehrers dann gelingt[...] Die Stimmen der Sängerinnen und Sänger aus dem Opernatelier der Bregenzer Festspiele überzeugen ausnahmslos durch Tragfähigkeit und einprägsames Timbre.“, Bregenzer Festspiele - G. Rossini, Il barbiere di Siviglia, August 2018
"Amongst a strong ‘supporting’ cast, Linard Vrielink’s beautifully sung Young Sailor and Shepherd stood out.", R. Wagner, Tristan und Isolde - Staatsoper Berlin, March 2018
"[...]only Boaz Daniel’s Kurwenal and Linard Vrielink’s young shepherd are able to provide brief interludes of pure beauty."
Financial Times, R. Wagner, Tristan und Isolde - Staatsoper Berlin, February 2018

Linard Vrielink

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Linard Vrielink

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