Soprano Carina Schmieger joins the opera studio of the Stuttgart State Opera in 2018/19, where she will be seen on the mainstage in several roles: Countess Ceprano in Rigoletto, Masha and Prilepa in The Queen of Spades, Diane in Iphigénie en Tauride, and Echo in Ariadne auf Naxos. In March 2019, she also appears in a concert of the Stuttgart Opera Studio.
In summer 2018, the up-and-coming artist was a member of the prestigious Young Singers Project at the Salzburg Festival, 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 already 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.
She 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.
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