Christine Reber, soprano

DE

Biography

Soprano Christine Reber was born in Tuebingen, Germany and studied at the State University of Music in Freiburg, Germany under Prof. Dr. Bernd Goepfert (opera studio Prof. Gerd Heinz) as well as a scholarship holder at Mannes College of Music in New York under Ruth Falcon (opera studio Joseph Colaneri). At present she works with Mezzo-soprano Carmen Mammoser in Stuttgart/ Germany.

Ms. Reber has taken part in national and international master classes presented by Regina Resnik, Renata Scotto, Gundula Janowitz, Brian Zeger, Nico Castel, Charlotte Lehmann, Sylvia Anderson, Patricia Craig, Patricia Wise and Ubaldo Fabbri.

Christine Reber’s versatility can be seen in her wide repertory including musical works from different epochs and styles.

In 2005 she received the Achievement Award for Artistic Excellence from the German Forum

in New York.

Different performances and events allowed the soprano to perform in many countries. So she could be heard in the United States, her native Germany, in Switzerland, Austria, Czech Republic, Poland, France, Great Britain, Italy, Egypt, Haiti, the Dominican Republic, Dubai and Canada.

In 2006 she sang the memorial service for the victims of 9/11 at St. Paul’s Church in New York broadcast by ZDF (Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen) on national television in Germany, Switzerland and Austria. Also, Christine Reber could be seen on television of SWR (Südwestrundfunk) as well as heard on different radio shows. 

CD recordings of Christine Reber are the following: the re-discovered songs by German composer Bruno Droste (1918-1969) with musicians of SWR Big Band as well as a world's first recording: songs by Hugo Wolf (Sacred songs as well as his Mörike songs) in an arrangement for voice and organ by Max Reger. Horst Allgaier playing the organ. Just recently another world's first recording was published: songs by Esslingen (DE) composer Christian Fink (1831-1911) with Robert Bärwald playing the piano. Volume 2 with the works of Christian Fink will be released in June 2020.

The highlights during the past was her appearance as Clara Schumann in the new opera "CLARA" by composer Victoria Bond in New York as well as concerts in Santo Domingo in collaboration with the chamber orchestra Sistema Nacional de Orquestas Infantiles y Juveniles Santo Domingo, Maestro Alberto Rincón conducting presenting Dominican as well as German repertory and in Port-au-Prince/ Haiti (accompanied by Haitian pianist Josué Alexis, performing Haitian and German works) as well as presenting a master class in Haiti, where German music and language are highly appreciated and sung in many choirs with strinking care and great joy.

Concerts for the German national holiday (October 3rd) in Miami, Dubai, Kairo and Lyon, a recital with works by Schumann, Brahms, Strauss and Weber (from "Der Freischütz") and Rossini
(from "Semiramide") at Bruno Walter Auditorium of Lincoln Center New York.

Deutsche Requiem by Brahms in Botzen, Kempten and Cologne, Mathew's Passion by C.Ph.E. Bach in Tübingen, St. John's Passion by father Bach in Sindelfingen as well as Corbeil-Essonnes/ France, Elias in Esslingen, Liszts Missa Coronationalis at Liederhalle Stuttgart, the part of „Viclinda“ in a concert version of Verdi's "I Lombardi alla prima crociata" in Heilbronn and Stuttgart, Rossini's "Petite Messe Solennelle" in Jihlava/ Czech Republic, Mendelssohn's "Hear My Prayer"  and Sacred songs in Erfurt, Weimar and Cologne, her appearance (Lobgesang, motets and mass) at „Felix Mendelssohn Musiktage“ in Krakau/ Poland as well as Duke Ellington's "Sacred Concert" in Reutlingen, Stuttgart and Rottweil. Song recitals amongst others in Stralsund, Frankfurt, Nuremberg, Stuttgart, Isny, Überlingen & Meersburg of Lake Constance.

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