Anna Gabler’s 2018/19 season begins at the Wiener Staatsoper where she performs Agathe in Weber’s Freischütz and later returns as Chrysothemis in Strauss’ Elektra. Under the baton of Sir Simon Rattle she will sing in concert performances of Die Walküre with the Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks in Munich, while at the Oper Köln she will make her role debut as Fidelio-Leonore with Stefan Soltesz conducting.
During her residency at the famous Wiener Staatsoper in the 2017/18 season, Ms. Gabler could be heard in Arabella (title role) and Capriccio (Gräfin) a.o. In July 2017, she took over the role of Carlotta Nardi in Franz Schreker’s Die Gezeichnete at the Oper Köln. During that same season she also returned to the Staatsoper München to sing in Die Walküre and Götterdämmerung. In spring 2017 Aalto-Theater Essen presented Ms. Gabler as Chrysothemis in Elektra in spring 2017, a role she debuted in November 2015 at the Teatro Comunale Bologna. In the autumn 2016 she made her debut as Salome at the Stadttheater Klagenfurt.
In autumn 2014, Ms. Gabler made 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 Der Ring der Nibelungen. A new cycle followed in autumn 2015 and she sang Gutrune at Oper Frankfurt at the end of the 2015/16 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, Ms. Gabler was invited to sing Gutrune in a new production of Der Ring der Nibelungen at the Bayerische Staatsoper München, a performance for which she received the “Award of the Munich Opera Festival 2012“. Ms. Gabler’s first invitation to Bayreuth was to sing Ortlinde in Die Walküre in 2007 under Christian Thielemann. Two years later she was entrusted with the part of Senta in the first production of Der fliegende Holländer staged especially for children.
Previous international engagements have brought Ms. Gabler to the Théâtre de la Monnaie in Brussels, the Théâtre du Châtelet in Paris, the Staatsoper Hamburg under the baton of Simone Young, to the Glyndebourne Festival under Vladimir Jurowski, and to the New National Theatre in Tokyo, where she was heard as Rosalinde in Die Fledermaus under Dan Ettinger and as Arabella under Bertrand de Billy. During her ongoing career she has worked with such renowned directors as Andreas Kriegenburg, Stefan Herheim, David McVicar, Christof Loy and Katharina Thalbach.
Ms. Gabler’s concert career includes such performances as the Verdi Requiem with the Berlin Konzerthaus Orchestra under Yutaka Sado, Beethoven’s Symphony No.9 in Hiroshima and Tokyo under Eiji Oue, the second soprano part in Mahler’s Symphony No.8 at the Tonhalle Düsseldorf, and Ortlinde in concert performances of Die Walküre with the Berliner Philharmoniker under the baton of Sir Simon Rattle.
Ms. Gabler was born in Munich and studied at the local Academy of Music and Theatre, joining the Young Ensemble of the Bayerische Staatsoper München during this period. Permanent engagements followed at the Deutsche Oper am Rhein and the Staatstheater Nürnberg. Early guest appearances led her to the Bayerische Staatsoper München 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.
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