Barbara Haveman

  • Copyright Kurt Van der Elst

    Barbara Haveman in Les Contes d'Hoffmann (Seizoen 2003-2004)

  • Copyright Kurt Van der Elst

    Barbara Haveman in Les Contes d'Hoffmann (Seizoen 2003-2004)

Biography

Education
Conservatory of Maastricht. Took classes with Carlo Bergonzi, Renata Scotto & Catherine Green in New York.

Debut
Salud/La Vida Breve (De Falla; in the Oldenburgische Staatstheater), 1995.

Highlights
La Traviata
(Ravenna); A Streetcar Named Desire (Torino); Donna Elvira/Don Giovanni, A Streetcar Named Desire, Die verkaufte Braut, Contessa/Le nozze di Figaro, Amelia/ Un ballo in maschera (Strasbourg); Jenufa, Carmen, Don Giovanni (Toulouse); Simon Boccanegra, King Kandaules (Nancy); Otello (Montpellier), La voix humaine (Montpellier); Jenufa (Monte Carlo), The Queen of Spades (Monte Carlo; Toulouse); Katia Kabanova, Eine florentinische Tragödie, Ernani, Cosi fan tutte, Sinaide/Moise et Pharaon, King Kandaules, Mefistofele (Opéra Royal de Wallonie Liège).

Les contes d’Hoffmann (Vlaamse Opera; Opéra Royal de Wallonie Liège); La Bohème (Leeds); Don Carlo (Zagreb); Maskerade (Bregenz Festival), Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg (Volksoper Wien; Oper Köln; Concertgebouw Amsterdam); Hérodiade (Bayerischer Rundfunk); Tannhäuser (Hamburg State Opera; Theater und Philharmonie Essen; De Nederlandse Opera); Tosca (Oper Frankfurt); Simon Boccanegra (Oper Frankfurt; Gran Teatre del Liceu Barcelona); Un ballo in maschera (Deutsche Oper am Rhein Düsseldorf); Les vêpres siciliennes (De Nederlandse Opera); Manon Lescaut (Budapest National Opera); Salomé/Hérodiade (Opéra Royal de Wallonie Liège; Wiener Staatsoper), 2003.

Concerts in Japan, Belgium, France, Italy and the Netherlands. Including: Jeremia (Bernstein); 14e Symfonie (Shostakovitch), Sechs Orchesterlieder (Schönberg); 9e Symfonie (Beethoven), Ein Deutsches Requiem (Brahms); Requiem, Vesprae solemnis de confessore & Die Krönungsmesse (Mozart).

Prizes
Third prize Belvedere Singing Competition in Vienna, 1997; first prize on the 12th Concours International de Chant de Verviers; first prize on the 'Voce Verdiane' competition in Busseto, 1998.

Recent and future productions
Simon Boccanegra
(Oper Frankfurt); Aida & Rusalka (Grand Teatre del Liceu Barcelona); Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg (Oper Köln); Jenufa (Israeli Opera Tel Aviv)

Want to hear more?
CD: L.v.Beethoven – 9th Symphony (Altus, Orchestre National de Lyon, conductor J. Märkl); R. Wagner – Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg (QuattroLive, Radio Filharmonisch Orkest Hilversum, conductor J. v. Zweden)
DVD: C. Nielsen – Maskerade (production of the Bregenz Festival, stage direction D. Pountney)

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