Tania Kross is a Dutch mezzo-soprano singer born in Curaçao.[1][2][3][4]

Kross in 2010

Early life and education edit

Kross was born in 1976 in Curaçao in the Netherlands Antilles. She trained at the Utrechts Conservatorium and at the International Opera Studio in Amsterdam.[1]

Career edit

Kross reached the final of the 2003 BBC Cardiff Singer of the World competition.[1]

She took the title role in Carmen at Glyndebourne in 2008.[5] The reviewer in the Financial Times said "The voice is smooth, lyrical and mellow in the lower register but without the snarl or tang the ideal Carmen should muster."[6]

Kross encouraged Carel De Haseth [nl] to adapt his novel Katibu di Shon into the first opera in the Papiamento, the language of the ABC islands. She was one of the cast of three who performed the opera at Stadsschouwburg in Amsterdam on 1 July 2013, commemorating the 150th anniversary of the ending of slavery in the Dutch Caribbean.[7][8]

The Independent's reviewer described her 2014 album Krossover: Opera classics revisited as an "attempt to restore populist appeal to classical music without resorting to another 'opera hits' aria collection".[9]

Kross won the Dutch 2019 edition of The Masked Singer, disguised as a robot.[10]

References edit

  1. ^ a b c "BBC - BBC Cardiff Singer of the World, 2003 - The Final - Netherlands: Tania Kross". BBC. Retrieved 28 February 2022.
  2. ^ "Tania Kross, Mezzo-soprano". Operabase. Retrieved 28 February 2022.
  3. ^ "Tania Kross (Mezzo-soprano) - Short Biography". www.bach-cantatas.com. Retrieved 28 February 2022.
  4. ^ "Operazangeres Tania Kross werkt altijd door". AD (in Dutch). 27 June 2013. Retrieved 28 February 2022.
  5. ^ "Tania Kross". Glyndebourne. Retrieved 28 February 2022.
  6. ^ "Carmen, Glyndebourne Opera". Financial Times. 7 July 2008. Retrieved 28 February 2022.
  7. ^ "First opera in Papiamentu: Katibu di Shon". Repeating Islands. 8 July 2013. Retrieved 28 February 2022.
  8. ^ Lobo, Jairo (2013). "Katibu di shon is an unmistakable enrichment of our cultural heritage". Werkgroep Caraïbische Letteren. Retrieved 28 February 2022.
  9. ^ "Classical album reviews: Tania Kross, Bruno Perrault & Matteo Ramon". The Independent. 3 January 2014. Archived from the original on 2022-05-26. Retrieved 28 February 2022.
  10. ^ "Mysterieuze robot wint The Masked Singer, maar wie zit er toch in?". AD (in Dutch). 1 November 2019. Retrieved 28 February 2022.

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