From: Västerås, Sweden. LA Opera: title role in Solomon (2023).
Swedish mezzo-soprano Ann Hallenberg regularly appears in major opera houses and festivals, including Teatro alla Scala Milan, Teatro la Fenice Venice, Teatro Real Madrid, Theater an der Wien, Opernhaus Zürich, Opéra National Paris, Théâtre de La Monnaie Brussels, Netherlands Opera Amsterdam, Bayerische Staatsoper München, Staatsoper Berlin, Salzburg Festival, Salzburg Whitsun Festival and Edinburgh Festival.
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 appear 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 up to 20th-century works. Her most performed concert repertoire, next to baroque repertoire, are Berlioz’s Les nuits d'été, The Damnation of Faust and L'enfance du Christ, Mahler's Rückert-Lieder, Kindertotenlieder and Das Lied von der Erde, Brahms' Alto Rhapsody, Beethoven's Missa Solemnis and Symphony No. 9, Elgar's The Dream of Gerontius and Schumann's Scenes from Goethe's Faust.
She has performed with orchestras such as the Berliner Philharmoniker, Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra, 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, Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique and Europa Galante.
Ann Hallenberg has regularly works with conductors such as Fabio Biondi, Gianluca Capuano, 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.
Most recent engagements include the title role in Agrippina at the Drottningholm Festival, Juditha in Vivaldi’s Juditha Triumphans in Rome with the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, Handel’s Donna, che in ciel di tanta luce at the BBC Proms in London with the Monteverdi Choir and Orchestras, Mahler’s Das Lied von der Erde with Helsingborg Symphony Orchestra, Dejanira in Handel’s Hercules at the Händel Festival in Karlsruhe, Marie Berlioz’s L'enfance du Christ with the Tonhalle Zürich as well as in London with the Monteverdi Choir and Orchestras, Haydn’s Arianna a Naxos and Scena di Berenice at London Barbican with Academy of Ancient Music, Mendelssohn’s Symphony No. 2, Lobgesang with the Berliner Philharmoniker and Ferrandini’s Il Pianto di Maria with the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra.
Upcoming highlights include the title role in Vivaldi’s Griselda at Teatro La Fenice in Venice, Beethoven’s Missa Solemnis in London, Berlin, Wroclaw and La Côte with the Monteverdi Choir and Orchestras, arias by Mozart in Vienna, Berlin, Copenhagen, Stockholm and Örebro with the Swedish Chamber Orchestra, the title role in Handel’s Solomon in London, New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Madrid with the English Concert and arias by Handel in Wigmore Hall London with the Mozartists and Ian Page.
She has recorded more than 40 CDs and DVDs. At the International Opera Awards in London in May 2016 her solo CD Agrippina won the award for “Best Operatic Recital”. This was her second win in the category, having also won in 2014.