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Biography

Elfie Höbarth was born in Vienna and studied singing at the Vienna Conservatory and at the Hochschule für Musik. She made her debut at the Vienna State Opera with the Queen of the Night and was soon in demand for the roles of Blonde, Adele, Sophie, Susanna, Tebaldo, Flowermaiden, Naiade, Zerbinetta and the Fiakermilli. She has appeared at the Scala in Milan as well as in all the major opera houses of Germany: Deutsche Oper Berlin, Staatsoper Berlin, Komische Oper, Dresden, Leipzig, the Bayerische Staatsoper and the Gärtnerplatztheater in Munich, Frankfurt, Düsseldorf, Stuttgart, Wiesbaden, Essen, Cologne, Hamburg, Hanover and the Bayreuth Festival.

Some of her premières: Die Zauberflöte/Nancy (Andrei Serban)
Die Zauberflöte/Hamburg (Achim Freyer, Christoph v.Dohnányi)
Amadis de Gaulle (J.C.Bach)/Hamburg (Marco Arturo Marelli, Hellmuth Rilling)
Der Rosenkavalier/Düsseldorf (Otto Schenk)
Die Fledermaus/Düsseldorf (Otto Schenk)
Hoffmanns Erzählungen/Bern (Edgar Kelling, Peter Maag)
Der Rosenkavalier/Bern (Günter Roth, Peter Maag)
L'elisir d'amore/Gärtnerplatztheater (Christine Mielitz, Reinhard Schwarz)

Miss Höbarth has sung many concerts in Japan, Europe and the USA.

She has sung in many radio productions of opera and concert literature produced by the major radio stations in Austria, Germany, Belgium and Italy.

Her conductors: Karl Böhm, Georg Solti, Carlos Kleiber, Heinrich Hollreiser, Horst Stein, James Levine, Christoph v. Dohnányi, Wolfgang Sawallisch, Ferdinand Leitner, Silvio Varviso, Gustav Kuhn, Berislav Klobucar, Alberto Erede, Michael Gielen, Andrew Davis, Dennis Russell Davies, Helmuth Rilling, Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Bernhard Klee, Theodor Guschlbauer, John Pritchard, Heinz Fricke, Ernst Märzendorfer, Manfred Honeck and many others.


Records and CD's

MozartThe Complete
Concert Arias
with Gruberova, Te Kanawa,
Berganza, Laki, Winbergh,
Fischer-Dieskau, Corena
György FischerDecca
5 CD' s
StraussArabellaVarady, Fischer-DieskauWolfgang SawallischEMI
LehárDer ZarewitschPopp, Kollo, OrthHeinz WallbergAriola
DonizettiL'elisir d'amorePopp, Dvorsky, Weikl, NesterenkoHeinz WallbergAriola
Bach, J.C.Amadis de GaulleBüchner, Donath, RafteryHellmuth RillingHänssler
HumperdinckHänsel and GretelGruberova, FaßbinderSir Georg SoltiUnitel


Repertoire

Oper Konzert
Königin der Nacht
Zerbinetta
Susanna
Fiakermilli
Adina
Konstanze
Blonde
Sophie
Adele
Olympia
Najade
Rossignol
Flowermaiden (Parsifal)
Dew Fairy (Hänsel & Gretel)
Coryphée (Amadis de Gaulle)
Bach: Passions, Christmas Oratorio, Cantatas
Beethoven: Missa Solemnis, Missa in C, Christus am Ölberg Brahms: Requiem
Bruckner: Te Deum
Fauré: Requiem
Händel: Messiah, Dixit Domine
Haydn: Masses
Mendelssohn: Elijah, Paul
Mozart: C-Moll Mass, Coronation Mass, Requiem, Davidde penitente, Messen Martin: Golgotha
Orff: Carmina Burana
Poulenc: Stabat Mater
Schmidt: The Book with Seven Seals
Schubert: Masses
Weber: Mass in E Flat

Roles she would like to sing

Traviata
Lucia
Donna Anna
Mrs. Ford
Pamina
Fiordiligi
Hanna Glawari


Elfie Höbarth at home

Favorite Animal: Cat
Horoscope: Taurus
Chinese Horoscope: Cat (Rabbit)
Food: Anything with potatoes, stuffed green peppers, Asian food
Music: Anything that's not loud or nerve-racking
Actors: Bruce Willis, Paul Newman, Hans Moser, Theo Lingen, O. W. Fischer and all the Paryllis
Vacation: At home
Author: Eugen Roth
TV: Science Fiction
Three things to take to a deserted island: three cats


last updated November 3, 2014