Channa Malkin

Soprano Channa Malkin (1989) made her operatic debut at age 16 as Barbarina (Le Nozze di Figaro, Dutch National Opera). Her repertoire includes Poppea (L’incoronazione di Poppea, Rotterdam Opera Days), Despina (Centre for Opera Studies in Italy), Zerlina (Staddschouwburg Leeuwarden), Dalinda (Ariodante, Dutch National Opera (cover) and all female roles in Grieg’s Peer Gynt (Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra in Concertgebouw).

Examples of concert appearances are Händel's Dixit Dominus and William Hayes' The Fall of Jericho (Holland Baroque / Alexander Weimann), the boy solo in Bernstein’s Chichester Psalms (Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra / Mariss Janssons), the soprano solos in Bach’s Matthew Passion (Jerusalem Baroque Orchestra / Joshua Rifkin), B minor Mass (JBO / Andrew Parrott), Händel’s cantata Lucrezia (Rotterdam Opera Days) as well as J. Malkin’s song cycle Black Flowers with the Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra.

Channa received her BMus with honors from Utrecht Conservatoire in 2012, and has won scholarships from Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds and Van den Ende Foundation. She participated in an Erasmus exchange at the Royal College of Music in London. In 2015, she participated in the talent programme of the Dutch National Opera, where she covered the role of Dalinda (Ariodante) and took part in masterclasses with Sarah Connolly, Sandrine Piau, Rosemary Joshua and Andrea Marcon.

Future engagements include the leading role in Händel goes Tinder, a new Händel opera pastiche to be performed in nightclubs and theaters across the Netherlands, as well as various recitals with her duo partner, guitarist Izhar Elias.