Dutch soprano Irene Hoogveld completed her Master studies with Distinction in 2019 at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama as a Guildhall Artist Master in Performance under mezzo soprano Sarah Pring. She received her Bachelor’s degree Cum Laude in 2017 at ArtEZ University of the Arts, studying with soprano Claudia Patacca.
In 2022 Ms. Hoogveld performed Santuzza in Cavalleria rusticana (Mascagni) with Opera op ‘t Hogeland; a reprise of the original production she premiered in 2021. She also premiered the role in Haarlem in an original Dutch translation with De Kleine Opera, with 5 days between productions to change languages and staging. She sang the Fremde Fürstin in a Dutch adaptation of Rusalka (Dvořák) in 2021. In 2020 she was a part of the cast of Ritratto (W. Jeths) with the Dutch National Opera for the Opera Forward Festival 2020. Performances as Santuzza with the USKO / the Netherlands and Fiordiligi in Così Fan Tutte (Mozart) with Hurn Court Opera / United Kingdom were cancelled due to COVID restrictions.
Further recent operatic experience includes Cunning Little Vixen (Janáček): Jay with London Symphony Orchestra/Sir Simon Rattle, and Venus and Adonis (Blow): Venus (cover) for the Guildhall Opera Course. In the world premiere of Thijl – van Gilse Ms. Hoogveld performed Gilline, Dame van Dudzeele, and Nele (cover). 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.
From 2021 on Ms. Hoogveld created and performed three operatic monodramas around Dutch stories for unaccompanied soprano solo called EER(S)T DE DAME. In this unique project she produced three operatic pieces in her native Dutch language.
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. 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.
Ms. Hoogveld has won the Euregio Vokalwettbewerb, the Audience Prize of the Chartered Surveyor Prize and was a finalist of de Susan Longfield Prize, Zangconcours Doorwerth and Hurn Court Opera Prize. Most recently she received the Association Friends of the IVC Prize during the International Vocal Competition Den Bosch 2022. Ms. Hoogveld was selected to receive a Stipendium to attend the Bayreuther Festspiele 2023 by the Dutch Wagner Society.
Ms. Hoogveld is proud to be supported by the VandenEnde Foundation, VSB Fonds, Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds, Fundatie van Renswoude, Fonds Podiumkunsten and ArtPitch 038.