Biography

Following her studies in Missouri and Kansas (USA), the Californian soprano, Betsy Horne, came to the Johannes-Gutenberg-University in Mainz as a scholar in 2001. Parallel to her postgraduate studies she performed at Staatstheater Mainz, at the Opera Cologne, and at the Festivals in Schwetzingen and Potsdam. From 2006, she was an ensemble member at Staatstheater Wiesbaden, where she performed in over 20 roles on stage as a mezzo soprano, before she started her change of fach to soprano in 2009. In the fall of 2009, Betsy Horne won the Dorothea-Glatt Förderpreis at the international singing competition Gesangswettbewerb für Wagner-Stimmen in Karlsruhe.
 
From 2010 to 2014, Betsy Horne was part of the ensemble at Coburg Landestheater, where she achieved great success in the roles of Desdemona, Katja Kabanova, Agathe, Tatjana, and Elsa. In 2012, she was awarded with the Bayerischer Kunstförderpreis. Since her fulminant US debut as Kat’a Kabanova at the Spoleto Festival, USA she is working freelance.
 
In the fall of 2013, Betsy Horne debuted as Marschallin/Der Rosenkavalier at Stadttheater Klagenfurt, in September 2015 as Emma/Chowanschtschina at Theater Basel, and in June of 2016 as Arabella at the Opera Leipzig.
 
In Germany and Europe, Betsy Horne is active as a concert and lied singer with the Hofer Sinfoniker and the Stuttgarter Philharmoniker, among others.

Her recent projects include the roles of Arabella at the Opera Leipzig, Freia/Rheingold at Staatstheater Wiesbaden, Desdemona/Otello at Stadttheater Klagenfurt, as well as Princess Volkhova in Rimsky-Korsakov’s opera Sadko at Opera Vlaanderen in Antwerp.

In the season 2017/18 Horne takes on the roles of Gutrune and 3rd Norn in Götterdämmerung under the baton of Alexander Joel at Staatstheater Wiesbaden. In addition, she will be singing concerts with the Bamberg Symphony under Jakub Hrůša and the Munich Rundfunkorchester under Ernst Theis.

Artist Website

www.betsyhorne.com

Management

General Management

Artist Manager
 
 
 
 
Boris Orlob
Managing Director
boris@orlob.net 
Mobil: +49-172-8 51 55 14

Repertoire

Repertoire Concert

Beethoven Symphony no. 9
Brahms Ein deutsches Requiem
Dvorak Stabat Mater
Hindemith Hin und Zurück
Mendelssohn Elias
Mozart Requiem
Schumann Das Paradies und die Peri
Strauss, R. Vier letzte Lieder
Villa-Lobos Bachianas Brasileiras
Wagner Wesendonck-Lieder
 

Repertoire Opera

Britten The Turn of the Screw Gouvernante
Fall Madame Pompadour Madame Pompadour
Gluck Iphigénie en Tauride Iphigénie
Holst Savitiri Savitiri
Janáček Katja Kabanova Katja
Kálmán Die Csárdásfürstin Sylva Varescu
Monteverdi L’incoronazione di Poppea Poppea
Mozart Die Zauberflöte 2. Dame
  Don Giovanni Donna Elvira
Mussorgsky Chowanschtschina Emma
Poulenc Dialogues des Carmélites Madame Lidoine
Puccini Gianni Schicchi Nella
  La Bohème Mimi
Raymond Maske in Blau Evelyne Valera
Smetana The Bartered Bride Marie
Strauss, J. Zigeunerbaron Saffi
Strauss, R. Der Rosenkavalier Die Marschallin
  Elektra 5. Magd
Tchaikovsky Eugene Onegin Tatjana
Verdi Otello Desdemona
Wagner Die Meistersinger v. Nürnberg Eva
  Lohengrin Elsa von Brabant
Weber Der Freischütz Agathe

News

Valhalla burning and a passion in flames
On September 24th and again on October 21st, Betsy Horne will be embodying Gutrune in the revival of Uwe Eric Laufenberg’s staging of Götterdämmerung. Conducting the production at Staatstheater Wiesbaden is Alexander Joel.
After Valhalla has perished, Betsy Horne will be travelling to Jakub Hrůša and the Bamberg Symphony to sing the soprano part in Ernest Chausson‘s ‘Poème de l’amour et de la mer ‘ on September 29th in the Bamberg Concert Hall. Within the frame of the final concert of the Beethoven Fest, she can be heard singing the same part on October 1st in the same constellation at Conference Center Bonn.

Press

Otello / Stadttheater Klagenfurt / 23.02.2017 / Kronen Zeitung
 

"gibt alles, was sie hat" 

Otello / Stadttheater Klagenfurt / 10.02.2017 / APA
 

"bewegende lyrische Passagen voll Innigkeit und Intimität" 

Otello / Stadttheater Klagenfurt / 10.02.2017 / deropernfreund.de
 

"die intensive Gestaltung [...] ließ das Publikum den Atem anhalten" 

Arabella / Oper Leipzig / 20.06.2016 / nmz online
 

"Eine Arabella mit schlankem und dennoch sehr starkem Ausdruck" 
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