Turiya Haudenhuyse



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Belgian-Indian soprano, Turiya Haudenhuyse has been praised for her “charisma and stage presence” (New Tenuto). She won the 2nd Prize in the Kattenburg Competition 2017 at Opéra de Lausanne. She is also a Prizewinner of the 27th International Singing Competition 2017 Kammeroper Schloss Rheinsberg, and the winner of the Audience Prize and Fourth Prize in the New Tenuto Competition 2012.

In 2018 Turiya made her guest debut at the Dutch National Opera as part of the Opera Forward Festival, in the role of Dinah in Bernstein’s Trouble in Tahiti, for which she received critical acclaim in the New York Times. Further appearances on the operatic stage include Dinah in Bernstein's A Quiet Place (Opera Zuid), Mercédès in Carmen (Kammeroper Schloss Rheinsberg), Iphigénie in Iphigénie en Tauride (Euphonia Opera), Annina in La Traviata (Clonter Opera), Cinders in the world premiere of The Hive (Grimeborn Festival), Kirsten in the world premiere of Der Eisenhut (Tête à Tête Opera), Zerlina in Don Giovanni (Rye Arts Festival), Papagena in Die Zauberflöte (RCM International Opera School), Model in Henri Christiné’s Phi-Phi (Opéra Lausanne), and Suor Dolcina in Puccini’s Suor Angelica (LUCA School of Arts Belgium).

On the concert platform Turiya has performed in France (Théâtre de Vienne), Switzerland, Belgium (Kursaal Oostende), the United Kingdom and Germany. She enjoys performing as a recitalist and has a particular affinity with the Spanish song repertoire. 

She completed her Master of Vocal Performance with Distinction in 2016 at the Royal College of Music where she studied with Amanda Roocroft supported by a Neville Wathen Award and the Josephine Baker Trust. She has also been generously supported by the Mosetti and Dénéréaz Foundations while finishing her Master of Arts in Concert Performance at the Haute Ecole de Musique de Lausanne with Jeannette Fischer for which she received a Prize for the Best Recital.