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Austrian mezzo-soprano Hermine Haselböck studied at the universities of music in Vienna and Detmold.
On stage she has performed roles like Magdalene (Meistersinger von Nürnberg), Ramiro (La Finta Giardiniera - Nationaloper Tokyo), Hänsel (Hänsel und Gretel - Volksoper Vienna), Dorabella (Cosi fan tutte - Concertgebouw Amsterdam), 2nd Lady (Magic Flute - Theater an der Wien and Grand Theatre de la Ville Luxemburg), Mercedes (Carmen), Odetta (Adelia - Donizetti), Ernesto (Il Mondo della Luna) and 3rd Maid (Elektra).
Apart from numerous radio recordings her discography includes CDs with songs by Zemlinsky, Schreker and Mahler (Bridge Records), Donizetti's Adelia (Sony BMG), Beethoven's Missa Solemnis and Symphony No 9 (Col Legno), Mahler's Song of the Earth (CAvi), Schubert's Masses in E flat and A flat major (ORF) and Strauss' Elektra on DVD (Unitel).
Further information: www.hermine-haselboeck.com
Ensemble. Much Awaited - Bayreuth's 'Das Rheingold' previewed in Rome, as experienced by Giuseppe Pennisi
CD Spotlight. Communicative Benediction - Hermine Haselböck sings Mahler lieder, recommended by Howard Smith. '... on a par with legendary German mezzo Christa Ludwig ...'
Ensemble. Wagner in the Alps - Giuseppe Pennisi reports from the 2011 Tiroler Festspiele