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.

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 Katja Kabanova at the Spoleto Festival, USA she has been working as a freelancer. In the fall of 2013, Betsy Horne debuted as Marschallin/Der Rosenkavalier at Stadttheater Klagenfurt, in September 2015 as Emma/Khovanshchina at Theater Basel, and in June of 2016 as Arabella at the Opera Leipzig.

She has also worked with conductors such as Dmitri Jurowski, Alexander Joel, Jakob Hrůša, Patrick Lange and Alexander Soddy.

Highlights of the last seasons were her role debut as Eva/Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg, Elisabeth/Tannhäuser, Freia/Das Rheingold as well as Gutrune and 3. Norn/Götterdämmerung at the Hessisches Staatstheater Wiesbaden, Gerhilde/Die Walküre at the Teatro San Carlo in Naples and at the Teatro Petruzzelli in Bari, Daughter in Hindemith's Cardillac and Princess Volkhova in Rimsky-Korsakov's Sadko at Opera Vlaanderen Antwerp as well as Desdemona/Otello at the Stadttheater Klagenfurt.

In the 2020/21 season she appeared on stage again as Freia and Gutrune, but also for the first time as Sieglinde in Wagner's RING in Wiesbaden.

In 2021/22 she will be seen for the first time at the Salzburg Landestheater in the title role in Richard Strauss' Ariadne auf Naxos.

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

Press

Gräfin Mariza / Prinzregentheater München / 01.05.2018 / ovb-online.de
 

"Ein Genuss, ihr zuzuhören" 

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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