Since completing her studies in Stockholm in 1994, Ann Hallenberg’s career has taken off. The Swedish mezzo-soprano makes frequent appearances at La Scala in Milan, the Teatro Real in Madrid, the Theater an der Wien in Vienna, and at the opera houses of Zurich, Paris, Lyons, Munich and Dresden.
She sang Dejanira in a DNO production of Handel’s Hercules in 2007, in which she was hailed as ‘impressive’ by the Dutch newspaper De Volkskrant. Last season, she sang the title role in Handel’s Agrippina at the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées in Paris.
Hallenberg has recorded various CDs and DVDs featuring music by Bach, Vivaldi, Mozart, Haydn, Gluck and others. Her solo CD of works by Rossini, entitled Arias for Marietta Marcolini and released in 2012, elicited from the opera magazine Place de l’Opéra the exhortation, ‘Put this woman in front of a top orchestra!’
Hallenberg’s concert repertoire ranges from early seventeenth-century works (by Monteverdi and Cavalli, for example) to contemporary compositions. She made her first appearance with the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra in 2005 as a soloist in Mendelssohn’s oratorio Elijah conducted by Philippe Herreweghe. She returned in March 2015 to perform in Bach's Johannes-Passion conducted by Richard Egarr