The Dutch tenor Erik Slik studied with Henny Diemer at the Utrecht Conservatory (HKU). He is now being coached by Margreet Honig.
Erik's engagements with the Dutch National Opera (DNO) include roles in Sieben Todsünden (Weil), Lucia Di Lammermoor (Donizetti) , La Fanciulla dell West (Puccini), Parsifal (Wagner), and Stockhausen’s Weltparlement fot the Holland Festival. For the Nederlandse Reisopera (dutch touring opera) he was cast in roles as Gonzalve in l’Heure Espagnole (Ravel) and Don Basilio in Le Nozze di Figaro (Mozart). He worked with conducters such as Hartmut Haenchen, Carlo Rizzi, Kenneth Montgommery, Richard Egarr, Charles Dutoit, Anthony Hermus and Ed Spanjaard. He was part of the world premiere of Jonathan Dove’s The Day After for Holland Opera, where he returned as Don Ottavio in Mozart’s Don Giovanni. He made his South African debut as als Tamino in Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte.
He was a member of the solo-ensemble of Theater & Philharmonie Thüringen where he sang roles in operas, operettas and musicals.
Besides singing opera, Erik is frequently asked as a soloist for concerts. His repertoire varies from Händel’s Messiah, Bach’s Matthäus and Johannes Passion to more modern and contemporary works as Britten’s Spring Symphony and Henze’s Stimmen.
As of 2014 Erik is part of FROMMERMANN, a close harmony ensemble dedicated to the style of the Comedian Harmonists. During the Covid pandemic he joined the newly founded BINGE Collective, who made a short feature film and perform throughout the Netherlands. The film is called Lockdown Sessions and tries to convey the search for a sense of purpose in times of setbacks and loneliness.