BiographyFollowing 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 current and future projects include, once more, the role of Araballa at the Opera Leipzig as well as the roles of Freia/Rheingold at Hessisches Staatstheater Wiesbaden, Desdemona/Otello at Stadttheater Klagenfurt, and Princess Volkhova in Rimsky-Korsakov’s opera Sadko at the Opera Vlaanderen in Antwerpen.
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|Beethoven||Symphony no. 9|
|Brahms||Ein deutsches Requiem|
|Hindemith||Hin und Zurück|
|Schumann||Das Paradies und die Peri|
|Strauss, R.||Vier letzte Lieder|
|Britten||The Turn of the Screw||Gouvernante|
|Fall||Madame Pompadour||Madame Pompadour|
|Gluck||Iphigénie en Tauride||Iphigénie|
|Kálmán||Die Csárdásfürstin||Sylva Varescu|
|Monteverdi||L’incoronazione di Poppea||Poppea|
|Mozart||Die Zauberflöte||2. Dame|
|Don Giovanni||Donna Elvira|
|Poulenc||Dialogues des Carmélites||Madame Lidoine|
|Raymond||Maske in Blau||Evelyne Valera|
|Smetana||The Bartered Bride||Marie|
|Strauss, R.||Der Rosenkavalier||Die Marschallin|
|Wagner||Die Meistersinger v. Nürnberg||Eva|
|Lohengrin||Elsa von Brabant|
Four works, four composers, three nationalitiesFour works by four composers with three different nationalities are right up on Betsy Hornes schedule. Starting on January 29th, she will be performing Arabella at Opera Leipzig followed by the premiere of Otello at Stadttheater Klagenfurt on February 9th, where she will take on the role of Desdemona.
As Freia in Uwe Eric Laufenberg's production of Das Rheingold, Betsy Horne is a part of this year's International Maifestspiele in Wiesbaden. By the end of the season, she will be performing in the production Sadko under the conduct of Dmitri Jurowski at Opera Vlaanderen, starting on June 20th.
Photo: Patrick Vogel
Foto: Patrick Vogel