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Elly Ameling

Elly Ameling Biography

Born Elisabeth Sarah Ameling, February 8, 1938 in Rotterdam, Netherlands; studied voice with several Dutch teachers, including Jo Bollenkamp; later studied in Paris with Pierre Bernac. Education: studied voice with several Dutch teachers, including Jo Bollenkamp; later studied in Paris with Pierre Bernac.

Ameling’s recording career began in the mid-1960s when she made a series of recordings for the Deutsche Harmonia Mundi label. The albums were notable for a variety of reasons. Andrew Porter of the New York Observer described them as “intimate, gentle, communicative, bold, passionate, or twinkling where necessary; never forced, never exaggerated in expression and with a kind of freshness of discovery that brings each song to life.” On them Ameling showed her ability to sing in a broad palette of musical styles.

 
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