Born in The Netherlands, Cora Burggraaf studied at the Royal Conservatoire in The Hague with Maria Acda. She subsequently joined the Benjamin Britten International Opera School at the Royal College of Music, and completed her studies at the National Opera Studio in 2004. She currently studies with Margreet Honig.
In recent seasons, she has performed with the Rotterdam Philharmonic, the Orchestra of the Eighteenth Century, the Amsterdam Sinfonietta, Ensemble Matheus, Combattimento Consort and the Netherlands Radio Philharmonic under
Ed Spanjaard, Jean-Christophe Spinosi, Ingo Metzmacher, Marc Albrecht, Marc Minkowski, H.K. Gruber, Frans Brüggen and Yannick Nezet-Seguin. Miss Burggraaf appears regularly in recital, notably at the Concertgebouw, Amsterdam, the Frick Collection, New York and the Wigmore Hall, London. She is an ECHO Rising Star artist for 2009/2010 and appears in recital throughout Europe.
She debuted as an actress for OT Theater Rotterdam in a solo programme combining Lieder by Strauss and Chausson and texts by the Dutch author Bernlef. Most recently she appeared in staged performances of La Voix Humaine with the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra under Yannick Nezet-Seguin for Opera Dagen Rotterdam.
Her operatic appearances have included the San Francisco Opera, Opera de Bordeaux and The Royal Opera, Covent Garden. She has sung Zerlina (Don Giovanni) with the Netherlands Opera, Hansel for Welsh National Opera, Peter
Eötvös’ Der Tragödie des Teufels for the Bavarian State Opera, Stephano (Romeo et Juliette) for La Scala Milan, the Salzburg Festival and the Netherlands Opera and the Gymnasiast/Garderobiere (Lulu) for the Salzburg Festival.
Miss Burggraaf’s forthcoming opera appearances include Dorabella for Welsh National Opera. She will sing La Voix Humaine with the London Philharmonic Orchestra and Yannick Nezet-Seguin.