Nora Gubisch

Mezzo-Soprano

Born in Paris, Nora Gubisch, began her musical studies in the Young Choir of Radio France and studied piano with Catherine Collard, then studied singing at the Conservatory of Paris with Christiane Eda-Pierre where she won first prize. Later she met Vera Rozsa who becomes her master.

She is now one of the most requested mezzos.

At the opera, she sings the title role of Carmen in Berlin, Paris, Zurich and many productions worldwide, Juditha triumphans (Vivaldi) Salammbô (Fenelon) at the Opéra de Paris, La Belle Hélène (Offenbach) Festivals of Salzburg and Aix-en-Provence, The Rape of Lucretia (Britten) at the Opéra de Lyon, Salomé (Mariotte), Tancredi (Rossini), Thérèse (Massenet) ; Sesto (La Clemenza di Tito, Mozart), Penelope (Il Ritorno d’Ulisse in patria, Monteverdi), Marguerite (La Damnation de Faust, Berlioz), Charlotte (Werther Massenet), Judith (Bluebeard’s Castle,Bartók), Amneris (Aida, Verdi) ; and Wagnerian roles like Magdalene (Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg), Waltraute (Götterdämmerung) and Brangäne (Tristan und Isolde)…

She appears on major international stages, under the direction of Sir Colin Davis, Georges Prêtre, Lorin Maazel, Nikolaus Harnoncourt, James Conlon, Christoph Eschenbach, Armin Jordan, and with the orchestras of New York Philharmonic Orchestra, the Vienna Philharmonic, the Staatskapelle Dresden, the London Symphony Orchestra, the Orchestre de Paris, l’Orchestre National de France, the New Philharmonic Orchestra as well as the City of Birmingham Orchestra and the BBC Symphony Orchestra…

Nora Gubisch sings also the oratorio and chamber music and since several years she gives recitals with the pianist Alain Altinoglu with whom she recorded already two discs of French melodies critically acclaimed (Duparc’s and Ravel’s Melodies (naive)). Her discography also includes» A child of our time» (Tipett), “Perela” (Dusapin),”Rheinnixen” (Offenbach) “Königskinder” (Humperdinck), ”Hary Janos” (Kodály), “Requiem” (Lancino), “Les Nuits hallucinées” (Escaich) “Therese” by Massenet (title role) and recently her latest album has just bee released : “Folk Songs” (Naive) …

Her projects this season lead her to Zürich for a creation of Christian Jost “Die rote Lanterne”, then she will be at the Deutsche Oper Berlin with Carmen, Judith («Blue eard’s Castle» by Bartok Vienna at the festival de Montpellier on ”la Jacquerie” by Lalo and à lots of concerts and recitals with alain Altinoglu in. Lucerne (Nuits d’été de Berlioz), Zurich for the new year concert at the Ton Halle,and also in Paris and Brussels at la Monnaie and Bad Kissingen festival and Charlotte in “Werther” at the Liceu in Barcelona…

Nora Gubisch has been appointed in France “Knight of Arts and Letters”.