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Matt Palmer

Matt Palmer

Assistant Artist Manager


Worldwide general management with Askonas Holt

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About Eva-Maria

Eva-Maria Westbroek is one of the most acclaimed and widely recognized opera singers in the world today. She has appeared in the majority of esteemed opera houses and festivals, including Bayreuth Festival, Festival d’Aix-en-Provence, the Royal Opera House, Opéra national de Paris, The Metropolitan Opera, Wiener Staatsoper, Deutsche Oper Berlin, Teatro alla Scala, Semperoper Dresden and Bayerische Staatsoper. Her signature roles include Sieglinde (Die Walküre), Katerina Ismailova (Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk), Minnie La fanciulla del West), Maddalena (Andrea Chénier) and the title roles in Francesca da RiminiJenůfaManon Lescaut and Kat'a Kabanovà.

Career highlights include Sieglinde at The Metropolitan Opera, Bayreuth Festival, Deutsche Oper Berlin, San Francisco Opera and in concert with Sir Simon Rattle and the Bayerischer Rundfunk; Santuzza (Cavalleria Rusticana) at La Monnaie de Munt, The Metropolitan Opera and the Royal Opera House; Katerina Ismailova (Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk) at the Royal Opera House and Dutch National Opera; Minnie (La fanciulla del West) at Wiener Staatsoper and The Metropolitan Opera; and Maddalena (Andrea Chénier) opposite Jonas Kaufmann at the Royal Opera House, and in concert with Opera Australia in Sydney and Melbourne. At Opéra national de Paris, Eva made her debut in the role of Lidoine (Dialogues des Carmélites) and was later invited to sing Chrysothemis (Elektra), Elisabeth (Tannhäuser) and Katerina Ismailova (Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk). Eva also achieved universal acclaim portraying the title role in the world premiere of Turnage’s Anna Nicole with the Royal Opera House.

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Selected Repertoire

BERGWozzeck (Marie)
BERLIOZLes Troyens (Didon)
CATALANILa Wally (title role)
GIORDANOAndrea Chénier (Maddalena)
JANACEKJenufa (title role, Kostelnička*)
JANACEKKatya Kabanova (title role)
MASCAGNICavalleria rusticana (Sanuzza)
POULENCDialogue of the Carmelites (Madame Lidoine)
PUCCINILa fanciulla del West (Minnie)   •   Manon Lescaut (title role)   •   Il tabarro (Giorgetta)   •   Tosca (title role)
SHOSTAKOVICHLady Macbeth of Mtsensk (Katerina)
STRAUSSAriadne auf Naxos (title role)   •   Elektra (Chrysothemis)   •   Salome (title role)
TCHAIKOVSKYFrancesca da Rimini (title role)   •   Queen of Spades (Liza)
TURNAGEAnna Nicole (title role)
VERDILa forza del destino (Leonora)   •   Un ballo in maschera (Amelia)
WAGNERLohengrin (Ortrud)*   •   Parsifal (Kundry)*   •   Tristan und Isolde (Isolde)   •   Tannhäuser (Elisabeth)   •   Die Walküre (Sieglinde)



  • Berg - Wozzeck (Marie)

    Opera de Paris, Paris
    Mar 2022
    • Eva‑Maria Westbroek, whose timbre combines brilliance and roundness, portrays a highly sung Marie, with superb high notes, both sensual and resigned

    • Admirable show carried by a superlative cast once again, with the sumptuous Marie by Eva-Maria Westbroek , a great voice with an ardent but also terribly human projection

    • Eva-Maria Westbroek gives the (false) impression that the role is easy: she is an attractive Marie, by the breadth of her voice, her highs, and her ability to portray a versatile character.

    • Finally, it is with pleasure that Paris sees Eva-Maria Westbroek on her boards. She shows impressive vocal health and even allows herself to bel canto to the most beautiful effect. Accustomed to the role , an excellent actress, she captures each of the aspects of this woman, in a turn serious and adulterous.

    • and above all a Marie who no longer knows who she is or where she is: Eva-Maria Westbroek excels in these roles of women lost in their passions (ah, her Lady Macbeth of Mzensk!), which she embodies with her resonant voice in which we hear real distress.

    • Eva‑Maria Westbroek is an eminently lyrical and sensual Marie, completely immersed in her thirst for life

    • soprano Eva-Maria Westbroek in the role of Marie combines breadth and flexibility of a voice expressing both the humanity of character and her despair. A sublime scene I of act III where she shares with the orchestra the exposition of a fugue with several voices!

    • Eva-Maria Westbroek is the most lyrical Mary of our time, giving a lot of emotion to the biblical verses

    • Eva-Maria Westbroek, who was returning to the Palau de les Arts after her unforgettable Sieglindes de La Valkyrie with Zubin Mehta, filled the character of Marie with strength, impudence, heartbreak, pain, truthfulness, forcefulness and tenderness, whose anguish, pain and misfortune found in the actress who lives in the Dutch soprano the last of her shoe. Her immense performance was in tune with a landmark vocal performance.