Jan Wouters made his debut as Oberon in a new production of Britten’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream at Opera Zuid in May 2022. The countertenor has created the roles of Herr C and Evengelizzatore in the world premiere of liminal space during the contemporary music festival Münchener Biennale in 2018. In 2017, he performed the leading role of the Refugee in Dove’s Flight at Munich’s Prinzregententheater.
In 2019, Jan Wouters made his company debut with Opera Ballet Vlaanderen and, in 2017, he performed Tolomeo in Handel’s Giulio Cesare at Munich’s Reaktorhalle. In 2021, the Belgian countertenor has sung Oronte in Walpurgis’ Talestri at Kammeroper München. Jan Wouters has worked with directors including Balázs Kovalik, Ola Mafaalani and Olivier Tambosi.
Jan Wouters’ repertoire as a concert soloist includes Bach’s cantatas, Christmas Oratorio, St John Passion and St Matthew Passion, Berlioz’ Les Nuits d’été, Charpentier’s Te Deum, Elgar’s Sea Pictures, Handel’s Messiah and Ode for the Birthday of Queen Anne, Haydn’s Nelson Mass, Mitchell’s Cavell Mass, Mozart’s Requiem, Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater, Purcell’s Come ye sons of art, Rossini’s Petite messe solennelle, Tuma’s Stabat Mater and Vivaldi’s Gloria and Stabat Mater.
Jan Wouters is a dedicated recitalist, singing Elgar’s Sea Pictures, Finzi’s song cycle Let us garlands bring and Lieder by Fauré, Hahn, Schubert, Strauss, Vandewege, Wolf and Strauss. Jan Wouters has performed with orchestras including Ensemble Octopus, Münchner Rundfunkorchester and Philharmonie Zuidnederland under the baton of conductors such as Hartmut Haenchen, Jan Müller-Wieland and Ulf Schirmer.
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