Daniela Bianca Gierok

Daniela Bianca Gierok

Dramatic Mezzo-Soprano

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«(...) In general, Daniela Bianca Gierok is a godsend of singer, because she not only has a magnificent opera voice with warm mid-range, dark depth and effortless height, but also on considerable acting qualities.»
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«(…) Mit ihrem warmen, sinnlichen, leuchtenden Timbre, ihrer vorzüglichen Stimmtechnik und ihrem empfindungsreichen Gesang lässt die Sängerin diese Liedpreziosen in voller Schönheit aufblühen.»
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2017Wagner: Das RheingoldFricka
2017Wagner: Die WalküreFricka
2017Wagner: Das RheingoldErda
2017Wagner: SiegfriedErda
2017Wagner: ParsifalKundry
2017Verdi: Un ballo in mascheraUlrica (madama Arvidson)
2017Massenet: WertherCharlotte
2017Purcell: Dido and AeneasDido
2017Bach J.S.: Weihnachtsoratorium, BWV 248 (Christmas Oratorio)Alto
2017Pergolesi: Stabat MaterAlto
2017Mozart: RequiemAlto
2017Rossini: Petite Messe SolennelleAlto
2017Handel: Messiah, HWV 56Alto
2017Bach J.S.: Matthäuspassion, BWV 244 (St. Matthew Passion)Contralto

Bio





    
        
            
The mezzo soprano Daniela Bianca Gierok, described by Feuilleton
as “a fascinating diva, with tones that move you to tears,” sings a
repertoire that ranges from opera to oratorio, song recital to
orchestral works. Her newest CD, „Gardens of Paradise“, which contains Songs by Brahms, Schumann and Strauss, was published May 2015. Another CD of sacred songs and
arias is scheduled for release in 2019.


Born into a musical family in Recklinghausen, Germany, Daniela Bianca
 Gierok heard her first Lieder recital at age four: a concert featuring
her grandfather singing Robert Schumann’s Dichterliebe. She credits that
 experience with setting her on the path to her life-long love affair,
and now expertise, with song repertoire and the concert stage. At the
music conservatory in Cologne, from which she graduated, she mastered
principal mezzo soprano roles of opera and oratorio. Her first
professional contract took her to the award-decorated Theater Basel.
There and as a Freelancer in the World of opera she has sung Orfeo
(Gluck’s Orfeo ed Euridice), Cherubino (Le nozze di Figaro), Sesto (La
clemenza di Tito), Hänsel (Hänsel und Gretel), Lola (Cavalleria
rusticana), and Maddalena (Rigoletto). Since then, Ms. Gierok has added
several other important opera roles to her active repertoire, including
Charlotte (Werther), Dame Quickly (Falstaff), and Prinz Orlofsky (Die
Fledermaus).


Daniela Bianca Gierok has an extensive repertoire of chamber music,
orchestral, and oratorio works. She has performed music of four
centuries, with special attention to the works of Bach, Brahms, and
Mahler. Known especially for her mastery of works by J. S. Bach, she has
 sung the St. Matthew Passion, Christmas Oratorio, B-minor Mass, and
several of Bach’s Cantatas. Her oratorio and concert repertoire also
includes the Brahms Alto Rhapsody and Vier ernste Gesänge, Beethovens
Missa solemnis, Handels Messiah, Mendelssohns Elijah, Mozarts Requiem
and Missa brevis, Rossinis Petite messe solennelle, Dvořáks Biblical
Songs, Pergolesis Stabat mater, Saint-Saëns‘ Christmas Oratorio, Mahlers
 Das Lied von der Erde and Rückert Lieder, and Verdis Requiem.


Daniela Bianca Gierok began her singing career with stupendous
successes in jazz circles. Her stylistic refinement and flexibility
continue to inform her singing across genres. Her CD „Swing from Paris“,
 recorded with the famed guitarist Lulo Reinhardt, has met with great
success. Daniela Bianca Gierok won national prices, for example the
Bundesgesangswettbewerb or the Rhineland-Palatinate Jazzaward. She could
 have been seen in several TV-Shows (e.g. ARTE or SWR-TV) and
experienced celebrated successes in the Tonhalle Zurich, the
Philharmonic Orchestra-Hall in Cologne or at the Music-Festival of
Schleswig-Holstein. Performances and concerts bring her to London,
Paris, Vienna, Hamburg and Berlin.


Daniela Bianca Gierok and her husband, the novelist Ralf Dorweiler, are parents of a son.


        
    









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Musical Work Role Jump-in ready? Company Year
Wagner: Das Rheingold Fricka No Theater Basel 2017
Wagner: Die Walküre Fricka No Theater Basel 2017
Wagner: Das Rheingold Erda Immediately Theater Basel 2017
Wagner: Siegfried Erda 1 week 2017
Wagner: Parsifal Kundry No 2017