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JACK MILLION BIG BAND
AN LAUWEREINSMost famous soprano-musical star from Belgium. Created most of the leading roles
in Belgium and Holland in, for instance, The Sound of Music, Les Miserables,
Jekyll & Hyde, Broadway Baby and performed the role of Carlotta in The Phantom of the Opera in her Majestys Theatre on the West End-London!
An Lauwereins was trained by Maria Verhaert, professor Rudolf Bautz and Jacqueline Van Quaille. She also followed a master course at the Vienna Conservatory of Music. She was awarded the Frans Dupont Prize at the 9th International Opera and Bel Canto Competition (Belgium), the second prize at the Nico Dostal Competition 1991 Vienna, Austria and the first prize for operetta at the Marga De Boer Operetta and Musical Competition 1992 Roosendaal, Netherlands.
An Lauwereins has given many performances for radio and television. She was the soloist, for example, in concerts by the Flemish Radio Orchestra, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra of Flanders, I Fiamminghi, the Beethoven Academy, lArco Musicale and the Rundfunkorchester Suedwestfunk.
In the theatre she attracted attention as one of the flower girls in the Flemish Operas production of Wagners-Parsifal.
In 1990 she made her debut in the musical genre as Maria in the musical division of the Royal Ballet of Flanders production -West Side Story. She subsequently played leading roles for the musical division of the Royal Ballet of Flanders in Dear Fox as Hermelijn, Broadway Baby, Hollywood by night, Yours, Ann as Margot.
She scored her greatest success with her portrayal of the governess Maria Rainer in the musical division of the Royal Ballet of Flanders Flemish version of The Sound of Music. She put her heart and soul into this role and performed it with the greatest pleasure for three seasons a total of 300 shows, during a tour of Flanders and the Netherlands. An Lauwereins has also appeared in the musical division of the Royal Ballet of Flanders Flemish version of Cats as Griddlebone and Jennyanydots, as Emma in 'Jakyll & Hyde' and as Young Sally in Follies.