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Eva-Maria Westbroek

Soprano

Biography

Eva-Maria Westbroek in action.
Eva-Maria Westbroek as Santuzza in Cavalleria rusticana, The Royal Opera © 2015 ROH. Photograph by Catherine Ashmore

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), Santuzza (Cavalleria rusticana) 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) for La Monnaie and Vienna State Opera and Isolde in Dresden.

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

Videos

News and features

Nominations announced for International Opera Awards 2016

Nominations announced for International Opera Awards 2016

1 March 2016

Nominees include Kasper Holten, Anna Netrebko and Ermonela Jaho.

Watch: Members of the cast and creative team on <em>Cavalleria rusticana</em> / <em>Pagliacci</em>

Watch: Members of the cast and creative team on Cavalleria rusticana / Pagliacci

10 December 2015

Backstage films from the live relay of Cavalleria Rusticana / Pagliacci, including rehearsal footage and exclusive interviews.

ROH TV and radio broadcasts announced for Christmas 2015

ROH TV and radio broadcasts announced for Christmas 2015

9 December 2015

The Christmas line-up features celebrated Royal Opera and Royal Ballet performances, including Carlos Acosta's Carmen and Jonas Kaufmann in Andrea Chénier.

Photos

Aleksandrs Antonenko as Turiddu and Eva-Maria Westbroek as Santuzza in rehearsal for Cavalleria rusticana, The Royal Opera

Eva-Maria Westbroek as Maddalena de Coigny in Andrea Chénier, The Royal Opera

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 as Maddalena Di Coigny in Andrea Chénier

Eva-Maria Westbroek as Santuzza in Cavalleria rusticana, The Royal Opera

Eva-Maria Westbroek as Santuzza and Dimitri Platanias as Alfio in Cavalleria rusticana

Eva-Maria Westbroek as Santuzza and Aleksandrs Antonenko as Turrido in Cavalleria rusticana

Eva-Maria Westbroek

Eva-Maria Westbroek in Anna Nicole, The Royal Opera

Eva-Maria Westbroek as Anna Nicole 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 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 as Sieglinde and Simon O'Neill as Siegmund in Die Walküre

Eva-Maria Westbroek as Sieglinde in Die Walküre

Eva-Maria Westbroek as Elisabeth in Tannhäuser

Eva-Maria Westbroek as Elisabeth in Tannhäuser

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, 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

Eva-Maria Westbroek as Santuzza in Cavalleria rusticana

Eva-Maria Westbroek as Santuzza in Cavalleria rusticana

Eva-Maria Westbroek as Santuzza in rehearsal for Cavalleria rusticana, The Royal Opera

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,

Eva-Maria Westbroek as Anna Nicole and Gerald Finley as Stern 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,

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 Westbroeck as Anna Nicole with Damien Miller in Anna Nicole, The Royal Opera,

Eva-Maria Westbroek as Anna Nicole and Dominic Rowntree as Teenage Daniel in Anna Nicole, The Royal Opera,

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

Elena Zilio as Mama Lucia and Eva-Maria Westbroek as Santuzza in Cavalleria rusticana