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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

Siebel
Faust (Gounod)
Brent Opera
2019
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

Contemporary Opera

Clementine
Clara (Victoria Bond)
Felici Opera
2020
Choirboy & Market Woman
Yossele Solovey (Noam Elkies)
Lowell House Opera
1999

Art Song

Fair House of Joy
Sea Pictures & other (Elgar, Bridge, Dale, RVW)
Lauderdale House, London
2019
The Great Johannes Brahms
Op. 92 Two Songs for Voice and Viola (Johannes Brahms)
Serenata
2018
Nineteenth- Century Women Composers
In a Persion Garden & Other (Lehmann, Clarke,)
Serenata
2017
Be Still My Heart
Recital for voice, clarinet & piano (Schumann, Spohr, Head, Cornelius)
Various North London Venues
2016
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
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
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

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
Alto soloist
Requiem (Herbert Howells)
Cantata Singers
2013
Alto soloist
Messiah (G.F Handel)
Framingham State University Chorus
2012
Alto soloist
And the Trains Kept Coming (Lior Navok)
Cantata Singers
2008
Alto Soloist
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-American Mezzo-soprano Carola Emrich-Fisher has been praised for her “creamy tone” (Boston Classical Review) and “mahogany timbre and supple translucence” (Boston Musical Intelligencer).  Her versatile career on both opera and concert stage has led her to perform extensively in the US, Europe and the UK, and her performances have been described as “particularly moving” (Boston Musical Intelligencer).  Operatic roles include Carmen (Carmen) with Brent Opera, Phèdre (Hippolyte et Aricie) with Linden Baroque , Siebel (Faust) with Brent Opera, Cherubino (Le Nozze di Figaro), Annio (La Clemenza di Tito), Dido and Sorceress (Dido and Aeneas), Third Lady, (Die Zauberflöte).  She has appeared as Alto soloist in J.S. Bach Cantata BWV77, Herbert Howell’s Requiem, with Cantata Singers and Libella Quartet.  Other solo engagements include Handel’s Messiah, as well as And the Trains Kept Coming by acclaimed composer Lior Navok, under the direction of David Hoose.  Ms. Emrich-Fisher’s solo performances have been broadcast on US radio stations WERS 88.9 FM, WCRI 95.9 FM and WGBH 99.5 FM.  She can be heard in solo roles on the Newport Baroque recording of Dido and Aeneas, as well as Cantata Singers’ 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 6 US singers chosen to take part in the Fall Island Vocal Arts Seminar, and recently completed the Crear Art Song Masterclass with Malcom Martineau.  This season, she was accepted into the Opera Master Class at Crear with Dame Ann Murray. Next season, she will play the role of Clementine in Felici Opera's UK Premiere of Victoria Bond's opera Clara.

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 Jonathan McPhee.  Under the direction of Sir Roger Norrington, Ms. Emrich-Fisher performed at the BBC Proms with the Handel and Haydn Society to sing Haydn’s The Seasons 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 honours.  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 maintains a private voice studio in London.

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