Dutch baritone Berend Eijkhout (1989) obtained his bachelor’s degree (2016) at the Royal Conservatoire of The Hague, where he studied with Frans Fiselier and Gerda van Zelm. He now studies with Nadine Secunde, Peter Lockwood, and Frans Fiselier. 

As a concert soloist, he performed Bach’s major works (including b-minor mass with Ton Koopman), Handel’s Messiah, and Haydn’s Creation (with Orkest van de Achttiende eeuw and Marcus Creed), Rossini’s Messa di Gloria and Petite Messe Solennelle, Brahms’ Ein Deutsches Requiem, and the Requiems by Mozart, Fauré and Duruflé. 


Opera roles he sang include Count (Nozze di Figaro), Papageno (both in shortened versions with B.O.O.M!, the Netherlands), Figaro (Rossini – Opéra Mosset, France), and in concert version: Plutone (l’Orfeo, Monteverdi), Tempo (Ulisse, Monteverdi) and Apollon & Hérault (Alceste, Gluck). He created the roles of Jup (Chiel Meijering, Who’s afraid or Orfeo?, 2016) and Jean (Jan Peter de Graaf, All Rise!, 2016). 


Other notable recent performances include the theatrical recital he made together with accordeonist Sofie de Klerk for the Grachtenfestival 2018, the baritone solo in Die Sieben Todsünden by Kurt Weill, with the Residentieorkest under Antony Hermus, and a demanding song cycle for baritone a cappella, The End by Jacques Bank.

Photo courtesy of Jasper Grijpink