Dutch soprano Tinka Pypker (1996) graduated from the Royal Conservatory of The Hague in 2019, where she studied with Lenie van den Heuvel, she obtained her bachelor’s degree with distinctions for artistic maturity, vocal imagination and versatility. She also won the “Fock medaille” for the best final exam of the Royal Conservatory.
Tinka sings a large variety of styles, ranging from early baroque to contemporary music. She is regularly a soloist in oratorio works. In November 2018, Tinka won first prize in the Early Music Young Ensemble Competition, as a duo with fortepianist Anders Muskens.
In the operatic field, Tinka has experience singing roles such as Papagena in Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte, La Fortuna and Venere in Monteverdi’s “L’incoronazione di Poppea” and La Speranza in L’Orfeo, led by Michael Chance. She also sung the leading role “Lana” in the short contemporary opera “Kijk op voor de val” by Eyal Margalit in the Opera Forward Festival of the Dutch National Opera. From September 2019, Tinka was part of the Dutch National Opera Academy where she studied with Catrin Wyn-Davies. She had her debut at the academy as Amy in Mark Adamo’s Little Women in January 2020. Although the pandemic has caused the cancellations of two main productions, she got the opportunities to perform Pamina’s aria “Ach, ich fühl’s” from Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte, with the Residency Orchestra, led by Felix Bender; the role of Maguelonne in Pauline Viardot’s Cendrillon; and, as her graduation from the academy, she performed the role of Rosalinde, in Die Fledermaus by Johann Strauss Jr. In September 2021, Tinka made her debut at the Dutch National Opera, in a main stage production of Zemlinksy’s Der Zwerg, as Zweite Mädchen, under the baton of Lorenzo Viotti. She was associate artist of the DNO Studio for the duration of the production. Tinka regulary performs lied recitals, as a duo with pianist Maurice Lammerts van Bueren and fortepianist Anders Muskens. She also frequently works with Das Neue Mannheimer Orchester. In 2020, she recorded three arias with them, on their album Army of Generals, Vol. 1.