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Artist Info

​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, 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, Arturo made his solo recital debut in the recital hall of the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam with pianist Daan Boertien. Next to that, he made his opera debut at the Dutch National Opera and LOD Muziektheater Gent together with Spectra ensemble in the newly written opera ‘The Girl, the Hunter and the Wolf’ by Vasco Mendonça. Other recent engagements include performances as soloist with baroque ensemble, La Sfera Armoniosa, and with the SEM Ensemble in De Singel in Antwerp. But also 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. 

Arturo often performs music of black composers and composers from his home country, Suriname, with his piano duo. With this duo, he performed in multiple festivals, twice in the Dutch National Opera in Amsterdam, and also with high acclaim in ‘Podium Witteman’. Since this season Arturo is also artist in residence at the Muziekgebouw aan ‘t IJ in Amsterdam where he will perform various concerts.

Next to the performances there, Arturo is now looking forward to upcoming engagements that include several contemporary compositions, performances with Orchestra Ars Musica in Amare in The Hague, the new operetta show of director Steef de Jong and reappearances in the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam.

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