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Eva-Maria Westbroek

Soprano

Biography

Eva-Maria Westbroek in action.
Eva-Maria Westbroek as Maddalena de Coigny in Andrea Chénier, The Royal Opera © ROH, 2015. Photograph by Bill Cooper

Dutch soprano Eva-Maria Westbroek made her Royal Opera debut as Katerina (Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk) in 2006. She has since sung Sieglinde (Die Walküre), Minnie (La fanciulla del West), Elisabeth (Tannhäuser), Giorgetta (Il trittico), Dido (Les Troyens), Maddalena (Andrea Chénier) and in the Life Reimagined Gala. In 2011 she created the title role in the world premiere of Anna Nicole.

Westbroek grew up in Holland and studied at the Royal Conservatory of The Hague and with James McCray. She spent five years as a company member of Stuttgart Opera, her roles including Donna Anna (Don Giovanni) and Carlotta (Die Gezeichneten). She has since performed in all the leading opera houses and concert halls, engagements including Sieglinde for the Metropolitan Opera, New York, Frankfurt Opera and Bayreuth and Aix-en-Provence festivals, Francesca da Rimini for the Metropolitan Opera, Minnie, Katerina and Cassandra (Les Troyens) for Netherlands Opera, Chrysothemis (Elektra) for Salzburg Festival, Kat’a Kabanová for Berlin State Opera, Empress (Die Frau ohne Schatten) for Opéra-Bastille, Jenůfa and Ariadne for Bavarian State Opera, Puccini's Manon Lescaut for La Monnaie, Brussels, and Baden-Baden, Leonora (La forza del destino) at La Monnaie and Vienna State Opera and Isolde in Dresden.

Westbroek's many concert appearances include La Gioconda, Wally, Ariadne, Leonora and Maddalena at Amsterdam Concertgebouw, under such conductors as Valeri Gergiev, Maris Jansons, Simon Rattle and Christian Thielemann.

Videos

News and features

Watch: Members of the cast and creative team from Andrea Chénier

Watch: Members of the cast and creative team from Andrea Chénier

29 January 2015

Backstage films from the live relay of Andrea Chénier including a musical masterclass from Antonio Pappano, and an insight into costume design.

Umberto Giordano’s Andrea Chénier to be screened live in cinemas across the world on 29 January 2015

Umberto Giordano’s Andrea Chénier to be screened live in cinemas across the world on 29 January 2015

22 January 2015

David McVicar’s new production stars Jonas Kaufmann and Eva-Maria Westbroek.

BBC Radio 3 broadcasts of Royal Opera performances announced for winter, spring and summer 2014/15

BBC Radio 3 broadcasts of Royal Opera performances announced for winter, spring and summer 2014/15

2 December 2014

Andrea Chénier, La bohème, Die Zauberflöte and others on Opera on 3.

Opera Essentials: Anna Nicole

Opera Essentials: Anna Nicole

25 August 2014

Our guide to Mark-Anthony Turnage's sensational 2011 opera.

Watch: Cast and creative team on Anna Nicole - 'It's a mirror for our society'

Watch: Cast and creative team on Anna Nicole - 'It's a mirror for our society'

6 June 2014

Go behind the scenes with Antonio Pappano, Eva-Maria Westbroek, Mark-Anthony Turnage and Richard Thomas.

Les Troyens and Die tote Stadt released on DVD

Les Troyens and Die tote Stadt released on DVD

3 October 2013

David McVicar’s epic production of Berlioz's opera stars Olivier Award winning Bryan Hymel.

Photos

Jonas Kaufmann as Andrea Chénier and Eva-Maria Westbroek as Maddalena Di Coigny in Andrea Chénier

Eva-Maria Westbroek as Maddalena Di Coigny in Andrea Chénier

Eva-Maria Westbroek as Anna Nicole and Jason Broderick as teenage Daniel in Anna Nicole

Eva-Maria Westbroek as Anna Nicole in Anna Nicole

Eva-Maria Westbroek as Anna Nicole in Anna Nicole, The Royal Opera,

Susan Bickley as Virgie, Eva-Maria Westbroek as Anna Nicole, Rebecca De Pont Davies as Aunt Kay and Lore Lixenberg as Shelley in Anna Nicole, The Royal Opera,

Eva-Maria Westbroek as Anna Nicole in Anna Nicole, The Royal Opera,

Alan Oke as J. Howard Marshall, Eva-Maria Westbroek as Anna Nicole and Charlie Jerman as Young Daniel in Anna Nicole, The Royal Opera,

Eva-Maria Westbroek as Anna Nicole and Gerald Finley as Stern in Anna Nicole, The Royal Opera,

Eva-Maria Westbroek as Anna Nicole in Anna Nicole

Eva-Maria Westbroek as Minnie and Jose Cura as Dick Johnson in La Fanciulla del West

Lucio Gallo as Michele and Eva-Maria Westbroek as Giorgetta in Il Tabarro

Eva-Maria Westbroek as Anna Nicole and Alan Oke as J.Howard Marshall in Anna Nicole

In Rehearsal: Denyce Graves as Bersi and Eva-Maria Westbrook as Madeleine de Coigny in Andrea Chénier

Jonas Kaufmann as Andrea Chénier, Eva-Maria Westbroek as Maddalena Di Coigny and The Chorus of the Royal Opera House in Andrea Chénier

Jonas Kaufmann as Andrea Chénier, Eva-Maria Westbroek as Maddalena Di Coigny and The Chorus of the Royal Opera House in Andrea Chénier

Jonas Kaufmann as Andrea Chénier, Eva-Maria Westbroek as Maddalena Di Coigny and The Chorus of the Royal Opera House in Andrea Chénier

Eva-Maria Westbroek in Anna Nicole, The Royal Opera

Andrew Rees as Doctor Yes and Eva-Maria Westbroek as Anna Nicole in Anna Nicole

Eva-Maria Westbroek as Anna Nicole in Anna Nicole

Eva-Maria Westbroek

Eva-Maria Westbroek as Anna Nicole and Susan Bickley as Virgie in Anna Nicole, The Royal Opera,

Eva-Maria Westbroek as Anna Nicole in Anna Nicole, The Royal Opera,

Eva-Maria Westbroek as Anna Nicole and Alan Oke as J. Howard Marshall in Anna Nicole, The Royal Opera,

Eva-Maria Westbroek as Anna Nicole in Anna Nicole, The Royal Opera,

Eva-Maria Westbroek as Sieglinde in Die Walküre

Eva-Maria Westbroek as Minnie and Jose Cura as Dick Johnson in La Fanciulla del West

Eva Maria Westbroek as Sieglinde in Die Walküre

Alan Oke as J.Howard Marshall, Eva-Maria Westbroek as Anna Nicole and Gerald Finley as Stern in Anna Nicole in Anna Nicole

Eva-Maria Westbroek as Anna Nicole in Anna Nicole

Jonas Kaufmann as Andrea Chénier and Eva-Maria Westbroek as Maddalena Di Coigny in Andrea Chénier

Rosalind Plowright as Contess Di Coigny, Eva-Maria Westbroek as Maddalena Di Coigny and Denyce Graves as Bersi in Andrea Chénier

Rod Gilfry as Stern and Eva-Maria Westbroek as Anna Nicole in Anna Nicole

Rod Gilfry as Stern and Eva-Maria Westbroek as Anna Nicole in Anna Nicole

Eva-Maria Westbroek in rehearsal for Anna Nicole

Eva-Maria Westbroek in Anna Nicole, The Royal Opera