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Carola Emrich-Fisher

Voice Type:

Mezzo-Soprano

Nationality:

German, American

Country:

United Kingdom

Languages (fluent):

English, Italian, German, French, Spanish

Opera

Carmen
Carmen (Bizet)
Brent Opera
2018
Pheadra
Hippolyte et Aricie (J.P Rameau)
Linden Baroque
2016
Sailor and Second Witch
Dido and Aeneas (Henry Purcell)
Newport Baroque
2009
Juno
Semele (G.F Handel)
Longy School of Music
2003
Annio
La clemenza di Tito (Mozart)
Mozart Opera Orchestra
2001
Cherubino
Le nozze di Figaro (Mozart)
New England Conservatory of Music
2001
Third Lady
Die Zauberflöte (Mozart)
New England Conservatory of Music
2000
Choirboy & Market Woman
Yossele Solovey (Noam Elkies)
Lowell House Opera
1999

Chorus

Alto
Vespers (Monteverdi)
Boston Baroque
2015
Alto
Symphony No. 9 (Beethoven)
Boston Baroque
2014
Alto
2011-2012 (Various)
Boston Modern Orchestra Project
2011
Alto
A Midsummer Night's Dream (Mendelssohn)
Boston Ballet
2011
Alto
All-Women Chamber Ensemble (Various)
Lorelei Ensemble
2011
Alto Chorus
The Seasons (G.F Handel)
Handel and Haydn Society
2007
Alto
2007-2014 (Various)
First Church in Boston Choir
2007
Alto Soloist with Libella Quartet
The Dove Descending (Stravinsly, Sabol, Barber, Messiaen)
Libella Quartet
2007
Alto
2005-2015 (Vocal Chamber Music)
Libella Quartet
2005
Alto Chorus
2004-2015 (Major Choral Works and World Premiers)
Cantata Singers
2004

Oratorio/Concerts

Alto soloist
BWV 77 'Du sollt Gott, deinen Herren, lieben' (J S Bach)
Cantata Singers
2015
Recital with Sylvie Zakarian, marimba
The Mysterious Fruit (Smart, Henning, Sor)
First Church in Boston, MA
2015
Solo Recital with Paul Jacobs, piano
Journey Through Song (Brahms, Schumann, Berlioz, Barber)
Brookline Music School Faculty Recital Series
2014
Recital with Sylvie Zakarian, marimba
Through Love (Gary Smart, Fernando Sor)
Cloister Concert Series, Winchester, MA
2013
Alto soloist
Requiem (Herbert Howells)
Cantata Singers
2013
Alto soloist
Messiah (G.F Handel)
Framingham State University Chorus
2012
Recital with Dunja Pechstein, soprano
French and German Art Song (Various)
St. John the Evangelist Church, Boston, MA
2012
Recital with Chrisitina English, mezzo-soprano
From Brahms To Bermuda (Brahms, Liszt, Hoiby)
First Church in Boston, MA
2010
Recital with Lisa Lynch, soprano
Summer Nights in Distant Lands (Berlioz, Spohr, Various)
The Lily Pad, Cambridge, MA
2008
Alto soloist
And the Trains Kept Coming (Lior Navok)
Cantata Singers
2008
Solo Recital
An Evening of Love Songs (Various)
Winchester Community Music School Faculty Recital
2007
Solo Recital with Eckhard Wagner, piano
Sehnsucht und Verlangen (Various)
Stummsche Reithalle, Neunkirchen, Germany
2006
Lecture-Recital with Sadie Danforth-Brightman, pia
The Lesser-Known Schoenberg (Arnold Schoenberg)
Longy School of Music
2004
Solo Recital with Jenny Lin, piano
Of Flowers, Combs and Things Heavier (Liszt, Kapralova, Various)
Museum of the American Piano, New York, NY
2003
Solo Recital with Jing Lee, piano
Christmas Concert (Various)
German Consulate, New York, NY
2002
Recital with Emilia Pepen, harp
Chamber Music for Voice and Harp (Various)
Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, MA
2001
Alto Soloist & Ensemble
Missa Brevis in G (Mozart)
Westricher Madrigalchor
1997

Discography

Divining The Incandescent
Requiem (Herbert Howells)
Cantata Singers
2013
Sailor and Second Witch
Dido and Aeneas (Purcell)
Newport Baroque
2011

Covered Covered & Performed Scenes Premiere of New Work Concert

01 Bereite dich, Zion

03 Dido's Lament

03 Hence, Iris, Hence Away (Compressed)

04 La chanson du fou

06 Let it be forgotten

Carola Emrich-Fisher sings Va! Laisse Couler Mes Larmes

CAROLA 022.PR

CAROLA 101.PR

Fall Island Vocal Arts Seminar, Full Scholarship (2012)

Longy School of Music Scholarship (2005)

Songfest Professional Artist Division Scholarship (2004)

New England Conservatory Scholarship (2001)

Richard Wagner Scholarship Foundation (2000)

Competitions

Finalist, Longy Concerto Competition (2005)

“Alto Carola Emrich-Fisher imbued ... with a mahogany timbre and a supple translucence that paired delightfully with Everson’s considerable trumpet.” ~ The Boston Musical Intelligencer (2015)

“Alto Carola Emrich-Fisher sang “Ach, es bleibt in meiner Liebe” with a creamy tone, ...” ~ Boston Classical Review (2015)

Bach and Ruehr with Cantata Singers: “... communicated more fragile faith, especially in the aspirational dance between Emrich-Fisher and Terry Everson’s stratospherically high, delicate trumpet obbligato.” ~ The Boston Globe (2015)

Schumann’s Vocal Chamber Music with Libella Quartet: “Particularly moving was one duet, “Liebesgram,” sung by Lynch and Emrich-Fisher (...) Emrich-Fisher, ... excelled herself here.” ~ The Boston Musical Intelligencer (2011)

Crear Opera Masterclass
Ann Murray
2019
Crear Art Song Masterclass
Malcolm Martineau
2017
Master of Music in Vocal Performance with Distinction
Longy School of Music
2003–2005
Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance with Honors
New England Conservatory of Music
1998–2001

German Mezzo-soprano Carola Emrich-Fisher has been praised for her “creamy tone” (Boston Classical Review) and has enjoyed an active performing career in New England and abroad. “A mezzo of theatrical invention and clear tone” (The Natick Bulletin), Ms. Emrich-Fisher has appeared as soloist with choral organisations numerous times. Credits include Handel’s Messiah with the Framingham State University Chorus, Herbert Howells’ Requiem, BWV 77 “Du sollt Gott, deinen Herren, lieben,” with Cantata Singers, as well as And the Trains Kept Coming by acclaimed composer Lior Navok, under the direction of maestro David Hoose. Ms. Emrich-Fisher’s solo performances have been broadcast on WERS and on WCRI. She can be heard in solo roles on the Newport Baroque recording of Dido and Aeneas, as well as Cantata Singers’ recent recording Divining the Incandescent. Ms. Emrich-Fisher has given solo performances at many Boston, MA venues, such as Jordan Hall, Edward M. Pickman Hall and the Goethe Institut, among others.

A frequent recitalist, Ms. Emrich-Fisher has presented solo and chamber music recitals at venues such as the German Embassy (New York City), the Peabody Essex Museum, Middlebury College (VT), the Museum of the American Piano (NYC) and Stummsche Reithalle (Neunkirchen, Germany), among other New England venues. In 2012, she was among only 10 rising US musicians chosen to take part in the Fall Island Vocal Arts Seminar, Stephanie Blythe’s art song festival at SUNY Potsdam.

Before relocating to London, U.K., Ms. Emrich-Fisher served as the Alto for the Libella Quartet, a vocal ensemble performing works from all periods, and committed to performing 20th- and 21st-century repertoire. As an ensemble member, she has performed with many professional ensembles, notably the Handel and Haydn Society, Boston Baroque, Cantata Singers, Boston Modern Orchestra Project, Boston Ballet, Lorelei Ensemble, Boston Bel Canto Opera, the Bronx Opera, Golden Fleece Opera and Odyssey Opera. She appeared with Boston Ballet for their acclaimed production of Mendelssohn’s Midsummer Night’s Dream under the direction of Maestro Jonathan McPhee. Ms. Emrich-Fisher traveled to London with the Handel and Haydn Society to sing Haydn’s The Seasons at the BBC Proms under the direction of Sir Roger Norrington and joined Boston Baroque’s concert tour to Poland in 2015 under the direction of Martin Pearlman.

Ms. Emrich-Fisher holds a Master’s Degree from the Longy School of Music with distinction and a Bachelor’s Degree from New England Conservatory with honors. She is a graduate of the Song Fest Summer Program. A passionate voice teacher, she is a former faculty member of the Allegro Music School, Winchester Community Music School, Brookline Music School as well as Cantata Singers’ Classroom Cantatas. Ms. Emrich-Fisher will be making her London solo debut as Phèdre in Rameau’s Hippolyte et Aricie with Linden Baroque under the direction of Peter Fender.

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