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WAGNER'S RING (role: Fricka) at Tyrolean Festival 2017 (www.tiroler-festspiele.at)

"Hermine Haselböck sang Fricka with crystal clear intonation and velvety timbre." 

S. Barnstorf / DAS OPERNGLAS 09/17

 

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GUSTAV MAHLER: SONGS OF A WAYFARER - BILBAO MUSIC FESTIVAL

Janacek Philharmonic Orchestra / Heiko-Matthias Förster, conductor

Pablo Siana, 10.3.2017 >> :

„... But my real discovery was Mahler and his Songs of a Wayfarer interpreted by one of the best mezzosopranos of the present  for this Bohemian Music ...“

 

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BERLIOZ: LA MORT DE CLEOPATRE - LILLE

Orchestre National de Lille - Jean-Claude Casadesus, Dirigent

classiquenews.com, 6.12.2016 - 

„...C’était une mise à mort, impériale et presque hautaine, magnifiquement assumée par la dignité et la posture naturelle de la mezzo-soprano Hermine Haselböck, au port de reine impeccable...“

 

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ELLA MILCH-SHERIFF: BARUCHS SCHWEIGEN - Austrian premiere performance

Members of the Vienna Symphonic Orchestra

Beverly and Rebecca Blankenship (staging), Christian Schulz (conductor)

 

Radio Klassik Wien, 9.9.2016 Richard Schmitz

„... Above all Hermine Haselböck, who marvelously expresses the emotions of a daughter, who is fighting  for her parents tender affections...“

 

NEWS.AT, 8.9.2016 Susanne Zobl

„... Hermine Haselböck is vocal and dramatical expressive ...“

 

Kleine Zeitung, 10.9.2016 Barbara Freitag

„... The soloists were unanimously excellent, notably Hermine Haselböck as Ella ...“

 

Der Neue Merker, 9.9.2016 Udo Pacolt

„Hermine Haselböck stunningly played the role of the daughter, who sufferes under her fathers silence. A convicting acting performance, crowned by the broade range of her powerful voice“

 

Der Neue Merker, 8.9.2016 Sebastian Kranner

mastery of the high register: Hermine Haselböck“ 

 

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CD RICHARD WAGNER: DAS RHEINGOLD (Label: NAXOS) - live recording

Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra, Jaap van Zweden

(M. Goerne, M. DeYoung, D. Humble, K. Begley, P. Sidhom, A. Samuil, K. Youn, S. Milling, D. Cangelosi, C. Reid, O. Pushniak, E. Nakamura, A. Varak, H. Haselböck; NAXOS 8.660374-75)

 

www.interlude.hk Philip Eisenbeiss | January 28th, 2015 >>

"... a remarkably smooth-voiced Hermine Haselböck...“

 

www.theguardian.com - Andrew Clements 21.10.2015 >>

„nicely differentiated trio of Rhinemaidens“

 

www.timeout.com.hk - Li Meng de Bakker 13.2.2015 >>

„perhaps no lovelier moment than the Rhinemaiden trio culminating with ecstatic cries of: “Rheingold!”

 

www.voix-des-arts.com - Joseph Newsome 4.11.2015 >>

"an appealing trio of Rhinemaidens... each voice is both individually and collectively ideal for the music... Their voicing ... is telling....without being undermined by vocal flaws... truly golden sound, the demands of the tessitura met with unassailable conviction by all three ladies.“

 

http://www.pizzicato.lu - Alain Steffen 14.11.2015

"...wonderful Rheintöchter-Trio.."

 

www. operalongue .de - Rüdiger Winter >>

"The Rhinemaidens ... are the supporters of the production and provide a high level

at the bottom of the Rhine“

 

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GUSTAV MAHLER: 2. SYMPHONIE

Auditorium du Noveau Siècle Lille - Jean Claude Casadesus, Dirigent - Orchestre National de Lille

 

CRESCENDO - Ayrton Desimpelaere 22.11.2015 >>

„Les deux voix chantées apportent à l’œuvre un charme certain, 

du timbre intime d’Olena Tokar à la voix chaude d’Hermine Haselböck...“

 

LA VOIX DU NORD - Jean-Marie Duhamel 20.11.2015 >>

„magnifique Hermine Haselböck“

 

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RICHARD WAGNER: TRISTAN UND ISOLDE (ROLE: BRANGÄNE)

FESTSPIELHAUS ERL, July 10 2015 

Gustav Kuhn, conductor and stage, Choir and Orchestra of the Tyrolean Festival Erl

 

FORUM OPERA -  Jean-Marcel Humbert 18.7.2015 >>

„The rest oft he cast deserves every kind praise forming a perfectly balanced ensemble, above all the richly nuanced Brangäne of Hermine Haselböck“

 

THE OPERATIC MUSICOLOGIST - Daniel Url 12.7.2015 >>

„As Brangäne Hermine Haselböck once again impressed me with her powerful and still very beautiful voice. She has the perfect voice for Wagner's demanding mezzo roles and has a very warm tender timbre. Her guarding song during the love scene in act 2 was magic and lured the audience into another world. Also her diction is really exemplary and impressively precise.“

 

OPERAWORLD - Luc Roger, 13.7.2015 >>

„Hermine Haselböck apporte son expérience à Brangäne. Excellente actrice, elle donne un beau relief au dévouement de la suivante, qu´elle interprète d´une voix fort claire et bien projetée“

 

TIROLER TAGESZEITUNG - Ursula Strohal, 12.7.2015 >>

„Hermine Haselböck with beautiful voice is a smart and never neutral wonderful Brangäne“

 

DER STANDARD - Stefan Ender 13.7.2015 >>

„glamorous Hermine Haselböck‘s Brangäne“

 

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RICHARD WAGNER: THE RHINE GOLD (ROLE: FLOSSHILDE) concert performance

HONGKONG CULTURAL CENTRE, HONGKONG Jan. 22 + 24 2015 - Jaap van Zweden, Hongkong Philharmonic Orchestra

 

INTERLUDE.HK - Philip Eisenbeiss, 28.1.2015 >>

„...The Rhinemaidens themselves were beautifully harmonized, and visually and vocally seductive (Eri Nakamura, Aurhelia Varak and a remarkably smooth-voiced Hermine Haselböck) ...“

 

BACHTRACK - Von Alan Yu, 25 January 2015 >>

„... Hermine Haselböck’s Flosshilde was nimble and delightful...“

 

I HEAR VOICES - January 25, 2015 by rml >>

„... Eri Nakamura, Aurhelia Varak and Hermine Haselböck were perfectly cast as the Rheintöchter...“

 

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RICHARD WAGNER: THE RHINE GOLD (ROLE: FRICKA)

RICHARD WAGNER: THE VALKYRIE (ROLE: FRICKA)

TYROLEAN FESTIVAL ERL July / August 2014 - Gustav Kuhn, conductor and stage director

 

TIROLER TAGESZEITUNG - Ursula Strohal, 21.07.2014 >> (Rhine Gold and Valkyrie)

„... The impressive Fricka (Hermine Haselböck) in hot red leather riding suite outfit is fireing up Wotan, her godly husband (Vladimir Baykov) and  has every reason to do so...

Splendid at both evenings: no moody nagging wife, but a sportive, elgant and upright asserting woman...“

 

KLEINE ZEITUNG - Helmut Christian, 2.8.2014 

„... Hermine Haselböck sang the Fricka i souvereign in great robe ...“ (Rhine Gold) >>

3.8.2014

„... a thrilling Fricka (Hermine Haselböck) in red, tight leather ...“ (Valkyrie) >>

 

KURIER - Nike Gabriel, 4.8.2014 (Rhine Gold and Valkyrie) >>

„... Hermine Haselböck was not a nagging, but a sonorous Fricka ...“

 

www.der-neue-merker.eu - Robert Quitta >>

„...a towering above all Fricka ...“ (Rhine Gold and Valkyrie)

 

WWW.OMM.DE - Thomas Molke, 1.8.2014 (Rhine Gold) >>

„... Hermine Haselböck scores as Fricka with voluminous Mezzo ...“

 

WWW.OMM.DE - Thomas Molke, 2.8.2014 (Valkyrie) >>

„... Fricka‘s appearance in the 2nd act is certainly the musical highlight of the 2nd act: 

Hermine Haselböck excels with argueing mezzo and forces her husband to his knees ... “

 

WWW.FORUMOPERA.COM - Jean-Marcel Humbert, 5.8.2014 (Rhine Gold and Valkyrie) >>

„... Hermine Haselböck, a magnificent Fricka, has enormously developed further since her Brangäne 2012, her voice has gained homogeneity and roundness and she is as person and stage appearance an excellent actress with strong presence ...“ 

 

WWW.OPERNNETZ.DE - Helmut Christian Mayer (Rheingold und Walküre) >>

„... Hermine Haselböck is not a moody godly spouse, but a souvereign singing and acting wife in  great robe...“

 

www.operaticmusicologist.blogspot.co.at - Daniel Url, 10.8.2014 (Rheingold) >>

The best female performer was the singer of Fricka: Hermine Haselböck. Her strong mezzosoprano voice (packed into a beautiful physique) characterizes the strict godess very well. She definitely knows how to deliver the dramatic content of her role and clearly knows how to fill the role with life. The contrast between the lyric and the dramatic parts of Wotan's wife was amazing and showed how many different layers can be showed by this role.

 

www.apemusicale.com >>

www.unavocepocofa.915blogspot.hu >>

Suzanne Daumann, 7.8.2014 

„... Austrian mezzo-soprano Hermine Haselböck is Fricka throughout and finds in her mellow voice just the right note of hysteria to be credible in “Walküre”...“

 

www.deropernfreund.de - Manfred Langer, 5.8.2014 >>

„... Hermine Haselboeck was a Fricka with noble stage presence in a long leisure dress and lend her a beautifully shaped slender mezzo with nuanced colors...“ (Rheingold)

 

„... Fricka, anything but an aging Xanthippe, tall and slim in bright red patent leather suit 

(why should not appeal the protectress of marriage?) ...

a visual and vocal top cast: a silky, beautiful mezzo with rich nuances and clear pronunciation ...“ (Valkyrie)

 

www.elperiodico.com - Rosa Massagué, 9.8.2014 >> (Rheingold + Walküre)

„... Hermine Haselböck is a very complex Fricka ...“

 

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ARTHUR HONEGGER: KING DAVID - ALTOSOLO (German language)

Musikverein - Vienna, Austria - 10.4.2014

Ildiko Raimondi (Soprano), Hermine Haselböck (Alto), Norbert Ernst (Tenor)

Andrea Jonasson (Witch), Michael Heltau (Speaker)

Wiener Singverein (Director: Johannes Prinz), Radio Symphony Orchestra Vienna

Vladimir Fedojesev (Conductor)

 

DER STANDARD – Daniel Ender, 11.4.2014

„... Mezzosoprano Hermine Haselböck in the Altopart with sonorous, fully  cantilenas ...“

 

WIENER ZEITUNG – Daniel Wagner, 11.4.2014

„... Ildikó Raimondi and Hermine Haselböck were the bright heralds... “

 

DIE PRESSE - Wilhelm Sinkovicz, 11.4.2014

„... Exzellent the soloists, the smooth Mezzo Hermine Haselböcks ...“

 

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GIUSEPPE VERDI: IL TROVATORE (role: Azucena)

Tyrolean Festival Erl 2013

 

DEUTSCHLANDRADIO KULTUR - Franziska Stürz, 6.7.2013

„...particularly noteworthy is Hermine Haselböck as dramatic-noble Azucena...“

 

TIROLER TAGESZEITUNG - U. Strohal, 8.7.2013

„...Hermine Haselböck with her rich, beautiful Alto and her cultivated differentiated singing is a surprise ...“

 

OVB online - M. Thiel, 8.7.2013

„... thanks to the great stylist Hermine Haselböck, who does her Azucena without vocal grimaces...“

 

DER STANDARD - Stefan Ender, 8.7.2013

„... multi-faced Hermine Haselböck as Azucena...“

 

www.opernfreundemuenchen.de 4/2013 - Monika Beyerle-Scheller

„... die Azucena war eigentlich von der Regie her die interessanteste Partie, „emanzipiert-modern“ inszeniert, nicht so wie meistens. Hermine Haselböck bot ebenfalls eine hervorragende Gesangsleistung und zeigte ihr gutes Tiefenregister...“

 

www.operalively.com 19.9.2013

„... The young contralto Hermine Haselböck was a notable Azucena...“

 

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HUMPERDINCK: HÄNSEL UND GRETEL (ROLLE: MUTTER)

OPER GRAZ, PREMIERE 13.12.2012

 

DIE PRESSE - hasl, 18.12.2012

„... David McShane und Hermine Haselböck geben ein vokal wie darstellerisch differenziert agierendes, durchaus nicht einseitig negatives Elternpaar...“

 

DER NEUE MERKER - Peter SKOREPA

„... Da war David McShane als leicht angesäuselter Besenbinder, als dessen Weib Hermine Haselböck eine köstliche Studie ablieferte und sich der sexuellen Annäherungen des Hausherrn mit gekonnter Zickigkeit ihres wagnerhaften Alt entledigte ...“

 

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RICHARD WAGNER: TRISTAN UND ISOLDE - BRANGÄNE

TIROLER FESTPIELE ERL 2012

 

KURIER - Winfried W. Linde, 16.7.2012 >>

„Outstanding: Bettine Kampp (Isolde) and Hermine Haselböck (Brangäne)... They are the dominant personalities of the evening and show themselves as perfect wagnerian singers ...“

 

KRONEN ZEITUNG - Moni Brüggeller, 16.7.2012

„... Hermine Haselböck as Brangäne ... luxurious cast ...“

 

TIROLER TAGESZEITUNG - U. Strohal, 16.7.2012 >>

„... pleasant sounding ... Hermine Haselböck‘s Brangäne ...“

 

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MAHLER CD - Bridge Records

 

OPERANEWS - Joshua Rosenblum, March 2012 >>

„... there's muscle behind her velvety-smooth mezzo, but she also possesses unerring breath control on long phrases, even at the softest dynamic levels ... heart-stopping sotto voce ...

she has the technique and the sureness of artistic intention to handle fearlessly the most intimate and exposed passages of Mahler's unforgivingly stark vocal writing

... Ryan and Haselböck make the listener hang on every note 

... carefully considered, beautifully rendered non-orchestral performance ...“ 

 

GRAMOPHONE - Ken Smith, February 2012 >>

„... subsume her musical personality in spinning a delicate musical spell. 

Her combination of lyrical prowess and vocal flexibility sustains the emotional mood of the music while bringing the text‘s poetic imagery to life.“ 

AMERICAN RECORD GUIDE - R. Moore - January/February 2012

„... an intoxicating performance of ‘Ich Atmet’ einen Linden Duft’ and a sublime reading of ‘Ich Bin der Welt Abhanden Gekommen’... outstandingly, beautifully drawing out the long lines ...

The Kindertotenlieder ... Haselböck again triumphs in conveying the emotion of the

songs. Here is a singer blessed with a luxurious voice ...“

 

International Record Review - Jan Julier, December 2011

„Hermine Haselböck is a distinctive Austrian mezzo-soprano, whose rich, creamy timbre and natural communicative style is ideally suited to this repertoire...

Ease and confidence of delivery, fluency of phrasing, textual understanding and impeccable diction announce a real identity .... total captivation.“

 

Classical Music Daily - Howard Smith, Dec. 21st 2011:

„... Rückert's Ich bin der Welt abhanden gekommen is worth the price of the disc alone. 

... on a par with legendary German mezzo Christa Ludwig;

she has a finely moulded delivery, a beguiling knack of floating her voice and a capacity for managing tricky intervals with inherent ease...“

 

ATLANTA AUDIO SOCIETY - Dr. Phil Muse, October 2011

„... gives moving accounts of three of Gustav Mahler’s greatest song cycles ... an ideal interpreter of German lieder and of Mahler in particular ... eloquent testimony ... the lyrical quality of these songs comes up fresh as the morning dew ...“

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J.S. BACH: CANTATAS 132 + 90 - ISTÁN BÁN - EVANGELIC CHURCH OF BUDA CASTLE (Budavári evangélikus templom), BUDAPEST 9.10.2011

 

REVIZOR online >> - Malina János

„... Hermine Haselböck performed her recitative and alto aria ... excellent. We rarerly hear such a not darkened and naturally beautiful - not artificially deepened - alto voice ... the basis for her powerful precise singing, which was always faithful to the text ...“

 

FIDELIO (www.fidelio.hu) - Németh Zsombor 

„... One of the great names of the evening, the genious Hermine Haselböck...“

 

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RICHARD WAGNER: DIE MEISTERSINGER VON NÜRNBERG - MAGDALENE

TYROLEAN FESTIVAL 2011 

 

MUSIC & VISION - online - Giuseppe Pennisi 20.7.2011

„... perfect in their roles were Andreas Schager as David and Hermine Haselböck as Magdalene ...“

 

DER NEUE MERKER 09/2011 - Ferdinand Rudolf Dreyer

„ ... Hermine Haselböck as Eva‘s nurse enriches the festival of the voices with her rich mezzo ...“

 

TIROLER TAGESZEITUNG - Ursula Strohal 18.7.2011

„... fine Hermine Haselböck’s Magdalene...“

DER OPERNFREUND - online - Harald Lacina 15.7.2011

„... her voluminous mezzo-soprano as Magdalena ...“

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MAHLER: SONGRECITAL - JENDRIK SPRINGER (piano) - TAFELHALLE NÜRNBERG 5.11.2010

NÜRNBERGER NACHRICHTEN - Peter Löw 7.11.2010

Heavenly beautiful moments  "... Mahler in its purest form ... a superb performance ..."

 

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ÖMZ (Austrian Music Magazine) 3-4/2010 - Peter Cossé:

CD „Lied von der Erde“ (original version - H. Haselböck, Berchtold, Vorzellner) -

*** CD Tips: Top in 2010 ***

" ... Hermine Haselböck, coping with her challenging efforts, intensive procuring text and impression ..."

(orginal: "... ihren anspruchsvollen Aufgaben gewachsene, Text und Impression intensiv vermittelnde Hermine Haselböck ...")

 

CD: LIED VON DER ERDE – CAVI MUSIC 

FANFARE MAGAZINE (Juli/Aug. 2009) - Christopher Abbot 

“…“Der Abschied” … a very convincing version when sung with the kind of empathy and artistry demonstrated here by Hermine Haselböck … Both singers are persuasive advocates for this transcription … Her interpretations focus attention on the words rather than on her performance, allowing the listener once again to marvel at Mahler’s art…”

 

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R. WAGNER: DIE MEISTERSINGER VON NÜRNBERG – TYROLEAN FESTIVAL ERL – G. KUHN 17.7.2009

DER NEUE MERKER – Harald Lacina 

   "... Also her nurse Magdalena was splendidly performed by Hermine Haselböck ..."

(orig.: „... Ihre Amme Magdalena wurde von Hermine Haselböck ebenso vortrefflich dargeboten…“)

  

magazin.klassik.com – Boris Michael Gruh 13.7.2009:

"... Eva's young nurse Magdalene with charmingly winning mezzo-soprano and self-consciously contemporary appearance is Hermine Haselböck ..."

(orig: „… Evas junge Amme Magdalena mit charmant gewinnendem Mezzosopran und selbstbewusst zeitgemäßem Auftreten ist Hermine Haselböck…“)

 

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CD SONGS BY FRANZ SCHREKER - BRIDGE RECORDS 10.5.2009

DEUTSCHLANDRADIO BERLIN - radio broadcast "Neue Platte" ("new record") - with Falk Häfner

"The Austrian singer Hermine Haselböck with her warm mezzo-soprano is an ideal cast for the cycle "Mother-Songs" by Franz Schreker. Elegantly she phrases the simple melodic bows. Even dramatic passages she formes restrained and withdrawn and suggests in this way despair with no chance to escape."

 

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BEETHOVEN: MISSA SOLEMNIS  - MOZARTEUM SALZBURG 20.12.2008

HAYDNORCHESTRA OF BOLZANO AND TRENTO - GUSTAV KUHN

DER NEUE MERKER 01/2009 (F.D.)

"Mezzo-soprano Hermine Haselböck has a first-rate quality voice." 

 

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G. MAHLER: LIEDER EINES FAHRENDEN GESELLEN

GROSSES HAUS DER STÄDTISCHEN BÜHNEN MÜNSTER - SINFONIEONIEORCHESTER MÜNSTER - FABRIZIO VENTURA, 4.+ 5.11.2008

MÜNSTERSCHE ZEITUNG - Günter Moseler 5.11.2008

"... As Hermine Haselböck let hear her  first tones  of her warm mezzo-soprano the music seemed to surround one like an eternal promise ... The transcendent perspective of the text and the gestural directness were also apparantly to hear in the voice  of Haselböck as in the orchestra. Die „Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen“ by Gustav Mahler marked the highlight of interpretation in the 3rd symphonic concert. .. an impressive concert!"

 

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G. MAHLER: LIED VON DER ERDE - 28. GUSTAV MAHLER MUSIKWOCHEN TOBLACH - 100 Jahre Lied von der Erde - KOMPONIERHÄUSCHEN

NMZ - Ausgabe 9/08 - 57. Jahrgang - Thomas Schulz 

"...Die akustisch nicht ganz unheiklen Umstände wurden durch die Qualität der Interpretation vollends transzendiert; von den Musikern ist besonders Hermine Haselböck hervorzuheben, der es in den Schlusstakten des Abschieds mit den wiederholten Worten „Ewig, ewig“ eine gleichsam entkörperlichte Atmosphäre zu schaffen gelang..."

 

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CD SONGS BY FRANZ SCHREKER AT LABEL BRIDGE RECORDS (Russell Ryan, piano)

AUDIOPHILE AUDITION July 16, 2008 - Steven Ritter ****

"... Hermine Haselbock is the real star here, and seems to have found the secret to Schrekerian success..."

 

CD SONGS BY FRANZ SCHREKER AT LABEL BRIDGE RECORDS (Russell Ryan, piano)

CLASSICAL VOICE OF ENGLAND

Phillip Silver >>

A Superb Selection of Schreker Lieder ... The performances by Hermine Haselböck and Wolfgang Holzmair are superb as is the wonderful pianism of Russell Ryan... excellent notes by Christopher Hailey... Very highly recommended.

 

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CD SONGS BY ZEMLINSKY REISSUE AT LABEL BRIDGE RECORDS (Florian Henschel, piano)

MUSICALCRITICISM - 23 August 2008 - Hugo Shirley ****

"... Austrian mezzo Hermine Haselböck is an extremely fine singer and she makes as good a case for these songs as possible ... Haselböck's interpretations, all captured in clear and faithful sound, are highly persuasive and she possesses a fine instrument, used with intelligence and unfailing musicality..." 

 

OPERANEWS ONLINE - vol 73, no.  2 August 2008 - David Shengold

"Austrian mezzo Hermine Haselböck ... she is a gifted recitalist in the Central European tradition, with the needed pinpoint command of pitch, tone quality and dynamics to make varied and pointed effects in a succession of miniatures. Her dark but lyric voice can manage clear top notes when needed; words typically get thoughtful, unexaggerated due..."

 

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A. ZEMLINSKY: SECHS GESÄNGE OP. 13 IN DE VEREENIGING NIJMEGEN- MARTIN SIEGHART –ARNHEM PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA 25.4.2008

DE GELDERLANDER – Maarten-Jan Dongelmans 26.4.2008

„…In her the hyper-sensitive music finds a grandious solicitor…”

original: „ … In haar vindt deze overgevoelige musiek een grandioze pleitbezorgster…“

 

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ZEMLINSKY SONGS OP. 13 (MAETERLINCK-SONGS) IN DEN HAAG - DR. ANTON PHILIPSSAAL - JAAP VAN ZWEDEN - RESIDENTIE ORKEST  12.4.2008

ALGEMEEN DAGBLAD - Wienand van de Kamp

***** (5 stars)

"...her comfortably warm voice and her sensitive recitation fits perfect to Maeterlinck's mysterious charged texts and Zemlinsky's over-minded sound language..."

 

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RECITAL WITH MAHLER SONGS IN WASHINGTON DC (7.1.2008)

www.allartsreview4u.com 8.1.2008 - Bob Anthony

Hermine Haselbock presented a most moving interpretation of Gustav Mahler's compositions in a three part musical program assisted by pianist Russell Ryan at the Austrian Embassy ... Her vocal strength and beauty blossomed with the "Songs of a Traveling Journeyman" ... Her pleading quality particularly in her smooth upper register was "honeyed". Such wonderful purity of sound for such a dramatic soprano is rare. Such phrases like "...the happiness I mean can never bloom" were interpretive gems ...Ms. Haselbock returned for two encores ("Freuhlingsmorgen" and "Scheiden und Meiden") after standing ovations to present a couple of frothy lieder to leave the audience in a overtly happy mood."

 

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CD - DONIZETTI: ADELIA released at SONY BMG

www.operatoday.com 28 Nov 2007 - James Sohre

 "Odetta is portrayed with sympathy and a rich mezzo by Hermine Haselboeck... highly affecting singing..."

 

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RECITALS IN NEW YORK (Carnegie Hall and Austrian Cultural Forum)

4 Recitals in New York, March-April 2007 - Wolf: Goethe Songs, Itlalian Songbook, Spanish Songbook, Schreker Songs with Wolfgang Holzmair, Russel Ryan and Susanna Phillips

OPERA NOW July/August 2007 - Matthew Gurewitsch

" ... Hermine Haselböck, a mezzo of rare, amber glow in her lower register, which connects seamlessly with her pointed, easy top ..."

 

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BEETHOVEN MASS IN C MAJOR - FRAUENKIRCHE DRESDEN 5.6.2007

DRESDNER PHILHARMONIE - RAFAEL FRÜBECK DE BURGOS

DRESDNER NEUESTE NACHRICHTEN- Hartmut Schütz, 7.5.2007:

"... gratifying Claudia Barainsky (Soprano), Hermine Haselböck (Alto) and Reinhard Hagen (Bass) with adequate high level, in which the beautiful, bright Alto-voice was striking especially pleasant  ..."

 

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SOLO RECITAL IN WASHINGTON 28.4.2007 - Volker Nemmer, piano

FESTIVAL OF SONG - ACF Washington

WASHINGTON POST - Mark J. Estren 30.4.2007

"... rich, expressive voice..."

 

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WOLF SPANISCHES LIEDERBUCH IN WASHINGTON 11.4.2007

FESTIVAL OF SONG - ACF Washington - in cooperation of the Vocal Arts Society Washington (>>)

WASHINGTON POST - Cecelia Porter 13.4.2007 >>

"Haselboeck's voice has carrying power along with charm and a delicate assortment of sweet timbres."

 

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RECITAL HUGO WOLF GOETHE SONGS NEW YORK - Weil Recital Hall - Carnegie Hall Debut  

with Wolfgang Holzmair, baritone - Russel Ryan, piano 27.3.2007

NEW YORK TIMES 29.3.2007

"... On Tuesday night Wolf had ardent champions in the Austrian baritone Wolfgang Holzmair and his compatriot the mezzo-soprano Hermine Haselböck, who performed selections from Wolf’s Goethe Lieder at Weill Recital Hall...  He (Mr Holzmair) had an equally ardent partner in Ms. Haselböck, who sang with elegance, dramatic commitment and control. They were a handsome couple onstage ..."

(Vivienne Schweitzer) >>

 

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RECITAL IN NEW YORK CITY 9.9.2006 (Songs by Schönberg, Schreker, Berg, Zemlinsky)

Opera Now - Matthew Gurewitsch (Jan-Feb.2007)

"... The Austrian Cultural Forum presented piquant and intriguing mezzo-soprano Hermine Haselböck... but as soon became evident, she has a broad palette at her command, and her choice of colours was as effortless as it was poetically and intuitively right..."

 

New York Times - Bernard Holland (9.9.2006)

"... Ms. Haselböck is a very good young mezzo-soprano. Her singing is elegant and tasteful yet emotionally connected to the subject matter..." >>

 

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OPERNWELT 03.2006 - CD "Songs by Zemlinsky"

"A matter of particular interest is the CD of the young Austrian Mezzo-soprano Hermine Haselböck ... on the one hand Haselböck's voice pleases with quality, on the other hand she is able to wonderfully shine through the text both poetically and dramatically."

Gerhard Persché

 

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RECITAL IN WASHINGTON DC (Songs by A. Zemlinsky)

Washington Post - Cecelia Porter (13.10.05)

Atrium of the Austrian Embassy Oct. 11th 05

"Hermine Haselboeck has a powerful, rich and finely modulated mezzo voice. But even more, she is a superb lieder singer, as she made clear Tuesday at the Austrian Embassy. Her superb song recital was part of the ongoing concert series "Austrians in Exile" ... As she sang her way through four sets of his works, she enlisted every possible vocal inflection, coloristic shade and detail of phrasing to capture the precise emotional meaning of a wide-ranging assortment of musical settings..."

 

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COSI FAN TUTTE IN THE NETHERLANDS (Dorabella)

Trouw - Peter van der Lint, 29.09.05

Orpheus Apeldoorn 27.8.05:

„Ecxellent prepared singer-sestet...  Among the ladies Hermine Haselböck was a real discovery.“

 

Het Parool -Michael Khalifa(01.09.05)

Concertgebouw Amsterdam 31.08.05:

„It were the two female principal performers, who brought the big hall to ecstasise... Hermine Haselböck, who completely acted out a life-loving and hysterical Dorabella.“

 

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STYRIARTE GRAZ / CARMEN (Frasquita)

Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung - Eleonore Büning, (27.6.2005)

"...This new Carmen in Graz is up to now the greatest opera-event of the season, even smaller roles are excellent cast like Hermine Haselböck as Frasquita ..."

(Frasquita = in the primary version mezzo-soprano )

 

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CD REVIEWS "SONGS BY ZEMLINSKY":

www.swissdisc.ch  (Zurich, 10.12.2004)

"...The voice of  Hermine Haselböck is superb..." Claude Delley

 

www.klassik.com (10/2004 Cologne)

"...Such sensitive music longs after sensitive and artistically potent interpreters ... Hermine Haselböck and Florian Henschel ... Haselböcks slim and balanced voice is guided clearly, elegantly floating.

At the same time she is enormously increasable in dramatic passages and combines strength with effortlessness.." Matthias Lange

interpretation **** 

 

BBC music magazine - Hilary Finch (09/2004 London)

"..the breadth of Haselböck's imagination and immaculately integrated vocal registers are revealed ...shapely and particulary satisfying recital."

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ÖMZ - Peter Cossé (06/2004 Vienna)

"Zemlinsky-Lieder in responsibility"...

How vivid and sensitive she is empathizing with the lyrics and the different musical amalgams... One of the most important Lied-Editions in the recent past!"

 

Ö1 - ORF Alexandra Faber  (04/2004 Vienna)

"Coherent CD-interpretation"...

Hermine Haselböck succeeds to render the song’s urging character and to draw the dramatic bow all on edge."