Eva Maria Westbroek studied singing from 1988 to 1995 at the Royal Conservatory in The Hague. She also took masterclasses with Iris Adami Corradetti and with the American tenor James McCray. Eva-Maria Westbroek is undoubtedly one of the most acclaimed and widely recognized opera singers in the world.
She has performed at most renowned opera houses and festivals, including the Bayreuther and Aix-en-Provence Festivals, the Royal Opera House Covent Garden, Opéra de Paris, the Metropolitan Opera, Wiener Staatsoper, Deutsche Oper Berlin, Teatro alla Scala Milan, Semperoper Dresden and Bavarian State Opera Munich. Her signature roles include Sieglinde Die Walküre, Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk, Minnie La fanciulla del West, Maddalena Andrea Chénier and the title roles in Francesca da Rimini, Jenufa, Manon Lescaut and Katya Kabanova.
In the Netherlands, Westbroek has sung the roles of Maddalena in Andrea Chénier by Giordano (Concertgebouw) and Marguerite in La damnation de Faust by Hector Berlioz, with the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Valeri Gergiev. At the Dutch Opera she sang the title role in Lady Macbeth from the Mtsensk district.
On January 24, 2013, she made her role debut in the title role of Puccini's opera Manon Lescaut in the Brussels Royal Theater of the Monnaie, directed by the Polish director Mariusz Trelinski. In the 2017/2018 season, Westbroek is artist in residence with the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra.
Eva's extensive range of honors and awards includes first prize at the Dutch VSCD Classical Music Awards in the category 'Most Impressive Individual Artistic Achievement', laureate of the Angelica Catalani Competition and the Santa Margherita Ligure Competition, a Grammy nomination for Wozzeck at Dutch National Opera and the title of Kammersängerin der Staatsoper Stuttgart, the company with which she was part of the ensemble from 2001 to 2006.
Since 2014, Eva has been an ambassador for Musicians without Borders, a charity that is close to her heart lies.