Anna Gabler, Soprano

With her residency at the famous Wiener Staatsoper as the focal point of her 2017/18 season Anna Gabler will be heard in the Strauss operas Arabella (main role) and Capriccio (Gräfin) amongst others. In July 2017 she took over the role of Carlotta Nardi in Die Gezeichneten (Frank Schreker) at the Oper Köln. During the season she will come back to the Staatsoper München to sing in Walküre and in Götterdämmerung. In spring 2017 Anna Gabler sang the Chrysothemis at the Aalto-Theatre in Essen. The debut of this role was already in November 2015 in Bologna. In autumn of the year 2016 she debuts as Salome at the Stadttheater Klagenfurt.

In autumn 2014 Anna Gabler gave her debut at the Helsinki Opera with a concert including orchestral songs by Richard Strauss. In the same season she was Gutrune in Munich, as well as the third Norn in The Ring. A new cycle followed in autumn 2015 and she sang Gutrune at the Oper Frankfurt at the end of the last season. In 2013 she gave her role debut as Senta in Bologna, followed by her Salzburg debut as Eva in Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg, under the baton of Daniele Gatti.

In 2012 she was invited to sing Gutrune in a new production of The Ring at the Bayerische Staatsoper, wherefore she received the “Award of the Munich Opera Festival 2012“. Gabler received her first invitation to Bayreuth to sing Ortlinde in Die Walküre under Christian Thielemann in 2007. Two years later she was entrusted with the part of Senta in the first production especially staged for children of Der fliegende Hollander.

Further international engagements brought her to the Théâtre de la Monnaie in Brussels, the Théâtre du Châtelet in Paris, the Hamburger Staatsoper under Simone Young, to the Glyndebourne Festival under the baton of Vladimir Jurowski and to the New National Theatre in Tokyo, where she was heard as Rosalinde in Die Fledermaus under Dan Ettinger and in Spring 2014 as Arabella under Bertrand de Billy. During her ongoing career Anna Gabler had the possibility to work with renowned directors such as Andreas Kriegenburg, Stefan Herheim, David McVicar, Christof Loy and Katharina Thalbach.

She developed her concert repertoire in singing the Verdi Requiem with the Berlin Konzerthaus Orchestra under Yutaka Sado, Beethovens 9th Symphony in Hiroshima and Tokyo under Eiji Oue, the 2nd soprano in Mahlers 8th Symphony at the Tonhalle Düsseldorf and Ortlinde in concert performances of Die Walküre with the Berliner Philharmoniker under Sir Simon Rattle.

Anna Gabler was born in Munich and studied at the local Academy of Music and Theatre, joining the Young Ensemble of the Bavarian State Opera during this period. Permanent engagements followed at the Deutsche Oper am Rhein and the Staatstheater Nürnberg. Guest appearances led her to the Bayerische Staatsoper and to the Semperoper Dresden, where she worked with Ivor Bolton, Fabio Luisi and Peter Schneider. She gave her Dresden debut as Gretel in a new production of Hänsel and Gretel by Katharina Thalbach, followed by revivals of Die lustige Witwe and Freischütz, as well as a new production of Cardillac (in the role of the daughter).


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