Irene Hoogveld – Soprano2024-05-02T17:23:06+00:00

Irene Hoogveld

Dutch soprano Irene Hoogveld completed her Master degree with Distinction at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama as a Master in Performance. She was awarded a Concert Recital Diploma for excellence in her contemporary classical music work. She received her Bachelor’s degree Cum Laude at ArtEZ University of the Arts.

In 2023 ms. Hoogveld sang Tosca (Puccini) at the festival Opera Aan Zee in the Netherlands. In 2022 Ms. Hoogveld performed Santuzza in Cavalleria rusticana (Mascagni) with Opera op ‘t Hogeland and with De Kleine Opera. In 2021 she performed Santuzza, the Fremde Fürstin in Rusalka (Dvořák) and in 2020 she sang in Ritratto (Jeths) with the Dutch National Opera. In oratorio she has sung in the Messa di Requiem – Verdi, Elias – Mendelssohn, Gloria – Poulenc and Te Deum – Dvořák, among many others.

As a songstress ms. Hoogveld made her Barbican Hall debut with Russian repertoire in 2018, and sang contemporary music twice in Wigmore Hall in 2019. In 2022 she and pianist Maxime Snaterse were selected to join the Dutch Song Society and their programme ONTspanning featuring Wagners Wesendoncklieder toured all over the Netherlands in 2023. Their newest programme Aurore featuring songs by Mahler, Britten and Bosmans will premiere in 2024.

In 2021 Ms. Hoogveld created three short operatic monodramas for unaccompanied soprano called EER(S)T DE DAME. She wrote the Dutch libretto for all three pieces, and composed one of them. The pieces continue to be performed regularly since their inception.

Ms. Hoogveld has been a guest teacher at the ArtEZ University of the Arts regarding musical intrepreneurship and working from concept to realisation.

Ms. Hoogveld received the Association Friends of the IVC Prize during the International Vocal Competition Den Bosch 2022, and had been selected to compete in the 2024 edition. She also has been selected to compete in the final rounds of the Belvedère competition 2024, in Latvia. In 2023 she received a Stipend to attend the Bayreuther Festspiele 2023 by the Dutch Wagner Society.

Critics say…

Captivating, personal, disarming, a joy to behold and to lose oneself in beautiful sounds and words.
Hein Spanjaard

Soprano Irene Hoogveld shone with large orchestra and small ensemble. We will certainly hear more from this singer in the future. – De Stad Gorinchem

…Hoogveld establishes herself as a craftswoman who demonstrates not only that she gets the room to her feet through her interpretation, but also that she is a talented storyteller. – Josée Gruwel

Soprano Irene Hoogveld made a big impression with her captivating interpretation of ‘Zerfliesse mein Herze’. – Dick Idema

…Irene Hoogveld, a soprano cut from the right kind of cloth. Her rendition of the aria Höre, Israel was to be commended. – Rudolf Nammensma

Clients say…

You truly sang the stars from the sky…

and took us definitively into your musical imagination of the music.
But also your spoken commentary increased the festive mood considerably.

We want to thank you very much!
We hope this will not be the last time that we will work together with you.

Paulien H. , organiser of Opera Gala concert

You are marvelous!

Heard many appreciative comments. You stood on the balcony like a Duchess.

And the acoustics were superb. So wonderful without amplification.

Theodoor S., Dit is Emma for EER(S)T DE DAME

News and press

Singing in Den Bosch!

By |May 6th, 2024|Categories: Uncategorized|

On 22 June I'm joining forces with the PhilZuid, conductor Enrico Delamboye, baritone Jack Lee, tenor Salvador Villnueva Zuzuárregui and the Brabantkoor. We'll be performing the Opera Sing-Along during the Opera op de Parade festival in 's Hertogenbosch. I'll be singing pieces by Verdi, Puccini and Catalani; can you guess what they are?? The concert starts at 21.15, and the best thing? It is completely FREE, you can just come and enjoy a great night out in Den Bosch. See you there! For more information, visit: https://www.operaopdeparade.nl/

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