TINEKE VAN INGELGEM (°1980) is a Belgian soprano with an unforgettable stage presence. Her acting skills, combined with her bright and powerful voice, make her perfect for strong women roles as Médée, Rusalka and Marschallin/Der Rosenkavalier and have led her to opera houses in the whole of Europe.
Tineke started her career in her native Belgium (in La Monnaie, Opera Vlaanderen and Opéra Royal de Wallonie) with roles like Erste and Zweite Dame/Die Zauberflöte, Second Niece/Peter Grimes, Blumenmädchen/Parsifal, Erste Magd/Daphne and Mrs. Naidoo/Satyagraha. She was invited by the Opéra de Monte-Carlo and the Opera de Oviedo as Second Niece/Peter Grimes. With Rusalka and Jenny/Aufstieg und Fall der Stadt Mahagonny, she positioned herself as main role singer at Opera Vlaanderen.
Tineke’s vocal colour lends itself equally well for the French-Italian repertoire. After a.o. Mimì/La Bohème (Opéra Royal de Wallonie, concert version), Alice Ford/Falstaff (Opéra Royal de Wallonie, concert version), a strong Zerlina/Don Giovanni (Opera Vlaanderen), La Dame de Monte-Carlo (Teatro Regio di Parma) and Aida (Opéra Royal de Wallonie, cover), Médée/Cherubini became her signature role. Her very emotional performance at the Opéra de Dijon and the Opéra de Rouen was a huge success – which got her an invitation from the Staatsoper Berlin to cover their Médée, conducted Daniel Barenboim.
Besides these dramatic roles, Tineke’s comical acting skills were much appreciated in operetta roles such as Gräfin Mariza (Landestheater Linz) and Diane/Orphée aux enfers (Opéra Royal de Wallonie).
In 2020, she wins the KLARA award for "breakthrough of the year". The next seasons will indeed be filled with main roles at the Opéra Grand Avignon (Marschallin/Der Rosenkavalier), La Monnaie (Stella/De Kinderen der Zee) and Opera Zuid (Isabella/Das Liebesverbot).
Tineke is also an established Lied and oratorio singer. She sings recitals at home and abroad, and performed a.o. Ein deutsches Requiem/Brahms (Opera Vlaanderen), Marguerite/Jeanne d'Arc au bûcher (La Monnaie), Wesendoncklieder/Wagner (La Monnaie) and Te Deum/Bruckner (La Monnaie).
Having first obtained a master’s degree in Germanic Languages, Tineke went on to earn a further master in singing at the Lemmens Institute of Leuven.