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 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.
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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|
Valhalla burning and a passion in flamesOn 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.
Photo: Patrick Vogel
Foto: Patrick Vogel