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Gerrie de Vries
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Gerrie de Vries

Gerrie de Vries (1956, NL) is a Mezzo Soprano, studied at the Sweelinck Conservatorium in Amsterdam, and is known internationally for her interpretations of the 20th century repertoire. She has performed numerous works, often written for and dedicated to her, such as Pancho Villa, songs by Robert Zuidam; A King Riding, an opera by Klaas de Vries directed by Christopher Marthaler in a co-production of the Koninklijke Munt and the Holland Festival, and I am her Mouth, a solo piece by Jan van de Putte. She took part in the first performance of Music for large Ensemble by Steve Reich; Aquarius by Karel Goeyvaerts; Manifest, by Rolf Wallin and Jacob Schooling, Holland House, Copenhagen; And God invented Dice by Christina Oorebeek, and the opera Wake by Klaas the Vries (libretto David Mitchell). She is currently artistic director of De Helling, an initiative for small-scale music theatre in the Netherlands.