Tiemo Wang

Baritone Tiemo Wang began his musical career as a professional violinist working with various ensembles such as the Arnhem Philharmonic Orchestra and the Dutch Radio Orchestras. As a singer Tiemo specialises in baroque and contemporary music having studied previously with Jose Scholte, Joost van der Linden and Frans Fiselier, and currently being coached by Henny Diemer.

Tiemo regularly performs J.S. Bach’s passions in the Netherlands and abroad and he is often involved in productions that combine early and contemporary music with visual and sound arts. He was recently involved with a staged production of Bach motets for solo voices with the Dutch production house Hollands Diep, and is a fixed member of the Belgian-based ensemble Bl!ndman.

Tiemo’s recent operatic roles include Mr. Gobineau and Ben in respectively The Medium and The Telephone by Menotti, Uberto in Pergolesi’s La Serva Padrona, and Aeneas in Dido and Aeneas (Purcell). In the R.A.P. program of the Nationale Reisopera he sang William in Robinson Crusoe by Jacques Offenbach (directed by Marcel Sijm).

Since 2007 Tiemo has worked with the Dutch group VocaalLAB which specializes in contemporary music. With them he has performed Wolfgang Rihm’s Séraphin with the Doelen Ensemble, directed by Neil Wallace, Pascal Dusapin’s Passion, directed by Pierre Audi, and Cadenza by Bob Zimmerman with the Radio Chamber Orchestra conducted by Micha Hamel. At the Dutch Opera he has performed the role of proletarian in the world premiere of Alexander Raskatov’s A Dog’s Heart and was in the cast of The Soldiers by Bernd Alois Zimmerman.

Last season Tiemo performed Kassandra in Oresteia by Xenakis, a co-production of Transparant (Belgium), Asko | Schönberg ensemble, and VocaalLAB Netherlands. With LOD he then participated in the creation of Les Aveugles, a production based on Maeterlinck’s play, and he performed the role of Veled in the opera Mevlana by Michael Ellison in a coproduction of VocaalLAB and the Hezarfen-ensemble from Istanbul.