Recital with works by Zemlinsky, Schreker, Webern, Berg
March 24 - 2015

Clemens Zeilinger, piano

Hermine Haselböck, mezzosoprano

Current engagements of Austrian mezzosoprano include Bruckner’s Mass fa-minor in Vienna, Fricka in Rheingold and Walküre as well as Brangäne in Tristan und Isolde on the occasion of the Chinese premiere of these works in Shanghai and Hongkong with Gustav Kuhn conducting and Mahler 2 with Orchestre National de Lille under the direction of Jean-Claude Casadesus.

In the last season Hermine Haselböck sang a recital with songs by Berg, Schreker and Zemlinsky at Brucknerfest Linz, Mahler‘s 3rd Symphony at Theater Hagen, Gertrud in Hänsel und Gretel at Oper Graz, Mahler‘s 2nd Symphony in Straßburg under
Marko Letonja, Beethoven‘s 9th Symphony in Kopenhagen under Adam Fischer and her roledebut as Fricka in Rheingold and Walküre at Tyrolean Festival Erl.

Hermine Haselböck has collaborated with conductors such as Bertrand de Billy, Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos, Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Manfred Honeck, Gustav Kuhn, Fabio Luisi, Kirill Petrenko, Martin Sieghart, Christian Thielemann, Erwin Ortner, Jean-Christophe Spinosi, Franz Welser-Möst, Jaap van Zweden and orchestras such as the Orchestra dell‘Accadamia Nazionale die Santa Cecilia, MDR Sinfonieorchester, Munich Philharmonic Orchestra, Residence Orchestra Den Haag, Chamber Orchestra of Europe, Wiener Symphoniker, RSO Wien, Wiener Akademie, Camerata Salzburg, Haydnorchestra of Bolzano and Trento, Budapest Philharmonic Orchestra, the Dresdner Philharmonie, Spirit of Europe and Arnhem Philharmonic Orchestra.

Her opera roles include Hänsel (Volksoper Vienna), Dorabella (Concertgebouw Amsterdam), Ramiro (New National Opera Tokyo), 2nd Lady (Theater an der Wien and Grand Theatre de la Ville Luxembourg), Mercedes (Styriarte), Ernesto (Brucknerhaus Linz), 3. Magd (Festival Baden-Baden), Magdalene (Tiroler Festspiele Erl), Flosshilde (Santa Cecilia Roma), Brangäne and Azucena (Tiroler Festspiele Erl).

International recital and concert performances have led her to Carnegie Hall New York, Musikverein Vienna,Konzerthaus Vienna, Gewandhaus Leipzig, Mozarteum Salzburg, Philharmonie im Gasteig Munich, Frauenkirche Dresden, and Teatro San Carlo Naples as well as to festivals such as Wiener Festwochen, KlangBogen Vienna,Gustav Mahler Music Weeks Dobbiaco/Toblach, Bachfest Leipzig, Brucknerfest Linz, Festival Sagra Musicale Umbra - Perugia, Kunstfest Weimar, MDR Musiksommer Leipzig and the Haydnfestival Eisenstadt.

Her discography includes recordings of Beethoven, Donizetti and Schubert, but especially prize awarded recordings of songs by Mahler, Zemlinsky and Schreker.

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 and singing lessons by Sena Jurinac, Marjana Lipovšek, Christa Ludwig, Eva Randová and Brigitte Fassbaender completed her vocal education.