Marcel Reijans is one of the leading tenors in the Netherlands. Acclaimed for his lyrical roles in Mozart, Strauss and Wagner, Reijans has performed in major opera houses throughout Europe and America. He has been a guest at the opera houses of Berlin, Barcelona, Amsterdam, Brussels, Paris, Hamburg, Dresden, Baden-Baden, Düsseldorf, Geneva, New York City, Boston, Lyon, Philadelphia, Saint Louis, Marseille, Angers/Nantes, Montpellier, Aix-en-Provence, Antwerp, Palermo and Bologna.
He commands a diverse and extensive repertoire including the roles of Erik in Der fliegende Holländer, Narraboth in Salome, Matteo in Arabella, Max in Der Freischütz, Froh in Das Rheingold, and Anatol in Vanessa.
Highlights of the past seasons include his role debut as Don Jose in Bizet’s Carmen, the role of Erik/Der fliegende Holländer with Francois Xavier Roth in Luxembourg and Caen as well as in Bonn and Düsseldorf, Gérald/Lakmé in Dessau, and Tristan/La vin herbé in Brussels. Most recently, he appeared at the Dutch Nationale Opera under the baton of Marc Albrecht.
In addition to his private vocal studio, Marcel is head of the vocal faculty of Codarts Rotterdam.