Karolina Gumos

Karolina Gumos


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«Karolina Gumos was an ardent, ruby-voiced Octavian, seemingly tireless from beginning to end.»
https://operatraveller.com/tag/der-rosenkavalier/ (2017)
«Cendrillon Just 24 hours after singing the Muse in Hoffmann on this very stage, Karolina Gumos also had another massive sing tonight as the Prince Charmant. She was ardent, warm and rich in tone and the tessitura held absolutely no terrors as she offered uninhibited singing throughout the range. The voice has good resonance and she ably matched the character’s journey from ennui to a recognition the he had finally found true love. Despite two challenging assignments over two evenings, Gumos was absolutely tireless.»
https://operatraveller.com/2016/07/11/an-everyday-fairy-tale-cendrillon-at-the-komische-oper-berlin/ (2017)
«Ein geradezu erzengelhaftes Sendungsbewusstsein schließlich zeigt Karolina Gumos – und wird damit zum emotionalen Zentrum der Aufführung.»
http://www.tagesspiegel.de/kultur/tag-des-zorns/8957806.html (2017)
2017Mozart: IdomeneoIdamante
2017Glass: SatyagrahaKasturbai
2017Mozart: Lucio SillaCecilio
2017Mozart: RequiemAlto
2017Verdi: RequiemMezzo-soprano
2017Pergolesi: Stabat MaterAlto
2017Offenbach: La belle HélèneOreste/orestes (soprano)
2016Tchaikovsky: Eugene OneginPrincess Olga
2016Rossini: Il Barbiere di SivigliaRosina
2016Offenbach: Les Contes d'HoffmannNicklausse
2016Schönberg: Moses und AronSick Woman
2016Dvořák: RusalkaDuchess
2016Bizet: CarmenMercédès
2015Massenet: CendrillonPrince Charmant
2015Humperdinck: Hänsel und GretelHänsel
2015Wagner: Die Meistersinger von NürnbergMagdalena
2015Tchaikovsky: The Queen of Spades (Pique Dame or Pikovaya Dama)Polina
2015Verdi: La TraviataFlora's Servant
2015Mozart: Cosi fan tutteDorabella
2014Janáček : The Cunning Little VixenThe Vixen (bystrouška, Sharp-ears)
2014Strauss R.: Die schweigsame FrauCarlotta
2013Strauss R.: Der RosenkavalierOctavian
2013Strauss R.: SalomePage Of Herodias
2013Prokofiev: The Love for Three Oranges, Op. 33Smeraldina
2011Handel: PartenopeRosmira
2008Zemlinsky: Eine Florentinische TragödieBianca


Since 2006 Karolina Gumos has been engaged as a house soloist at the Komische Oper Berlin. Future parts here include the title role Carmen, Octavian in Strauss´s "Der Rosenkavalier“, the role ot the Prince Charmant in Massenet's „Cendrillon“, Donna Elvira in „Don Giovanni“, Polina in "Pique Dame", Nicklausse/La Muse „Hoffmanns Erzählungen“, Rosina in "The Barber of Seville" and Dorabella in Mozarts "Cosi fan tutte“and „Hansel“ in Hansel und Gretel.

The mezzosoprano KAROLINA GUMOS was born in Gdynia (Poland). She studied the violin before turning to singing. After successfully completing her Recital Diploma at the Poznan Music College with Professor Wojciech Maciejowski in 2001 she decided to continue advanced studies as a mezzo-soprano with Professor Anneliese Fried at the Hanns Eisler music college in Berlin.

Whilst still a student she performed frequently in oratoros by Bach, Händel, Mozart and Pergolesi. Karolina Gumos attended masterclasses and took part in numerous radio and television broadcasts with ARTE and the ZDF in Germany and Polish Radio 1.

She has been invited to festivals such as "Ruhrtriennale" in Duisburg and Bochum, „Händel-Festspielen“ in Karlsruhe 2011, "Vratislavia Cantans" in Wroclaw, Schloss Rheinsberg Chamber Opera Festival and the Lutoslawski Festival.

She has been a prizewinner in the international Ada Sari Singing Competition.

From 2002 to 2005 she was engaged as a house soloist at the Dortmund Opera by the director of opera, Christine Mielitz. Here she was singing such roles as Zerlina (Don Giovanni), Annina (Rosenkavalier), Fenena (Nabucco), Cherubino (Figaro), Olga (Eugen Onegin), Suzuki (Madame Butterfly) und Dorabella (Cosi fan Tutte).

In 2005/06 she was engaged as a house soloist at the State Theater Braunschweig. Here she sang roles such as Nicklausse / La Muse ( Contes d´ Hoffmann), Ottavia (L´incorinazione di Poppea), Sextus (La Clemenza di Tito) and the title role in the first performance in Germany of Philippe Boesmans´"Julie".

She has performed with famous conductors such as Reinhard Schwarz, Peter Schneider, Peter Gülke, Friedermann Layer, Sebastian Weigle, Wladimir Jurowski, Stefan Soltesz, Michael Boder, Michael Hofstetter, Ion Marin, Pedro Halffter, Alexander Vedernikov, Marcus Bosch, Jörg Peter Weigle, Eugeniusz Kus, Antonello Manacorda, Stefan Plunder,

and she has also worked with opera producers as Willy Decker, Stefan Herheim, Hans Neuenfels, Barrie Kosky, Damiano Micheletto, Marco Arturo Marelli, Christine Mielitz, Heiner Goebbels, Udo Samel, Beverly Blankenship, Lucas Kindermann, Uwe Schwarz und Sebastian Baumgarten.

She has guest contracts for example with the Semperoper Dresden, the Teatro de la Maestranza in Sevilla, the Gran Teatre del Liceu in Barcelona, the Hamburg State Opera , the Deutsche Oper Berlin, the Opernhaus Frankfurt am Main, the BESETO Opera Seoul, and has given concerts in Spain, Poland, Germany, Italy, Switzerland, Latvia, Belgium, Norway and Korea.

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CV & Repertoire

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Mozart: Die Zauberflöte Zweite Dame (second Lady) Immediately Komische Oper 2018
Mozart: Don Giovanni Donna Elvira 1 week Komische Oper 2018
Bizet: Carmen Carmen 1 week Komische Oper 2018
Cavalli: Xerse Arsamene Immediately Komische Oper 2018
Mozart: Idomeneo Idamante 1 week Komische Oper 2017