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About Hainzl Delage Artists Management

Hainzl Delage Artists Management is a company that believes in building long-term relationships based on trust with their partners who are artists and promoters. The founders, Franz Hainzl and Laurent Delage, have strong principles when it comes to their profession and always prioritize artistic, moral, and human values above all else. They put all their energy and enthusiasm into managing the careers of their artists without compromising their beliefs.

Franz Hainzl, one of the co-founders, hails from the Austrian region of Oberes Waldviertel. He studied opera stage direction at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna and Dramatics and German Philology at the University of Vienna. During his studies, Franz gained practical experience through his involvement with Jeunesse Musicale Austria, which included tour management and artists’ support. Franz later became an assistant director and worked as a music editor for the television of ORF. Before founding Hainzl Delage Artists Management, Franz specialized in assisting, managing, and consulting opera and concert singers at Dr. Raab & Dr. Böhm, another artists’ agency.

Laurent Delage, the other co-founder, was born in Paris and received his education from EM Lyon, a top French business school. While studying in Vienna as an Erasmus exchange student, Laurent worked as a private secretary for renowned pianist Paul Badura-Skoda. Later, Laurent managed several prominent classical musicians and conductors, including Julia Varady, Sergej Larin, Alain Lombard, and Fabio Luisi. In 1999, Laurent established himself as an independent artist manager, representing singers, stage directors, conductors, orchestras, and chamber ensembles.

Hainzl Delage Artists Management represents a diverse range of world-class artists, such as Angela Maria Blasi, Miriam Gauci, Doris Soffel, Piotr Beczala, Glenn Winslade, and many others. Both Franz and Laurent take great pride in developing the careers of their artists and providing exceptional representation services. Additionally, they recently expanded their roster to include conductors.

The company holds licenses for representing self-employed artists and occupations in Austria and France, and they comply with all legal requirements necessary to operate in these countries. TPA Horwath serves as the tax consultant for Franz Hainzl, and Wolfgang Steirer provides fiscal advice for Laurent Delage.

Tina Bachmann, a member of the Hainzl Delage Artists Management team, was born in Vienna and brings extensive international experience to the company. She has worked for various organizations, including UNIDO, European Investment Bank, Austrian Airlines, Lufthansa Cargo, and served as a diplomat in Portugal, Mexico, and Libya. With fluency in German, English, French, Spanish, and basic knowledge of Portuguese, Tina assists the company with multilingual communication and administration.

In conclusion, Hainzl Delage Artists Management is a highly respected and reputable company in the classical music industry. With their unwavering commitment to artistic excellence and ethical principles, the company has built a successful practice representing world-renowned artists. Their expertise and dedication ensure that they will continue to provide exceptional service to their clients for years to come.

Artists List Biography


Peter Sonn was born in Salzburg where he completes his vocal studies at the University of Music and Performing Arts Mozarteum with distinction. Already during his studies, he made his debut with Salzburg Festival and at the Baden-Baden Festspielhaus.

In the course of his engagements at the Landestheater Coburg, the Tiroler Landestheater Innsbruck and the Staatstheater am Gärtnerplatz in Munich, he acquired the repertoire of several central roles as a lyric tenor: Belmonte (Die Entführung aus dem Serail), Don Ottavio (Don Giovanni), Ferrando (Così fan tutte), Tamino (Die Zauberflöte), Lorenzo (Fra Diavolo), Marquis von Chateauneuf (Zar und Zimmermann), Steuermann (Der fliegende Holländer), Lenski (Eugene Onegin), Nemorino (L’elisir d’amore), Alfredo (La Traviata), Arnim (Simplicius) and Camille (Die lustige Witwe). In Coburg, he was awarded the scholarship of the Richard-Wagner-Society. He also appeared in guest performances in Torino and Catania. Peter Sonn made guest appearances with Salzburg Festival 2006 (Die Schuldigkeit des Ersten Gebots – released on DVD by ‘DG’), 2008 (Die Zauberflöte) and 2011 as Jüngling (Die Frau ohne Schatten – DVD production by ‘Opus Arte’).

From 2009 to 2012, Peter Sonn was an ensemble member of the Zurich Opera where he extended his repertoire with the roles of Henry Morosus (Die schweigsame Frau), Vladimir Igorevich (Fürst Igor), The Italian Tenor (Der Rosenkavalier) and Narraboth (Salome).

Mozart’s Tamino accompanies him throughout his career; Peter Sonn made his debut with this role at the Frankfurt Opera in 2010, at the Hamburg State Opera in 2011 and at the Komische Oper Berlin in 2012 (new production directed by Barry Kosky). Sonn’s first performance at the Scala in Milan was the Jüngling (Die Frau ohne Schatten) in 2012. Already in 2011, he appeared for the first time with the Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra as David, followed by his role debut as Walther von der Vogelweide (Tannhäuser) in 2012 – both with CD-recordings for ‘PentaTone’. Within season 2012-2013, he appeared in Hamburg, Berlin and Chicago before joining the Salzburg Festival again, singing the role of David in Wagner’s Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg. In 2014 he will make his debut with the Berlin State Opera as Walther von der Vogelweide in a new production of Tannhäuser.

Peter Sonn’s concert repertoire covers sacred music such as Mozart’s Requiem, Handel’s The Messiah, Beethoven’s C-major-Mass and Britten’s Serenade for tenor and horn as well as Lieder by Beethoven, Bellini, Bononcini, Donizetti, Mozart, Pergolesi, Scarlatti, Schubert, Schumann and Tchaikovsky. He works regularly with acknowledged conductors like Marc Albrecht, Christoph von Dohnanyi, Vladmir Fedosejev, Daniele Gatti, Michael Gielen, Marek Janowski, Philippe Jordan, Riccardo Muti, Ulf Schrimer, Peter Schneider, Jeffrey Tate, Franz Welser-Möst and Christian Thielemann as well as under the stage direction of Sven-Eric Bechtolf, John Dew, Claus Guth, Karl Ernst & Ursel Herrmann, Jens-Daniel Herzog, Barry Kosky, Harry Kupfer, Moshe Leiser & Patrice Caurier, Christof Loy and David Pountney.


In July 2016 Elsa Dreisig was awarded First Prize – Female at the prestigious singing competition “Operalia” (founded by Plácido Domingo). In 2015, within a few months, Elsa Dreisig had already been awarded both Second Prize of the Queen Sonja International Music Compertition in Oslo as well as First Prize and Audience’s Prize of the “Neue Stimmen” Competition of the Bertelsmann Foundation in Gütersloh. She was also granted the “Prix jeune soliste 2015 des radios francophones publiques” (Young Soloist’ Award 2015 of the French speaking public radio-companies) and she is the “Vocal Discovery” of the prestigious Victoires de la Musique Classique 2016. These major honours make her shine as a new star of the vocal art firmament.

Elsa Dreisig is French and Danish. She was still a child and already very keen to sing. She entered the Maîtrises (choir’s schools) of the Opéra royal de Wallonie and of the Opéra national de Lyon. She studied singing at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique in Paris (class of Valérie Guillorit) and at the Hochschule in Leipzig (Regina Werner).

Together with the pianist Lucie Sansen she deepened her knowledge of the Lied and the Mélodie being advised by Alexander Schmalcz, Jeff Cohen and Anne Le Bozec. She also studied the German vocal repertoire with the Baritone Stephan Genz, the Italian vocal repertoire with Peter Berne and the German operetta with Regina Werner. In 2014, once again together with Lucie Stansen, she took part in the “Résidence  Schubert” lead by Matthias Goerne and Markus Hinterhäuser at the Académie d’Aix-en-Provence. She also attended the Masterclass ”Schubert and Strauss” by Dietrich Henschel and Manuel Lang in the frame of the « Neue Stimmen » – Foundation as well as the Lied Academy in Heidelberg with Thomas Hampson and Thomas Quasthoff.

In 2012 she was awarded both the jury and the audience prizes at the “Des Mots et des Notes” competition, dedicated to the French repertoire. In 2014 she was awarded the first prize at the “Ton und Erklärung” competition (organized by the Club der Deutschen Wirschaft) accompanied by the MDR Symphony Orchestra. She was also awarded the audience prize, the prize of the young audience and the prize for the most promising artist at the 2015 Clermont-Ferrand competition.

In 2013/14 Elsa Dreisig made her stage debut in Der Wildschütz by Lortzing the Music Hochschule Leipzig, performed then Semiramide by Hasse at the Hochschule Leipzig and on tour in Graz. In 2014/15 she performed Les Parapluies de Cherbourg (Jenny) at the Théâtre du Châtelet with Natalie Dessay and Laurent Naouri under the baton of Michel Legrand. She also sang Madame de Folleville in Il viaggio a Reims by Rossini in Royaumont.

From 2014/15 on Elsa Dreisig is a member of the Opera Studio of the Staatsoper Berlin under the artistic direction of Daniel Barenboim. Her plans in Berlin this season are Pamina et Papagena in Die Zauberflöte, the princess in Le chat botté by César Cui and Signora Angiolieri in Mario und der Zauberer by Stephen Oliver. Further plans include Rosina in Il Barbiere di Siviglia at the Clermont-Ferrand Opera and on tour throughout France.

Further projects include Musetta (La Bohème) at the Opernhaus Zürich, Pamina (Die Zauberflöte) for her debut at the Opéra de Paris as well as at the Staatsoper Berlin and at the Opernhaus Zürich and Lauretta (Gianni Schicchi) at the Opéra de Paris. From 2017/18 on, she will also be a member of the Ensemble of the Staatsoper Berlin.

Elsa Dreisig is a member of two musical ensembles: the Franco-American contemporary music and art collective “Ensemble 101” (artistic director: Mike Solomon) and the “Ensemble 4D” (4 Dreisig) in Denmark with her mother, her aunt and her cousin, all sopranos.

She recently took part in the prestigious gala concert of the German AIDS-Foundation at the Deutsche Oper Berlin under the baton of Donald Runnicles.

She has given recitals at the Gasteig Phiharmony in Munich, at the Bronnbach monastery in Werthein and at the Konzerthaus Berlin.

Elsa Dreisig was a recipient of the “Cercle Wagner” in Paris in 2015. She is currently a recipient of the Liz-Mohn-Musik- und Kulturstiftung.

Natalia Zagorinskaya – SINGER SOPRANO

Natalia Zagorinskaya is renowned as an exquisite performer of the XX and XXI century’s music. She achieved high credit with her interpretation of vocal cycles by Edison Denisov like Les Pleurs, Stravinsky’s Les Noces, Alban Berg’s Lulu Suite,  Niccolo Castiglioni’s Terzina , Luigi Dallapiccola’s Tre Poemi and Commiato, Elliott Carter’s A Mirror on which to dwell,  Jean Barraque’s Chant apres chant,  Pierre Boulez’ Improvisation sur Mallarme I/II, as well as Luigi Nono’s Intolleranza Suite and Sul ponte di Hiroshima.

György Kurtág has a special significance in the artist’s career, as having written some of the numerous works which Natalia Zagorinskaya frequently performs especially for this artist. She sang the world-premiere of Kurtág’s Songs based on poems by Anna Akhmatova op. 41, dedicated to her by the composer, at the New York Carnegie Hall in 2009, followed by performances of this cycle in Geneva, at the Paris Palais Garnier, the Amsterdam Concertgebouw, in Budapest, Cologne and und Montreal as well as when making her debut with the Vienna Musikverein. She gave her Austrian debut in Salzburg in 2010 performing Kurgág’s Messages of the late Miss Troussova and sang this cycle then also at the Vienna Konzerthaus. In 2011 Natalia Zagorinskaya sang both cycles at the 85th birthday of the composer in Budapest. She, of course, also joins the celebration concerts for György Kurtág’s 90th birthday this year. Further to these two famous cycles she also has Kurtág’s  Scenes from a novelRequiem for a friend and Quatre Caprices op. 9 in her repertory. 

Born in Moscow, Zagorinskaya studied the piano before starting her vocal studies in Vera Kudriavtseva’s class at the Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory. She is a member of the Moscow Helikon Opera Theatre which she also joined on tour to the USA, Great Britain, Germany, Switzerland, Denmark, France, Spain and the Libanon. Her most recent repertory on opera stage includes Emilia Marty in Janáček’s The Makropulos Case, Blanche in Poulenc’s Dialogues des Carmélites, the title role in Dvořak’s Rusalka, Fata Morgana in Prokofiev’s The love for three oranges, Stephana in Giodano’s Siberia, Tsarevna Alexandra in Jay Reise’s opera Rasputin and Marianna in Wagner’s Das Liebesverbot, numerous of those within the first ever Russian stage-productions.

Zagorinskaya also gave concerts in Los Angeles, Paris, Lisbon, Geneva, Amsterdam, Haarlem, Edinbourgh, Aldeburgh, Helsinki, Dusseldorf, Saarbrücken, Salzburg and Vienna performing with the Ensemble Contrechamps, the Ensemble Intercontemporain, the Nieuw Ensemble Amsterdam, the BBC Symphony Orchestra, the Schönberg Ensemble, the Ensemble ‘Die Reihe’ and the Klangforum Wien among others. Her concert repertoire also comprises classics such as Bach’s B Minor Mass, Shostakovich’s Symphony n° 14, Zemlinsky’s Lyrical Symphony and Schreker’s Vom ewigen Leben.

Julien Behr – SINGER TENOR

Julien Behr started singing in a boys choir and was very early attracted by the stage. It was first the theatre stage, later the opera stage. With his “italian”, focused and radiant voice as well as his good looking, Mozart roles such as Idamante, Ferrando, Tamino, Italian roles such as Nemorino, Ernesto, Fenton and French roles such as Renaud, Gonzalve, Pâris suit him perfectly.

Reinoud Van Mechelen – SINGER TENOR


Reinoud Van Mechelen, born in 1987, starts to sing at an early age in the children’s choir Clari Cantuli. In 2007 he takes his first singing classes from Anne Mertens and Nicolas Achten in Louvain, his hometown. One year later he joins the Royal Conservatory of Brussels to take up vocal studies, first with Lena Lootens and subsequently with Dina Grossberger.
Meanwhile he also takes master classes from Greta De Reyghere, Isabelle Desrochers, Frédérick Haas, Claire Lefilliâtre, Alain Buet, Jean-Paul Fouchécourt, François-Nicolas Geslot, and Howard Crook. In 2007 he participates in the ‘Académie Baroque Européenne d’Ambronnay’, where he performs ‘Plutus’ in ‘le Carnaval et la Folie’ by Destouches with Hervé Niquet. Fairly quickly he is invited as a soloist by several well-known ensembles, including l’Arpeggiata, Capilla Flamenca, Ex Tempore, Ludus Modalis, B’rock, Ricercar Consort, Il Gardellino, and the European Union Baroque Orchestra. On a regular basis, he collaborates with “Scherzi Musicali”, conducted by Nicolas Achten. As such, he contributes to several recordings that are received with great enthusiasm by international critics.

During the season 2011/2012 he performed with Ausonia in Castor & Pollux (Castor) in a tour in France and Germany, and with le Poème Harmonique in Egisto by Cavalli at the opera of Rouen.
In 2011 Reinoud is selected to take part in the 5th edition of the “Jardin des Voix”, the baroque academy of les Arts Florissants. Since then he regularly performs as a soloist with les Arts Florissants in projects under the direction of William Christie, Paul Agnew, and Jonathan Cohen.


Trained at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Lyon and at the Opera Studio of the Bayerische Staatsoper, Prize winner of the prestigious Reine Elisabeth Competition, Anaik Morel is for sure one of France’s most promising talents. When a great voice has also a true passion for music, it makes a great voice also on concert stage and in recital. Whether she sings the German (Schumann, Brahms, Schönberg, Berg,…) or the French repertoire (Berlioz, Duparc, Poulenc, Messiaen, among others), the mezzo-soprano from Lyon fascinates her audience.

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