Dutch mezzo-soprano Christianne Stotijn was born in Delft and studied with Udo Reinemann, Jard van Nes and Dame Janet Baker. Over the years Christianne has won numerous awards, including the prestigious ECHO Rising Stars Award 2005/2006, the Borletti-Buitoni Trust Award in 2005, and the Nederlands Muziekprijs in 2008. In 2007 she was selected as a BBC New Generation Artist.
In opera she has portrayed roles such as Pauline Pique Dame, Isabella L'Italiana in Algeri, Cornelia Giulio Cesare and Marfa La Khovanshchina. Her concert repertoire includes La Mort de Cléopâtre and Les Nuits d'été, Elgar’s Sea Pictures, Britten’s Phaedra, Mussorgsky's Songs and Dances of Death and Mahler's Rückert Lieder and Kindertotenlieder; appearing at some of the world’s most prestigious houses and venues including Dutch National Opera, Royal Opera, Opera de Paris, La Monnaie, Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Musikverein Vienna, Mozarteum Salzburg, Carnegie Hall and the Philharmonie Berlin working with leading conductors including Claudio Abbado, Vladimir Jurowski, René Jacobs, Yannick Nézet-Séguin and Bernard Haitink.
Highlights of recent seasons include Mahler’s Symphony No.2 with Seattle Symphony Orchestra under Ludovic Morlot and the Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala under Daniele Gatti; Thomas Adès’ Totentanz with the Orchestre de Paris, the Czech Philharmonic and the Rundfunk Sinfonieorchester Berlin; Mahler’s Rückert Lieder with the Norwegian Radio Orchestra under Christian Vasquez; and Michel van der Aa’s Spaces of Blank with the Deutsche Radio Philharmonie Saarbrücken. Her discography includes a recording of Tchaikovsky songs for Onyx (BBC Music Magazine Award winner), Die Weise von Liebe und Tod des Cornets Christoph Rilke by Frank Martin for the MDG label and her debut recording for Warner Classics - If the Owl Calls Again – Gramophone Editor’s Choice, July 2015.