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, Rusalka and Jenny/Aufstieg und Fall der Stadt Mahagonny and have led her to opera houses in the whole of Europe.
Tineke started her career in her native Belgium with roles like Erste and Zweite Dame/Die Zauberflöte (La Monnaie and Opera Vlaanderen), Second Niece/Peter Grimes (Opera Vlaanderen), Blumenmädchen/Parsifal (La Monnaie and Opera Vlaanderen), Erste Magd/Daphne (La Monnaie) and Mrs. Naidoo/Satyagraha (Opera Vlaanderen). She was invited by the Opéra de Monte-Carlo and the Opera de Oviedo as Second Niece/Peter Grimes. With Jenny/Aufstieg und Fall der Stadt Mahagonny, she sang her first main role at Opera Vlaanderen.
Tineke’s vocal colour lends itself equally well for the French-Italian repertoire. After a.o. Zerlina/Don Giovanni (Opera Vlaanderen), La Dame de Monte-Carlo (Teatro Regio di Parma) and Aida (Opéra Royal de Wallonie, cover), Médée/Cherubini became her signature role. Her very emotional performance at the Opéra de Dijon and the Opéra de Rouen was a huge success – which got her an invitation from the Staatsoper Berlin to cover their Médée, conducted Daniel Barenboim.
Besides these dramatic roles, Tineke’s comical acting skills were much appreciated in operetta roles such as Gräfin Mariza (Landestheater Linz) and Diane/Orphée aux enfers (Opéra Royal de Wallonie).
In '19-'20, Tineke will make her debut as Rusalka (Opera Vlaanderen) and will sing Marguerite/Jeanne d'Arc au bûcher, conducted by Kazushi Ono (La Monnaie).
Tineke is also an established Lied and oratorio singer. She sings recitals at home and abroad, and performed a.o. Ein deutsches Requiem/Brahms (Opera Vlaanderen), Wesendoncklieder/Wagner (La Monnaie) and Te Deum/Bruckner (La Monnaie). Next season, she will sing the soprano solo in Mahler’s Second Symphony (Opéra Royal de Wallonie).
Having first obtained a master’s degree in Germanic Languages, Tineke went on to earn a further master in singing at the Lemmens Institute of Leuven.