Fee Suzanne de Ruiter (1997) currently studies in Munich for her Master of Opera at the Theaterakademie August Everding, with Professor Daniela Sindram.
Soon after de Ruiter made her debut in the big hall of the Prinzregententheater with the Münchner Rundfunkorchester in Christian Jost’s opera “Rote Laterne”, followed her title role as Medea in Cavalli’s “Il Giasone”, about which Egbert Toll wrote:
“How the countertenor Elmar Hauser and the mezzo-soprano Fee Suzanne de Ruiter almost merge into one voice during their duets, both singing wonderfully clear, straightforward, their semi-dark timbres come together unbreakably, it is quite a pleasure to listen to this sound and this skill. “ 
A fortnight ago, de Ruiter sang a surrealist work by Poulenc full of absurdist imagery and disjointed, dadaistic associations. It was converted into an opera by Salix Operstudio, especially for the highly celebrated International Chamber Music Festival Utrecht. About de Ruiter’s performance, Nora de Bruine wrote:
“(…)and the phenomenal singing skills of Fairy Suzanne de Ruiter, who also conveys the most amazing facial expressions during her singing(…)”
In 2021 the Dutch mezzo-soprano graduated cum laude from the Conservatory of Amsterdam, as a student of Professor Sasja Hunnego. Three months later she debuted the role of “Cherubino” at the Berlin Opera Academy.
At the age of 21 de Ruiter sang her first role at the Dutch National Opera in Pierre Audi’s megalomaniac festival “aus LICHT”, in which highlights of Stockhausen’s opera cycle LICHT were displayed. She performed the role of “Muschi” in “EVAs LIED”, a scene from Stockhausen’s opera “MONTAG aus LICHT”.
Apart from opera, Fee Suzanne also specializes in Art Song repertoire, which she performs with her duo-partner: pianist Gulmira Issabekova. They have been providing recitals at home and abroad for 5 years, at occasions like: the “Grachtenfestival” in Amsterdam, “Operadays Rotterdam”, the “Young Virtuosi” festival in Ljubljana, “Vondelpark Open Air Theatre”, “The Weekend of Romantic Music” and at exhibitions in multiple museums.
 Egbert, T. (25. Oktober 2022). Mythenscherz. Süddeutsche Zeitung
 de Bruine, N. (29. Dezember 2022). Maskers, dansende acrobaten en een klagende gastvrouw”. Theaterkrant. https://www.theaterkrant.nl/recensie/le-bal-masque/salix-kameropera/
Fee Suzanne de Ruiter and Gulmira Issabekova have been a duo since 2017. In that year, they won the Publieksprijs (audience award) and the Classic Young Master Award from young talent program Classic Young Masters, and they’ve been playing together ever since. They have played, among others, at Grachtenfestival, Operadagen Rotterdam, Vondelpark Openluchttheater, Het Weekend van de Romantische Muziek (weekend of romantical music), Kunst in de Kamer (art in the room), and the Young Virtuosi Festival in Ljubljana.
The repertoire they play ranges from Russian romances, French mélodies, German Lieder and contemporary music, to the standard and less standard arias. Not only has their strong, mutual musical sensibility been praised, but also the matching temperament with which they immediately take the audience with them.
Gulmiria works in The Hague as solo pianist, accompanist and piano teacher. She received her bachelor’s in piano at the Moscow P.I. Tchaikovsky Conservatory and continued studying at the Royal Conservatory in The Hauge in the class of Naum Grubert.
Every so often Gulmira travels to Munich and Fee to Amsterdam so they can continue giving concerts together. In the spring and summer they performed recitals for the Monet Stichting (the Monet Trust), the Rosa Spier Huis (Rosa Spier House), Grachtenfestival (Canal Festival) and Weekend van de Romantische Muziek (Weekend of Romantic Music).