Barbara Haveman

Guest of the Opera

Barbara Haveman, born in Groningen, The Netherlands, passed her degree at the Maastricht School of Music in 1994. She took classes by Carlo Bergonzi, Renata Scotto and works actually with Catherine Green in New York. In 1997 she won the third prize in Belvedere Competition in Vienna and first prize in Concours International de Chant de Verviers , and in 1998 she became winner in Voci Verdiane in Busseto. In 1995 she gave her stage debut in the part of Salud/La vida breve at the Oldenburgische Staatstheater. There followed engagements in Italy: Luca, Livorno, Parma, Ferrara, Modena, Ravenna (La traviata) and Torino (A Streetcar Named Desire), in France: Strasbourg (Donna Elvira/Don Giovanni, A Streetcar Named Desire, Die verkaufte Braut, Contessa/Le nozze di Figaro, Amelia/ Un ballo in maschera, Tannhäuser), Nancy (Simon Boccanegra, Der König Kandaules), Toulouse (Jenůfa, Carmen, Don Giovanni, The Queen of Spades), Montpellier (Otello, La voix humaine), Avignon (Simon Boccanegra), Nice (La voix humaine, Simon Boccanegra) and Rouen (Lohengrin), in Monte Carlo (Jenůfa, The Queen of Spades, Rusalka, Eine florentinische Tragödie), in Belgium: Liège (Les contes d’Hoffmann, Katya Kabanova, Eine florentinische Tragödie, Ernani, Salomé/Hérodiade, Così fan tutte, Sinaide/Moise et Pharaon, Der König Kandaules , Mefistofele, Tosca) and De Vlaamse Opera (Les contes d’Hoffmann, Hérodiade), in Great Britain: ROH Covent Garden (Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg) and Leeds (La bohème), in Croatia: Zagreb (Don Carlo), in Austria: Bregenz Festival (Maskerade) and Volksoper Wien (Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg), in Germany: Bayerischer Rundfunk (Hérodiade), Hamburg State Opera (Tannhäuser, Ariadne auf Naxos, Manon Lescaut, Don Carlo), Semperoper Dresden (Simon Boccanegra, Don Carlo), Theater und Philharmonie Essen (Tannhäuser), Oper Frankfurt (Tosca, Simon Boccanegra, La fanciulla del West), Oper Köln (Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg, Ariadne auf Naxos), Deutsche Oper am Rhein Düsseldorf (Un ballo in maschera, Don Carlo), Deutsche Oper Berlin (Falstaff) and Wiesbaden (Lohengrin), in the Netherlands: Netherlands Opera Amsterdam (Tannhäuser, Les vêpres siciliennes) and Concertgebouw Amsterdam (Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg, Manon Lescaut), in Spain in Gran Teatre del Liceu Barcelona (Simon Boccanegra, Aida), in Hungarian State Opera in Budapest (Manon Lescaut), in Israeli Opera Tel Aviv (Jenůfa) and in China at the National Centre for Performing Arts Beijing (Tannhäuser). After her first appearance 2003 as Salomé/Hérodiade at the Wiener Staatsoper, Ms. Haveman has been engaged in 2005 for the title role in the new production Manon Lescaut (conductor Seiji Ozawa, director Robert Carsen), with revival in 2009, and sung there 2010 and 2012 Un ballo in maschera, 2011 and 2014 Tosca, 2012 Amelia /Simon Boccanegra opposite Plácido Domingo in the title role, 2015 The Queen of Spades. In 2016 she debuted in La Scala Milan in La fanciulla del West (conductor Riccardo Chailly). Her future engagements include The Queen of Spades at the Hamburg State Opera, Tosca at the Staatstheater Stuttgart, Un ballo in maschera at the NCPA Beijing and at the Sigulda Festival in Latvia, Lohengrin at the Opéra de Marseille, etc. Barbara Haveman is also a distinguished concert singer.

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Barbara Haveman appears in productions

SEASON 2017/2018

SEASON 2018/2019