Eva-Maria Westbroek


Soprano

Eva-Maria Westbroek has become one of the most acclaimed and widely-recognized classical singers in the world today. She has appeared in nearly all of the great opera houses and festivals in the world, such as the Bayreuth and Aix en Provence Festivals, Covent Garden, Opera National de Paris, the Metropolitan Opera, Wiener Staatsoper, Deutsche Oper Berlin, Teatro alla Scala, Semperoper Dresden, and Bavarian State Opera. Her signature roles include Sieglinde in Die Walküre, Katerina in Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk, Minnie in La Fanciulla del West, Maddalena in Andrea Chénier and the title roles in Francesca da Rimi-ni, Jenufa, Manon Lescaut, Katya Kabanova.

In the 2016/2017 season, Eva-Maria Westbroek will return to the Dutch National Opera for two roles: the title role in Manon Lescaut and then for her debut as Marie in Wozzeck. She will appear at the Wiener Staatsoper as Minnie in La Fanciulla del West and Katerina in Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk, at the Staatsoper Berlin – in the title role of Katya Kabanova and at the Deutsche Oper Berlin as Sieglinde in Die Walküre.

Eva-Maria Westbroek studied at the Royal Conservatory of the Hague and then pursued her vocal studies with the legendary soprano Iris Adami Corradetti and famed American tenor James McCray. She made her professional debut in the title role of Tosca at Teatro Manzoni at the age of 25. Among the most important experiences of the first years of her career were her performances as Elisabeth in Don Carlos and Chrysothemis in Elektra at the Komische Oper in Berlin. She subsequently became a member of the Staatsoper Stuttgart, where she developed a very varied repertoire of roles including Donna Anna in Don Giovanni, Adalgisa in Norma, Desdemona in Otello, Emilia Marty in The Makrapoulos Case, and Marie in The Bartered Bride, as well as the title role in Jenufa and Tosca. Westbroek also starred as Carlotta in the internationally acclaimed production of Franz Schrecker’s Die Gezeichneten. She was awarded the title of Kammersängerin der Staatsoper Stuttgart.

In London she gained international praise for the world premiere of Turnage’s Anne Nicole (2011). Eva-Maria Westbroek has added many new roles to her repertoire in recent seasons.

She sang the title role in Francesca da Rimini at the Metropolitan Opera and in Monte Carlo, where she also starred in La Wally. She sang her first performances of Puccini’s Manon Lescaut at the Théâtre Royal de la Monnaie in Brussels, followed by a production in Baden-Baden. Westbroek sang her first staged performances of Tristan und Isolde at the Semperoper Dresden in 2014 and debuted the title role in Katya Kabanova at the Berlin State Opera in 2015. She also starred as Didon in the new production of Les Troyens at the Royal Opera House – Covent Garden.

Eva-Maria Westbroek appears frequently in concerts all over the world. She had the pleasure to work with famous conductors as Marek Janowski, Antonio Pappano, Simon Rattle, Bernhard Haitink, Lorin Maazel, Edo de Waart, Mariss Jansons, Valery Gergiev, Lothar Zagrosek, Christoph von Dohnányi, Christian Thielemann, Carlo Rizzi, Fabio Luisi, and James Levine.

Eva-Maria Westbroek’s honors and awards include among others the first prize from the Dutch VSCD Classical Music in the category ‘Most Impres-sive Individual Artistic Achievement’.

Since spring 2014 she has been Ambassador for Musicians without Borders and happy to engage herself in this social project.

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