Annelyn Gevaert

Mezzosoprano

Music is life, life is music!

English biography


Annelyn most loves to perform opera and also likes operette.


She went to Royal Conservatory of Gent in Belgium to study singing and got her bachelordegree with Zeger Vandersteene and in 2009 her Masterdegree with Marcos Pujol and international bas-baritone Gidon Saks. 

For her final project "Gallantry" she got great honours.

She took singing Masterclasses in Belgium and abroad with Gidon Saks (who was very influential to her from conservatory on, and still is), Franco Farina, Michael Spyres, Wiebke Göetjes, Jennifer Hamilton, Yva Barthélémy, Sara Mingardo, Zeger Vandersteene, Raymond Modesti.


At this moment Annelyn is studying new opera arias for the CoOperArti performance "Feu et flammes" on 20th of october in Kortrijk. In january 2019 she will be Suzuki in selections from Madama Butterfly for Lyrica Gent and will sing Charlotte's letterscène and Orlovsky with orchestra. In march 2019 she will be mezzo solo in A different passion under Antoon De Spiegeleer.


Past Performances

For vzw Lyrica Gent BE: (2017)
- "Newyearsconcert" Giovanna and Maddalena in selected scènes from "Rigoletto", Rose Friquet in her aria "espoir charmant" and Nicklausse in Belle nuit de Offenbach. 

Conductor Karel De Wilde
- "Music for millions" in december Annelyn was Djamileh, Grande Duchesse, Marion (Ganne), Jeanne (Miry), Balkis (Gounod), Carmen in arias and Mallika, Tigrana in duets. 

Pianists Philippe Wesemael and Kayoko Ikeda.


For Machine vzw Eeklo BE (2017)

"Ariade": Romantic opera arias. A as Carmen, Charlotte, Leonora, Siebel, Nicklausse, Isabella, Nancy, La cieca, Eboli. Pianist Aymeric Catalano


With-for vzw CoOperArti BE (2011 - 2017) 

(which Annelyn created in 2010)
- "Opera Metamorfosen": arias and duets. Annelyn as Balkis, Carmen, Charlotte, Nancy, Berta, Siebel in arias and Nancy, Giulio, Mallika and Hänsel in duets. Pianist Pieter Tieghem

- "Beaux airs": French and Italian arias and duets. A as Carmen, Isabella, Charlotte, Siebel, Cherubino in arias and Nicklausse, Adalgisa, Bianca (Mercadante) in duets. Pianist Els Cooman

- "Regine e rivali": Tudor history: arias and duets from Anna Bolena and Maria Stuarda G. Donizetti. A as Giovanna Seymour and Elisabetta. Pianist Marieke Arnou

- "Dramatiek & Romantiek" arias and duets from Norma V. Bellini, La Gioconda A. Ponchielli. A as Laura and Adalgisa. Pianist Pieter Tieghem

- "Diva divo mezzosoprani": all mezzo repertoire with 4 mezzis. A as Nicklausse, Sara R. Devereux, Charlotte, Sesto G. F. Haendel, Béatrice. Pianists Sylvie Decraemer and Pieter Tieghem

- "Voce di donne" arias and ensembles with 3 singers theme women. A as Jocasta, La cieca, Suzuki, Frau Reich, Elisabetta. Pianist Marieke Arnou

- "Amor": arias and chambermusic around love. A as Siebel, Leonora, Carmen and Eboli. Pianist Jan Lust

- "CoOperArgandi" famous arias and duets for soprano and mezzo. Pianist Andrew Wise

- "Quasi Cosi fan tutte" a shortened version of Cosi fan tutte. A as Dorabella. Pianist Katrijn Friant, director Gidon Saks

- "Alla zingarese": an all gypsy program. A as Carmen and gypsyladies (and played piano) Pianist Els Cooman

- "Gloed" arias and ensembles Pianist Andrew Wise

- "Dell' Amore" arias, all around love. A as Dorabella, Carmen, Cherubino (and played piano). Pianist Els Cooman

More info on www.vzwcooperarti.org


For Kunst Veredelt Roeselare: (2016)
Josepha in "Im weissen Rössl" R. Benatzky Dutch version Conductor Henk Soenen, director Gino Bruneel


For Olsene Gezinsbond (2016)

Christmassongs and arias with piano, also brassband and choir Conductor and pianist Joop Verzele


For concertorganisation (2014)

"Petite messe solennelle" Rossini altosolo Conductor F. Hameleers


With Incanto NL (2013)

under direction of J.Pas - J. Lucassen
"Concert" with arias from Annio, Charlotte, Giovanna Seymour Pianist Floor Lanz


For Klassiek op het plein BE (2013)
"Concert" with arias from Balkis, Laura (and played quatre-mains) Pianist Ilse De Backer


For Azymuth (2013)

"Die Geburt Christi" H. Von Herzogenberg altosolo Conductor T. Deneckere


For Opera aan de Schie NL  (2011 - 2013)

under direction of H. Ritman: 
- Hänsel in "Hänsel und Gretel" E. Humperdinck. Pianist Gilbert Den Broeder, director Wiebke Göetjes
- 3 Festivals of "Opera aan de Schie"  arias and ensembles A as Romeo, Eboli, Dorabella, 2nd lady, Carmen, Charlotte,...

Pianists Ynke Van Der Wagt, Ineke Gelijns ao.


With International Belcanto Academy NL - GE  (2012)

under direction of R. Modesti - N. Vogler 
2nd lady and 3rd boy in "Die Zauberflöte" W.A. Mozart Pianist Floor Lanz


For Collegium Cum Splendore BE  (2012)

under direction of L. Sels 
- 2nd soprano and altosolo in "Gloria" Vivaldi 

- "Concert" with arias of Sesto G.F. Haendel Conductor L. Sels


For concertorganisation (2012)

2nd soprano and altosolo "Gloria" Vivaldi Conductor A. De Spiegeleer


For musicschool Harelbeke (2012)

2nd soprano and altosolo "Gloria" Vivaldi Conductor E. De Snijder


For concertorganisation (2011)

"Happy gospels" Gospelsolos, with 4 choirs Conductor A. De Spiegeleer and others


With Hojotoho Singingstudio NL - GE  (2009 - 2011)

under direction of W. Goëtjes 
- Hänsel in "Hänsel und Gretel" E. Humperdinck Pianist Gilbert Den Broeder, director W. Göetjes
- "Concerts" with arias and scènes of Charlotte, Leonora, Suzuki, Dorabella, 2nd and 3rd lady,...Pianists Gilbert Den Broeder, Ineke Gelijns ao


With Scoppio di Vesuvio BE  (2007 - 2011)   

under direction of Gidon Saks 
- 2nd witch and 1ste nereid in "Dido and Aeneas" H. Purcell, Conductor Guy Penson, director G. Saks

- Miles in "Turn of the screw" B. Britten Conductor Daan Janssens, director G. Saks

- Lola in "Gallantry" D. Moore, Conductor Piet De Block, director G. Saks
- Virtu in "L'incoronazione di Poppea" C. Monteverdi, Director G. Saks and Maja Jantar
- "Concerts" with arias, duets of Orlovsky, Cherubino, Octavian, songs,...Pianist Jeanne Marie Vermaelen, Guy Penson, Gétacine Pégorim


Also a lot of masses on invitations.


During time in Conservatory Annelyn worked on opera scènes with Ronny Lauwers, and had chambermusic with Mireille Capelle

Before her singing she studied piano at the Lemmensinstituut in Leuven Belgium, there she got her Masterdegree for piano and her teachingdegree. 


At this moment, besides performing Annelyn teaches in parttime artschools: singing, piano and ensemble in Conservatory Kortrijk and Gullegem and singing in musicschool Harelbeke.


Annelyn was allways interested in languages and has very good knowledge of Dutch, French, English, good for German and Italian and basic for for Spanish and Russian.


You can also visit me on www.operamusica.com on my personal profile Annelyn Gevaert mezzo