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Swedish mezzo-soprano Ann Hallenberg rose to fame in 2003 when she replaced Cecilia Bartoli on one day’s notice in Handel’s IL TRIONFO DEL TEMPO E DEL DISINGANNO at the Opernhaus Zürich. She is now established as one of the world’s leading mezzo-sopranos.

She regularly appears in opera houses and festivals such as Teatro alla Scala Milan, Teatro la Fenice Venice, Teatro Real Madrid, Theater an der Wien, Opernhaus Zürich, Opéra National Paris, Théâtre des Champs-Elysées Paris, Théâtre de La Monnaie Brussels, Netherlands Opera Amsterdam, Vlaamse Opera Antwerp, Bayerische Staatsoper München, Staatsoper Berlin, Semperoper Dresden, Norwegian National Opera, Royal Swedish Opera, Salzburg Festival, Salzburg Whitsun Festival, Edinburgh Festival and the Drottningholm Festival in Stockholm.

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 the early 17th Century works of Monteverdi and Cavalli, via Mozart, Beethoven, Berlioz, Mahler, Martin and Chausson up to 20th-century works of Franz Waxman and Daniel Börtz. She has performed with orchestras such as the Berliner Philharmoniker, 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, Il Pomo d’Oro and Europa Galante.

Ann Hallenberg regularly works with conductors such as Fabio Biondi, 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.

2017 included the title role in AGRIPPINA at Opera Vlaanderen, Marguérite in LA DAMNATION DE FAUST in London and La Côte-Saint-André with Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique, Vagaus in JUDITHA TRIUMPHANS in New York and Illinoi with Venice Baroque Orchestra, Tangia in Gluck’s LE CINESI at Opera Palau de les Arts Reina Sofía in Valencia, Mahler’s RÜCKERT LIEDER in Amsterdam with the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, the title role in Vivaldi’s JUDITHA TRIUMPHANS in Venice, Beethoven’s SYMPHONY NO. 9 in Brussels, Antwerp and Gent with the Royal Flemish Orchestra, Bach’s CHRISTMAS ORATORIO in Paris with Orchestre National de France, Elgar’s THE DREAM OF GERONTIUS in Dortmund with Dortmunder Philharmoniker, Bach’s ST JOHN PASSION in Rome with Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, Medea in Handel’s TESEO in Moscow with Russian National Orchestra, arias by Handel at Teatro Real Madrid, Gismonda in Handel’s OTTONE in Vienna and Beaune, arias written for the castrato Farinelli in Gdansk with Les Talens Lyriques, arias by Rameau and Telemann in Hamburg with Les Talens Lyriques, and recitals with the pianist Magnus Svensson in Madrid as well as in Stockholm Concert Hall.

2018 has started with Giulietta in Zingarelli’s GIULIETTA E ROMEO at Theater an der Wien, Mahler’s KINDERTOTENLIEDER in Vienna and Salzburg, Berlioz’s LES NUITS D’ÉTÉ in London and Barcelona with the London Symphony Orchestra, Mahler’s SYMPHONY NO 2 in Tokyo and Osaka with Yomiuri Nippon Symphony Orchestra, Bach’s ST MATTHEW PASSION in Amsterdam with the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Verdi‘s REQUIEM in London, Pisa, and Wroclaw with The Monteverdi Choir & Orchestras, Teseo in Handel’s ARIANNA IN CRETA in Halle with Il Pomo d’Oro, Irene in Handel’s THEODORA in London with Arcangelo, arias by Handel in Madrid and Sevilla with Orquesta Barroca de Sevilla, arias by Rameau and Telemann in Brussels with Les Talens Lyriques, cantatas by Vivaldi in Rome with Accademia Barocca di Santa Cecilia, arias by Handel in Athens with Il Pomo d’Oro, arias by Handel in Ernen with Baroque Ensemble Ernen and various baroque arias in Trondheim with Trondheim Baroque.

In the summer of 2017 her latest solo-CD “Carnevale 1729” was released and it is receiving raving reviews. She has so far performed the program in Vienna, Venice, Halle, Bordeaux and Froville with Il Pomo d’Oro and there are several more concert coming.

See reviews of “Carnevale 1729” HERE

October 2018

Handel / Porpora / Giacomelli / Leo / Vinci – “CARNEVALE 1729”
Grenoble, Groningen, Tours, Sofia, Dresden
Zefira Valova, conductor / Il Pomo d’Oro

Porpora / Broschi / J.C. Bach / Giacomelli / Leo – FARINELLI ARIAS
Arras, Cremona
Christophe Rousset, conductor / Les Talens Lyriques

Verdi – REQUIEM
Vienna, Munich, Amsterdam, Lucerne, Budapest, Luxembourg
Sir John Eliot Gardiner, conductor / The Monteverdi Choir & Orchestras

Porpora / Giacomelli / Leo / Vinci / Orlandini – “CARNEVALE1729”
Sofia, Groningen, Grenoble, Tours
Zefira Valova, conductor / Il Pomo d’Oro

Rossini, Donizetti – ARIAS
Moscow
Stefano Montanari, conductor / Russian National Orchestra

Porpora / Giacomelli / Leo / Vinci / Orlandini – “CARNEVALE1729”
Brussels, Dresden
Stefano Montanari, conductor / Il Pomo d’Oro

Rossini, Handel – ARIAS AND DUETS
Karlsruhe
Christopher Moulds, conductor / Badische Staatskapelle

Handel, Nebra – ARIAS
Salamanca, Madrid
Pedro Gandia, conductor / Orquesta Barroca de Salamanca

Handel, Vivaldi, Giacomelli, Torri – ARIAS
Basel
Andrea Marcon, conductor / La Cetra Barockorchester Basel

GALA CONCERT – FARINELLI & FRIENDS
Salzburg Whitsun Festival
Gianluca Capuano, conductor / Les Musiciens du Prince – Monaco

Handel – AGRIPPINA / Agrippina
Bucharest, Halle
Christophe Rousset, conductor / Les Talens Lyriques

Handel – ARIODANTE / Ariodante
Festival – TBA
Ian Page, conductor

Handel – GIULIO CESARE / Sesto
Bucharest, Paris
Christophe Rousset, conductor / Les Talens Lyriques

Elgar – THE DREAM OF GERONTIUS / Angel
Stockholm
Daniel Harding, conductor / Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra

Schumann – SZENEN AUS GOETHES FAUST
Amsterdam
Sir John Eliot Gardiner, conductor / Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra

J.S. Bach – ST MATTHEW PASSION
Amsterdam
Trevor Pinnock, conductor / Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra

WAGNER – TRISTAN UND ISOLDE / Brangäne
Festival – TBA

October 2018

CD

Porpora, Broschi , others – ARIAS FOR FARINELLI
Stefano Aresi, conductor
TBR April 2019
Glossa

Leo, Porpora, Handel, others – CARNEVALE 1729
Stefano Montanari, conductor
September 2016
Pentatone

Handel – OTTONE / Gismonda
Maxim Emelyanychev, conductor
June 2016
Decca

Mendelssohn – ELIAS
Thomas Hengelbrock, conductor
January 2016
Deutsche Harmonia Mundi

Handel – IMENEO / Tirinto
Fabio Biondi, conductor
June 2015
Glossa

Gluck – DEMOFONTE / Creusa
Alan Curtis, conductor
May 2015

Cherubini, Cimarosa, Mysliveček, others – ARIAS FOR LUIGI MARCHESI
Stefano Aresi, conductor
April 2015
Glossa

Veracini – ADRIANO IN SIRIA / Farnaspe
Fabio Biondi, conductor
January 2014
Fra Bernardo 1409491

Haydn – IL RITORNO DI TOBIA / Anna
Nikolaus Harnoncourt, conductor
August 2013
Orfeo

Perti, Handel, Porpora, others – ARIAS FOR AGRIPPINA
Riccardo Minasi, conductor
March 2013
Deutsche Harmonia Mundi

Vivaldi – CATONE IN UTICA / Emilia
Alan Curtis, conductor
September 2012
Naïve

Bruckner – TE DEUM
Philippe Herreweghe, conductor
August 2012
Phi

Vivaldi – ORACOLO IN MESSENIA / Merope
Fabio Biondi, conductor
January 2012
EMI/Virgin

Vivaldi – ARIAS AND DUETS
Diego Fasolis, conductor
November 2011
Eloquentia

Vivaldi – ARIE D’OPERA 2
Federico Maria Sardelli, conductor
October 2011
Naïve

Rossini, Mayr, Weigl, Paër, Mosca, others – ARIAS FOR M. MARCOLINI
Fabio Biondi, conductor
August 2011
Naïve

Brahms – ALTO RHAPSODY
Philippe Herreweghe, conductor
August 2011
Phi

Giacomelli, Porpora, Broschi, others – FARINELLI – A PORTRAIT
Christophe Rousset, conductor
May 2011
Aparté

Rossini – SEMIRAMIDE / Arsace
Alberto Zedda, conductor
December 2010
Dynamic

Vivaldi – IL FARNACE / Selinda
Diego Fasolis, conductor
July 2010
EMI/Virgin

Handel – HIDDEN HANDEL – ARIAS
Alan Curtis, conductor
June 2010
Naïve

Handel – ARIAS AND DUETS
Alan Curtis, conductor
May 2010
Diogenes

Handel – GIOVE IN ARGO / Iside
Alan Curtis, conductor
April 2010
EMI/Virgin

Gluck – EZIO / Fulvia
Alan Curtis, conductor
November 2008
EMI/Virgin

Handel – EZIO / Ezio
Alan Curtis, conductor
September 2008
DG/Archiv

Scarlatti – TOLOMEO / Tolomeo
Alan Curtis, conductor
November 2007
DG/Archiv

Handel – TOLOMEO / Tolomeo
Alan Curtis, conductor
September 2006
DG/Archiv

Haydn – IL RITORNO DI TOBIA / Anna
Andreas Spering, conductor
August 2006
Naxos

Gluck – ARISTEO / Aristeo
Christophe Rousset, conductor
January 2006
Ambroisie

Handel – IL TRIONFO DEL TEMPO E DEL DISINGANNO / Piacere
Emmanuelle Haïm, conductor
March 2005 + January 2006
Virgin Classics

Caldara, Gasparini, Orlandini, Ariosti, Porta, others – ITALIAN ARIAS AND CANTATAS
Wolfgang Katschner, conductor
November 2005
Berlin Classics

Waxman, Franz – JOSHUA / Rahab
James Sedares, conductor
July 2005
DG

Vivaldi – TITO MANLIO / Servilia
Ottavio Dantone, conductor
July 2005
Naïve

Vivaldi – ARIE D’OPERA
Federico Maria Sardelli , conductor
January 2005
Naïve

Vivaldi – ORLANDO FURIOSO / Bradamante
Jean-Christophe Spinosi, conductor
June 2004
Naïve

Bach – MASS IN B MINOR / Alto
Helmut Müller-Brühl, conductor
December 2003
Naxos

Handel – SIROE, RE DI PERSIA / Siroe
Andreas Spering, conductor
May 2003
Harmonia Mundi

Handel – IMENEO / Tirinto
Andreas Spering, conductor
September 2002
CPO

Mendelssohn – ATHALIA OP. 74
Christoph Spering, conductor
May 2002
Capriccio

Sartorio, Antonio – L’ORFEO / Aristeo
Stephen Stubbs, conductor
October 1999
Vanguard Classics

Börtz, Daniel
MARIE ANTOINETTE / Princess Lamballe
Kerstin Nerbe, conductor
1998
Caprice

DVD

Handel – TAMERLANO / Irene
Christophe Rousset, conductor
February 2015
Alpha

Monteverdi – L’INCORONAZIONE DI POPPEA / Ottavia
Emmanuelle Haïm, conductor
March 2012
Virgin Classics

Rossini – SEMIRAMIDE / Arsace
Alberto Zedda, conductor
December 2010
Dynamic

Mozart – MASS IN C MINOR / Soprano 2
Sir John Eliot Gardiner, conductor
December 2008
Medici Arts

Handel – ARIODANTE / Ariodante
Alan Curtis, conductor
July 2007
Dynamic

Handel – SERSE / Arsamene
Christophe Rousset, conductor
2000
TDK

OPERA HOUSES / FESTIVALS
Teatro alla Scala Milan
Teatro la Fenice Venice
Teatro Carlo Felice Genoa
Teatro Real Madrid
Palau de les Arts Reina Sofía, Valencia
Theater an der Wien
Opernhaus Zürich
Opéra National Paris
Théâtre des Champs-Elysées Paris
Opéra de Lyon
Opéra du Rhin Strasbourg
Opéra de Lille
Opéra de Bordeaux
Opéra de Dijon
Opéra de Monaco
Théâtre de La Monnaie Brussels
Vlaamse Opera Antwerp
Netherlands Opera Amsterdam
Bayerische Staatsoper München
Staatsoper Berlin
Semperoper Dresden
Norwegian National Opera
Royal Swedish Opera
Salzburg Festival
Edinburgh Festival
Drottningholm Festival Stockholm

CONDUCTORS
Giovanni Antonini
Stefano Aresi
Harry Bicket
Fabio Biondi
Ivor Bolton
Olof Boman
William Christie
Teodor Currentzis
Alan Curtis
Ottavio Dantone
Alessandro De Marchi
Marcello Di Lisa
Rubén Dubrovsky
Richard Egarr
Laurence Equilbey
Diego Fasolis
Adam Fischer
Patrick Fournillier
Sir John Eliot Gardiner
Jane Glover
Pablo González
Emmanuelle Haïm
Daniel Harding
Nikolaus Harnoncourt
Thomas Hengelbrock
Philippe Herreweghe
Michael Hofstetter
Paavo Järvi
Bernard Labadie
Louis Langrée
Vaclav Luks
Andrea Marcon
Diego Matheuz
Paul McCreesh
Nicholas McGegan
Cornelius Meister
Riccardo Minasi
Marc Minkowski
Stefano Montanari
Lars Ulrik Mortensen
Christopher Moulds
Riccardo Muti
Kent Nagano
Sir Roger Norrington
Ian Page
Renato Palumbo
Sir Antonio Pappano
Evelino Pidò
Trevor Pinnock
Jérémie Rhorer
Christophe Rousset
Federico Maria Sardelli
Andreas Spering
Jean-Christophe Spinosi
David Stern
Gabor Takacs-Nagy
Lothar Zagrosek
Alberto Zedda

ORCHESTRAS
Berliner Philharmoniker
Staatskapelle Berlin
Gewandhaus Orchestra Leipzig
WDR Symphony Orchestra Cologne
NDR Symphony Orchestra Hamburg
NDR Symphony Orchestra Hanover
Orchestre de Paris
Orchestre national de France
Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
Rotterdam Symphony Orchestra
Royal Flemish Orchestra
Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia
London Symphony Orchestra
BBC Symphony Orchestra
City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique
Los Angeles Symphony Orchestra
Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal
Barcelona Symphony Orchestra
Gulbenkian Orchestra Lisbon
Swedish Radio Orchestra
Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra
Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra
Russian National Orchestra
Latvian National Symphony Orchestra
Danish Radio Orchestra
Yomiuri Nippon Symphony Orchestra
NFM Symphony Orchestra
Accademia Bizantina
Balthasar-Neumann-Ensemble
Camerata Salzburg
Österreichisch-Ungarische Haydn Philharmonie
Stile Galante
Il Complesso Barocco
Collegium 1704
Gabrieli Concort
The English Concert
Concerto Köln
Verbier Festival Orchestra
Le Concert d`Astrée
La Cetra Baroque Orchestra
Venice Baroque Orchestra
Europa Galante
Il Pomo d’Oro
Les Talens Lyriques