Dutch soprano Irene Hoogveld completed her Master degree with Distinction at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama as a Guildhall Artist Master in Performance. She received her Bachelor’s degree Cum Laude at ArtEZ University of the Arts.
In 2022 Ms. Hoogveld performed Santuzza in Cavalleria rusticana (Mascagni) with Opera op ‘t Hogeland and with De Kleine Opera in Haarlem, the Fremde Fürstin in Rusalka (Dvořák) and sang in Ritratto (Jeths) with the Dutch National Opera. Performances as Santuzza and Fiordiligi were unfortunately cancelled due to the pandemic. In 2019 ms. Hoogveld sang Cunning Little Vixen (Janáček): Jay with London Symphony Orchestra/Sir Simon Rattle. In the world premiere of Thijl – van Gilse Ms. Hoogveld performed as Gilline and the Dame van Dudzeele. As a regular oratorio soloist she has sung pieces by Verdi, Poulenc, Mendelssohn-Bartholdy, Dvořák and Rossini.
Driven by a passion for contemporary Dutch classical music Ms. Hoogveld has performed and recorded a number of premieres of Dutch composers like Tera de Marez Oyens, Bernard van Beurden and Joep Franssens, which was broadcasted live on national radio channel Radio 4.