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Special notice


In view of the latest situation of COVID-19 and uncertainties in global business travels, along with discussions with our tour presenters, performing venues and related partners, the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra’s (HK Phil) tour to Japan and Korea, originally have been rescheduled to a later time of the year, now has been cancelled.

The HK Phil, Music Director Jaap van Zweden, our Board of Governors as well as the administration put the health and well-being of our audience, players and staff at the forefront of our priorities. We sincerely hope that the orchestra’s home city, as well as other parts of the world, will recover soon and overcome the current challenging situation. The orchestra and its Music Director Jaap van Zweden look forward to performing for audiences in Japan and Korea in the near future.

The HK Phil would like to thank our tour presenters in Japan and Korea, our performing venue partners, as well as sponsors, for their support.
Ticket holders for the affected concerts, please visit websites of relevant performing venues for ticketing assistance.

Hermine Haselböck

Hermine Haselböck

The Austrian mezzo-soprano Hermine Haselböck studied at the universities of music in Vienna and Detmold. International recital and concert performances have led her to New York’s Carnegie Hall, Vienna’s Konzerthaus and Musikverein, the Salzburg Mozarteum, Leipzig Gewandhaus, Dresden Frauenkirche, Munich’s Philharmonie am Gasteig Munich and Teatro San Carlo.


Her operatic roles have included Ramiro (La Finta Giardiniera at New National Theatre, Tokyo), Hänsel (Hänsel und Gretel at Volksoper Vienna), Dorabella (Così fan tutte at Concertgebouw Amsterdam), Dame (The Magic Flute at Theater an der Wien and Grand Theatre de la Ville Luxemburg), Magd (Elektra in Festival Baden-Baden), Mutter (Hänsel und Gretel at Oper Graz), Fricka (Das Rheingold and Die Walküre at Tirol Festival Erl) and Flosshilde (Das Rheingold in Rome). Other roles include Mercedes (Carmen), Odetta (Adelia), Ernesto (Il Mondo della Luna), Magdalene (Meistersinger von Nürnberg), Brangäne (Tristan und Isolde) and Azucena (Il trovatore).


Apart from numerous radio recordings her discography includes CDs with songs by Zemlinsky, Schreker and Mahler (Bridge Records), Donizetti Adelia (Sony BMG), Beethoven Missa Solemnis and Symphony no. 9 (Col Legno), Mahler Song of the Earth (CAvi-Music), Schubert’s Mass in A flat major (ORF) and Strauss Elektra on DVD (Unitel). For her Solo CDs she received the Pasticcio Prize of Austrian Classic Radio Ö1 and the International Alexander Zemlinsky Prize.


Haselböck is Guest Professor for Voice at the University of Music and Performing Arts Graz.