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Gabriela Scherer

Gabriela Scherer was raised in Zurich and studied with Prof. Horiana Branisteanu at the Mozarteum in Salzburg, Austria and completed her studies attending masterclasses with Angelika Kirchschlager, Francisco Araiza and Barbara Fink.

Biography:

Gabriela Scherer was raised in Zurich and studied with Prof. Horiana Branisteanu at the Mozarteum in Salzburg, Austria and completed her studies attending masterclasses with Angelika Kirchschlager, Francisco Araiza and Barbara Fink.

The season 2018/19 begins with Gabriela Scherer making her role debut in the title role of Richard Strauss‘ Arabella at the Deutsche Oper am Rhein in Düsseldorf, before heading to Leipzig to perform Agathe (Der Freischütz). In Leipzig, she sings her first Elisabetta (Don Carlo), and can be heard as Contessa (Le nozze di Figaro), Freia (Das Rheingold), Gerhilde (Die Walküre) and Gutrune (Die Götterdämmerung). At the end of this season she makes an exciting role debut as Lisa in Tchaikowsky’s Pique Dame with the Opernfestspiele Heidenheim.

In the season 2014/15, Gabriela Scherer made a very successful change to lyrical soprano by singing the title role of Ariadne auf Naxos at Lucerne Theatre. In 2016/17 she repeated the role with Theater Lübeck, made another role debut as Countess Almaviva (Le nozze di Figaro) with Opera Leipzig and her house debut as First Lady (Zauberflöte) at the Opéra National de Paris. On the concert stage, she has been performing Freia in concert versions of Wagner’s Das Rheingold under the direction of Marek Janowski with the NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchestra at the Elbphilharmonie Hamburg, Konzerthaus Dortmund and at the Pentecost Festival of Festspielhaus Baden-Baden. Two other exciting house and role debuts took Gabriela Scherer to the Sächsische Staatsoper Dresden (Contessa/ Le nozze di Figaro) and Oper Leipzig (Agathe/Der Freischütz).

In Leipzig, she was a cast member in 2007/08 performing Hänsel (Hänsel und Gretel), Miss Jessel (The Turn of the Screw), Annio (La Clemenza di Tito) and Komponist (Ariadne auf Naxos). From 2009 and 2011, Gabriela Scherer joined the cast of the Bayerische Staatsoper, singing Dorabella (Così fan tutte), Hänsel (Hänsel und Gretel), Mércèdes (Carmen), Fenena (Nabucco), Soeur Mathilde (Dialogues des Carmélites), Blumenmädchen (Parsifal) and Silla (Palestrina).

On the concert stage, Gabriela Scherer works regularly with renowned conductors such as Riccardo Chailly, Sir John Eliot Gardiner, Lawrence Foster, Christopher Hogwood, Kent Nagano, Marek Janowski, Marcus Bosch and Simone Young. She has sung concerts at the Schloss Elmau, the anniversary gala concert of the Europäisches KulturForum Mainau e.V., sharing the stage with Michael Volle and Piotr Beczala, and performed at the Opera Festival Heidenheim.