Alessia Schumacher

Alessia Schumacher


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«“The young soprano with a lustrous voice and sparkling high notes captivates the ear as well as the eye”»
2018Strauss J.: Wiener BlutFranziska Cagliari
2017Donizetti: L'elisir d'amoreAdina
2017Donizetti: Don PasqualeNorina
2017Bizet: CarmenMicaëla
2017Mozart: Die ZauberflötePamina
2016Humperdinck: Hänsel und GretelGretel
2016Strauss R.: Ariadne auf NaxosEcho
2015Menotti: The TelephoneLucy
2015Bizet: CarmenFrasquita
2015Mozart: Die Zauberflöte1. Dame
2014Puccini: La BohèmeMusetta
2013Handel: SerseRomilda
2012Mozart: Don GiovanniZerlina


Young Italian-German soprano Alessia Schumacher enjoyed a very musical upbringing. She completed her voice studies at the Hochschule für Musik „Hanns Eisler“ in Berlin and at Conservatori Superior del Liceu in Barcelona. Since 2018 she is a member of the excellency program Barock Vokal in Mainz. Alessia previously studied violin at the Conservatorio „G.Verdi“ in Como and holds degrees in History of Art and Musicology from the University of Vienna.

While studying she already collaborated with the Berlin Philharmonic  Orchestra (Menotti/The Telephone, 2015), giving her Konzerthaus Berlin debut as Gretel (Humperdinck/Hänsel und Gretel, 2016) soon after. As a winner of the Schloss Rheinsberg Festival competition in 2017, she debuted the role of Michaela at the festival in summer 2017. Further operatic roles include Pamina (Zauberflöte), Echo (Ariadne auf Naxos), Mimì (La Bohème), First Lady (Zauberflöte), Romilda (Serse), Musetta (La Bohème), Frasquita (Carmen), Marie (Der Diktator), Livietta (Livietta Tracollo) and Susanna (Le nozze di Figaro).

Equally at home in operatic and concert repertoire, Alessia celebrated her Dartington Festival debut in 2018, jumping in as Eve in Haydn’s Creation directed by Dame Jane Glover. That same year she performed in a staged version of Elias/Mendelssohn with Kammerakademie Potsdam and 400 children. She is about to perform her first Brahms Requiem in Berlin in June 2019. Her repertoire includes Bach's Matthäus-Passion, as well as various cantatas, Mozart Requiem, Elias and Paulus by Mendelssohn, Fauré Requiem, Haydn's Creation, Pergolesi "Stabat Mater", Rutters Magnificat and Vivaldis Gloria.

Alessia has been awarded a number of scholarships (Bernbeck Exzellenzstipendium, Luzia-Loeser Kulturfond), she is a young artist of the Yehudi Menuhin Foundation „Live Music Now“ and received the Bayreuth scholarship in 2016. Alessia is a prize winner of international competitions, a.a. the Concorso lirico internazionale „Piero Boni“ in Brescia (1st prize, 2017).

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CV & Repertoire

Musical Work Role Jump-in ready? Company Year
Strauss J.: Wiener Blut Franziska Cagliari Immediately Choriner Opernsommer 2018
Donizetti: L'elisir d'amore Adina No 2017
Donizetti: Don Pasquale Norina No 2017
Bizet: Carmen Micaëla Immediately Kammeroper Schloß Rheinsberg 2017
Mozart: Die Zauberflöte Pamina Immediately Barcelona, Conservatori Superior Liceu 2017


1. Prize Concorso Lirico Internazionale „Premio Boni“
3. Prize Brussels International Voice Competition „Triomphe de l’Art“
Bayreuth Scholarship Wagner society