Vocalist - Soprano

The critic of the New York Times praised Maeve Höglund as “a striking soprano,” and one who “stands out among singers.” In her recent performance of Le nozze di Figaro with Opera Maine, Opera News proclaimed, "Maeve Höglund was a charming, fiesty Susanna, and her stellar soprano brightened the ensembles. Her fine rendition of 'Deh vieni, non tardar' was equally impressive for its warmth and feeling." The critic of DC Metro Theater Arts lauded her Opera Philadelphia debut in David Hertzberg’s new opera The Wake World in 2017: “The cast is headed by soprano Maeve Höglund as Lola.... she emerges as a superstar who encompasses brilliant high notes and chesty low ones with strong dramatic flair and believable acting." In the summer of 2019, Ms. Höglund sings Beethoven’s Missa Solemnis at the Grant Park Music Festival. She returns to Carnegie Hall in the 2019-20 season for the world premiere of Paul Moravec’s oratorio A Nation of Others with Oratorio Society of New York, and joins Lyric Fest for art songs with flute.

In the 2018-19 season, Ms. Höglund sang as Leïla in Les pêcheurs de perles with Lyric Opera of Kansas City, the title role in Lucia di Lammermoor and in concert as Konstanze in Die Entführung aus dem Serail with Maryland Lyric Opera, and Gretel in Hänsel und Gretel with the Oregon Symphony. She was also awarded a career grant from The Opera Awards Foundation. In the 2017-18 season, Ms. Höglund made her Michigan Opera Theatre debut as Susanna in Le nozze di Figaro, and was soloist in Messiah with Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra. She returned to the role of Susanna later in the season with Opera Maine, and joined the Maryland Lyric Opera Studio in the summer of 2018.

Ms. Höglund recently sang Musetta in La bohème with Charleston Opera, Margaret Hughes in Carlisle Floyd's Prince of Players with Little Opera Theatre of New York, and Arminda in Mozart's La finta giardiniera with On Site Opera's co-production with Atlanta Opera. She debuted with PORTOpera as Frasquita in Carmen, and with Long Beach Opera in Ter Veldhuis’ The News. She also sang Giunia in Mozart's Lucio Silla for her Chicago Opera Theater debut, and was soloist in Carmina Burana with Tucson Symphony Orchestra.

Other notable opera engagements include starring roles in Gotham Chamber Opera’s production, “Baden-Baden 1927”, featuring works by Weill, Hindemith, Toch, and Milhaud; as well as Atilia in Cavalli’s Eliogabalo; Dafne in Apollo e Dafne with Pocket Opera; Rose in The Clever Mistress, and Lucrezia in My Last Duchess, both with Cutting Edge Opera. Concert highlights include Mozart’s Requiem with American Classical Orchestra, and a tour of London with Wynton Marsalis, performing his Abyssinian Mass with the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra. Ms. Höglund has recorded Stefan Weisman’s opera Darkling (Albany Records), Mira J. Spektor’s Summer and Winter Songs (Navona Records), and contributions to the complete vocal works of Victor Herbert (New World Records).

A native of Olympia, Washington, Ms. Höglund was trained in piano, theater, and dance. Her exposure to both musical and dramatic theatre inspired a desire to master vocal technique, leading her to study classical singing and opera. She received her Bachelor of Music degree in voice from the New England Conservatory in Boston and master’s degree from Manhattan School of Music in New York City. Distinctions include winner of a Giulio Gari Foundation Scholarship, Gerda Lissner Award recipient, Bel Canto Vocal Scholarship Competition and semi-finalist in the Rochester Classical Idol.


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