TINEKE VAN INGELGEM (°1980) is a Belgian soprano with an unforgettable stage presence. Her acting skills, combined with her bright and powerful voice, make her perfect for strong women roles as Médée, Jenny/Aufstieg und Fall der Stadt Mahagonny and Gräfin Mariza and have led her to opera houses in Belgium, France, Austria, Italy and Spain.
Tineke made her debut as Rosalinde/Die Fledermaus and is a welcome guest at the three major opera houses in her native Belgium. Audiences have heard her at La Monnaie, Opera Vlaanderen and the Opéra Royal de Wallonie as Jenny/Aufstieg und Fall der Stadt Mahagonny, Mimi/La Bohème, Alice Ford/Falstaff, Micaela/Carmen, Erste and Zweite Dame/Die Zauberflöte, Diane/Orphée aux Enfers, Erste Magd/Daphne, Blumenmädchen/Parsifal and Zerlina/Don Giovanni.
Her international career was launched by singing the title role in Gräfin Mariza at the Landestheater Linz. She was invited by the Opéra de Monte-Carlo and the Opera de Oviedo to sing Second Niece/Peter Grimes and by the Grand Théâtre de Luxembourg as Blumenmädchen/Parsifal. She also performed Poulenc’s one-woman-operas La Voix Humaine and La Dame de Monte-Carlo in the Teatro Regio di Parma, and Polly/Die Dreigroschenoper in private productions in Lille and Rouen. Her performance as Médée (Cherubini) at the Opéra de Dijon was a huge success – which got her an invitation from the Opéra de Rouen for the revival in 2018.
This season, Tineke will sing Erste Dame/Die Zauberflöte at La Monnaie, Mrs. Naidoo/Satyagraha at Opera Vlaanderen and Gran Sacerdotessa/Aida and Aida's cover at the Opéra Royal de Wallonie. She will also make her debut at Bozar with Bruckner's Te Deum, conducted by Hartmut Haenchen, and is invited by Le Volcan at Le Havre for Une petite histoire de l'opéra.
Tineke had the honor to be directed by David Alden, Romeo Castellucci, Olivier Py, Tatjana Gürbaca, Jean-Yves Ruf, David Hermann and many more, and has sung with renowned conductors such as Alexander Joel, Marc Minkowski, Hartmut Haenchen, Leif Segerstam, Eliahu Inbal and Nicolas Krüger.
Tineke is also an established Lied and oratorio singer. She sings recitals at home and abroad, and performed Ein Deutsches Requiem/J.Brahms (Opera Vlaanderen), Wesendoncklieder/R.Wagner (La Monnaie), Marguerite/Jeanne d'Arc au bûcher, Paulus/F.Mendelssohn, La Petite Messe Solenelle/G.Rossini and Stabat Mater/F.Poulenc.
Having first obtained a master’s degree in Germanic Languages, Tineke went on to earn a further master’s in singing at the Lemmens Institute of Leuven. Since 2017, she's a singing teacher herself at the Lemmens Insitute.