Dutch tenor Marcel Beekman is much in demand as a soloist for baroque and classical repertoire as for contemporary concert and operatic works. He has appeared with the Berliner Philharmoniker, the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, the Orchestra of the 18 th Century, Les Arts Florissants, Musica Antiqua Köln and the ASKO|Schönberg under such conductors as Sir Simon Rattle, William Christie, Iván Fischer, Frans Brüggen, John Adams and Reinbert de Leeuw. Marcel Beekman has created new works by composers Micha Hamel, Elmer Schönberger, Roderik de Man and Calliope Tsoupaki. Marcel Beekman performs in the great international concert venues and in festivals such as the Holland Festival Amsterdam, Salzburg Easter Festival, Utrecht Ancient Music Festival, Nederlandse Muziekdagen, Bregenzer Festspiele, Festival de La Chaise-Dieu and Saito Kinen Festival Japan. A considerable list of CD recordings bears witness to his versatility.
Marcel Beekman’s operatic repertoire includes the roles of Berenice in L’Ipermestra [Cavalli], Valère in Les Indes Galantes [Rameau], Sénéchal and Pégase in L’Écume des jours [Denisov], Ricardo in Laika [Martijn Padding], the title role of Willem Breuker’s Jona, Laki Topalović in Maratonci [Žebeljan] and Arnalta in Monteverdi’s L’Incoronazione di Poppea. His creation in the title role of Rameau’s Platée in the 2014 production with Les Arts Florissants and directed by Robert Carsen in Vienna, Paris and New York was highly acclaimed by the international press. Future appearances include the role of Maître de Musique in Campra’s Les Fêtes Vénitiennes at the Opéra Comique in Paris [with a revival in Toulouse and New York]; Damon in Les Sauvages [Rameau] in a special concert on the occasion of the opening of La Philharmonie de Paris; Le Cabaretier in Benvenuto Cellini [Berlioz] at the Netherlands National Opera and further new productions in Vienna, Los Angeles and Amsterdam.