Jan Wouters made his debut as Oberon in a new production of Britten’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream at Opera Zuid in 2022. In 2018, he created the roles of Herr C and Evengelizzatore in the world premiere of liminal space during the contemporary music festival Münchener Biennale. In 2016, he made his debut in the main character Refugee in Dove’s Flight at Munich’s Prinzregententheater.
In 2019, Jan Wouters made his company debut with Opera Ballet Vlaanderen in the ballet premiere of Cantus Firmus / Mea Culpa, based on cantatas by Bach and Schütz. The countertenor performed Tolomeo in Handel’s Giulio Cesare in Munich’s Reaktorhalle in 2017. In 2021, he performed Oronte in Walpurgis’ Talestri with Kammeroper München.
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. He will go on tour with Bach’s St. Matthew Passion with philharmonie zuidnederland in March 2024. Jan Wouters is also 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 worked with directors such as Balázs Kovalik, Ola Mafaalani and Olivier Tambosi and performed with orchestras including Ensemble Octopus, Münchner Rundfunkorchester and Philharmonie Zuidnederland under the baton of conductors including Hartmut Haenchen, Jan Müller-Wieland and Ulf Schirmer.
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