Arturo den Hartog is a Surinamese-Dutch countertenor and prize- and audience award winner at the 2021 Princes Christina Concours in his region.
Arturo started solo singing at the age of 8 in the church in Suriname and was one of the first students of the Cathedral Choir School in Paramaribo. Five years ago, in 2017, he left for the Netherlands to continue his studies at the Royal Conservatory of The Hague with Rita Dams, Catrin Wyn-Davies, Robin Blaze, Pascal Bertin and Peter Kooij.
Arturo is a versatile performer with a big love Opera, Baroque- and Contemporary music.
Recent engagements include a tour to Suriname together with baroque ensemble, ‘Holland Baroque’ a performance during the O.Festival 2022 and main roles in two contemporary operas at the Opera Forward Festival in the Dutch National Opera in Amsterdam. Next to that, he often performs music of black composers with his piano duo. With this duo, he performed twice in the Dutch National Opera in Amsterdam, and recently also with high acclaim in ‘Podium Witteman’.
Now Arturo is looking forward to upcoming engagements that include several contemporary compositions, a performance during Batenburg Baroque Festival and the main role in a newly written youth-opera at the Dutch National Opera.