Following her studies in Missouri and Kansas (USA), the Californian soprano, Betsy Horne, came to the Johannes-Gutenberg-University in Mainz as a scholar in 2001. Parallel to her postgraduate studies she performed at Staatstheater Mainz, at the Opera Cologne, and at the Festivals in Schwetzingen and Potsdam. From 2006, she was an ensemble member at Staatstheater Wiesbaden, where she performed in over 20 roles on stage as a mezzo soprano, before she started her change of fach to soprano in 2009.
From 2010 to 2014, Betsy Horne was part of the ensemble at Coburg Landestheater, where she
achieved great success in the roles of Desdemona, Katja Kabanova, Agathe, Tatjana, and Elsa. In 2012, she was awarded with the Bayerischer Kunstförderpreis.
Since her fulminant US debut as Katja Kabanova at the Spoleto Festival, USA she has been working as a freelancer. In the fall of 2013, Betsy Horne debuted as Marschallin/Der Rosenkavalier at Stadttheater Klagenfurt, in September 2015 as Emma/Khovanshchina at Theater Basel, and in June of 2016 as Arabella at the Opera Leipzig.
She has also worked with conductors such as Dmitri Jurowski, Alexander Joel, Jakob Hr??a, Patrick Lange and Alexander Soddy.
Highlights of the last seasons were her role debut as Eva/Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg,
Elisabeth/Tannhäuser, Freia/Das Rheingold as well as Gutrune and 3. Norn/Götterdämmerung at the Hessisches Staatstheater Wiesbaden, Gerhilde/Die Walküre at the Teatro San Carlo in Naples and at the Teatro Petruzzelli in Bari, Daughter in Hindemith's Cardillac and Princess Volkhova in Rimsky-Korsakov's Sadko at Opera Vlaanderen Antwerp as well as Desdemona/Otello at the Stadttheater Klagenfurt and Sieglinde/Walküre at Hessisches Staatstheater Wiesbaden. In the past 2021/22 season, Betsy Horne made her debut in the title role of Ariadne auf Naxos at the Salzburg Staatsheater and her participation in the Ring an einem Abend at the Graz Opera.
In the 2022/23 season, Betsy Horne will take on the roles of Eva/ Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg and Feldmarschallin/ Der Rosenkavalier at the Hessische Staatstheater in Wiesbaden.
Engagements in Bayreuth