The Swedish mezzo-soprano ANN HALLENBERG regularly appears in opera houses such as Teatro alla Scala Milan, Teatro la Fenice Venice, Teatro Carlo Felice Genoa, Teatro Real Madrid, Theater an der Wien, Opernhaus Zürich, Opéra National Paris, Théâtre des Champs-Elysées Paris, Opéra de Lyon, Opéra du Rhin Strasbourg, Opéra de Bordeaux, Opéra de Monaco, Netherlands Opera Amsterdam, Vlaamse Opera Antwerp, Bayerische Staatsoper München, Semperoper Dresden, Staatsoper Stuttgart, Norwegian National Opera, Royal Swedish Opera, and Drottningholm Theatre Stockholm. She also frequently appears in concert halls and festivals throughout Europe and North America.
Ann Hallenberg regularly works with conductors such as Giovanni Antonini, Fabio Biondi, Ivor Bolton, Frans Brüggen, William Christie, Francesco Corti, Marcus Creed, Alan Curtis, Ottavio Dantone, Alessandro De Marchi, Peter Dijkstra, Laurence Equilbey, Diego Fasolis, Patrick Fournillier, Sir John Eliot Gardiner, Jane Glover, Roy Goodman, Enoch zu Guttenberg, Emmanuelle Haïm, Daniel Harding, Philippe Herreweghe, Michael Hofstetter, Paavo Järvi, Paul McCreesh, Nicholas McGegan, Marc Minkowski, Christopher Moulds, Riccardo Muti, Kent Nagano, Sir Roger Norrington, Daniel Reuss, Jérémie Rhorer, Christophe Rousset, Kwame Ryan, Federico Maria Sardelli, Andreas Spering, Christoph Spering, Jean-Christophe Spinosi, David Stern, Mark Tatlow, Jos van Veldhoven, Lothar Zagrosek, Alberto Zedda and Arnold Östman.
Her repertoire includes a large number of leading roles in operas by Rossini, Mozart, Gluck, Handel, Vivaldi, Monteverdi, Purcell, Bizet and Massenet. Equally at home on the concert platform she has built an unusually vast concert repertoire that spans music from the early 17th Century works of Monteverdi and Cavalli, via Mozart, Beethoven, Berlioz, Mahler, Martin and Chausson up to contemporary works of Franz Waxman and Daniel Börtz.
Engagements in 2010 included the title role in Agrippina in Madrid and in Santiago de Compostela, Isabella in L’Italiana in Algeri in Gothenburg, Dido in Dido and Aeneas in Venice as well as at in Amsterdam, Storgé in Handel’s Jephta in Bordeaux, Iside in Handel’s Giove in Argo at Theater an der Wien and in La Coruña, Brahms’ Alto Rhapsody in Amsterdam, Pergolesi’s Missa Romana as well as Handel’s Dixit Dominus in Hamburg, concerts with arias by Rossini, Bellini and Donizetti in Stavanger, concerts with arias by Handel in Rome, Naples, Oslo, Bilbao and Lugo (Spain), and concerts with arias by Haydn at the Haydn Festival in Eisenstadt.
Engagements in 2011 included Arsace in Rossini’s Semiramide Antwerp and Gent, Fernando in Ariosti’s La Fede nei tradimenti in Vienna, the title role in Agrippina in Halle, the title role in Ariodante in Moscow, Orfeo in Gluck’s Orfeo ed Euridice in Madrid as well as in St. Pölten, the title role in Ariodante in Torino and in Bucharest, Ruggiero in Alcina in Krakow, the title role in Vivaldi’s Juditha Triumphans in Beaune, Merope in Vivaldi’s Oracolo in Messenia in Krakow, Mendelssohn’s Elijah in Munich, Leipzig and Wroclaw, Brahms’ Alto Rhapsody in Warsaw, Mozart’s Mass in C minor in Rome, London, Paris, Saint Denis and Dortmund, arias by Handel in Berlin, Antwerp, Neuchatel and Zamora, a series of concerts with arias written for Farinelli in Paris, Brussels, Rome, Stockholm, Herne, Orléans, Metz, Beaune, Lorient, Santiago de Compostela and Bergen, arias by Vivaldi, Porpora and Giacomelli in Venice, Handel’s Messiah in Stockholm, and a gala concert in Paris celebrating Le Concert d'Astrée’s 10th Anniversary.
Engagements in 2012 have so far included Narvès in Garun’s Montezuma at the Staatsoper Berlin, Ottavia in L’Incoronazione di Poppea at Opéra de Lille and Opéra de Dijon, the title role in Agrippina with the Vlaamse Opera, Ruggiero in Alcina in Versailles, arias by Porpora, Broschi, Giacomelli and Leo in Brussels, Merope in Vivaldi’s Oracolo in Messenia in Vienna and Caen, Anitra in Grieg’s Peer Gynt in Paris, the title role in Agrippina in Beaune, concerts with arias by Offenbach in Bremen, Brahms’ Alto Rhapsody and Bruckner's Te Deum in Edinburgh, Lucerne and Grafenegg, Mozart’s Mass in C minor in Paris, Bacalov's Misa Tango in Dortmund, and arias by Handel in Cologne.