Hermine Haselböck is known for her wide repertory, ranging from baroque to contemporary music, from song, concert to opera.

She has collaborated with conductors such as Bertrand de Billy, Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos, Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Martin Haselböck, Vladimir Fedosejev, Adam Fischer, Manfred Honeck, Karen Kamensek, Gustav Kuhn, Fabio Luisi, Kirill Petrenko, Martin Sieghart, Christian Thielemann, Erwin Ortner, Jean-Christophe Spinosi, Franz Welser-Möst, Jaap van Zweden and orchestras such as the Orchestra dell‘Accadamia Nazionale die Santa Cecilia, MDR Sinfonieorchester, Munich Philharmonic Orchestra, Residence Orchestra Den Haag, Chamber Orchestra of Europe, Wiener Symphoniker, RSO Wien, Wiener Akademie, Strasbourg Philharmonic Orchestra, Camerata Salzburg, Haydnorchestra of Bolzano and Trento, Budapest Philharmonic Orchestra, the Dresdner Philharmonie, Hongkong Philharmonic Orchestra, Spirit of Europe and Arnhem Philharmonic Orchestra.


Her opera roles include Hänsel (Humperdinck: Hänsel und Gretel - Volksoper Vienna), Dorabella (Mozart: Cosi fan tutte - Concertgebouw Amsterdam), Ramiro (Mozart: La Finta Giardiniera - New National Opera Tokyo), 2nd Lady, (Mozart: Magic flute - Theater an der Wien and Grand Theatre de la Ville Luxembourg), Mercedes (Bizet: Carmen - Nikolaus Harnoncourt at Festival Styriarte), Ernesto (Haydn: Il Mondo della Luna at Brucknerhaus Linz), 3. Magd (Strauss: Elektra at Festival Baden-Baden), Magdalene (Wagner: Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg), Flosshilde (Wagner: Rheingold in Rome under Kirill Petrenko), Brangäne (Wagner: Tristan und Isolde - Tyrolean Festival Erl, Beijing), Gertrud (Humperdinck: Hänsel und Gretel at Operahouse Graz), Azucena (Verdi: Il Trovatore) and Fricka (Wagner: Rhine Gold and Valkyrie, Shanghai) and the daughter in Ella Milch Sheriff‘s Baruch‘s Schweigen at EntArteOpera Festival Vienna.


Her concert repertoire is extensive and includes works by Bach (Cantatas, Passions), Händel (Judas Maccabaeus, Messiah), Mendelssohn (Elias), Beethoven (9. Symphonie, Missa Solemnis) as well as Mahler (Songs of a Wayfarer, Songs on the Death of Children, Rückertsongs, 2nd + 3rd Symphony, Song of the Earth), Wolf (Italian and Spanish Songbook), Zemlinsky (Maeterlinck Songs), Wagner (Wesendoncklieder) and Verdi (Requiem).

International recital and concert performances have led her to Carnegie Hall - New York, Musikverein Vienna, Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia in RomeKonzerthaus Vienna, Gewandhaus LeipzigMozarteum SalzburgConcertgebouw AmsterdamPhilharmonie im Gasteig MunichFrauenkirche DresdenBrucknerhaus Linz, Bing Theater Los Angeles and Teatro San Carlo Naples as well as to festivals such as StyriarteWiener FestwochenKlangBogen ViennaGustav Mahler Music Weeks Dobbiaco /Toblach, Bachfest LeipzigBrucknerfest Linz, Festival Sagra Musicale Umbra - PerugiaKunstfest Weimar, MDR Musiksommer LeipzigTyrolean Festival Erl and the Haydnfestival Eisenstadt.  


Hermine Haselböck‘s both Solo CDs received Awards: For "Songs by Zemlinsky" (Bridge Records) she won the Pasticcio Prize of Austrian Classic Radio Ö1 2004 and the International Alexander Zemlinsky Prize 2005, presented to her at a concert in the Musikverein, Vienna. For her CD with „Mahler Kindertotenlieder, Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen and Rückertlieder“ (also at Label Bridge Records) she got the Supersonic Award of the Journal Pizzicato.


Furthermore her discography includes:

G. Donizetti: Adelia (Sony-BMG),

Beethoven: Symphony No. 9 (Col Legno),

F. Schubert: Mass in A flat major (ORF),

F. Schubert: Mass in E flat major (Gramola),

E. Schulhoff: Flammen (ORF 2006, Bertrand de Billy, RSO Vienna)

F. Schreker: Lieder (Bridge Records),

L. v. Beethoven: Missa Solemnis (Col Legno),

G. Mahler: Song of the Earth (Cavi-Music),

Mahler‘s 2nd Symphony (Evidence Classics),

E. Milch-Sheriff (*1954): Baruchs Schweigen (DVD 2016, Live @EntArteOpera Festival Vienna)

Strauss „Elektra“ on DVD (Unitel)

V. Weigl, Ch. Schlesinger, V. Kaprálová and H. Bosmans - songs and chambermusic (EntarteOpera Festival CD / Gramola)

Wagner: Das Rheingold (Naxos, Jaap van Zweden)

Wagner: Die Götterdämmerung (Naxos, Jaap van Zweden)


Mezzo-soprano Hermine Haselböck, born in Melk, Austria, studied at the University of performing Arts in Vienna under Rita Streich as well as the Hochschule für Musik Detmold in Germany under Ingeborg Ruß, qualifying both with performers’ and vocal education diploma. Master classes and singing lessons by Sena Jurinac, Marjana Lipovšek, Christa Ludwig, Eva Randová, Brigitte Fassbaender and Carol Blaickner-Mayo provided her with the vital impetus to pursue an artistic career.


Hermine Haselböck was teaching voice at the Richard-Wagner-Conservatory Vienna, since 2017 she is Guest Professor of Voice at the University of Music and Performing Arts Graz, in 2020 she also teaches voice at Johann-Joseph-Fux Konservatorium in Graz.

From October 2022 she is both teaching as "Professor of voice" at University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna (MDW) and as "Universitätdozentin" of voice at Kunstuniversität Graz (KUG).




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