“Maite Beaumont as Ruggiero with the inner radiance of her mezzo-soprano makes a convincing case that women, by reason of the warmth of their chest voice, can lay legitimate claim to Handel's castrato roles.”
Maite Beaumont was born in Pamplona where she studied voice and violin at the Pablo Sarastre Conservatoire and sociology at the University of Navarra. She completed her studies at the Hochschule für Musik und Theatre in Hamburg, studying with Hanna Schwarz.
Recent and future highlights include:
- Title role – Rinaldo – The English Concert – Harry Bickett
- Melibea – Rossini Il Viaggio a Reims, Dorabella – Mozart Cosi fan tutte – Liceu Barcelona
- Ruggiero – Handel Alcina – La Monnaie and De Nationale Opera Amsterdam – Christophe Rousset, Pierre Audi
- Cherubino – Mozart Le Nozze di Figaro – Staatsoper Hamburg, Teatro Municipal de Santiago de Chile and Théâtre Capitole de Toulouse
- Ottavia – Monteverdi L’incoronazione di Poppea – Ensemble Matheus & Jean-Christophe Spinosi
- Sesto – Mozart La Clemenza di Tito – Teatro Real, Madrid – Christophe Rousset
In 2000 she joined Hamburg State Opera’s Young Artist Programme where she jumped in as Ruggiero in their new production of Alcina in 2002, after which she joined the company as a member of their ensemble in 2003 until 2006.
Plans this season and beyond include Melibea Viaggio a Reims at Liceu Barcelona; Cherubino Le Nozze di Figaro at Staatsoper Hamburg; Ottavia L’incoronazione di Poppea on tour with Ensemble Matheus and Jean-Christophe Spinosi; Siébel Faust at Teatro Municipal de Santiago de Chile and Meg Page Falstaff at Teatro Real, Madrid.
Last season she performed Siébel Faust in Toulouse; Cherubino Le Nozze di Figaro at Teatro Municipal de Santiago de Chile; Ruggiero Alcina and Irene Tamerlano on tour with Christophe Rousset and Les Talens Lyriques and Sesto La Clemenza di Tito at Teatro Real with Rousset.
On the concert platform she has recently sung Mozart Mass in c minor with Orquesta Nacional de España and David Afkham; Beethoven 9th Symphony with Orquesta Sinfónica de Galicia and Dima Slobodeniouk; Romeo in I Capuleti e I Montecchi with Navarra Symphony Orchestra; Dorabella Così fan tutte with Tokyo Symphony Orchestra and Jonathan Nott.
Recent opera highlights include Ruggiero Alcina at La Monnaie and De Nationale Opera Amsterdam (Rousset / Audi), Dorabella at Liceu Barcelona (Pons / Michieletto), La Cenerentola at Semperoper Dresden (Sagripanti / Piontek), Sesto in Giulio Cesare at Teatro Regio di Torino (De Marchi / Pelly), Meg Page in Falstaff in Amsterdam (Gatti / Carsen), Donna Elvira in Toulouse (Syrus / McVicar) and in concert with Harnoncourt at Theater an der Wien.
Maite has performed in many other of the world’s major opera houses and concert venues including Opéra National de Paris; Bayerische Staatsoper; Saatsoper under den Linden; Teatro della Scala; Lyric Opera Chicago and at the Salzburg Festival.