Young dutch soprano Jeannette van Schaik received her vocal education at the Conservatory of Amsterdam, where she graduated cum laude under the tutelage of David Bollen and Sasja Hunnego. She recently graduated from the prestigious DNOA 'Dutch National Opera Academy' program.
One of her most acclaimed performances was in the role of Donna Anna in Mozart’s Don Giovanni. Her other operatic repertoire includes roles such as the Contessa in Mozart’s Le Nozze di Figaro, 1e Dame in Die Zauberflöte, Dido in Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas and Click in the dutch premiere of Hanna Kulenty’s modern opera The Mother of Black Winged Dreams.
During the 2016/2017 season she made her debut with Dutch National Opera as 1. Madrigalist in Puccini's Manon Lescaut as part of the Young artist program.
The same year she made her international role debut as Mimìin Puccini's La Bohème in the Grand Théâtre de Luxembourg, a production of Opera Zuid directed by Waut Koeken and under the baton of Karel Deseure.
At the Bredeweg Festival Amsterdam, she appeared again as Mimì in Puccini's La Boheme, with the Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Leonardo Sini.
During the 2017/2018 season she made her role debut as Gretel in the NJO Muziekzomer production of Humperdinck's Hänsel und Gretel under the baton of Antony Hermus.
This coming May she will sing the role of Governess in a concert version of Britten's opera Turn of the Screw, under the baton of Erik Desimpelaere. As a concert soloist she performed Verdi's Requiem, Mahler's Symphony no.4 and Strauss' Vier letzte lieder.
Future engagements for the 2018/2019 season include three role debuts at the NTR Zaterdagmatinee series of the Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Wheel of Fortune Woman in Delius' A Village to Romeo and Juliet under the baton of Sir Mark Elder, Das Mädchen in Schreker's Die Gezeichneten under the baton of Markus Stenz and Anna in Verdi's Nabucco under the baton of Giancarlo Andretta.
In January '19 she will sing the New Year's concerts with the Residentie Orchestra, conducted by Sander Teepen.
Jeannette has performed under the baton of conductors including Antony Hermus, Karel Deseure, Clark Rundell, Paul Nadler, Alexander Joel and Huba Hollóköi. She has collaborated with stage directors as Andrea Breth, Javier Lopéz Piñón, David Prins, Sybrand van der Werf and Waut Koeken.
As soloist, her repertoire varies from works such as Rossini's Petite Messe Solennelle, Brahms' Ein Deutsches Requiem, Mozart's Requiem and Krönungsmesse, Händel's Messiah to the Weihnachtsoratorium and both St. Matthew and St. John’s Passion by J.S. Bach.
She has attended masterclasses taught by Margreet Honig, Liora Maurer, Lucy Arner, Udo Reinemann, Johan Simons and Alexander Oliver.
Jeannette is being coached by Ira Siff and Peter Nilsson.