Musiktheater im Revier.
* born in Germany.
In 2018, Bele Kumberger has sung her first Gänsemagd in Humperdinck’s Königskinder at Musiktheater im Revier, where she has performed parts including Regina in Hindemith’s Mathis der Maler, Blanche in Poulenc’s Dialogues des Carmélites as well as Yvette in Weinberg’s Die Passagierin. In 2019, she performed Tatjana in the chamber version of Tchaikovsky’s Jewgeni Onegin. In 2020, she will make her debut at Aalto-Musiktheater Essen as Ännchen in Weber’s Der Freischütz.
In 2016, Bele Kumberger made her Bayreuth Festival debut, after she first appeared at the Salzburg Easter Festival under the baton of Christian Thielemann in 2013. In 2015, the soprano made her UK debut with the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Andris Nelsons. During the 2016/2017 season, Bele Kumberger performed Elena in Rota’s Il capello di paglia di Firenze and Yvette in Weinberg’s Die Passagierin at Musiktheater im Revier. As a guest, she performed at Beijing Music Festival, Berlin’s State Opera, Seefestspiele Mörbisch, State Opera Braunschweig, and in the title role in Orff’s The Story of the King and the Clever Young Woman at the Carl Orff-Festival Andechs.
Bele Kumberger’s concert repertoire includes works by Bach, Beethoven, Haydn, Mozart, Pergolesi and Vivaldi. Ariene in Scarlatti’s Penelope la Casta was recorded by WDR. Besides, she is a dedicated recitalist with a wide lied repertoire. In October 2019, she will go on tour, together with baritone Bo Skovhus, with Wolf’s Italienisches Liederbuch.
Bele Kumberger performed with Bamberger Symphoniker, Bayreuth Festival Orchestra, Bochumer Symphoniker, China Philharmonic Orchestra, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Deutsches Sinfonie-Orchester, Lautten Compagney Berlin, Sächsische Staatskapelle Dresden, Staatskapelle Berlin, Staatskapelle Halle and worked with conductors including Semyon Bychkov, Hartmut Haenchen, Marek Janowski, Julia Jones, Andris Nelsons and Christian Thielemann.