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.
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.
Tineke made her debut as Rosalinde/Die Fledermaus and is a welcome guest at the three major houses in her native Belgium. Audiences have heard her as Jenny/Aufstieg und Fall der Stadt Mahagonny, Second Niece/Peter Grimes, Zweite Dame/Die Zauberflöte and Zerlina/Don Giovanni in Opera Vlaanderen, as Erste Magd/Daphne, Blumenmädchen/Parsifal and Coryphée & Bohémienne/Les Huguenots in La Monnaie, and as Diane/Orphée aux Enfers, Flora/La Traviata and La Dama di Lady Macbeth/Macbeth at the Opéra Royal de Wallonie.
Her international career was launched by singing the title role in Gräfin Mariza at the Landestheater Linz. She was invited by 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 Lille and Rouen. In 2016, 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.
In 2017, Tineke will make her debut as Micaela/Carmen, Mimi/La Bohème and Alice Ford/Falstaff at the Opéra Royal de Wallonie and she will tour through the Netherlands and Belgium with LOD for the world creation of Menuet (Janssens). In 2018 she is invited by the Opéra de Monte-Carlo and La Monnaie and she will perform Médée at the Opéra de Rouen.
Tineke had the honor to be directed by David Alden, Romeo Castellucci, Olivier Py, Tatjana Gürbaca, Jean-Yves Ruf, David Hermann, Guy Joosten, Olivier Tambosi and many more, and has sung with renowned conductors such as Hartmut Haenchen, Leif Segerstam, Marc Minkowski, Alexander Joel, Lothar Koenigs, Eliahu Inbal, Daniel Inbal, Nicolas Krüger, Yannis Pouspourikas, Corrado Rovaris and Paolo Arrivabeni.
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), a tribute to Wagner, Poulenc & Britten (Teatro Regio di Parma), Paulus/F.Mendelssohn, La Petite Messe Solenelle/G.Rossini, Sinfonia Espansiva/C.Nielsen and Stabat Mater/F.Poulenc.