About Carola Guber

Mezzo-Soprano Carola Guber was born in Braunschweig. Before beginning her vocal studies with Carol Richardson-Smith at the Conservatory in Hannover, she completed a degree in Instrumental Music Education at the same school.

She sang as member of the „Fest“ Ensemble of the Niedersächsischen Staatsoper Hannover and as member of the Ensemble at the Vereinigte Städtische Bühnen Krefeld/Mönchengladbach. Furthermore she sang as a guest – both in opera and in concerts – in Theaters in Köln, Kassel, Leipzig, Karlsruhe, Schwerin, Wiesbaden, Nürnberg, Dortmund, Düsseldorf, Weimar, Darmstadt, Bonn, Helsinki, Stuttgart, the Komische Oper Berlin, the Alte Oper Frankfurt, as well as in Italy, France, Portugal, Holland, and the USA. Festivals include Ludwigsburger Schloßfestspiele, the Menuhin-Festival Gstaad, the Rheingau Musikfestival, the Göttinger Händel Festspiele, the Brühler Schloßkonzerte, Théâtre des Champs-Élysées and the Accademia di Santa Cecilia in Rom.

Between 2004 and 2012 Carola Guber was a regular guest at the Bayreuth Festival: in two productions as Blumenmädchen, in addition, she sang the role of Magdalene in „Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg“.

Most important among her conductors were John Eliot Gardiner, Pierre Boulez, Adam Fischer, Daniele Gatti, Sebastian Weigle, Philippe Jordan. She worked with stage directors such as Stefan Herheim, Christoph Schlingensieff, Katharina Wagner, Philipp Himmelman
and Mario del Monaco.

She performed more than 50 roles on stage such as Hänsel and Mutter in Hänsel und Gretel, Cherubino, Siebel, Muse/ Niklausse and Giulietta in Les Contes d ́Hoffmann, Dorabella, Despina, Donna Elvira, Charlotte in Werther, Carmen, Fremde Fürstin in Rusalka, Elisabetta in Maria Stuarda, Angelina in La Cenerentola, Rosina, Isabella in L ́Italiana in Algeri, Octavian, Komponist in Ariadne auf Naxos, Laura in La Gioconda, Ebo-
li, Venus und Kundry. Her Concert Repertoire includes Weihnachtoratorium, Matthäus-Passion und Johannesassion from Bach, c -minor Mass from Mozart, Kindertotenlieder, Lieder eines Fahrenden Gesellen, das Lied von der Erde and the Symphonies 2,3 und 4 from Mahler, Stabat Mater und Requiem from Dvorak, Petite Messe Solennelle and Stabat Mater from Rossini, Wesendonk- Lieder from Wagner, Sieben Frühe Lieder from Berg, Poèmes de l ́Amour et de la Mer from Chausson, Les Nuits d ́Été from Berlioz and Messa da Requiem from Verdi.

She can be heard in CD and DVD recordings in: „ Die Zauberflöte“ (2. Dame under John Eliot Gardiner), „Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg“, Bayreuther Festspiele 2008 and others. In 2010 she became professor at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater „Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy“ in Leipzig.

Since 2010 she has held a professorship for classical singing at the Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy University of Music and Theater in Leipzig.