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Darlene Ann Dobisch

 Darlene Ann Dobisch, coloratura soprano
Born and raised in Hardwick, MA, Darlene Ann Dobisch studied voice at Clark University and at the University of Michigan with Phyllis Curtin, Martha Sheil and Maria Ferrante. She moved to Europe in October, 2000 and received an Artist's Diploma with honors at the Luebeck Conservatory with Judith Beckmann and James Wagner. Other fundamental musical impulses have come from Martin Katz, Ulf Bästlein, Charles Spencer, Shirley Verrett, and Seiji Ozawa. She won the Robert P. Manero Music Prize and has received numerous scholarships which fostered her career.

Since the start of her career in 2004, Ms. Dobisch has appeared with the NDR Chorus, as a Soloist at Theater Neustrelitz, and in the roles of Violetta in Verdi's La Traviata, Queen of the Night in Mozart's The Magic Flute, and Olympia/Antonia/Giulietta in Offenbach’s The Tales of Hoffman  at Opernloft, Hamburg, among others. Her repertoire includes a broad spectrum of soprano roles, and she is also in demand as an oratorio and solo recital singer in Germany and the U.S.A.

Ms. Dobisch has been working with the Berlin Conductor Christoph Hagel and the Berlin Symphony Orchestra since 2005, performing in numerous breakthrough opera productions with a wide variety of artists. Most notable was the Queen of the Night in the internationally acclaimed The Magic Flute in the Subway, as well as Mozart’s Apollo and Hyacinth in the elegant Bode Museum with the dancer Ismael Ivo. Further roles with Mr. Hagel include Genio in Haydn’s Orpheus and Euridice, the Countess in The Marriage of Figaro, Gabriel/Eva in Haydn’s The Creation, and the soprano solos in Bach’s St. John Passion, fully staged in the Berlin Cathedral.

Darlene Ann Dobisch collaborates with both local and international musicians in the group, barockwerk hamburg, which draws particularly from the rich tradition of baroque music in Hamburg. Her most recent project is again with Christoph Hagel as the Queen of the Night in an event mixing break dance and classical music called “Breakin’ Mozart.” In 2014 she sang over 25 performances in Berlin and the show will continue on tour in Germany throughout 2015. Ms. Dobisch conducts master classes and workshops internationally and teaches voice privately in Hamburg. This is her first appearance on our Concert Series.

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