An De Ridder
Belgian soprano An De Ridder recently sang 3rd Norn in Götterdämmerung (Wagner) in Badisches Staatstheater Karlsruhe, Fiordiligi in Così fan tutte (Mozart) with Le Concert d’Anvers, Micaela in Carmen (Bizet) with Zomeropera Alden Biesen, Mimì in La Bohème (Puccini) with the young theatermakers BangUp and the title role in the operette Clivia (Dostal) with the Brussels Operette Theater. In 2015 An was the cover for the title role in Daphne (Strauss) at De Munt in Brussels.
An has sung a number of roles at the Aalto Musiktheater in Essen (Musetta, Princesse Clarice, 4te Magd, High Priestress,...). She was also guesting in Theater Basel and Hessisches Staatstheater in Wiesbaden.
On the concertstage An has appeared at the live broadcast in Utrecht of Vrijdag van Vredenburg as Marguérite in Honegger's Jeanne d'Arc au bûcher with the Radio Philharmonic Orchestra lead by Markus Stenz and as the soprano soloist in Borodin's Fürst Igor Suite under the baton of Marin Alsop.
An made her debut in New York in November 2016, singing a semi-staged recital in The Morgan Library and Museum. She also sang a recital with early 20th century repertoire build up around Elektra (R. Strauss) at Opera Vlaanderen in Antwerp and Ghent. Furthermore she was a guest at Liverpool Philharmonic Hall, CC
Leuven and Bozar in Brussels.