Dusseljee studied in the Netherlands at the Academy of Utrecht in the class of
German baritone Udo Reinemann, where he graduated in 1988 "cum
laude". He attended master classes of Elisabeth Schwarzkopf, Hartmut Höll
and Mitsuko Shirai. In 1987 he was laureate of the 3rd International Singers’
Competition in Clermont-Ferrand, which led him to several concert-invitations
in France (Festival de Besançon), the Netherlands (Radio and Television),
Finland (Savonlinna Festival), Switzerland and Germany.
the artist has performed Graf von Kent/Lear at Fondazione del Teatro del
Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, Firenze, Erode/Salome at Teatro Fllarmonico di
Verona and Bacchus/Ariadne auf Naxos at Opera Holland Park.
highlights among others include Graf
von Kent/Lear at Opéra National de Paris Palais Garnier as well
as El Conde de Kent/Lear at Teatro Real de Madrid.
engagements in recent years include Bacchus/Ariadne auf Naxos at
Scottish Opera, Walter/Die Passagierin at Musiktheater in Revier, Gelsenkirchen, King
Lear in Paris and Florence, Hermann/Pique Dame at Staatstheater
Braunschweig, Florestan/Fidelio at Taiwan Philharmonic, Lilaque/Boulevards
Solitude at Det Kongelige Teater Copenhagen, Froh/Das
Rheingold with Orchestra dell’ accademia nazionale die Santa Cecilia, the
title role of Otello at Israeli Opera, a Wagner project in
Opernhaus Zürich, Wagner Gala in Aarhus, Denmark, and Der
Fliegende Holländer in Hong Kong as well as in Teatro Ponchielli Cremona, Bacchus/Ariadne
auf Naxos in Opéra de Toulon and Glagolitic Mass at Bergen Filharmoniske.
Dusseljee opened the season 2009/10 with a series of Otello-performances
at Semperoper Dresden, which were received with great acclaim. He was
furthermore celebrated by an enthusiastic audience at Komische Oper Berlin,
where he debuted in the role of Hermann in the new production
of The Queen of Spades in January 2009. One of the most renowned
German newspapers, the Berliner Morgenpost, wrote: “The part of Hermann is
truly murderous. Kor-Jan Dusseljee sang it with an unfailingly solid
tenor-voice.” He could be heard in the same role in spring 2009 at Teatro Regio
Torino, where he was immediately reinvited for Fidelio. Same year
Kor-Jan Dusseljee sang Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 with the NDR
Sinfonieorchester Hamburg under the baton of Christoph von Dohnanyi at the
TV-broadcasted opening-concert of the Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival.
previous engagements include Kurt Weill’s Rise and Fall of the City of
Mahagonny and The Queen of Spades at Komische Oper Berlin,
Janacek’s Glagolitical Mass with the Orchestra Maggio Musicale
Fiorentino, his successful debut as Lohengrin, Don Alvaro/La Forza del Destino,
Prince/Rusalka and Hoffmann and Florestan in Braunschweig, Radames in Aachen,
Tambourmajor in Essen and Max/Freischütz at Komische Oper Berlin. Moreover
Riccardo Chailly invited Kor-Jan Dusseljee for four TV New-Years Concerts 2011
(Beethoven’s Symphony N° 9) with the Gewandhausorchester Leipzig.
successful Dutch tenor has collaborated with several renowned conductors such
as Arnold Östman, Hartmut Haenchen, Kenneth Montgomery, Kirill Petrenko, Silvio
Varviso and Valery Gergiev, and sang with important orchestras such as
Concertgebouworkest Amsterdam, Rotterdam Philharmonic, Scottish Chamber Orchestra,
Staatskapelle Dresden and Bamberger Symphoniker.