Mathilde Santing is a Dutch pop and jazz singer born on October 24, 1958 in Amstelveen, a suburb of Amsterdam. Her first album appeared in 1982 and was simply called "Mathilde Santing". Although most of her songs are in English, she sometimes performs in her native Dutch. Mathilde Santing's sound is whispery and vulnerable. She is an important gay role model in the Netherlands and she sang at the opening and closing ceremonies of the 1998 Gay Games in Amsterdam.