Composer Opera Role
G. Bizet Carmen Frasquita
C. W. Gluck Iphigénie en Tauride Diane
Orfeo ed Euridice Amor
C. Monteverdi L’incoronazione di Poppea Drusila
W. A. Mozart The Magic Flute Papagena
Der Schauspieldirektor Frau Herz
M. Mussorgsky Boris Gudunov Xenia/Die Geflüchtete
S. Prokofiev The Love for Three Oranges Ninetta
P. I. Tchaikovsky The Queen of Spades Masha/Prilepa
G. Verdi Don Carlos Thibault
Rigoletto Countess Ceprano

Carina Schmieger

In 2020/21, Carina begins her first season as a member of the ensemble at Staatsoper Stuttgart where she debuts Pamina (Die Zauberflöte), Echo (Ariadne of Naxos) Die Bergère / Eine Schäferin / Die Eule / Die Fledermaus (L´enfant et les sortilèges), Oberto (Alcina), and Sopran aus dem Orchestergraben (Verurteilung des Lukullus). The young soprano will also reprise her role of Thibault in Don Carlos. Due to COVID, and the 

2019/20 marked Carina Schmieger's second season as a member of the Stuttgart State Opera's opera studio, where the soprano was seen on the house's mainstage in several roles: Frasquita (Carmen), Thibault (Don Carlos), Frau Herz (Der Schauspieldirektor), Xenia/Die Geflüchtete (Boris Godunov), as well as reprising the role of Diane in Iphigénie en Tauride. She also appeared as a soloist in Bruckner's Te Deum in Konstanz.

Her roles at the Stuttgart State Opera in 2018/19 included Countess Ceprano in RigolettoMasha and Prilepa in The Queen of SpadesDiane in Iphigénie en Tauride, and Echo in Ariadne auf Naxos.  She also performed in a concert of the Stuttgart Opera Studio in March 2019.

In summer 2018, the up-and-coming artist won a coveted place in the Salzburg Festival's prestigious Young Singers Project, where she sang the role of Papagena in the production of The Magic Flute for Children, and also appeared in the Young Singers Project closing concert.

The German lyric coloratura soprano was born in 1995 in Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany, and acquired substantial stage experience at a very young age. In 2017, she graduated with a bachelor's degree in operatic performance from the Hochschule für Musik in Karlsruhe, where she studied with Maria Venuti.

Carina was already a member of the opera studio at the Badisches Staatstheater Karlsruhe from 2016, where she appeared onstage as one of the Greeks in Iphigénie en Tauride, one of the Apparitions in Macbeth, and Frasquita in Carmen. In 2017, she performed the role of the Fairy in Massenet's Cendrillon at the Theater Freiburg.

Other highlights of her performing experience include the role of Drusilla in L'incoronazione di Poppea at the Hochschule in Karlsruhe, as well as Johanna Barker in Sweeney Todd and Amor in Orfeo ed Euridice at the Theater Freiburg.

Carina has won many competition prizes, and most recently was a finalist at the 10th Hilde Zadek International Singing Competition in Vienna, where she received several special prizes including the Prize of the Arnold Schönberg Center and the International Opernwerkstatt in Switzerland.


January 31, 2020

Carina Schmieger debuts as Xenia/the Refugee in Boris at Staatsoper Stuttgart

Young soprano Carina Schmieger debuts as Xenia/The Refugee in the premiere of Modest Mussorgsky’s BORIS at Staatsoper Stuttgart. The show begins at 18:00 this Sunday February 2nd.

The premiere will be recorded by SWR2 and broadcasted the same evening at 8:03pm.

Conducted by: Titus Engel

Stage Direction by: Paul-Georg Dittrich

Additional Performances: February 7., 16., 23.

March 2.

April 10., 13.

June 3, 2019

Carina Schmieger debuts as Echo in Strauss’s Ariadne auf Naxos at Staatsoper Stuttgart!

Soprano Carina Schmieger made her debut yesterday as Echo in Strauss’ss Ariadne auf Naxos at Staatsoper Stuttgart! Brava Carina!!
Conducted by: Cornelius Meister, Stage Direction by: Jossi Wieler and Sergio Morabito
Additional Performances: 5., 10., 15., 21., June

April 23, 2019

Carina Schmieger debuts as Diane in Iphigénie en Tauride at Staatsoper Stuttgart

The young soprano will make her role debut as Diane in Gluck’s Iphigénie en Tauride at the Staatsoper Stuttgart this Sunday at 18:00. Toi toi toi Carina!
Conducted by Stefano Montanari, Stage Direction by Krzysztof Warlikowski
Additional Performances on May 2., 5., 10., 12., 14., 19., and 30.

March 11, 2019

Carina Schmieger debuts the lead in Leo Dick’s Antigone-Tribunal in Stuttgart!

This past weekend, soprano Carina Schmieger made her debut singing the role of Antigone in Leo Dick’s Antigone-Tribunal at the Staatsoper Stuttgart!
Conducted by: Christopher Schmitz, Stage Direction: Blanka Rádóczy
Additional Performances: March 12th, 14th, 16th, 19th, 20th, 22nd, 23rd, 26th, 28th, 29th, 30th, 31st

January 17, 2019

Baritone Neven Crnic, Soprano Carina Schmieger, and Mezzo-soprano Aytaj Shikhalizada to be featured in the Emmerich Smola SWR Young Opera Stars 2019 on January 19!

We are very proud to announce three of our young artists, Neven Crnic, Soprano Carina Schmieger, and Mezzo-soprano Aytaj Shikhalizada have been invited to participate in the 2019 Emmerich Smola Junge Opernstars Competition on January 19 at 19:00 CET!  Watch the livestream here