Dolf Drabbels (tenor)

Dolf Drabbels started his singing career as a boy chorister before pursuing his study of Classical Music at the Conservatory of Arnhem under the guidance of Harry van Berne. Shortly before his graduation in 2006, Drabbels made his operatic debut in a leading role as Ecclitico in Haydn's Il mondo della Luna at the Städtische Bühnen in Münster, Germany and performed abroad again in 2011, as a tenor solo in Bach's St John Passion. Back in the Netherlands, he actively participated in musical ensembles such as the Schatkamer Opera in Zwolle and Muziektheater de Plaats in Arnhem. Drabbels has participated in masterclasses by, amongst others, Roberta Alexander, Beryl Forster and David Wilson-Johnson.  Besides Bach, Drabbels has sung tenor solos in many of Mozart's works, including his Requiem, plus works by Schubert, Brahms, Scarlatti, Haydn and Mendelsohn.  Drabbels also featured as a soloist in Monteverdi's Mariavespers and Beethoven's 9th Symphony. Dolf Drabbels is currently coached by Geert Berghs and works on a freelance basis, frequently singing with professional music ensembles such as Cappella Amsterdam (led by Daniel Reuss), Capella Isalana and Consensus Vocalis (both led by Klaas Stok) and Collegium Ad Mosam (led by Huub Ehlen).