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Sibylla Rubens

German soprano Sibylla Rubens studied singing at the Sttatliche Musikhochschule in Trossingen and at the Hochschule für Musik in Frankfurt. She participated in numerous master classes with Edith Mathis and Elsa Cavelti, among others, and was a student of Irwin Gage`s class for lied interpreation in Zurich.

The moving timbre of her voice, her natural charisma and the superb musical instincts she appliest to her extensive repertoire made her a much sought- after artist in Germany and abroad. She has performed with many prestigious orchestras such as the Deutsches Symphonieorchester Berlin, Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Berliner Rundfunk Sinfonieorchester, Bachakademie, Collegium Vocale Gent, La Chapelle Royale, Canadian Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra, Camerata Salzburg, Gewandhausorchester Leipzig, Tonhalle- Orchester Zurich, Dresdner Philharmonie, etc. She has collaborated with the most prestigious conductors such as Vlamidir Ashkenazy, Marek Janowski, Sir Roger Norrington, Ton Koopman, Christian Thielemann, Leopold Hager, Heinrich Schiff y, muy especialmente, con Helmut Rilling and Philippe Herreweghe.

Outstanding performer of concert and oratorio, Sibylla Rubens has sung a varied repertoire of the most important pieces: Requiem by Fauré, Brahms and Mozart, the Passions, Christmas Oratorio and Mass in B Minor by Bach, Sinfonie Lobgesang and Elias by Mendelssohn, 4th Symphony by Mahler, 9th Symphony by Beethoven, etc. Although she is mostly renowned as a concert singer, her rare excursions to the operatic field give proof of the great charisma she evinces on stage: at the Stuttgart Opera she performed Pamina and the audience loved her as Marzelline with the Bamberg Symphony and as Servilia with the Münchener Kammerorchester.

As a lied singer, Sibylla Rubens had a great success in her first recital with Irwin Gage. This was the beginning of an extremely harmonius collaboration between the famed accompanist and his former master student, which has been continued with recitals with songs by Mozart, Schubert and Anselm Hüttenbrenner. With Thomas Quasthoff she performed Italienisches Liederbuch by Wolf at the Schubertiade in Schwarzenberg.

She has recorded for important labels as Hämssler, Erato, Detusche Grammophon or Harmonia Mundi. Especially word mentioning is the award- winning recordings of both Bach Passions under Philippe Herreweghe. Ton Koopman engaged her for his reconstruction of Bach’s St Marc Passion and Christian Thielemann for Mozart’s Requiem.

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Schubert · Rarities, Fragments, and Alternative Versions
Bach · Matthäus-Passion
Consider, my soul
Schubert · Lieder
Bach · Secular Cantatas

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