With her unique timbre and great expressiveness, Spanish mezzo-soprano Maite Beaumont
is one of the most important singers in her field. Her artistic focus is on roles from the
Baroque repertoire and the Viennese Classical period and extends to roles from the French
repertoire and the operas of Richard Strauss. Among them are roles such as Ruggiero
(»Alcina«), Sesto (»Giulio Cesare in Egitto« and »La Clemenza di Tito«), Angelina (»La
Cenerentola«), Dorabella (»Così fan tutte«), Cherubino (»Le Nozze di Figaro«) and Oktavian
(»Der Rosenkavalier«). She also succeds as Donna Elvira (»Don Giovanni«), Romeo
(»I Capuleti e I Montecchi«), Siébel (»Faust«), Elisabetta (»Maria Stuarda«), Iphigénie
(»Iphigénie en Tauride«), Margarethe (»La Damnation de Faust«), Didon (»Les Troyens«),
Medée (»Medée«) and Komponist (»Ariadne auf Naxos«).
Maite Beaumont is a regular guest at the major international opera houses. Engagements
have taken her to Hamburg, Munich, Dresden, Vienna, Amsterdam, Brussels, Milan,
Strasbourg, Toulouse, Barcelona, Madrid, Tokyo, Santiago de Chile and Chicago. She also
appeared at the Salzburg Festival, the Innsbruck Festival of Early Music and the
Schwetzingen Festival. Recent succeses include the title role in »Agrippina« with Les Talents
Lyrqiues, Concepción in »L’heure spagnole« in Oviedo and Farinelli at the Teatro de la
Zarzuela in Madrid.
As a concert singer, Maite Beaumont has an extensive repertoire ranging from baroque
music to contemporary works that she has personally premiered. She has worked with the
Academy of Ancient Music, the Bamberg Symphony orchestra, the Camerata Salzburg, the
Ensemble Resonanz, Les Talents Lyriques, Il Complesso Barocco, the Mozarteum Orchestra
and the Ensemble Intercontemporain Paris. Among the renowned conductors with whom
she collaborated are Ivor Bolton, Christoph Eschenbach, Adam Fischer, Alessandro De
Marchi, Alan Curtis, Christopher Hogwood, Ingo Metzmacher, Fabio Biondi, Jean-Christophe
Spinosi, Harry Bicket, Sir Roger Norrington, Christophe Rousset, Emmanuelle Haïm, Nikolaus
Harnoncourt, Daniele Gatti and Daniele Rustioni.
She performed with various concert programs in the Vienna Musikverein and at festivals
such as the Soli Deo Gloria Festival Braunschweig, the Kissinger Sommer, the Settembre
Musica Milano, the Rheingau Music Festival, the Music Festival Schleswig-Holstein and the
Ernen Music Festival.
Maite Beaumont was born in Pamplona (Spain) where she studied voice and violin at the
Pablo Sarasate Conservatory and sociology at the University of Navarre. She completed her
studies at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater in Hamburg with Hanna Schwarz. In 2000
she joined the ensemble of the State Opera and was given the opportunity to debut in the
most important roles in her field. Since 2006 she works as a freelance artist.
Maite Beaumont has a comprehensive discography. Her opera recordings include a CD with
arias by Händel called »La Maga Abbandonata«, Händel’s operas »Radamisto« and »Alcina«,
Vivaldi’s »Montezuma«, Georg Philipp Telemann’s »Flavius Bertaridus, König der
Langobarden« and Jörn Arnecke’s »Das Fest im Meer«. DVD recordings include Hadyn’s
»Il Mondo della Luna« (Theater an der Wien), Monteverdi’s »L’Incoronazione di Poppea«
and Händel’s »Giulio Cesare in Egitto« (both from the Gran Teatre del Liceu Barcelona),
Mozart’s »Così fan tutte« and »Le Nozze di Figaro« (both from the Netherland Opera
Amsterdam) as well as »Alcina« (Théâtre de la Monnaie Brussels). On her solo CD »Dolce
mio ben« she presents arias from Gasparini, Conti, Fedeli and other baroque composers.