Maribeth Diggle performer
The Amercian soprano has received her vocal education from the Boston University Tanglewood Institute, the Musik Hochschule Luzern, the Conservatorium van Amsterdam, and has graduated with cum laude from the Dutch National Opera Academy, having sung roles such as Mère Marie (Les Dialouge des Carmelites), Donna Eliva (Don Giovanni), Poppea (L'incoronazione di Poppea) and Fiordiligi (Così fan tutte), under conductors such as Henrik Schaefer, Richard Egarr and Glen Wilson. Since graduating, she has been invited to perform several times with the Limburg Symfonie Orkest under conductor Ed Spanjaard, including scenes from "Eugene Onegin" in the Concertgebouw (Amsterdam) during the Robeco Festival.
She has also toured as a soloist for Alain Platel, choreographer at Les Ballet C. de la B., and has sung under musical director Fabrizio Cassol, leader of jazz trio AKA Moon, having performed their creations "VSPRS" and "Pitié!" in major theaters in Europe, as well as performances in Japan, South Korea and 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. Together with members of the ensemble, she has also taken part as an artistic coach during the International Sommerlabor (Frankfurt am Main) given to young professional artists and dancers to encourage their creative technique.
Maribeth is currently covering the title role in an Opera North (UK) production of Madama Butterfly and also looks forward to work with the company again in the autumn of 2012, in their production of Don Giovanni.
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