German mezzo-soprano Nora Kazemieh recently graduated with a master’s degree in Opera from the HfMT Hamburg, where she studied with Yvi Jänicke and Burkhard Kehring. Here she was awarded second place at the Elise-Meyer Competition and third place at the Mozart competition. She earned her B.M. in Vocal Performance at the Crane School of Music in New York, studying under Deborah Massell. Nora has participated in masterclasses with Angela Denoke, Christiane Iven, and Ulrike Sonntag, as well as in the “Exzellenz-Labor Gesang” under the artistic direction of Hedwig Fassbender.

During her final year of studies in Hamburg, she performed the title role in Händel’s “Rinaldo”, as well as Flosshilde and Erda in “Das Rheingold”. In 2016 she made her debut as the Child in Ravel’s “L’enfant et les sortilèges” at the Hawaii Performing Arts Festival. Other operatic roles include Hänsel in “Hänsel und Gretel”, Aricia in Milhauds “Der befreite Theseus”, and Mrs. Splinters in Copland’s “The Tender Land”.

On the concert stage, Nora performed in Carnegie Hall as a featured soloist in Vaughan Williams’ “Serenade to Music”. In Hamburg, she has sung the alto solo in the St John Passion under the baton of Ulrich Windfuhr.

Future engagements include her debut at the Opernloft in Hamburg as Rebecca in “Mord auf Backbord”, a comedic pasticcio featuring arias from operas such as “Carmen” and “Il trovatore”, as well as chanson and Neapolitan songs. In the summer of 2022, she will perform in a staged production of Händel’s oratorio “Der Triumph von Zeit und Wahrheit” with OperOderSpree.