Ann Hallenberg



Born: Sweden

The Swedish mezzo-soprano, Ann Hallenberg, studied at the National College of Operatic Art in Stockholm with Kerstin Meyer and Erik Sædén, and graduated in 1994. She has also studied with Joy Mammen in London.

Ann Hallenberg regularly appears in opera houses such as Teatro alla Scala Milan and Teatro Carlo Felice Genoa in Italy; Teatro Real Madrid in Spain; Opéra National Paris, Opéra de Lyon and Opéra du Rhin Strasbourg in France; Bayerische Staatsoper München, Staatsoper Stuttgart, Semperoper Dresden, Teatro Lirico in Bremen, Oper der Stadt Bonn, Komische Oper Berlin, and Badisches Staatstheater Karlsruhe in Germany; Opernhaus Zürich in Switzeland; Theater an der Wien, Netherlands Opera Amsterdam, Vlaamse Opera Antwerp, Opéra Garnier Monaco, Opera Montpellier, Norwegian National Opera, Royal Swedish Opera, Drottningholm Theatre Stockholm, and Volksoper in Stockholm. She has also appeared in concert halls and festivals throughout Europe and North America, such as and festivals such as Dresdener Musikfestspiele, Boston Early Music Festival, Tanglewood Festival, and Utrech Festival for Old Music. She has sung concerts in USA, Germany, Italy, France, Belgium, Holland, Sweden, Norway, Austria, England, and Switzerland.

Ann Hallenberg has collaborated and regularly works with conductors such as Fabio Biondi, Ivor Bolton, Frans Brüggen, William Christie, Francesco Corti, Marcus Creed, Alan Curtis, Ottavio Dantone, Patrick Fournillier, John Eliot Gardiner, Roy Goodman, Emmanuelle Haïm, Philippe Herreweghe, Michael Hofstetter, Alessandro de Marchi, Paul McCreesh, Marc Minkowski, Christopher Moulds, Riccardo Muti, Peter Neumann, Jonathan Nott, Arnold Östman, Jérémie Rhorer, Daniel Reuss, Christophe Rousset, Kwame Ryan, Federico Maria Sardelli, Andreas Spering, Christoph Spering, Jean-Christophe Spinosi, David Stern, Stephen Stubbs, Mark Tatlow, Jos van Veldhoven, Lothar Zagrosek, and.

Ann Hallenberg’s repertoire include Orfeo in Gluck’s Orfeo ed Euridice, Isabella in L’italiana In Algeri, Rosina in Il Barbiere Di Siviglia, Charlotte in Werther, the title role in Carmen, Clarice in The Love For Three Oranges, Orlofsky in Die Fledermaus, Dorabella in Cosi Fan Tutte, Sesto in La clemenza di Tito, the title role in Mozart’s Ascanio in Alba, the title role in Gluck’s Aristeo, Aristeo in Rossi’s Orfeo, Aristeo in Sartorio’s Orfeo, Flosshilde in Das Rheingold, and Deianira in Cavalli’s Ercole Amante. Her many Georg Frideric Handel roles include Tauride in Arianna, Tedata in Flavio, Cornelia in Giulio Cesare, Dejanira in Hercules, Tirinto in Imeneo, Storgé in Jephta, Arsamene in Serse, the title role in Siroe, Irene in Tamerlano, Cyrus in Belshazzar, and Piacere in Il Trionfo Del Tempo E Del Disinganno. Her repertoire also includes numerous leading roles in operas by Antonio Vivaldi, such as the title role in Juditha Triumphans.

In February 2003 Ann Hallenberg had an enormous success as Piacere in IL Trionfo Del Tempo E Del Disinganno in Zurich, stepping in for Cecilia Bartoli on short notice. In the autumn of 2003 she sang Cyrus in G.F. Handel’s Belshazzar in Amsterdam and Rotterdam with the conductor Marcus Creed, Mozart’s Betulia Liberata with Christophe Rousset and Les Talens Lyriques at the Théâtre des Champs Elysées, Paris, Gustav Mahler’s Symphony No 3 with the Staatsorchester Hannover, and Johannes Brahms' Liebesliederwalzer at the Opéra National Paris.Early in 2004 she sang Piacere in Il Trionfo Del Tempo e Del Disinganno in Zürich with the conductor Marc Minkowski, and G. Mahler’s Kindertotenlieder with Bamberger Symphoniker and the conductor Jonathan Nott. In the spring of 2004 Ann Hallenberg sang Dejanira in G.F. Handel’s Hercules at the Händel Festival in Halle with the conductor Alessandro de Marchi, Haydn’s Die Sieben Letzten Worte with RIAS Kammerchor Berlin, and she will make a recording of Josef Myslivecek’s La Passione with Christoph Spering.

Other engagements in recent years includeed concerts of G.F. Handel’s Belshazzar in Paris, Lyon, Zürich, and London with the conductor Paul McCreesh and the Gabrieli Consort and Players, as well as in Hamburg with the conductor Marcus Creed, A. Vivaldi’s Nisi Dominus and Giovanni Battista Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater in Rotterdam, and she sang Dejanira in G.F. Handel’s Hercules at the Wienerfestwochen, Vienna, and on tour in the USA with the conductor William Christie. With the conductor Jean-Christophe Spinosi and the Ensemble Matheus she sang concerts at the Théâtre des Champs Elysées, Paris, and at the Festival d'Ambronay and made a recording of Licori in A. Vivaldi’s La Fida Ninfa. With the same team she sang concerts in Berlin, Brussels, Amsterdam, Rotterdam, and Toulouse as well as made a recording of Bradamante in A. Vivaldi’s Orlando Furioso. She also sang concerts at the Barbican in London and at the Theatre des Champs-Elysees in Paris as well as recorded Piacere in Il Trionfo Del Tempo E Del Disinganno with the conductor Emmanuelle Haïm and Le Concert d'Astrée.

The 2007-2008 season included the title role in G.F. Handel’s Tamerlano in Madrid, the title role in Alessandro Scarlatti’s Tolomeo in Madrid, the title role in G.F. Handel’s Ariodante in Munich as well as at the Spoleto Festival (Italy), Orfeo in Gluck’s Orfeo ed Euridice in Berlin, Servilia in A. Vivaldi’s Tito Manlio in London, Isabella in L’Italiana in Algeri in Essen and Hanover, Storgé in G.F. Handel’s Jephta in Amsterdam, Ferrandini’s Il pianto di Maria and Haydn’s Stabat Mater in Amsterdam, Ramiro in A. Vivaldi’s Motezuma in Paris and Vienna, Georg Philipp Telemann’s Die Tageszeiten in Oslo, Mozart’s Requiem in Salzburg, Penelope in Monteverdi’s II Ritorno d'Ulisse at Drottningholm in Stockholm, and Costanza in Haydn’s L'Isola Disabitata in Cologne. In the autumn of 2Ann Hallenberg sang Sesto in La clemenza di Tito at Opéra de Lyon with Jérémie Rhorer, Chausson’s Poeme de l’amour et de la mer with Marc Minkowski, 2nd soprano in Mozart’s Mass in C minor with Sir John Eliot Gardiner, and J.S. Bach’s Christmas Oratorio (BWV 248) with Peter Dijkstra. She also sang concerts as well as recorded Fulvia in Gluck’s Ezio with Alan Curtis

Forthcoming engagements include Orasia in G.P. Telemann’s Orpheus in Paris with David Stern, the title role in A. Scarlatti’s Tolomeo in Vienna and Paris with Alan Curtis, Storgé in G.F. Handel’s Jephta at Opéra du Rhin Strasbourg with Ivor Bolton as well as at Opéra de Bordeaux, Fernando in A. Vivaldi’s Motezuma in Rome with Alan Curtis, Anna in Haydn’s Il Ritorno di Tobia in London and Poissy with Sir Roger Norrington as well as in Rome with Fabio Biondi, concerts with music by Purcell and G.F. Handel in Madrid, Caen, Gent, Metz and Istanbul with Christophe Rousset, Fernando in A. Vivaldi’s Motezuma in Rome with Alan Curtis, the title role in G.F. Handel’s Ariodante in Beaune and Santiago de Compostela with Federico Maria Sardelli, Dido in Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas in Paris and Amsterdam with David Stern, and Arsace in Rossini’s Semiramide in Vlaamse Opera Antwerp with Alberto Zedda.

Ann Hallenberg has recorded Tirinto in G.F. Handel’s Imeneo and the title role in G.F. Handel’s Siroe with Andreas Spering, Tauride in G.F. Handel’s Arianna with Christophe Rousset, and Felix Mendelssohn’s Athalia with Christoph Spering. 

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