Eva-Maria Westbroek is undoubtedly 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 the Bayreuth and Aix-en-Provence Festivals, the Royal Opera House Covent Garden, Opéra de Paris, the Metropolitan Opera, Wiener Staatsoper, Deutsche Oper Berlin, Teatro alla Scala Milan, Semperoper Dresden and Bayerische Staatsoper Munich. Her signature roles include Sieglinde Die Walküre, Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk, Minnie La fanciulla del West, Maddalena Andrea Chénier and the title roles in Francesca da Rimini, Jenufa, Manon Lescaut and Katya Kabanova.
Career highlights to date 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, the Metropolitan Opera and Royal Opera House Covent Garden; Katerina Ismailova Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk at the Royal Opera House and Dutch National Opera; Minnie La fanciulla del West at the Wiener Staatsoper and 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 the Paris Opera, Eva made her debut in the role of Lidoine Dialogues des Carmélites and was later invited to sing Chrysothemis Elektra, Elisabeth Tannhauser 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.
Recent engagements include a return to the Bayerische Staatsoper for Giorgetta Il tabarro before appearing in recital with Thomas Oliemans and Malcolm Martineau at the Wigmore Hall, London, and Concertgebouw, Amsterdam. Eva also returned to the Opéra de Paris and Palau de les Arts Valencia for the role of Marie Wozzeck. Future engagements include the role of Madame Lidoine Les Dialogues des Carmélites for Opéra Royal de Wallonie-Liège, Isolde Tristan und Isolde for The Opera House of New National Theatre, Tokyo and Katerina Ismailova Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk for Hamburgische Staatsoper.
Across her career, Eva has sung with such esteemed orchestras as the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Berlin Philharmonic and Paris Orchestra, working with acclaimed conductors including Marek Janowski, Antonio Pappano, Simon Rattle, Bernard Haitink, Lorin Maazel, Edo de Waart, Mariss Jansons, Valery Gergiev, Lothar Zagrosek, Christoph von Dohnányi, Christian Thielemann, Carlo Rizzi and Fabio Luisi. She has had the pleasure of singing operatic productions by Martin Kušej, Barbara Frey, Nikolaus Lehnhoff, Guy Joosten, Francesca Zambello, David Pountney, Vera Nemirova, Richard Jones, Keith Warner, Christof Loy, Robert Carsen, Andrea Breth and Richard Eyre, to name but a few.
Eva’s vast array of honours and awards includes First Prize at the Dutch VSCD Classical Music Awards in the category ‘Most Impressive Individual Artistic Achievement’, laureate at the Angelica Catalani Concours and the Santa Margherita Ligure Concours, a Grammy nomination for Wozzeck with Dutch National Opera, and the title of Kammersängerin der Staatsoper Stuttgart, the company with which she was a member of the ensemble from 2001 to 2006. Since 2014, Eva has been an Ambassador for Musicians without Borders, a worthy cause that she holds close to her heart.