“Charlotte Hellekant offered the greatest acting I have ever witnessed on an opera stage.”
A versatile and compelling stage performer, Charlotte Hellekant’s repertoire ranges from the baroque to contemporary classics. Recent performances include her role debut as Clairon (Capriccio) at La Monnaie, Lili Boulanger’s Faust et Hélène cantata with Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra, Judith (Duke Bluebeard’s Castle) at Bergen International Festival, Beethoven’s Symphony No.9 with the Orchestre National de France, and Berio Folk Songs with Los Angeles Philharmonic and Norrköping Symphony Orchestra in performances conducted by Martin Fröst.
Performances in the current season include Mahler’s Symphony No.8 with the National Taiwan Symphony Orchestra under Lan Shui, the Japanese premiere of Sasha Waltz & Guests staging of Matsukaze at New National Theatre, Tokyo and a new work by Stefano Gervasoni with Münchener Kammerorchester.
“Swedish soloist Charlotte Hellekant, with a burnished tone very much on the contralto side of mezzo, effortlessly conveyed and projected the weight of Nietzsche’s rather sombre text.”
(The New Zealand Herald, April 2016)
“Charlotte Hellekant in the dual role of Messenger and Hope gives the finest and most distinguished of vocal performances combining depth of expression and a dignified presence.”
(Karin Coper, Opernnetz.de, July 2015)
“Hellekant, an arrestingly versatile mezzo who sings early music, 19th century opera and modern works, sang from memory. Barefoot and displaying ankle bracelets, she brought a Gypsy-like theatrical vitality, a huge voice and fervent attention to word and tone.”
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