Arturo den Hartog is a Surinamese-Dutch countertenor and prize- and audience award winner at the 2021 Princes Christina Concours.
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. Six 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 for Opera, Lied, Baroque- and Contemporary music.
Recently he made his opera debut in the Dutch National Opera en LOD muziektheater together with Spectra ensemble with the newly written opera ‘The Girl, the Hunter and the Wolf’ by Vasco Mendonça. Other recent engagements include a tour to Suriname with baroque ensemble, ‘Holland Baroque’, multiple performances during the O.Festival 2022 and 2023, Batenburg Baroque Festival, the Koorbiënnale 2022 as soloist with S t a r g a z e ensemble and a main role in two contemporary operas at the Opera Forward Festival in Amsterdam. Next to that, he often performs music of black composers with his piano duo. With this duo, he performed in multiple festivals, twice in the Dutch National Opera in Amsterdam, and recently also with high acclaim in ‘Podium Witteman’. Since this season Arturo is also artist in residence at the Muziekgebouw aan ‘t IJ where he will perform various concerts with different music among which also Surinamese Classical Music.
Now, Arturo is also looking forward to upcoming engagements that include several contemporary compositions, concerts with Holland Baroque, performances with Theater Transparant in de Singel in Antwerpen and his own recital in the recital hall of the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam.