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The Dutch tenor Mark Omvlee, who was born in 1977, studied with Hein Meens at the Amsterdam Conservatory. He has taken master classes with Siegfried Jerusalem and Wolfgang Brendel and is currently being mentored by Robert Gambill. Omvlee began his career as an ensemble member at Opera Zuid in Maastricht before being regularly engaged by Dutch National Opera in Amsterdam. He has also made guest appearances at the Salzburg Landestheater and the opera companies in Dijon, Limoges, Caen, and Lille and has worked with such conductors as Marc Albrecht, Sté-phane Denève, Charles Dutoit, Da-niele Gatti, Pablo Heras-Casado, Jakub Hrůša, and Christophe Rousset. Omvlee’s repertoire ranges from the Baroque to the present day; one of his signature roles is Jack Twist from the cowboy opera Brokeback Mountain by Charles Wuorinen. In the concert hall, he also sings the Evangelist roles in Bach’s Passions, for which he has collaborated with Reinhard Goebel.