Chad Louwerse

 

Introduction




“The drunken duet with his astrologer, Siroco (bass-baritone Chad Louwerse), was a show-stopper.”
Opera Canada, Arthur Kaptanis

Biography

Canadian Bass-Baritone Chad Louwerse debuted in Europe with l’Opéra National du Rhin in Strasbourg as Bernadino in Berlioz’ Benvenuto Cellini. In Canada he has been heard from Quebec to British Columbia.  With Montreal Opera, he starred as Buonafede in Haydn’s Il Mondo Della Luna, sang Talpa in Il Tabarro, and covered Leporello in Don Giovanni. As a member of Montreal Opera’s Atelier Lyrique, he was singled out in Chabrier’s l’Étoile by Claude Gingras of La Presse, who wrote “for pure comedy, first distinction goes to Chad Louwerse”.
In past seasons Mr. Louwerse has sung Alidoro in Rossini’s La Cenerentola and Palémon in Thaïs for Pacific Opera Victoria, Capulet in Roméo et Juliette with Montreal Opera, and Hortensius in Edmonton Opera’s La Fille De Régiment. He has appeared with Vancouver Opera as The Nazarene in Salome, The Bailiff in Werther, Zaretsky and Captain Petrovich in Eugene Onegin, and as Monterone in Rigoletto. He was also featured in the Lanaudière Festival’s Der Vampyr conducted by Jean Marie Zeitouni.
He is a winner of both the CBC Westcoast Performance Pacific Spotlight competition and the Début competition and has given recitals broadcast on CBC Radio Two.  On CD, he can be heard in excerpts of Robert Turner’s opera Vile Shadows and Sylvia Rickard’s song-cycle Three Chinese Songs Of Autumn for the Canadian Music Centre.  He was named to the Jeunes Ambassadeurs Lyriques in 2005 and received the Duke of Edinburgh’s Gold award.  An active oratorio singer and recitalist, Mr. Louwerse’s concert repertoire includes Handel’s Messiah, the Bach Mass in B-minor, the Brahms and Mozart Requiem and Mendelssohn’s Elijah.

January 2014

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Full Repertoire



Opera

Berlioz Bernardino BENVENUTO CELLINI
Britten Collatinus RAPE OF LUCRETIA
Chabrier Siroco L’ETOILE
Currant Business Man AIRLINE ICARUS
Danielson Priest MARIKEN OF NIMMEGEN
Donizetti Hortensius LA FILLE DU REGIMENT
Gounod Duke/Count Capulet ROMÉO ET JULIETTE
Haydn Buonafede IL MONDO DELLA LUNA
Janáček Harasta THE CUNNING LITTLE VIXEN
Massenet Palémon THAÏS
Menotti Balthazar AMAHL AND THE NIGHT VISITORS
Mozart Leporello/Masetto
Don Alfonso
Figaro/Bartolo
DON GIOVANNI
COSI FAN TUTTE
LE NOZZE DI FIGARO
Puccini Happy
Simone
The Bonze
Talpa
LA FANCIULLA DEL WEST
GIANNI SCHICCHI
MADAMA BUTTERFLY
IL TABARO
Rossini Don Magnifico/Alidoro LA CENERENTOLA
Smetana Kezal/Krushina THE BARTERED BRIDE
Strauss, R. The Nazarene SALOME
Stravinsky True Love THE RAKES PROGRESS
Verdi The Friar DON CARLO
Tchaikovsky Zaretsky/Captain Petrovich EUGENE ONEGIN
  Doctor/Servant MACBETH
  Monterone RIGOLETTO

 

Concert

Bacalov Misa Tango
Bach Cantata #82 'Ich habe genug'
  Cantata #131 - 'Aus der Tiefe'
  Johannes Passion
Magnificat
Mass in B minor
Beethoven Symphony No. 9
Brahms Ein Deutsches Requiem
Dvorák Mass in D
Dubois Seven Last Words of Christ
Fauré Requiem
Finzi In tera pax
Handel Chandos Anthem
  Dettingen
Te Deum
Dixit Dominus
Israel in Egypt Bass II
Messiah
Jongen Mass
Lars-Erik Larsson God Disguised
Mendelssohn Elijah
Mozart Vesperae Solennes de Confessore
  Grand Mass in C minor
Requiem in D minor
Rossini Petite Messe Solennelle
Stainer Crucifixion
Vaughan Williams Dona Nobis Pacem
  Serenade to Music
Verdi Requiem

 Selected Recital Repertoire

Ibert                     Chansons de Don Quichotte
Schubert               Schwanengesang
Vaughan-Williams   Five Spiritual Songs
                            Songs of Travel
Wolf                      Michelangelo Lieder

 

Awards

Winner of CBC Radio Debut Young Concert Artist Series
Winner of CBC Radio West Coast Performance Pacific Spotlight Competition
Vancouver Opera Guild Award
Vancouver Women’s Musical Society
Named to the Jeunes Ambassadeurs Lyriques


Engaged By

Calgary Philharmonic
Canadian Music Centre
Edmonton Opera
Music in the Morning
Opera Brève
Opéra de Montréal
Opera National du Rhin (France)
Opera Nuova
Orchestra London (Canada)
Pacific Opera Victoria
Vancouver Opera
Victoria Choral Society

Reviews



“Chad Louwerse, handled Alidoro extremely well” [Cenerentola, Pacific Opera Victoria]
Opera Canada – Robin Miller

“Chad Louwerse got the evening off to a superb start with a vivid portrayal of Le Bailli. His singing was rock solid and well projected, his character involvement complete.”
Opera Canada – Christopher Carling

“No less deft in the role of the Bailiff was bass-baritone Chad Louwerse, his French and his singing impeccable.”
Review Vancouver – J H Stape

“…the drunken duet with his astrologer, Siroco (bass-baritone Chad Louwerse), was a show-stopper.”
Opera Canada – Arthur Kaptainis

“…as the king’s astrologer Chad Louwerse was an especially fine drunk.”
The Globe and Mail – Alan Coulter

“Pour le comique pur, premières mentions à Chad Louwerse.”
La Presse – Claude Gingras

“As his personal astrologer, the bass-baritone Chad Louwerse was…a very funny Siroco on stage and was vocally ideal. Joined in the duo “Je me sens, hélas” they brought a particularly enthusiastic auditorium to tears of laughter.”
Ópera Actuel – Daniel Lara