Biography short

The Austrian mezzo-soprano Hermine Haselböck studied at the universities of Music in Vienna and Detmold. She is known for her wide repertory, ranging from baroque to contemporary music, from song, concert to opera.

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, Bing Theater Los Angeles 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.