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Vocal Technique

Dutch baritone Hans Pieter Herman began his musical studies at the conservatory in his hometown Amsterdam. Supported by Dutch government funding and on full scholarship, he continued his vocal and performing studies at Northwestern University where he graduated with honors in voice and opera performance. He attended master classes at the Britten-Pears school in Aldeburgh, and was a young artist at the Steans Institute during the Ravina Festival. In 2010 he was invited by James Levine to appear as a guest artist at 2010 Tanglewood summer festival. 


His opera roles include Papageno in Die Zauberflöte, Leporello in Don Giovanni, Il Conte d'Almaviva in Le Nozze di Figaro, Marcello in La Bohème and Alidor in Nicolo's opera Cendrillon, performed and recorded in Moscow at the invitation of Maestro Richard Bonynge. He also appeared in Dutch national tours of A Little Night Music and She Loves Me. 

Described by THE NEW YORK TIMES as Highly Engaging he is a frequently sought-after performer. He is a successful recitalist, as a freelancer he works at The Dutch National Opera and L’Opéra National de Lyon choruses. His premiere cabaret show The Flying Dutchman (no Wagner allowed) was a great success in NYC and he is currently writing a new show to be premiered during the 2020-2021 season.

Hans Pieter Herman was the first prize winner of the Verna Ross-Orndorff Austro-American Music Award Competition for singers, held in Chicago. Among others he has worked with: Joan Sutherland, Galina Vishnevskaya, Benjamin Luxon, Christoph von Dohnányi, Ira Siff and Randolph Mickelson. He teaches voice privately in Amsterdam is/was a faculty member at: IVAI-Tel Aviv (2014), Canto Vocal Programs, Opera Studio Les Maîtres Sonneurs in Toulouse and taught masterclasses for Vrienden van het Lied, Conservatory of Amsterdam and the Royal Conservatory in The Hague. More information can be found by visiting his web site at


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