"The music is not in the notes, but in the silence between." - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Helena Rasker

The Dutch alto HELENA RASKER (Paula) studied at the Royal Conservatoire in The Hague and at the Tanglewood Music Center in the US. Helena Rasker has worked with conductors like Marc Minkowski, Fabio Biondi, Michael Corboz, Pascal Rophé, Hartmut Haenchen, Paolo Carignani, Jonathan Stockhammer Christian Zacharias, Oliver Knussen, Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Reinbert de Leeuw and Jaap van Zweden, with orchestras like Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra, Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra, London Sinfonietta, Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Les Musiciens du Louvre Grenoble, Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France and Bamberger Symphoniker. Her repertoire includes oratorios by Bach, Händel, Mendelssohn, Mozart and Dvořák, song cycles and symphonies by Mahler, Shostakovich, Wagner and Frank Martin, as well as chamber music by Ravel, Brahms, Britten, Ligeti, Sciarrino, Nono and Gubaidulina. Her opera repertoire includes roles in Orfeo ed Euridice, Dritte Dame in Die Zauberflöte, Irene in Theodora and La Furie in Van Vlijmen’s Thyeste. With Dutch National Opera, she has sung in Moses und Aron, Rêves d’un Marco Polo, After Life, Adam in Ballingschap, Legende, Elektra, Guillaume Tell, Die Walküre and Laika.

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