Press Release (8 April 2011)

Hague Soprano wins London Handel Competition 

The Hague based Canadian soprano Stefanie True has won first prize in the 2011 Handel Singing Competition. The finals took place on April 7th at St George's, Hannover Square in London. 

The Hague's Baroque Orchestra, The New Dutch Academy (NDA), would like to wholeheartedly congratulate Stefanie on being awarded this prestigious prize. "It is a wonderful recognition of her talent, dedication and wonderful musicianship" says the NDA's conductor and artistic director Simon Murphy. 

Upcoming performances - Stefanie True and the NDA  

In season 2011-2012, audiences in The Netherlands can hear Stefanie in concert with The New Dutch Academy. 

In May 2012, Stefanie will perform opera and concert arias by Mozart in a programme, especially created by her and the NDA's conductor and artistic director, Simon Murphy, entitled "Mozart in Love". Alongside featuring Mozart's Symphony no. 31 "Paris", the programme explores Mozart's relationship with star singers of the 1770's and 1780's and includes the arias "Zeffiretti lusinghieri" from Idomeneo, "Vedrai, carino" from Don Giovanni, "Come Scoglio" from Così fan tutte and the concert aria "Bella mia fiamma". 

The programme will première in The Hague's Philipszaal (Spuiplein) on Thursday 10 May, 2012 and will be recorded for Dutch radio. 

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Watch Stefanie True (soprano) in concert with the NDA's Chamber Soloists as part of the NDA's season 2010-2011 

Watch Simon Murphy (conductor) and the NDA Orchestra perform Mozart's Symphony no. 38 as part of the NDA's season 2010-2011  

Read more about the Handel Competition 


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