Maria Victoria Haas

Curriculum Vitae

The Swiss mezzo-soprano Maria Victoria Haas was born and grew up in Domat/Ems (Graubünden). After finishing school she studied at the Bern University of the Arts with Elisabeth Glauser and obtained diplomas in both teaching and concert-performance. From 2006 to 2008 she was a member of the Swiss Opera Studio in Biel. She also received vocal and artistic guidance from Doris Yarick-Cross (New York), Ortrun Wenkel (Heidelberg) and Ingrid Kremling (Hamburg), with whom she regularly took further classes.

Her operatic roles include Cherubino in The Marriage of Figaro (Werdenberg Castle Festival), Dorabella in Così fan tutte (Biennale Bern), 2nd Lady in The Magic Flute, Teresa in Bellini’s La Sonnambula (Theater Biel Solothurn), Fatima in the world premiere of the Rhaeto-Romanic opera Tredeschin by Gion Antoni Derungs and Apollonia in Haydn’s La Canterina. In the operetta repertory Maria Victoria Haas has appeared as Eliza Doolittle in Loewe’s My fair Lady, Barbara Delacqua in A night in Venice by Johann Strauss (Vaduz Operetta Stage) and Taxis in Honegger’s The adventures of King Pausole.

She has also sung music from the Oratorio repertory in a wide-range of styles, ranging from sacred works by Vivaldi, Lully, Mozart, Mendelssohn and Britten to Martín Palmeri’s Tango-Mass, among other works. In 2007 she was a soloist in the first performance of Treis vias, the Rhaeto-Romanic Pilgrim-cantata for Mezzo-soprano, male voice choir and woodwind by Alvin Muot.

Maria Victoria Haas is also a dedicated song recitalist. Highlights include Spanish songs (García Lorca, Guridi and Turina) and Lieder by Gustav Mahler and Richard Strauss. In addition she has devoted much time to the interpretation of French Chansons.

She is a winner of the Youth Prize 2003 of the Eliette von Karajan Culture Foundation, and also of the Young Talent Prize 2006 of the canton of Graubünden.

 

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ARTISTIC stage-Career

  • November 2013 … Feglia (Daughter)
    in … Il Gioder … by … Giachen Caspar Muoth
    stage direction … René Schnoz
    piano … Eric Christen
    Violin … Laura Zangger
    production … Dis da litteratura, Domat/Ems
  • December 2012 … Mercedes Sosa
    in Begegnungen
    STAGE DIRECTION Noëlle Kuhn
    PRODUCTION … tanztheaterpasión in the Klibühni, das Theater, Chur
  • August 2011 … Queen of the Goblins
    iN … Dunggli Wolgga ob Salaz … by … Josef Hug
    MUSIC … Christian Albrecht
    Stage direction … Marco Gieriet
    MUSICAL direction … Christian Albrecht
    PRODUCtion … Freilichtspiele Untervaz
  • May 2011 … Zefka
    in … The Diary of One who disappeared … by … Leoš Janáček
    Stage direction … Andreas Rosar
    MUSICAL direction … Kremena Dimitrova
    PRODUCtion … Theater Biel Solothurn … in  COOPERAtion with the … Théâtre Carré Noir … and the … Leoš-Janáček-Gesellschaft
  • January/February 2011 … Barbara Delacqua
    in … A Night in Venice … by … Johann Strauss
    Stage direction … Kurt Sternik
    MUSICAL direction … William Maxfield
    Orchestra … Vaduz Operetta Company
    PRODUCtion … Vaduz Operetta Company
  • August 2010 … Cherubino
    in … The Marriage of Figaro … by … Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (in German)
    Stage direction … Barbara Klimo
    MUSICAL direction … Prof. Günther Simonott
    orchestra … Vorarlberg Sinfonietta
    PRODUCtion … Werdenberg Castle Festival
  • August/September/October 2009 … Eliza Doolittle
    in … My fair Lady … by … Frederick Loewe
    Stage direction … Marco Gieriet
    MUSICAL direction … Christian Albrecht
    PRODUCtion … GR Theatre
    Performances in Graubünden canton and in St. Gallen
  • September 2008 … Dorabella
    in … Così fan tutte … by … Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    Stage direction … Jörg Behr
    MUSICAL direction … Georg Pammer
    PRODUCtion … Swiss Opera Studio Biel … as part of the … BIENNALE BERN 2008
  • March–June 2008 … Teresa
    in … La Sonnambula … by … Vincenzo Bellini
    Stage direction … Anna-Sophie Mahler
    MUSICAL direction … Franco Trinca
    PRODUCtion … Biel Solothurn Theatre
  • July/August 2007 … Madame Krone
    in … The Impresario … by … Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart … in a reworked version by … Andreas Kröper
    Stage direction … Andreas Kröper
    MUSICAL direction … Andreas Kröper
    ENSEMBLE … Arosa Alpine Opera
    PRODUCtion … Arosa Open-Air Foresttheatre
  • June 2007 … 2nd Lady
    in … The Magic Flute … by … Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    Stage direction … Mathias Behrends
    MUSICal direction … Andreas Reize
    Brass soloists of the cantus firmus consort
    PRODUCtion … Swiss Opera Studio Biel
    Performances in the Biel Stadttheater
  • December 2006 … Taxis
    in … The adventures of King Pausole … by … Arthur Honegger
    Stage direction … Franz Weber
    MUSICAL direction … Annette Saunders
    Piano … Annette Saunders
    PRODUCtion … Swiss Opera Studio Biel
  • July/August 2006 … Apollonia
    RE-run of … La Canterina … by … Joseph Haydn
    PRODUCtion … Arosa Open-Air Foresttheatre
  • July/August 2005 … Apollonia
    in … La Canterina … by … Joseph Haydn
    Stage direction … Andreas Kröper
    MUSICAL direction … Andreas Kröper
    ENSEMBLE … The Arosa Alpine Opera
    PRODUCtion … Arosa Open-Air Foresttheatre
  • September/October 2004 … Fatima
    in … Tredeschin … by … Gion Antoni Derungs
    Stage direction … Michela Gösken
    MUSICAL direction … Mario Schwarz
    orchestra … South-west German Philharmonia Konstanz
    Permiere and further performances in Chur Stadttheater
  • March 2003 … Nancy
    in … Martha … by … Friedrich von Flotow
    Stage direction … Regina Heer
    MUSICAL direction … Paul Suits
    Piano … Paul Suits
    Performance in the Elfenaupark Foundation, Bern