Mats Roolvink is a young, promising Dutch-American Bass-Baritone with a passion in Opera and Baroque. Mats will be joining a major State Opera Studio in Bavaria Germany in the upcoming 2022-2023 season.
As a voice major at Mozarteum University Salzburg studying with Professors Andreas Macco and Barbara Bonney, Mats has received scholarships and grants from Bayreuth Festival, Les Arts Florissants, Fondazione Giorgio Cini, Oper Oder-Spree, Le Concert Lorraine, and Manchester Music Festival to study with John Lundgren, Paul Agnew, Vivica Genaux, Bernhard Hansky, Peter Kooij, and Warren Jones respectively.
On the competition front, Mats has qualified for the upcoming Veronica Dunne International Singing Competition in Dublin, Ireland in 2022. He is the First Prize Winner of the American Prize Competition in Art Song & Oratorio for College Division, 3rd Prize Winner of the Alida Vane International Singing Competition in Latvia, and 3rd Prize Winner of the Neapolitan Masters Competition in Naples Italy.
Mats comes from a diverse, multinational background. Born in Singapore to Dutch and Chinese American parents, he completed the final two years of high school at Walnut Hill School for the Arts in Boston before moving to Europe to further his studies. Besides English, Mats is fluent in German, Dutch and also speaks basic Italian, Mandarin and Japanese.