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Hein Meens (Tenor)

Born: April 24, 1949 - Nieuwenhagen, the Netherlands
Died: February 10, 2012 - Amsterdam, the Netherlands

The Dutch tenor, Hein Meens, entered the Maastricht Conservatory in 1971 as a vocal major studying under Mya Besselink. In 1975 he was awarded his soloist's diploma with honours. In 1977 he completed his studies being awarded the Prix d'Exellence. He was further awarded the Silver Garland of the Patrons of the Concertgebouw in 1987.

Hein Meens appeared from 1978 at Opera Forum - his debut in Figaros Hochzeit - and at the Nederlandse Opera roles as Don Ottavio (Don Giovanni), Lenski (Jevgenj Onjegin), Albert Herring in the same opera of Benjamin Britten and the railway-chief in the premiere of Symposion (1994, Peter Schat).

Hein Meens' repertoire covered a wide area, from Claudio Monteverdi to the modern composers. He appeared regularly in operas in concert-form, abroad and at festivals. Meens enjoyed great popularity as vocalist of the Lieder and oratorio genres and he frequently performed in Dutch and foreign radio and television broadcasts.

Source: Dutch Divas Website; Source: Liner notes to the album ‘J.S. Bach: Johannes-Passion’ conducted by Charles de Wolff (Vanguard Classics, 1995); Huib Spoorenberg (February 2012):
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Aryeh Oron (September 2002, June 2003)

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Hans-Martin Linde

Tenor

BWV 201

Charles de Wolff

Tenor

BWV 245

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Dutch Divas - tenors, part 2

Terug naar cast - Zomer Opera 2002 [Dutch]

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