biography

Hermine Haselböck has collaborated with conductors such as Bertrand de Billy, Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos, Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Vladimir Fedosejev, Adam Fischer, Manfred Honeck, 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) and Ernesto (Haydn: Il Mondo della Luna at Brucknerhaus Linz).

Since 2010 also dramatic mezzo-soprano roles: 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). 2016 she sang the role of the daughter in Ella Milch Sheriff‘s Baruch‘s Schweigen at EntArteOpera Festival Vienna.

 

International recital and concert performances have led her to Carnegie Hall - New York, Musikverein Vienna, Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia in Rome, Konzerthaus Vienna, Gewandhaus Leipzig, Mozarteum Salzburg, Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Philharmonie im Gasteig Munich, Frauenkirche Dresden, Brucknerhaus Linz and Teatro San Carlo Naples as well as to festivals such as Styriarte, Wiener Festwochen, KlangBogen ViennaGustav Mahler Music Weeks Dobbiaco /Toblach, Bachfest Leipzig, Brucknerfest Linz, Festival Sagra Musicale Umbra - Perugia, Kunstfest Weimar, MDR Musiksommer Leipzig, Tyrolean Festival Erl and the Haydnfestival Eisenstadt.  

Here 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).

 

Highlights 2017:

Mahler: Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen at Bilbao Festival (Janacek Philharmonic Ochestra - Heiko-Matthias Förster), Beethoven: Missa Solemnis at Philharmonie Bratislava (Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra - Bertrand de Billy), Bach: Matter Passion (Tiroler Festspiele - Gustav Kuhn), J. Haydn: Harmoniemesse (HaydnFestival Eisenstadt - Danish National Chamber Orchestra - Adam Fischer), F. Mendelssohn-Bartholdy: Die Walpurgisnacht (Orchestre national des Pays de la Loire, Nantes - Alexander Liebreich)

  

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),

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) and

Strauss „Elektra“ on DVD (Unitel).

 

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 is Guest Professor of Voice at the University of Music and Performing Arts Graz.

 

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short english biography:

 

The Austrian mezzo-soprano Hermine Haselböck studied at the universities of music in Vienna and Detmold. 

International recital and concert performances have led her to Carnegie Hall - NY, Wiener Konzerthaus, Musikverein Wien, Mozarteum Salzburg, Gewandhaus Leipzig, Frauenkirche Dresden, Philharmonie am Gasteig Munich and Teatro San Carlo. 

Her Opera roles include Ramiro (La Finta Giardiniera - Nationaloper Tokyo), Hänsel (Hänsel und Gretel - Volksoper Vienna), Dorabella (Cosi fan tutte - Concertgebouw Amsterdam), 2. Dame (Magic Flute - Theater an der Wien and Grand Theatre de la Ville Luxemburg), Mercedes (Carmen), Odetta (Adelia - Donizetti), Ernesto (Il Mondo della Luna), Magdalene (Meistersinger von Nürnberg), 3. Magd (Elektra  in Baden-Baden), Flosshilde (Rheingold in Rome), Brangäne (Tristan und Isolde), Mutter (Hänsel und Gretel - Oper Graz), Azucena (Il Trovatore) and Fricka (Das Rheingold and Die Walküre at Tyrolean Festival Erl).

She works with conductors such as Bertrand de Billy, Vladimir Fedosejev, Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Gustav Kuhn, Fabio Luisi, Kirill Petrenko, Christian Thielemann, Franz Welser-Möst and Jaap van Zweden.

Apart from numerous radio recordings her discography includes CD‘s with songs by Zemlinsky, Schreker and Mahler (Bridge Records), Donizetti „Adelia“ (Sony BMG), Beethoven „Missa Solemnis“ and „Symphony nr.9“ (Col Legno), Mahler „Song of the Earth“ (CAvi), Schubert „Mass in E flat major“ and „A flat major“ (ORF) and Strauss „Elektra“ on DVD (Unitel). For her Solo Cd‘s she received the „Pasticcio Preis“ of Austrian Classic Radio Ö1, the „Alexander Zemlinsky Förderpreis“ of the Alexander Zemlinsky Foundation and the „Supersonic Award“ of the Journal Pizzicato.

 

Hermine Haselböck is Guest Professor of Voice at the University of Music and Performing Arts Graz.