“Dolce Suono” (“The Sweet Sound”) is the incipit of the recitativo of a scena ed aria taken from Act III scene 2, Lucia di Lammermoor by Gaetano Donizetti. It is also known as the “mad scene”, sung by the leading soprano, Lucia. This aria is one of the masterpieces of the italian repertoire from belcanto.
By naming our duo after this fenomenal work , we would like to honor the Great Italian Masters that gave birth to Opera as we know it.
“Music expresses that which cannot be put into words and that which cannot remain silent”
– Victor Hugo
Jessey-Joy Spronk studied at the Rotterdam conservatory with Roberta Alexander and Charlotte Riedijk where she graduated in may 2016.
Ever since, she’s been part of the McCray International Vocal Studio where she studies with both James McCray and Prizrenka Petković McCray.
Jessey has also taken part in Masterclasses and coachings of Oliver Alexander, Jard van Ness, Carolyn Watkinson, Marc Krone, Christoph Stöcker, Frans Huijts and Cora Peeters.
At the age of 18 Jessey sang the soprano solo of Bruckner’s Requiem with the ‘Pur Sang’ Choir located in Krimpen aan den IJssel.
In the summer of 2014 Jessey participated as an intern in the Comical opera ‘l’Opera Passé’ of onkruid vergaat niet’ by F. Gassman. She appeared in the ‘Rotterdamse Operadagen’ at the Rotterdamse Schouwburg in a schoolproduction of Händel’s Amadigi di Gaula as the role of Melissa.
Beginning of 2015 Jessey-Joy won the audience prize of the vocal competition: ‘De Stem van Haarlem’
STEPHANIE VAN DER GOES
Stephanie van der Goes was born in Turin, Italy, in 1992. After graduating from high school (classical studies) she took her first step into the world of music, first with private teachers and then later at the Conservatorio Giuseppe Verdi in Turin.
In 2013 she moved to The Hague to attend the McCray International Vocal Studio where she is currently studying with James McCray and Prizrenka Petković McCray.
Stephanie has also participated in various concerts both in Turin and in The Hague. She sang in the benefit concert “Talent voor talent” organized by the non profit organisation Artax. Among others, Stephanie sings the roles of Mimì in “La Bohème” from Puccini and Liù in “Turandot” from Puccini.
She has also taken part in numerous workshops in the Netherlands with Marc Krone, Annemarie de Bruijn and has received coachings in Germany with Christoph Stöcker.