The American soprano, having performed in major venues around the world including Sadler’s Wells, Het Concertgebouw, Théâtre de la Ville, Götteborg Opera, Opera North, Staatsoper Unter den Linden, Ruhr Triennale, Mercat de les Flors, Seoul LG Arts Center, and Wien Tanzquartier, received her vocal education from the Boston University Tanglewood Institute, the Musik Hochschule Luzern, the Conservatorium van Amsterdam, and graduated with cum laude from the Dutch National Opera Academy.
Her repertoire includes powerful female title roles, such as Cherubini’s Médée, Die Frau (Erwartung), Alice Ford (Falstaff), Cio cio san (Madama Butterfly), Poppea (L’Incoronazione di Poppea), Mére Marie (Les Dialouge des Carmelites), Donna Elvira (Don Giovanni), Fiordiligi (Cosí fan tutte) and Tatjana (Eugene Onegin),
which she performed in the Amsterdam Concertgebouw during the Robeco Festival.
Maribeth holds a special affinity for 2oth and 21st century music, and has also toured as a soloist for Alain Platel, choreographer at Les Ballet C. de la B., and has sung under the musical direction of Fabrizio Cassol, leader of jazz trio AKA Moon, having performed their creations "VSPRS" and "Pitié!" in tours throughout Europe, as well as performances in Japan, South Korea and the Democratic Republic of Congo. Parts of the performance "Pitié!" can be seen in a documentary entitled "Passion, Last Stop Kinshasa" (Nachtaktivfilm), which has been presented on ARTE TV in May in 2010. To view the trailer, click here.
She also gives workshops to young professional artists and dancers to encourage their creative and performance techniques, given during the International Sommerlabor (Frankfurt am Main), Les Ateliers C de la B in Ghent (Belgium), and at Ningbo University (China), the Cape Academy of Performing Arts (South Africa), the Zentrum für Zeitgenössischen Tanz in Cologne (Germany), the University of Zwolle (the Netherlands) and Les Maitres Sonneurs Opera Laboratoire Toulouse (France).
Maribeth was recently a resident at the Camargo Foundation in the south of France together with composer and pianist Lucie de Saint Vincent, and has also premiered her first co-creation of newly staged and composed art songs together with Ezequiel Menalled entitled "Falling - songs in the dark" in Holland and Germany. She has also been engaged as musical dramaturge of the latest creation at Les Ballets C. de la B., "Requiem pour L.", and is currently touring as a soprano soloist in "The Jewish Connection", a new creation by Lisi Estaras and Ido Batash.
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