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 has won the Euregio Vokalwettbewerb, the Audience Prize of the Chartered Surveyor Prize and was a finalist of the 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.