Nora Gubisch

French Mezzo-Soprano (b. 1971, Paris)

Nora Gubisch first studied piano with Catherine Collard, before deciding on singing at the Radio France master. She took lessons from Christiane Eda-Pierre and Vera Rozsa at the Conservatoire de Paris, where she won the Orphée d’Or for Best Performer in 2011

She is both a recitalist and an opera singer, regularly performing on-stage. She has also recorded two albums of French songs, including the complete works of Duparc, which have been highly praised. Since the 1990s, Alain Altinoglu has accompanied her on the piano; Nora Gubisch has worked with him to build up a large repertoire, which has allowed them to tour internationally.  She has also been invited to perform with orchestras such as the New York Philharmonic Orchestra, the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, the Staatskapelle Dresden, the London Symphony Orchestra, the Orchestre de Paris and the Orchestre National de France, sometimes conducted by Alain Altinoglu himself or under the direction of Sir Colin Davis, Georges Prêtre,  Lorin Maazel, Nikolaus Harnoncourt, James Conlon, Jean-Claude Malgoire, Christoph Eschenbach or Armin Jordan.

She made her opera début as Carmen in Berlin, a role she reprised in Paris, Zurich and in many productions around the world. Her repertoire draws on some of the great lyrical composers as well as more baroque or contemporary ones - Vivaldi, Offenbach, Britten, Rossini, Massenet, Mozart, Monteverdi, Berlioz, Bartók, Verdi, Wagner or Bizet, Dusapin, Lancino, Eschaich, to name a few. 

Six landmark dates in the life of Nora Gubisch 

1988: She meets Alain Altinoglu at the Conservatoire National in Saint-Maur where they are both studying piano. 

1991: She joins the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse de Paris (CNSM), in Christiane Eda-Pierre’s singing class. 

1995: First prize for singing at CNSM

1995: Opera debut in Bizet’s Carmen, in Paris, Berlin and Zurich. 

2000: Her international career takes flight

2011: She wins the ‘Orphée d’or’ Award for Best Singer. 

Six key recordings by Nora Gubisch

2003: Les Fées du Rhin, Offenbach, with the Orchestre National de Montpellier conducted by Friedemann Layer (Musidisc)

2005: Perela, uomo di fumo, Dusapin, with the Orchestre National de Montpellier conducted by Alain Altinoglu (Naive)

2005:  Hary Janos, Kodaly, with the Orchestre National de Montpellier conducted by Friedemann Layer (Accord)

2010: Mélodies, Duparc, accompanied by Alain Altinoglu on piano (Cascavelle)

2012: Mélodies, Ravel, accompanied by Alain Altinoglu on piano (Naive Classique)

2013: Thérèse, Massenet, with The Orchestre de l’Opéra National de Montpellier conducted by Alain Altinoglu (Ediciones Singulares)

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