Born in Paris, Nora Gubisch began her musical studies in the Young Choir of Radio France and studied piano with Catherine Collard, then studied singing at the Conservatory of Paris with Christiane Eda-Pierre where she won a first prize. Later she met Vera Rozsa who becomes her master.
She is now one of the most requested mezzos of her generation.
At the opera, she sings the title role of Carmen in Berlin, Paris, Zurich and many productions worldwide, Juditha triumphans (Vivaldi), Salammbô (Fenelon) at the Paris Opera, The Beautiful Helen (Offenbach), in the festivals of Salzburg and Aix-en-Provence, The Rape of Lucretia (Britten) at the Lyon Opera, Salomé (Mariotte), Tancredi (Rossini), Thérèse (Massenet) ; as well as Sesto (The Clemency of Titus, Mozart), Penelope (The Return of Ulysses to his Homeland, Monteverdi), Marguerite (The Damnation of Faust, Berlioz), Charlotte (Werther, Massenet), Judith (Bluebeard’s Castle, Bartók), Amneris (Aida, Verdi) ; and Wagnerian roles like Magdalene (The Master-Singers of Nuremberg), Waltraute (Twilight of the Gods) and Brangäne (Tristan and Isolde), etc.
She appears on major international stages under the direction of Sir Colin Davis, Georges Prêtre, Lorin Maazel, Nikolaus Harnoncourt, James Conlon, Christoph Eschenbach, Armin Jordan, and with the New York Philharmonic Orchestra, the Vienna Philharmonic, the Staatskapelle in Dresden, the London Symphony Orchestra, the Orchéstre de Paris, the National Orchestra of France, the New Philharmonic Orchestra as well as the City of Birmingham Orchestra, the BBC Symphony Orchestra, etc.
Nora Gubisch also sings oratorio and chamber music and gives since several years recitals with the pianist Alain Altinoglu with whom she already recorded two discs of French melodies acclaimed by the critics (Duparc’s Integral and Ravel’s Melodies – naive). Her discography also includes A child of our time (Tipett), Perela (Dusapin), The Rhine Nixies (Offenbach), The King’s Children (Humperdinck), Hary Janos (Kodály), Requiem (Lancino), Les Nuits hallucinées (Escaich), Therese by Massenet (title role), and her latest album, Folk Songs (naive), has just been released.
Her projects will lead her to Zurich in a creation of Christian Jost, Die rote laterne (The red lantern), then Carmen at the Deutsche Oper in Berlin, Judith in Bluebeard’s Castle by Bartok in Vienna, at the festival of Montpellier in La Jacquerie by Lalo and in many concerts and recitals with alain Altinoglu in Lucerne (Summer Nights by Berlioz), Zurich – for the new year concert at the Ton Halle, as well as in Paris, at La Monnaie in Brussels, at the Bad Kissingen Festival and as Charlotte in Werther at the Teatro Liceu in Barcelona, etc.
Nora Gubisch was appointed Knight of Arts and Letters in France.