Anitra Jellema

Anitra Jellema is second soprano in the Groot Omroepkoor.
Initially she studied Music and Movement at Rotterdam Conservatoire. She switched to Classical Singing, first in Rotterdam and later in Amsterdam, where she also followed the Opera Class. She followed lessons with Barbara Pearson, Ira Siff, and Marion van den Akker. At the moment, Anitra is being coached by Marjan Kuiper.

For two seasons, Anitra worked as an opera singer in Switzerland, at the theatre Biel-Solothurn. Here she performed the title roles of Verdi's Giovanna d'Arco and Kalmans Die Csardasfürstin. Back in the Netherlands, Anitra got a permanent appointment with the Groot Omroepkoor in 2004.

She regularly performs as a soloist, both with and without the choir. During the NTR Saturday Matinee in the Concertgebouw, she performed as Blumenmädchen in Wagner's Parsifal and as Dama di Lady Macbeth in Verdi's MacBeth, with the Radio Philharmonic Orchestra.

During the AVROTROS Vrijdag in Vredenburg, Anitra sang the solos in the gospel songs from A child of our time by Michael Tippett, the exciting Vlci stopu by Leos Janácek with the women of the Groot Omroepkoor and Ständchen by Schubert, with the men of the Groot Omroepkoor.

Anitra Jellema

2nd soprano
Netherlands Radio Choir

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