Ariën Artists - Barbara Haveman - English biography











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Dutch soprano Barbara Haveman began studying at the Maastricht Conservatory, where she went on to study further with Carlo Bergonzi. She won first prize in the Voce Verdiane’ competition and also won the Belvédère Competition, the Concours International de Chant de Verviers and the Franco Corelli Competition. Meanwhile she has sung under renowned conductors and was repeatedly cast in productions imagined  by the most sensational stage directors, in theaters across Europe.

As a sought after soprano Lirico Spinto,Barbara Haveman sings roles from the Italian, French, German and Slavic repertoires. Her most important appearances include Salomé (Hérodiade), Manon Lescaut, Tosca, Amelia (Simon Boccanegra), Amelia (Un ballo in maschera) and Lisa (Pique Dame) at the Vienna State Opera. After Blanche Dubois (Un tram che si chiama desiderio by A. Previn) at the Teatro Regio in Turin, she returned to Italy with La fanciulla del West at La Scala in Milan. At the San Carlo (Naples) she made her debut as Sieglinde (Walküre) and the title-role in Katia Kabanova.

She was a regular guest in Paris, ONR Strasbourg, Toulouse, Nice, Marseille, Montpellier and Monte Carlo. Her debut as Elisabeth in Tannhauser at ONR and her Jenufa in Toulouse were highlights. Her productions of La voix humaine in Nice and Monpellier and Lohengrin in Marseille are also worthy of mention. She also sang Rusalka, Lisa (Pique Dame), Jenufa and Bianca (A Florentine Tragedy) in Monte Carlo. In Germany she sang Alicia Ford (Falstaff) in Berlin, Tosca and participated in the staged opera productions of La Fanciulla del West in Frankfurt, Hérodiade in Munich, Tannhauser, Don Carlos and Ariadne auf Naxos in Hamburg and Don Carlo and Simon Boccanegra at the Semperoper.

At ‘De Nederlandse Opera’ she sang Hélène in Les Vêpres Siciliennes. At Opéra royal de Wallonie (Liège) she sang Elvira in Ernani, Margareta in Mefistofele (Boïto), Sinaïde in Moses et Pharaon (Rossini) and many other titles. She sang Elsa in Lohengrin at the May Festival in Wiesbaden and returned for her debut in Isolde and Leonore in Fidelio.

The programme for the 2023/2024 season includes Tosca at the Opera house in Avignon. And, in addition to opera, Barbara also sings oratorio and symphonic works as well as lieder recitals.More recently the artist also was invited to do her very first experience as a stage director. To start with the tempting fariy-tale-opera Hänsel und Gretel.

Update biography : april 2024. Please contact the agency to get the most recent biographical details of the artist.


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