Ann Hallenberg

Ann Hallenberg

Swedish mezzo-soprano Ann Hallenberg regularly appears in major opera houses and festivals, including Teatro alla Scala Milan, Teatro la Fenice Venice, Teatro Real Madrid, Theater an der Wien, Opernhaus Zürich, Opéra National Paris, Théâtre de La Monnaie Brussels, Netherlands Opera Amsterdam, Bayerische Staatsoper München, Staatsoper Berlin, Salzburg Festival, Salzburg Whitsun Festival and Edinburgh Festival.

Her operatic repertoire includes a large number of roles in operas by Rossini, Mozart, Gluck, Handel, Vivaldi, Monteverdi, Purcell, Bizet and Massenet.

She is highly sought after as a concert singer and she frequently appears in concert halls throughout Europe and North America. She has built an unusually vast concert repertoire that spans music from early 17th Century works up to 20th-century works. Her most performed concert repertoire, next to baroque repertoire, are Berlioz’s Les nuits d’été, La damnation de Faust and L’Enfance du Christ, Mahler’s Rückert-Lieder, Kindertotenlieder and Das lied von der erde, Brahms’ Alto Rhapsody, Beethoven‘s Missa solemnis and Symphony No. 9, Elgar’s The Dream of Gerontius and Schumann’s Szenen aus Goethes Faust.

She has performed with orchestras such as the Berliner Philharmoniker, Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra, Orchestre de Paris, Orchestre national de France, Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, London Symphony Orchestra, BBC Symphony Orchestra, Los Angeles Symphony Orchestra, Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal, Barcelona Symphony Orchestra, Russian National Orchestra, Swedish Radio Orchestra, Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra and the Danish Radio Orchestra. She enjoys a special close collaboration with the ensembles Les Talens Lyriques, Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique and Europa Galante.

Ann Hallenberg regularly works with conductors such as Fabio Biondi, Gianluca Capuano, William Christie, Teodor Currentzis, Sir John Eliot Gardiner, Emmanuelle Haïm, Daniel Harding, Andrea Marcon, Cornelius Meister, Marc Minkowski, Riccardo Muti, Kent Nagano, Sir Roger Norrington, Sir Antonio Pappano, Evelino Pidò and Christophe Rousset.

Upcoming highlights include the title role in Agrippina at the Drottningholm Festival, Dejanira in Hercules at the Handel Festival in Karlsruhe, and Galatea in Aci, Galatea, e Polifemo at Opéra de Lyon. Concert highlights will include Beethoven‘s Missa solemnis with Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks, Haydn’s Il ritorno di Tobia at the Müpa Festival Budapest, Berlioz’ L’Enfance du Christ and Handel’s Donna, che in ciel, both under the baton of Sir John Eliot Gardiner, and a European tour with arias by Mozart.

She has recorded more than 40 CDs and DVDs. At the International Opera Awards in London in May 2016 her solo-CD “Agrippina” won the award for “Best Operatic Recital”. This was her second win in the category, having also won in 2014.