Deborah van Renterghem has performed with prominent opera companies and orchestras in the US and abroad. Recent performances for Ms. van Renterghem include a concert of Mozart’s La Clemenza di Tito with the Orchestra of Emmanuel Music in Boston, singing the role of Vitellia.  Her performance of the challenging role was described by Lloyd Schwartz as “spine-tingling”. She also returned to Valencia, Spain as cover of Julia, the female lead in Lorin Maazel’s "1984" for Palau de les Arts; also sung in Valencia a Flower Maiden in Parsifal under the baton of Maestro Maazel, directed by Werner Herzog. Recent concert and chamber work include concerts in New York of Charles Ives’ complete songbook with members of  the Brooklyn Art Song Society and songs of Francis Poulenc with Operamission.  In Boston she sang Schoenberg’s String Quartet No. 2 and Britten’s Phaedra. Ms. van Renterghem also sang on a concert program in various locations throughout the Comunidad Valenciana with the cast of  "1984" and Lorin Maazel conducting La Orquesta de la Comunidad Valenciana of the Palau de les Arts Reina Sofia (Valencia, Spain).  Other past performances include: The Governess in Britten’s Turn of the Screw produced by Maestro Maazel, and Echo in Tulsa Opera’s Ariadne auf Naxos. She has sung for Santa Fe Opera, Theater der Stadt Heidelberg, The Huntington Theater, Helsinki Strings, the Hessischer Rundfunk in Frankfurt, Tulsa Opera, Harrisburg Opera, Gotham Chamber Opera, American Opera Projects, Lorin Maazel’s Chateauville Foundation, Prism Opera, and the American Symphony Orchestra at Avery Fisher Hall. She has performed numerous roles including Dido (Dido and Aeneas), Blanche (Dialogues of the Carmelites), Birdie (Regina), Dolores (La Dolorosa), Mother (Die Schwartze Spinne), Nedda (I Pagliacci), Nora (Riders to the Sea), Pamina (Die Zauberflöte), Pedro (Don Quichotte), Resi (Intermezzo), Rusalka (Rusalka), Savitri (Savitri), Barbarina (Le Nozze di Figaro), Zweite Elf (Die Aegyptische Helena). She has covered Christine (Intermezzo) for Aspen Music Festival and Santa Fe Opera, Fiordiligi (Cosi Fan Tutte) and Clemence in Kaija Saariaho’s L’amour de loin, directed by Peter Sellars also for the Santa Fe Opera. Later this season she will be singing Sieglinde in a semi-staged concert of the first act of Die Walküre at Harvard University in Boston.

Oratorio highlights include: Poulenc’s Gloria, Mozart’s Regina Coeli, Requiem and Vesperae Solennes de Confessore, Haydn’s Creation, Lord Nelson Massand Mass in Time of War. For the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival, she sang songs of Schubert with Roger Vignoles at the piano and concert for Santa Fe Opera/Site Santa Fe of works of Pascal Dusapin. The Soprano Solo in Mendelssohn’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream for Kennett Symphony Orchestra, Strauss’ Four Last Songs with the Chamber Orchestra of Boston and the world premiere of James Lavino’s The Valley of the Unrest in Cluj, Romania. Following her successful work on Kaija Saariaho’s acclaimed opera L’amour de loin, Ms. van Renterghem was invited to sing the world premiere of Ms. Saariaho’s “Changing Light” in Helsinki, Finland.
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Britten: Phaedra, Op. 93
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