401 Dutch Divas
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Although 401DutchDivas does not focus on a particular period in the history of Dutch singing, Lindeijer’s former accent on the period before 1965 remains of importance. The reason for this accent is to be seen in the fact that 1965 was the year in whcih the Dutch Opera ceased to exist as an ensemble opera.
This website was founded in 2001 with the biographies of 4 divas: sopranos Jo Vincent, Elly Ameling and Gré Brouwenstijn, and the alto Aafje Heynis. Lindeijers archive meanwhile passed on to the 401DutchDivas.nl archive, which coincides with the 401DutchOperas.com archives of author René Seghers.
The Musicians chapter covers artists that didn’t fit in any of the other categories. Here among others portraits of master pianist/ accompanist Coenraad Bos and female composer Catharina van Rennes.