Irene Hoogveld – Soprano2024-03-24T22:00:09+00:00

Irene Hoogveld

“Irene is putting dutch opera back on the map…”

– Hein Spanjaard

About Irene

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.

In November 2022 she and pianist Maxime Snaterse were selected to join the Dutch Song Society (Vrienden van het Lied). They currently tour the Netherlands with their song programme ONTSPANNING, featuring the Wesendoncklieder (Wagner). She made her Barbican Hall debut with Russian song repertoire in 2018 and subsequently performed twice in Wigmore Hall in 2019 with contemporary music programmes, one of which in collaboration with The Prince Consort.

In 2021 Ms. Hoogveld created three short operatic monodramas for unaccompanied soprano solo called EER(S)T DE DAME. She wrote the Dutch libretto for all three pieces, and also wrote the music for one of them. The other two were written specifically for her voice by two Dutch composers.

Ms. Hoogveld was selected to receive a Stipendium 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

New recital announcement: Aurore

By |March 24th, 2024|Categories: Uncategorized|

Where does the day begin and when does the night end? Do you seek the light, do you welcome the darkness? You see two sides of the same coin. With the recital 'Aurore', soprano Irene Hoogveld and pianist Maxime Snaterse look for nuance and highlight every contrast. The night has many faces and is shrouded in mystery. It may offer a long-awaited moment of peace in which body and mind can finally roam free. As the night falls over us however, this is not always possible, sleep seems to escape[...]

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