Hermine Haselböck

The Austrian mezzo-soprano Hermine Haselböck studied at the universities of Music in Vienna (Austria) and Detmold (Germany). International recital and concert performances have led her to Carnegie Hall – NY, Wiener Konzerthaus, Musikverein Wien, Mozarteum Salzburg, Gewandhaus Leipzig, Frauenkirche Dresden, Bing Theater Los Angeles and Santa Cecilia National Academy in Rome,  the operas in Graz, Dresden, the Wiener Volksoper, Graz, Luxembourg, Tokyo, Maribor, the Shanghai Symphony Hall, the Brucklerian Haus in Linz, the Tyrolean Festival in Erl, the Cultural Centre in Hong Kong, the Beijing Festival.

She works with conductors such as Bertrand de Billy, Jean-Claude Casadesus, Vladimir Fedoseyev, Ádám Fischer , Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Gustav Kuhn, Fabio Luisi, Jean-Christophe Spinosi, Kirill Petrenko, Christian Thielemann, Franz Welser-Möst and Jaap van Zweden and numerous first –class orchestras.

Her operatic repertoire includes the roles of: Dorabella from Mozart’s Cosi fan tutte, Hänsel and later the mother in Engelbert Humperdinck’s children’s opera Hänsel und Gretel; Ernesto from Joseph Haydn’s Il Mondo della Luna; and the Third Maid in Richard Strauss’s Elektra ; Azucena from “Il Trovatore” by Giuseppe Verdi; Magdalene from “Meistersinger von Nürnberg”, Brangäne from “Tristan und Isolde”, Fricka from Das Rheingold and Die Walküre, Flosshilde from “Das Rheingold” and “Die Zauberflöte” by Richard Wagner, etc.

 

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.

On the occasion of her performance of Zemlinsky’s songs, the music critic points out “…her comfortably warm voice and her sensitive recitation fits perfect to Maeterlinck’s mysterious charged texts and Zemlinsky’s over-minded sound language…”

Hermine Haselböck has been a Guest Professor of Voice at the University of Music and Performing Arts Graz from 2017 and teaching voice at Johann-Joseph-Fux Conservatory in Graz (Austria) since  2020. She is jury member of national and international voice competitions.

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