As a versatile performer, soprano NAOMI BEELDENS (°1988) has a predilection for music theatre, contemporary music and all things experimental. She likes to seek for boundaries - between genres, genders, disciplines, high & low culture - and is at all times on the look-out for invigorating musical experiences.
After completing her degree in Modern Literature at the University of Antwerp, Naomi started her classical singing studies at the Royal Conservatory of Antwerp. She graduated with great distinction with her production of Poulenc’s La Voix humaine, with Wouter Van Looy and Muziektheater Transparant. Meanwhile, Naomi is artist in residence at Muziektheater Transparant: she participated numerous times in their Youth Operas and sang in Porselein, a production that was named 2nd best of the year 2010 by De Standaard. She sang in several Transparant productions like Het Kanaal, Diary of One Who Disappeared and, with soprano Claron McFadden, Harriet, a contemporary opera by Hilda Paredes about the life of Harriet Tubman. In 2019, Naomi was nominated for the Schaunard Opera Award for her role as “Alice” in Harriet. Naomi has also been a regular guest in productions by ChampdAction, One Trick Pony, HERMESensemble, Zonzo Compagnie and Post Uit Hessdalen.
With Isaak Duerinck and Ewout Lehoucq, Naomi is part of music theatre collective LES ÂMES PERDUES. After their debut Les Âmes Perdues, a deep dive into early 20th century Cabaret, they flanked theatre collective deRoovers in Het Bezoek by Friedrich Dürrenmatt and created a wayward music-theatrical arrangement of Heiner Müllers’ Quartett in Every Ending/Quartett. In 2020, they created Eurovisionary, an ode to 65 years of the ESC, and in August 2021 How Do You Sleep at Night, a late capitalist trip through the world of melatonine, premiered. Naomi forms a lied duo with Isaak Duerinck - they have traveled through many concert halls and living rooms with their recital Cabaret Songs.
Naomi has performed in productions with i.a. Manoj Kamps, Philippe Herreweghe, Liesa Van der Aa, Frank Agsteribbe, Ewald Demeyere and Guy Joosten, and enjoys collaborating with contemporary composers such as Annelies Van Parys, Szymon Brzoska, Maarten Buyl, Hilda Paredes and Jan Van Outryve.
As of September 2021, Naomi is affiliated to the Conservatory of Antwerp as coach Creative Projects.
|Diary of One Who Disappeared - (Current season)||three voices|
|Labyrinth - (TRANSLAB - 2022-2023)||Musical coaching|
|La Loba - (TRANSLAB - 2021-2022)||Voice coach|
|Every Ending - (TRANSLAB - 2019-2020)||Music | Vocals|
|LES ÂMES PERDUES - (TRANSLAB - 2018-2019)||Soprano|
|Struwwelpeter +5 - (TRANSLAB - 2018-2019)||Music | Vocals|
|Diary of One Who Disappeared - (Season 2021-2022)||three voices|
|Quartett - (Season 2021-2022)||Play, Vocals|
|Eurovisionary - (Season 2021-2022)||Vocals | Percussion | Flute|
|Diary of One Who Disappeared - (Season 2020-2021)||three voices|
|Quartett - (Season 2020-2021)||Play, Vocals, Cast|
|Eurovisionary - (Season 2020-2021)||Vocals | Percussion | Flute|
|Harriet - (Season 2019-2020)||Vocals|
|Diary of One Who Disappeared - (Season 2019-2020)||three voices|
|The Visit - (Season 2018-2019)||Music | Vocals|
|Harriet - (Season 2018-2019)||Vocals|
|Diary of One Who Disappeared - (Season 2018-2019)||three voices|
|The Channel / Crossing Borders - (Season 2017-2018)||Vocalist|
|La voix humaine - (Season 2017-2018)||Soprano, Concept|
|La voix humaine - (Season 2016-2017)||Concept | Vocals|
|The Channel / Crossing Borders - (Season 2016-2017)||Vocalist|
|LES ÂMES PERDUES - (TRANSLAB - 2017-2018)||Soprano|
|LES ÂMES PERDUES - (TRANSLAB - 2016-2017)||Soprano|
|La voix humaine - (TRANSLAB - 2015-2016)||Soprano|
|Porcelain - (Season 2009-2010)||Actor|