Artists biographies
Betsy Horne

After studying in Missouri and Kansas (USA) the Californian soprano Betsy Horne attended the Johannes Gutenberg University in Mainz as a scholarship holder in 2001. While completing her postgraduate studies, she performed at the Staatstheater Mainz, the Cologne Opera and at the Schwetzingen and Potsdam Festivals. In 2006 she became an ensemble member at the Staatstheater Wiesbaden, where she could be heard on stage in more than 20 mezzosoprano roles, before she switched to soprano in 2009. In the autumn of 2009 Betsy Horne won the Dorothea-Glatt scholarship prize at the competition for Wagner voices in Karlsruhe.

Between 2010 and 2014 Betsy Horne was a member of the ensemble of the Coburg Landestheater, where she was able to celebrate successes as Desdemona, Katja Kabanova, Agathe, Tatjana and Elsa. In 2012 she was awarded the Bavarian art scholarship prize. Since her barnstorming US debut as Katja Kabanova at the Spoleto Festival, the artist has worked on a freelance basis.

In autumn 2013 Betsy Horne made her debut as the Marschallin (‘Der Rosenkavalier’) at the Stadttheater in Klagenfurt; in September 2015 as Emma (‘Khovanshchina’) at the Theater Basel and in June 2016 as Arabella at the Leipzig Opera.

Betsy Horne can be heard all over Europe, including Germany, with the Hofer Sinfoniker and the Stuttgart Philharmonic as a concert singer and performer of lieder.

Her current and future projects include once again the role of Arabella at the Leipzig Opera as well as the role of Freia (‘Rheingold’) at the Hessisches Staatstheater Wiesbaden, Desdemona (‘Otello’) at the Stadttheater Klagenfurt and as Princess Volkhova in Rimsky-Korsakov’s opera ‘Sadko’ at the Opera Vlaanderen in Antwerp.

Foto: Patrick Vogel Foto: Patrick Vogel

Appearances at the
Beethovenfest 2017