Karolina Gumos

Karolina Gumos

Mezzo-Soprano

Komische Oper Berlin
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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)
2018Mozart: Die Zauberflöte2. Dame
2018Massenet: CendrillonPrince Charmant
2018Mozart: Don GiovanniDonna Elvira
2018Bizet: CarmenCarmen
2018Cavalli: XerseArsamene
2018Prokofiev: The Love for Three Oranges, Op. 33Smeraldina
2018Verdi: RequiemMezzo-soprano
2017Mozart: IdomeneoIdamante
2017Glass: SatyagrahaKasturbai
2017Mozart: Lucio SillaCecilio
2017Mozart: RequiemAlto
2017Pergolesi: Stabat MaterAlto
2017Offenbach: La belle HélèneOreste
2016Tchaikovsky: Eugene OneginPrincess Olga
2016Rossini: Il Barbiere di SivigliaRosina
2016Offenbach: Les Contes d'HoffmannNicklausse
2016Schönberg: Moses und AronSick Woman
2016Dvořák: RusalkaDuchess
2016Bizet: CarmenMercédès
2015Humperdinck: Hänsel und GretelHänsel
2015Wagner R.: Die Meistersinger von NürnbergMagdalena
2015Tchaikovsky: The Queen of Spades (Pique Dame or Pikovaya Dama)Polina
2015Verdi: La TraviataUn domestico di Flora
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
2011Handel: PartenopeRosmira
2008Zemlinsky: Eine Florentinische TragödieBianca

Bio





Karolina Gumos is been engaged as a house soloist at the Komische Oper Berlin. Future parts here include Octavian in Strauss´s "Der Rosenkavalier" and the title role Prince Charmant in „ Cendrillon“ von Massenet,  Idamante in „Idomeneo“, Polina in "Pique Dame",  Prinz Orlofsky in "The Fledermaus",  Rosina in "The Barber of Seville" and Dorabella in Mozarts "Cosi fan tutte".

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 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, "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. 

Karolina Gumos 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) and Dorabella (Cosi fan Tutte). 

She was also 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, Wladimir Jurowski, Friedermann Layer, Sebastian Weigle, Stefan Soltesz, Michael Boder, Michael Hofstetter, Ion Marin, Pedro Halffter, Alexander Vedernikov, Marcus Bosch, Jörg Peter Weigle, Eugeniusz Kus and Arthur Fagen) and she has also worked with opera producers as Willy Decker, Stefan Herheim, Heiner Goebbels, Hans Neuenfels, Barrie Kosky, Damiano Micheletto, Marco Arturo Marelli, Christine Mielitz, Udo Samel, Beverly Blankenship, Lucas Kindermann, Uwe Schwarz und Sebastian Baumgarten. She has guest contracts with the Teatro de la Maestranza in Sevilla, the Gran Teatre del Liceu in Barcelona, the Semperoper Dresden, 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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Musical Work Role Jump-in ready? Company Year
Mozart: Die Zauberflöte 2. Dame Immediately Komische Oper 2018
Massenet: Cendrillon Prince Charmant Immediately Komische Oper 2015
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