Dutch alto Ingeborg Bröcheler graduated in ‘public administration’ and in ‘criminology’ at Free University Amsterdam, and studied at the Amsterdam School of Arts, before she moved into the world of opera. She got her musical education at Schumann Academy. She studied with Paula de Wit and participated in masterclasses- and courses by Rosemary Joshua, Margreeth Honig, Claron McFadden, Dale Duesing and Sarah Connolly. At the moment she is working with Elène Golgevit in Paris.
Ingeborg appeared as ‘3rd Witch’ in the world premiere of Louis Andriessen’s ‘Theatre of the World’ in Walt Disney Concert Hall Los Angeles, with the Los Angeles Philharmonic conducted by Reinbert de Leeuw (co-production Dutch National Opera and Los Angeles Philharmonic, stage director: Pierre Audi). In the course of Holland Festival 2016 she sung this role again in a newly staged version of the opera, customized for Royal Theatre Carré Amsterdam (Asko|Schönberg/Reinbert de Leeuw, stage director: Pierre Audi). She sung the alto-solo in ‘Before: Present’, a unique collaboration of Amsterdam Dance Event and Dutch National Opera (stage director: Sjaron Minailo). As a member of the Dutch National Opera talent program, she was talent cover for ‘Polinesso’ in Händels ‘Ariodante’ and part of the ensemble (co-production Dutch National Opera and Festival d’Aix-en-Provence/Richard Jones, Concerto Köln/Andrea Marcon). Under the baton of Kenneth Montgomery she interpreted ‘Bradamante’ in Händels ‘Alcina’ (production DNOA).
As a concert soloist, Ingeborg has performed works by Bach (St. Matthew Passion, St. John Passion, Christmas Oratorio, B-minor Mass, various cantatas), Händel (Saul, Messiah), Haydn (Missa in Angustiis), Mozart (Requiem, Vesperae), Rossini (Petite Messe Solennelle, Messa di Gloria), Brahms (Alto Rhapsody), Duruflé (Requiem), Fux (Kaiserrequiem), Pergolesi (Stabat Mater) and Vivaldi (Gloria). Recent recitals include song cycles by Schumann (Frauenliebe und Leben), Elgar (Sea Pictures), Wagner (Wesendonck-Lieder; revised Henze-orchestration) and Britten (A Charm of Lullabies). She sung ‘Sechs Monologe aus Jedermann’ by Frank Martin, staged by Klaus Bertisch.
This fall Ingeborg will make her solo debut in Château de Versailles (Versailles, FR) and BOZAR (Bruxelles, BE) with various works of Charpentier, and she will appear as ‘Présidente de Tourvel’ in the newly composed Vivaldi opera ‘Les Liaisons Dangereuses’ by Opera2day and Netherlands Bach Society.