Yvonne Hartinger, Dr.

Lecturer in Singing

  • Mirabellplatz 1
  • 5020 Salzburg

Yvonne Douthat Hartinger, mezzo-soprano, is a native of Baton Rouge, Louisiana. She holds degrees from both Louisiana State University and the University of Houston and completed the Doctorate of Musical Arts at the Eastman School of Music under Dr. Robert McIver. She lives in Salzburg and is on the voice faculty at the University Mozarteum (Music Education—Orff Institute). She’s been a regular member of the voice faculty of the University of Miami Frost School of Music at Salzburg since 2009 and collaborates with other study abroad institutions including the Salzburg Institute of Religion, Culture and the Arts and the Kentucky Institute of International Studies.

While studying and performing in the US and abroad, she has had the pleasure of working with many inspirational artists and pedagogues including Howard Arman, Benita Valente, the late Richard Miller, Wolfram Rieger, Gil Kalish, Martin Issep, William Bolcom, Jennifer Larmore, James McKinney, Paul O’Dette and the late Phyllis Curtain. Of the numerous operatic roles she has embodied, highlights include Romeo in I Capuleti e i Montecchi, Isabella in L’Italiana in Algeri, the title role in Gluck’s Iphigenie auf Tauris, Nicklausse in Les Contes d’Hoffman, Octavia in L’incoronatsione di Poppea, Dinah in Trouble in Tahiti and Ramiro in La Finta Giardiniera. As a resident artist at the Ohio Light Opera, she performed Tessa in The Gondoliers and leading roles in many rarely performed gems of 19th and 20th century operetta. In addition, Ms. Douthat spent two summers at the prestigious Marlboro Chamber Music Festival under the direction of Mitsuko Uchida and Richard Goode. There she had the unique opportunity to explore and perform the vast array vocal chamber music repertoire, collaborating with internationally recognized singers and instrumentalists.  

As a regular soloist with the Salzburg Bach Society and the Salzburg Dom Music, and as a guest soloist in the region and abroad, Ms. Hartinger has performed Bach’s Weinachtsoratorium, Mozart’s C-Minor Mass and Requiem, Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony, Schumann’s Faust, the Duruflé Requiem, Schoenberg’s Gurrelieder, and the title role of Handel’s Solomon. Yvonne and her husband, tenor, Virgil Hartinger, are the artistic directors of the Salzburger Kammermusik Konzerte.