Elea Bekkers

mezzo-soprano – peformer – creator

“The tour de force of Charlotte, Kaleidoskop is Bekkers’ vocal quality”

– Iris Spanbroek, Theaterkrant

Elea Bekkers

Elea is a mezzo-soprano, an actress, a text writer and a music teacher. After finishing her classical singing studies with honours in 2015 at the Utrecht Conservatory, she expanded her skills towards theatre and film acting in Vienna. Nowadays she works together with Sem Hak under the collective Staatsgreep, 

she sings and plays on stages and teaches singing, acting and writing. In her autonomous work as a creator and writer, Elea explores the boundaries of her voice, the concert space and what music could mean. She questions the assumptions and the borders within and between musical genres.

Agenda

  • 18 sep 2022

    Muurwerk – Utrecht 900
    Attention: Muurwerk has been postponed until September 18
    Muurwerk is a brand new interdisciplinary piece of music about borders. The work, in which the existense and implications of wall is discussed, was written for Utrecht 900, a festival celebrating the 900th anniversary of Utrecht. Tickets/info

  • 27 jul 2022

    Dear Professor Einstein – Leading Voices
    The Dutch Chamberchoir will open the ‘Leading Voices’ festival with this opera by Mathilde Wantenaar, under the direction of Boudewijn Jansen. Tickets/info

  • 22 jun 2022

    To be to gather
    Lida Straathof and Elea Bekkers will vocally unveil the new art installation ‘To be to gather’ by Yvonne Dröge Wendel. Tickets/info

Education

In her teaching practice, Elea still has room for new singing students.

She focuses her lessons on what the student can already do and what they still want to learn. She listens to the unique quality of their voice and, together with the student, explores the many possible colors that their voice can express. By means of a combination of music that the student likes to listen to or sing, and music that invites a new quality of the voice, the student learns to use their own voice in a healthy and confident manner.

Vocal technique is not a dogma for Elea: there is not a single correct way or style of singing. With good knowledge and grasp of the own voice one can go in all conceivable directions with vocal expression and continue to do so, without effort and without damaging the voice.

 

Contemporary art

As capitalism is driving the world into the abyss and to exist is to experience an existential crisis, it is time to look through new eyes. It is time for a fresh breath of air through the dutch, european and global cultural landscape. No more conventions, sitting in your red velvet chair for one-and-a-half hours, no more taboos surrounding identity and mental health. It is time to be frank with one another and to stop concealing personal and global problems for the sake of keeping up appearances. It is time for a new sound; it is time for STAATSGREEP.

Andromedae, Margaretha Consort
Voyons… en vain pour éviter – Carmen. Piano: Laurens de Man Sound: Gagi Petrovic
Silent singing lesson with Elea
Haunted House Concerts, a seasonal series