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Rina Cornelissens (Soprano)

Born: 1942 - the Netherlands
Died: August 2015 - the Netherlands

The Dutch soprano, Rina Cornelissen, studied initially piano. In 1963, she won 1st prize at the Internationaal Vocalisten Concours 's-Hertogenbosch.

Rina Cornelissen worked at the Opera of Lyon. At De Nederlandse Operastichting (the Dutch Opera Foundation) she sang only a few times, as Pamina in W.A. Mozart's Die Zauberflöte and as Fiordiligi in W.A. Mozart's Così fan tutte. She could be heard often in concert performances. She performed in oratorio Svatá Ludmila by Dvorák and the premiere of Trois Psaumes pour le temps présent by Monnikendam. She was also a Lieder singer.

Rina Cornelissen taught at the Conservatorium Den Haag. Among her pupils were the Polish soprano Maria Skiba and the Dutch mezzo-soprano Karin Brunt.

 

Source: Ruud Janssen (February 2006); Theater Encyclopedia Website, English translation by Aryeh Oron (December 2015); Bits & pieces fgrom other sources
Contributed by
Aryeh Oron (December 2015); P. van den Eeden (Dates, December 2015)

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