Håkan Hagegård

Biography

Born: November 25, 1945  
Hagegård is a singer at home in a variety of styles, from lieder to Swedish song to opera, from a variety of time periods, though he is probably best known for his performances of Romantic-era music. His voice is particularly suited to these nineteenth century composers, having a rich, warm timbre capable of a wide range of colorations. However, he has also championed twentieth century music, creating the part of Beaumarchais in John Corigliano's Read more The Ghosts of Versailles, singing Nick Shadow in a film of The Rake's Progress, and recording the part of Captain von Trapp in Rogers and Hammerstein's The Sound of Music. He studied with Tito Gobbi, also known for using his voice to color and focus upon the meaning of the text as well as illuminating the music, and studied lieder with Gerald Moore, perhaps the most influential lieder teacher (and accompanist) of the last half of the twentieth century.

While his family enjoyed music, and nearly every member sang or played an instrument, the focus was on enjoying it as a family rather than on performing, or even having any aspirations to public performance. However, his interest ran deeper (as did that of his cousin, Erland Hagegård, who also became an operatic baritone), and he first studied music locally, and then went on to the Royal Academy of Music in Stockholm in 1967. He made his opera debut only a year later, as Papageno, perhaps his most famous role, at the Stockholm Opera. Upon graduating, he continued his studies with masters; Erik Werba and Gerald Moore in Salzburg and London and Tito Gobbi in Italy, as well as becoming a member of the Stockholm Opera from 1970, where he remained until 1979. He made his international debut at Glyndebourne as the Count in Strauss' Capriccio, and in 1975, he came to the attention of the opera world as Papageno in the famous Ingmar Bergman film of Mozart's The Magic Flute. His Metropolitan Opera debut was in 1978 as Malatesta in Donizetti's Don Pasquale, and his La Scala debut in 1985 as Papageno.

He founded the HageGarden Music Center, a retreat in a rustic area, but one with modern equipment for communications and recording, where he conducts master classes. He and soprano Barbara Bonney were married for a time. Caprice released two of his LP recordings, one of Swedish songs, another of operatic arias, as one CD. His Die Schöne Müllerin on RCA, with Emanuel Ax, is exemplary. Read less

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Biography

Born: November 25, 1945  
Hagegård is a singer at home in a variety of styles, from lieder to Swedish song to opera, from a variety of time periods, though he is probably best known for his performances of Romantic-era music. His voice is particularly suited to these nineteenth century composers, having a rich, warm timbre capable of a wide range of colorations. However, he has also championed twentieth century music, creating the part of Beaumarchais in John Corigliano's Read more
WORKS ALBUMS
TITLE/COMPOSER
LABEL
Overture
"Zu Hilfe! Zu Hilfe!" - Dialog "Wo bin ich?"
"Der Vogelfänger bin ich ja"
"Dies Bildnis ist bezaubernd schön"
"O zittre nicht" - Dialog "Betäuben mich meine Sinne?"
"Hm! hm! hm! hm!"
Du feines Täubchen - Dialog: Mutter! Mutter! Bin ich
"Bei Männern, welche Liebe fühlen"
"Zum Ziele führt dich diese Bahn"
"Die Weisheitslehre dieser Knaben"
"Wo willst du kühner Fremdling hin?"
"Wie stark ist nicht dein Zauberton"
"Schnelle Füße, rascher Mut"
"Es lebe Sarastro! Sarastro lebe!"
"Herr, ich bin zwar Verbrecherin"
Marsch der Priester
"O Isis und Osiris"
Dialog "Eine schreckliche Nacht"
"Bewahret euch vor Weibertücken"
"Wie? Wie? Wie?"
"Alles fühlt der Liebe Freuden"
"Der Hölle Rache kocht in meinem Herze"
"In diesen heil'gen Hallen"
"Seid uns zum zweiten Mal willkommen"
"Ach, ich fühl's"
"O Isis und Osiris, welche Wonne!"
"Soll ich dich, Teurer, nicht mehr sehn?"
"Ein Mädchen oder Weibchen"
"Bald prangt, den Morgen zu verkünden"
"Bald prangt, den Morgen zu verkünden" - "Du also bist mein Bräutigam"
"Der, welcher wandelt diese Straße voll Beschwerden"
"Tamino mein, o welch ein Glück"
"Wir wandelten durch Feuersgluten"
"Papagena! Papagena!"
"Pa-Pa-Pa-Pa-Pa-Pa-Papagena!"
Nur stille, stille, stille
"Die Strahlen der Sonne" - "Heil sei euch"
No. 3. Sommarafton (Summer's Evening)
No. 2. Ballad
No. 1. Come l'angello (Just as the Bird)
No. 2. La bellezza di Beatrice
No. 3. Oh, quanto e corto
Act I: Prelude (I Bryllupsgarden) (At the Wedding)
Act I Scene 1: Bukkerittet (The Buckride)
Act I Scene 2: Bryllupsmarsj (Wedding March)
Act I Scene 2: Pa vei til Hegstad (On the Way to Hegstad)
Act I Scene 2: Halling
Act I Scene 3: Springar: Bryllupet pa Hegstad (Springar: The Wedding at Hegstad)
Act II: Prelude (Bruderovet) (The Abduction of the Bride)
Act II Scene 1: Peer Gynt og Ingrid (Peer Gynt and Ingrid)
Act II Scene 3: Peer Gynt pa flukt (Peer Gynt on the Run)
Act II Scene 3: Peer Gynt og Saeterjentene (Peer Gynt and the Herd-Girls)
Act II Scene 5: Peer Gynt og Den Gronnkledde (Peer Gynt and the Woman in Green)
Act II Scene 5: Peer Gynt og Den Gronnkledde, forts. (Peer Gynt and the Woman in Green, cont.)
Act II Scene 5: Pa ridestellet skal storfolk kjennes (Great Folk may be Known by the Mounts...)
Act II Scene 6: I Dovregubbens hall (In the Hall of the Mountain King)
Act II Scene 6: Peer Gynts mote med Dovregubben (Peer Gynt Meets the Mountain King)
Act II Scene 6: Dans av Dovregubbens datter (Dance of the Mountain King's Daughter)
Act II Scene 6: Ut av Dovregubbens hall (Out of the Mountain King's Hall)
Act II Scene 6: Peer Gynt jages av troll (Peer Gynt Hunted by the Trolls)
Act II Scene 7: Peer Gynt og Boygen (Peer Gynt and the Boyg)
Act III Scene 3: Peer Gynt og Solveig (Peer Gynt and Solveig)
Act III: Prelude (Forspill til Ases dod) (Prelude to the Death of Ase)
Act III Scene 4: Ases dod (The Death of Ase)
Act IV: Prelude (Morgenstemning) (Morning Mood)
Act IV Scene 1: I Marokko (In Morocco)
Act IV Scene 5: Tyven og heleren (The Thief and the Receiver)
Act IV Scene 5: Peer Gynt blir profet (Peer Gynt Becomes a Prophet)
Act IV Scene 6: Arabisk dans (Arabian Dance)
Act IV Scene 6: Profet og hersker (Prophet and Ruler)
Act IV Scene 6: Anitras dans (Anitra's Dance)
Act IV Scene 6: Profetens juvel (The Prophet's Jewel)
Act IV Scene 7: Peer Gynts Serenade (Peer Gynt's Serenade)
Act IV Scene 9: Peer Gynt og Anitra (Peer Gynt and Anitra)
Act IV Scene 9: Peer Gynt og Anitra, forts. (Peer Gynt and Anitra, cont.)
Act IV Scene 9: Forlatt i okenen (Alone in the Desert)
Act IV Scene 10: Solveigs sang (Solveig's Song)
Act IV Scene 11: Peer Gynt i Egypt (Peer Gynt in Egypt)
Act IV Scene 11: Peer Gynt ved Memnonstotten (Peer Gynt at the Statue of Memnon)
Act IV Scene 12: Peer Gynt og Begriffenfeldt (Peer Gynt and Begriffenfeldt)
Act V: Prelude (Peer Gynts hjemfart) (Peer Gynt's Homecoming)
Act V Scene 1: Utenfor den norske kyst (Off the Norwegian Coast)
Act V (Between Scene 1 & 2): Skipsforliset (Shipwreck)
Act V Scene 2: Pa bathvelvet (On the Boat Hull)
Act V Scene 5: Solveig synger i hytten (Solveig Sings in the Hut)
Act V Scene 5: Peer Gynt ved hytten (Peer Gynt by the Hut)
Act V Scene 6: Nattscene (Night Scene)
Act V Scene 7 & 9: Peer Gynt og Knappestoperen (Peer Gynt and the Button Moulder)
Act V Scene 10: Deilige sol og deilige jord (Lovely Sun and Lovely Earth)
Act V Scene 10: Pinsesalme: Velsignede morgen (Whitsun Hymn: Oh Blessed Morning)
Act V Scene 10: Utenfor hytten (Outside the Hut)
Act V Scene 10: Peer Gynt og Solveig (Peer Gynt and Solveig)
Act V Scene 10: Solveigs vuggevise (Solveig's Cradle Song)
I. Selig sind, die da Leid tragen
II. Denn alles Fleisch es ist wie Gras
III. Herr, lehre doch mich
IV. Wie lieblich sind deine Wohnungen
V. Ihr habt nun Traurigkeit
VI. Denn wir haben hie keine bleibende Statt
VII. Selig sind die Toten
Introit et Kyrie
Offertoire
Sanctus
Pie Jesu
Agnus Dei
Libera me
In Paradisum
Poème d'un jour, Opus 21: Rencontre, No. 1
Toujours, No. 2
Adieu, No. 3
Introit et Kyrie
Offertoire
Sanctus
Pie Jesu
Agnus Dei
Libera me
In Paradisum
Fortuna imperatrix mundi: O Fortuna
Fortuna imperatrix mundi: Fortune plango vulnera
Primo vere: Veris leta facies
Primo vere: Omnia sol temperat
Primo vere: Ecce gratum
Uf dem anger: Tanz
Uf dem anger: Floret silva
Uf dem anger: Chramer, gip die varwe mir
Uf dem anger: Reie; Swaz hie gat umbe; Chume, chum, geselle
Uf dem anger: Were diu werlt alle min
In taberna: Estuans interius
In taberna: Olim lacus colueram
In taberna: Ego sum abbas
In taberna: In taberna quando sumus
Cours d'amours: Amor volat undique
Cours d'amours: Dies, nox et omnia
Cours d'amours: Stetit puella
Cours d'amours: Circa mea pectora
Cours d'amours: Si puer cum puellula
Cours d'amours: Veni, veni, venias
Cours d'amours: In trutina
Cours d'amours: Tempus est iocundum
Cours d'amours: Dulcissime
Blanziflor et Helena: Ave formosissima
Fortuna imperatrix mundi: O Fortuna
I. Dead Night (Text: Manuel Bandeira). II. Ballad (Daniel Laínez). III. Just For A Moment (Roberto Fernandez Retamar)
IV. A Man Goes Past (Cesar Vallejo)
V. The Unrepentant (Murilo Mendes). VI. Starvation (Nicolas Guillen). VII. Poem From An Item of News (Manuel Bandeira)
VIII. Poem To A Dead Friend (Cassiano Ricardo)
IX. When The Funeral Procession Went Past (Manuel Bandeira)
X. Lynch (Nicolas Guillen). XI. Che (Miguel Barnet)
XII. Epitaph For A Soldier Of The Invasion (Roberto Fernandez Retamar). XIII. The Final Poem (Manuel Bandeira). XIV. Radiant Vision
I. Dancing Song. II. Sentence On A Traitor. III. My Mother
The Great Joy (Pablo Neruda)
O Fortuna
Fortune plango vulnera
Veris leta facies
Omnia sol remperat
Ecce gratum
Tanz
Floret silva
Chramer, gip die Varwe mir
Reie
Were diu werlt alle min
Estuans interius
Olim lacus colueram
Ego sum abbas Cucaniensis
In taberna quando sumus
Amor volat undique
Dies, nox et omnia
Stetit puella
Circa mea pectora
Si puer cum puellula
Veni, veni venias
In trutina
Tempus est iocundum
Dulcissime
Ave formosissima
O Fortuna
Prelude
Narration: Ej for de starka i varlden... (Not for the strong in the world...)
Vem spelar pa en pipa en lat av gryningsluft... (Who plays upon a pipe a song of the morning air...) (Chorus)
Narration: Apollon bor i ett tessaliskt stall... (Apollo lives in a Thessalonian stable...)
Kring hostlig vaktelds brander... (Around the glowing watchfire of autumn...) (Baritone, Chorus)
Valsignelse foljer i gudarnas spar... (Blessings follow in the wake of the gods...) (Chorus)
Narration: Husbonden ma vi prisa sall... (We must joyfully praise the master...)
Vad faller over traden... (What kind of silver glow...) (Soprano, Chorus)
Narration: An vandra gudar over denna jord... (Still the gods walk this earth...)
Tror du, att faren skulle... (Do you think that sheep...) (Baritone, Soprano, Chorus)
Applause
An den Mond, Op. 57, No. 3, D. 193
An den Mond, Op. 57, No. 3, D. 193
"Questo Mar Rosso"
Pensier profondo"
"Abasso, abbasso l'autor!"
"Si può" - "Chi è là?"
"Io resto"
"Chi è là?"
"Si sente meglio?"
"Che Gelida Manina"
"Sì. Mi chiamano Mimì"
"Ehi! Rodolfo!"
"O soave fanciulla"
"Arranci, Datteri!"
"Chi guardi?" - "Ecco i giocattoli di Parpignol"
"Viva Parpignol..." - "Una cuffietta a pizzi"
"Beviam!"
"Quando M'en Vo'" (Musetta's Waltz)
"Caro!" - "Fuori il Danaro!"
"Ohè, là, le guardie!" - "Aprite!"
"Sa dirmi, scusi"
"Mimì!" - "Rodolfo m'ama e mi fugge"
"Marcello. Finalmente!"
"Mimì è una civetta"
"Mimì è tanto malata!"
"Donde lieta uscì"
"Addio, Dolce Svegliare" (Quartetto)
"In un coupé?"
"O Mimì, tu più non torni" (Duetto) - "Che ora sia"
"Gavotta"
"C'è Mimì..."
"Vecchia Zimarra, Senti"
"Sono andati"
"Oh Dio! Mimì!"
"Che ha detto il medico?"
Selig sind, die da Leid tragen
Denn alles Fleisch es ist wie Gras
Herr, lehre doch mich
Wie lieblich sind deine Wohnungen
Ihr habt nun Traurigkeit
Denn wir haben hie keine bleibende Stadt
Selig sind die Toten
1. Langsam
2. Lebhaft
3. Von hier ab plötzlich breiter . . .
4. Langsam
5. Feurig und kraftvoll
6. Sehr mässig
7. Molto Adagio


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