Karolina Gumos

Karolina Gumos

Wie sie jeder von Hoffmanns Hirngespinst-Damen einen eigenen Ton abringt, ist ebenso bewundernswert wie Karolina Gumos’ coole Muse, die Hoffmann mit strahlendem, vielseitigem Mezzo auf Kurs hält.​

— Berliner Morgenpost

 

Karolina Gumos has been a member of the ensemble at the Komische Oper Berlin since 2006. Her repertoire in Berlin includes Octavian in Der Rosenkavalier, Idamante in Idomeneo, Hänsel, Rosina, as well as the Fox in The Cunning Little Vixen, Orlofsky in Die Fledermaus, Dorabella in Cosi fan tutte, Cecilio in Mozart’s Lucio Sila and Mercedes in Carmen. Also in Berlin, in the season 2013/14, she sung Charlotte in Zimmermann’s Die Soldaten and the Foreign Princess in Rusalka for the first time. Her roles in Berlin during the current season include: Der Märchenprinz in Cendrillon, Orest in Die schöne Helena, Zweite Dame in Die Zauberflöte, Donna Elvira in Don Giovanni, Olga in Jewgeni Onegin and La Muse / La mère d’Antonia in Les Contes d’Hoffmann.

Karolina Gumos was born in Gdynia (Poland). She studied violin before turning to singing. After successfully completing her studies at the Poznan Music College with Prof. Wojciech Maciejowski in 2001, she continued advanced studies with Prof. Anneliese Fried at the Hanns Eisler School of Music in Berlin.

Whilst still a student, she performed frequently in oratorios by Bach, Händel, Mozart and Pergolesi. Karolina Gumos has participated in several master classes, as well as in numerous radio and television broadcasts (ARTE, ZDF in Germany and Radio 1, Poland) and has been a prize winner in the international Ada Sari Singing Competition.

From 2002 to 2005 Karolina Gumos was engaged at the Dortmund Opera, where she sang roles such as Zerlina, Fenena, Cherubino, Olga and Dorabella. In 2006 she joined the State Opera of Braunschweig, where she added the roles of Nicklausse / La Muse (Le contes d´ Hoffmann), Ottavia (L´incoronazione di Poppea), Sesto and the title role in the German premiere of Philippe Boesmans’ Julie to her repertoire.

She has appeared in concerts and guest performances at the Teatro de la Maestranza in Seville, Semperoper Dresden, Hamburg State Opera and Beseto Opera Seoul, Korea. Karolina Gumos has also been invited to festivals including the Ruhrtriennale (F. Martin Le vin herbé 2008, Schönberg Moses und Aron 2009), Munich Opera Festival (Das Lied von der Erde 2010), Musica Mallorca (Operngala 2007), Vratislavia Cantans in Wroclaw (Bach Magnificat), Schloss Rheinsberg Chamber Opera Festival (Le nozze di Figaro) and the Lutoslawski Festival, Warsaw. At the Händel Festival at the Badische Staatstheater Karlsruhe 2011 she enjoyed a special success in the role of Rosmira in Partenope.

Karolina Gumos has performed under the batons of famous conductors such as Peter Schneider, Friedemann Layer, Stefan Soltesz, Michael Boder, Ion Marin, Pedro Halffter, Alexander Vedernikov, Jörg Peter Weigle and stage directors including Hans Neuenfels, Christine Mielitz, Marco Arturo Marelli, Udo Samel, and Willy Decker.

Georges Bizet – Carmen – Mercedes
Komische Oper Berlin
Philippe Boesmans – Julie – Julie
Staatstheater Braunschweig
John Cage – Europeras 1&2 – Mezzosoprano
Ruhr Triennale Bochum
Francesco Cavalli – L’Ormindo – Mirinda
Theater Dortmund
Gaetano Donizetti – L’elisir d’amore – Gianetta
Theater Dortmund
Antonin Dvorák – Rusalka – The Foreign Princess
Komische Oper Berlin
Christoph Willibald Gluck – Armida – Der Hass
Komische Oper Berlin
Georg Friedrich Händel – Partenope – Rosmira
Badisches Staatstheater Karlsruhe
Georg Friedrich Händel – Xerxes – Arsamene
Komische Oper Berlin
Engelbert Humperdinck – Hänsel und Gretel – Hänsel
Komische Oper Berlin
Leoš Janácek – Jenufa – Jano
Theater Dortmund
Leoš Janácek – Príhody lišky bystroušky (Das schlaue Füchslein) – Fox
Komische Oper Berlin
Frank Martin – Le vin herbé
Ruhr Triennale Bochum
Claudio Monteverdi – L’incoronazione di Poppea – Ottavia
Staatstheater Braunschweig
Claudio Monteverdi – Il ritorno d’Ulisse in Patria – Il destino; Giunone
Komische Oper Berlin
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart – La clemenza di Tito – Sesto
Staatstheater Braunschweig
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart – Cosi fan tutte – Dorabella
Theater Dortmund, Komische Oper Berlin
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart – Don Giovanni – Donna Elvira
Komische Oper Berlin
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart – Don Giovanni – Zerlina
Theater Dortmund
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart – Idomeneo – Idamante
Komische Oper Berlin
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart – Le nozze di Figaro – Cherubino
Theater Dortmund
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart – Die Zauberflöte – Zweite Dame
Komische Oper Berlin, Beseto Opera Seoul – Korea
Jacques Offenbach – Les contes d’Hoffmann – Giulietta
Komische Oper Berlin
Jacques Offenbach – Les contes d’Hoffmann – Nicklausse/La Muse
Staatstheater Braunschweig
Jacques Offenbach – La Périchole – Pèrichole
Komische Oper Berlin
Sergei Prokofiev – Die Liebe zu den drei Orangen – Smeraldina
Komische Oper Berlin
Giacomo Puccini – Madama Butterfly – Suzuki
Theater Dortmund, Komische Oper Berlin
Henry Purcell – Dido and Aeneas – Sorceress (in concert)
Brandenburgisches Staatsorchester
Gioacchino Rossini – Il barbiere di Siviglia – Rosina
Komische Oper Berlin
Gioacchino Rossini – Il Turco in Italia – Zaide
Oper Wuppertal
Arnold Schönberg – Moses und Aron – Eine Kranke, Jungfrau
Ruhr Triennale Bochum
Johann Strauß – Die Fledermaus – Prinz Orlofsky
Komische Oper Berlin
Richard Strauss – Der Rosenkavalier – Octavian
Komische Oper Berlin
Richard Strauss – Salome – Page der Herodias
Komische Oper Berlin
Richard Strauss – Die schweigsame Frau – Carlotta
Sächsische Staatsoper Dresden, Teatro de la Maestranza Sevilla
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky – Pikovaya dama – Polina
Komische Oper Berlin
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky – Yevgeny Onegin – Olga
Theater Dortmund
Giuseppe Verdi – Nabucco – Fenena
Theater Dortmund, Staatsoper Hamburg
Giuseppe Verdi – Otello – Emilia
Staatstheater Braunschweig
Giuseppe Verdi – La Traviata – Flora
Komische Oper Berlin
Richard Wagner – Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg – Magdalene
Komische Oper Berlin
Richard Wagner – Das Rheingold – Flosshilde
Theater Dortmund
Alexander von Zemlinsky – Eine florentinische Tragödie – Bianca
Teatro de la Maestranza Sevilla
Bernd Alois Zimmermann – Die Soldaten – Charlotte
Komische Oper Berlin
Johann Sebastian Bach
Johannes Passion
Matthäus Passion
Weihnachtsoratorium
Messe h-moll
Magnificat
Antonin Dvorák
Stabat Mater
Manuel de Falla
El sombrero de tres picos
Georg Friedrich Händel
Messiah
Joseph Haydn
Stabat Mater
Gustav Mahler
Das Lied von der Erde
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Requiem
Messe C-Dur “Krönungsmesse”, KV 317
Giovanni Battista Pergolesi
Stabat Mater
Gioacchino Rossini
Stabat Mater
Camille Saint-Saëns
Oratorio de Noël op. 12
Ludwig Spohr
Die letzten Dinge
Giuseppe Verdi
Messa da Requiem
Antonio Vivaldi
Gloria
Stabat Mater

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