Gustav Mahler Recital, Hermine Haselböck, mezzosoprano
Washington January 7 and New York City January 9 and 13, 2008
The young Austrian Mezzosopran, whose International recital
and concert performances have led her to Carnegie Hall – New
York, Musikverein Vienna, Konzerthaus Vienna, Concertgebouw
Amsterdam, Frauenkirche Dresden and the Teatro San Carlo
Naples as well as to festivals such as the Styriarte, KlangBogen
Vienna, Wiener Festwochen, Kunstfest Weimar, MDR
Musiksommer Leipzig, Easterfestival of sacred Music in Brno and
the Haydnfestival Eisenstadt, will perform Recitals with G.
Mahler: Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen, Kindertotenlieder und
Rückertlieder (Russell Ryan, piano) on 7. January 2008 in the Austrian Cultural
Forum – Washington DC and on 9th and 13th January
2008 in the Austrian Cultural Forum – New York City. Tickets
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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 with Sena Jurinac, Marjana
Lipovek and Christa Ludwig provided her with the vital impetus
to pursue an artistic career.
Hermine Haselböck has collaborated with conductors such as
Gustav Kuhn, Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Fabio Luisi, Bertrand de
Billy, Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos and Manfred Honeck and
orchestras such as the MDR Sinfonieorchester, Chamber
Orchestra of Europe, Wiener Symphoniker, RSO Wien, Camerata
Salzburg and Dresdner Philharmonie.
Her comprehensive repertoire includes Bach (Magnificat,
Matthew Passion, Christmas-, Easter-Oratorio), Beethoven
(Missa Solemnis, Mass in C major, Symphony No. 9), Mozart
(Requiem) and Mendelssohn (Elijah), as well as Mahler
(Kindertoten-, Rückert-, Songs of a Wayfayrer), Wolf (Italian
Songbook, Goethe-Songs), Berg, Schönberg, Zemlinsky and
Schreker. Her opera roles include Fiorilla (Il Turco in Italia /
Rossini), Mrs. P. (The man who mistook his wife for a hat / M.
Nyman), Hänsel (Hänsel und Gretel), Amore (Dafne in Lauro /
Fux), 2. Dame (Magic flute), Mercedes (Carmen), Dorabella (Cosi
fan tutte) and Frauenschatten (Die Flammen / Erwin Schulhoff).
She has performed at opera houses such as the Wiener
Volksoper, Theater an der Wien and the Grand Theatre de la Ville
Hermine Haselböck, acclaimed by music critics as ” … a mezzo
of rare, amber glow in her lower register” (Matthew Gurewitsch
in OPERA NOW ), was awarded the Radio Österreich1 Pasticcio
Prize for the CD “Songs by Zemlinsky” in 2004 and the
International Alexander Zemlinsky Prize in 2005, presented to
her at a concert in the Musikverein, Vienna. Additional CD
recordings: G. Donizetti: Adelia (Sony-BMG / 2007), F. Schreker:
Lieder (Bridge Records / 2008), F. Schubert: As Dur Messe (ORF /
2008), L. v. Beethoven: Missa Solemnis (Sony-BMG / 2008).
Next projects are: J.S.Bach: Passion St Matthew/Konzerthaus
Vienna,Auditorium Bolzano with conductor Gustav Kuhn ;
Zemlinsky Maeterlinck Songs with conductor Martin Sieghart and
the Arnheim Philharmonic orchestre/Netherland, G. Verdi
Requiem/ Haydn festival Eisenstadt; LvBeethoven: Missa
Solemnis, cond Gustav Kuhn, Tyrolian Festival; G. Mahler/Lied
von der Erde, Toblach, M.Vorzellner piano, H. Pecoraro,
tenor/CD Recording; W.A. Mozart: Magic flute, 2. Lady/Thater
ander wien, cond J.C.Spinosi with, D. Damrau, J.Lemalu, Shawn
Mathey; H, Wolf. Italienisches Liederbuch with A. Kaimbacher; J.
HAydn Nelson Mass, MDR Leipzig.