The Dutch soprano Barbara Haveman passed her degree at the Maastricht School of Music. In 1995 she gave her stage debut as Salud in De Falla’s La Vida Breve at the Oldenburgisches Staatstheater. She is the winner of international singing competitions such as the Belvedere Competition in Vienna (third place) and the Concours International de Chant de Verviers (first place).

Following her debut she guested at prestigious houses and festivals all over the world, such as the Royal Opera House Covent Garden, Vienna State Opera, Gran Teatre del Liceu, Hamburgische Staatsoper, Deutsche Oper Berlin, Oper Frankfurt, Oper Köln, De Nationale Opera Amsterdam, Concertgebouw Amsterdam, the Bregenz Festival as well as the opera houses of Ravenna, Torino, Straßburg, Toulouse, Montpellier, Nice, Antwerp, Leeds, Budapest, Zagreb and Tel Aviv.

She feels at home in the great soprano roles of the Italian, French, German and Slavic repertoire.

She collaborated with conductors such as Riccardo Chailly, Sebastian Weigle, Pinchas Steinberg, Seiji Ozawa, Jun Märkl, Markus Stenz, Jaap van Zweden and Paolo Carignani.

Past highlights include the title role of Puccini’s Manon Lescaut as well as Salomé in Massenet’s Hérodiade at the Vienna State Opera, Jenufa/Jenufa and Countess Almaviva/Le nozze di Figaro  at the Théâtre du Capitole de Toulouse, Elisabeth/Tannhäuser in Hamburg and Essen, Elisabetta/Don Carlos at the Semperoper Dresden and the Hamburgische Staatsoper, Alice Ford/Falstaff at the Deutsche Oper Berlin, Rusalka in Monte Carlo, Minnie/La fanciulla del West at the Oper Frankfurt and Amelia/Un ballo in maschera at the Deutsche Oper am Rhein and the title role of Tosca at the National Theatre of Prague.

Her most recent engagements include Lisa/Pique Dame at the Vienna State Opera and Hamburgische Staatsoper, Minnie/La fanciulla del West at the Teatro alla Scala, the title role of Tosca in Liège and Stuttgart, Amelia/Simon Boccanegra at the Opéra Grand d’Avignon, Bianca in Zemlinsky’s Eine florentinische Tragödie at the Opéra Monte Carlo, Elsa/Lohengrin at the Opéra de Marseille, Elisabetta/Don Carlos at the Semperoper Dresden as well as Elena/I vespri siciliani at the Oper Frankfurt as well as Katja Kabanova and Sieglinde/Die Walküre at the Teatro di San Carlo in Naples.

Barbara Haveman appeared in many concerts in Japan, Belgium, France, Italy and the Netherlands.

Last year Barbara Haveman sang the title role in Tristan und Isolde at the Hessisches Staatstheater in Wiesbaden.

In the 22/23 season Haveman takes on the role of Leonore/ Fidelio also at the Hessisches Staatstheater in Wiesbaden.

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Repertoire Concert

Beethoven 9. Sinfonie
Brahms Ein deutsches Requiem
Mahler 8. Sinfonie
  Das klagende Lied
Mozart Requiem
  Coronation Mass in C major
  Vesperae solennes de Confessore
Pergolesi Stabat Mater
Poulenc Stabat Mater
Rossini Petite Messe solennelle
Schostakovich Sinfonie Nr. 14
  Seven Romances on Poems by Alexander Blok, op. 127
Schönberg Lieder, opus 8
Strauss, R. Vier letzte Lieder
Verdi Requiem

Repertoire Opera

Bizet Carmen Micaela
Boito Mefistofele Margherita
Dvorak Rusalka Rusalka
Janacek Katja Kabanowa Katja Kabanowa
  Jenufa Jenufa
Massenet Hérodiade Salome
Mozart Così fan tutte Fiordiligi
  Don Giovanni Donna Elvira
  Le nozze di Figaro Countess Almaviva
  Die Zauberflöte Erste Dame
Nielsen Maskarade Leonora
Offenbach Les contes d'Hoffmann Giulietta
Previn A Streetcar Named Desire Blanche DuBois
Poulenc La voix humaine Die Frau
Puccini La Bohème Mimi
  La fanciulla del West Minnie
  Manon Lescaut Manon Lescaut
  Tosca Floria Tosca
Rossini Moise et Pharaon Sinaide
Smetana Die verkaufte Braut Marie
Strauss, R. Ariadne auf Naxos Ariadne
Tschaikowski Pique Dame Lisa
Verdi Simon Boccanegra Maria Boccanegra
  Ernani Elvira
  Don Carlos Elisabetta
  Un ballo in maschera Amelia
  La traviata Violetta Valery
  Falstaff Alice Ford
  Les vêpres siciliennes Hélène
  Aida Aida
  Otello Desdemona
Wagner Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg Eva
  Tannhäuser Elisabeth
  Lohengrin Elsa
Zemlinsky Eine Florentinische Tragödie Bianca
  Der König Kandaulus Nyssia


Hotspot Naples: Quartet of protagonists in Die Walküre
Naples has called – and many came. A group of our artists will join the production of Die Walküre at the Teatro di San Carlo. On May 12 and 17, Barbara Haveman as Sieglinde, Tómas Tómasson as Wotan and Rúni Brattaberg as Hunding will be on stage and on May 17, Ursula Hesse von den Steinen will embody Fricka. Furthermore, Raffaela Lintl (Gerhilde), Alexandra Ionis (Roßweiße), Niina Keitel (Grimgerde), as well as Robyn Allegra Parton (Helmwige) and Ivonne Fuchs (Siegrune) will sing the Valkyries under the baton of Juraj Valčuha on these evenings: May 11/12/16/17 and 18


Kát'a Kabanowa / Teatro di San Carlo Naples / 17.12.18 /

"Haveman was an impressive Kat'a, with a full-toned lyricism to express her longing for freedom" 

Kát'a Kabanowa / Teatro di San Carlo Naples / 17.12.18 /

"che ci ha completamente conquistati" 

Lohengrin / Opera Vlaanderen Antwerp / 12.10.18 /

"offre dès ses premières notes une touchante incarnation d'Elsa" 
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