Marjan Boonen








Curriculum Vitae


Marjan Boonen studied voice at the Utrecht Conservatory, followed up by  private lessons with: Erna Spoorenberg, Henny Diemer, Cristina Deutekom, Takako Hara and Zjenja McCray. Momentarily she is being coached by Hanneke de Wit. She also particapated in several masterclasses: Udo Reinemann, Bernard Kruysen,  Rudolf  Knoll (Mozarteum), Jekatarina Jofel and Renata Scotto. She gave many recitals and concerts, amongst whom are concerts with the Symphony Orchestra of Santiago (Chile) and Vidin (Bulgaria) In 1994 she attended the Bayreuther Festspiele via a scholarship issued by the Wagner Genootschap, Amsterdam, Holland.

Some of the operaparts she interpreted, are:

Stimme                 Die Glűckliche Hand / A. Schoenberg

                               O.Knussen/P. Audi

2 e Prêtresse         Iphigénie en Tauride/Chr. W. v. Gluck in Amsterdam

                               G. Jenkins/Achim Freyer

Meg Page              Fallstaff/ G.Verdi, in Weikersheim

                                D.Russel  Davies / G. Montavon.

Komponist           Ariadne auf Naxos/R.Strauss in Zwolle                             

                                D. Levy/C. van Eijk.

Pastorella              Orfeo/Monteverdi in Amsterdam

                                S. Stubbs/P. Audi

Su                           Come and go/H.Holliger in Frankfurt

                                I. Metzmacher/P. Mussbach

Blumenmädchen Parsifal/R.Wagner in Antwerp

                                S. Varviso

A friend                 Life with an  idiot/A. Schnittke in Amsterdam

                                M. Rostropovich/A. Pokrovsky

Mother Abbess

/Frau Schmidt       The sound of music/Joop vd Ende, touring-production

In january 2004 she was Donna Elvira in a Don Giovanni-production that toured in the Netherlands. She recently started her own comic opera-entertainment show called   Opera Comica.  In the summer of 2008 she will do a tour in Tuscany, Italy, with the Amersfoorts Jeugdorkest, singing Verdi and Puccini-aria's.



Marjan Boonen also worked in the chorus of  De Nederlandse Opera, conducted by Winfried Masziewski. She participated in the following productions:

Opera                                      Concert

Parsifal                                    Porgy and Bess

La Boheme                             Sjostakowitsch symf. 2 + 8

Les Brigands                          Bruckner Te Deum

Samson et Dalila


L’ange du Feu

Ihpigenie en Tauride

Un Ballo in Maschera

Die Entfuhrung


Eugen Onegin   

Boris Godoenov 

Dialogues des Carmélites








Marjan Boonen