Netherlands: Tania Kross

Mezzo - born 1976

BBC Cardiff Singer of the World and Song Prize competitor

Tania was born in Curaçao, Netherlands Antilles. She studied at the Hogeschool Voor de Kunsten, Utrecht before completing her training at the International Opera Studio in Amsterdam where roles included Carmen in La Tragedie de Carmen (Bizet/Brooks).

Amongst several prizes and scholarships Tania was the winner of the NPS Dutch Culture Prize in 2000.

Tania completed a season at the Staatsoper Hannover where her roles included Cherubino Le nozze di Figaro and Suzuki Madama Butterfly.

Engagements following the 2003 competition included Suzuki, Baba the Turk The Rake's Progress and Flora La traviata for the National Reisoper, Rosina Il barbiere di Siviglia and Sesto Giulio Cesare both in Hannover, and Lola Cavalleria Rusticana for the Dutch National Opera.

Tania's hobbies are reading and painting.

Singer of the World with Orchestra Concert 3 repertoire

  • Monteverdi: Disprezetta Regina, L' Incoronazione di Poppea
  • Handel: La giustizia, Giulio Cesare
  • Granados: Oh muerte cruel!, La Maja dolorosa No 1
  • Stravinsky: As I was saying, The Rake's Progress

Rosenblatt Recital Song Prize Concert 1 repertoire

  • Mozart: Als Luise die Briefe, K520
  • Mozart: Der Zauberer, K472
  • Brahms: Sapphische Ode, Songs Op 94 No 4
  • Brahms: Och Moder, ich well en Ding han!, Volkslieder No 33
  • Montsalvatge: Cuba dentro de un piano, Cinco canciones negras No 1
  • Montsalvatge: Canciòn de cuna para dormir a un negrito, Cinco canciones negras No 4
  • Montsalvatge: Canto negro, Cinco canciones negras No 5
  • Stravinsky: Les canards, les cygnes, les oies..., Trois Histoire Pour Enfants No 2
  • Stravinsky: Chanson De L'Ours, Trois Histoire Pour Enfants No 3
  • Stravinsky: Tilim-bom, Trois Histoire Pour Enfants No 1