Corina Koller, born in Leoben, Austria, started her music education with ballet, flute, piano and singing at age five.

Corina completed a masters degree in Art History at the Karl-Franzens-University, Graz (March 2017) and a bachelors degree in Voice Studies at the University of Music and Performing Arts, Graz (June 2017). Currently she works with Univ.-Prof. Arnold Bezuyen.

She has attended master classes with Dame Emma Kirkby, Gabriele Lechner, KS Linda Watson and Cheryl Studer.

Awarded a scholarship from the American Institute of Musical Studies, Corina has worked with conductors, including Alexander Kalajdžić, Markus Landerer, Philipp Pointner and Karen Kamensek, in Graz. Honours included second prize of the 35th AIMS Meistersinger-Competition (Summer 2015).

Corina received stage experience during her work at King Arthur (2015), Hänsel and Gretel (2017), Kurt Weill Der Silbersee (2017),  Im weißen Rössl (2019) and as Frau Fluth in Die lustigen Weiber von Windsor (2020) with the directors Ernst Marianne Binder and Lorenzo Fioroni.

She was engaged to sing concerts in Jerusalem and Tel Aviv (February 2017).

 

In September 2017 she was awarded the Audience award in the 9th International Heinrich Strecker Crossover Competition, Baden/Vienna.

Corina debuted in the role of Rosalinde in the operetta Die Fledermaus (December 2017), as Hanna Glawari in The Merry Widow (December 2018) and as Sylva Varescu in Die Csárdásfürstin (December 2019) - all at the Performance Arts Theatre (Stadttheater), Leoben.

 

She was awarded 4th prize in the Ferruccio-Tagliavini Competition Deutschlandsberg and performed in the prizewinners'concert (Graz Opera House, April 2018) conducted by Marius Burkert.

 

Corina sang, as a soloist, in Georg Friedrich Haas 7 Klangräume zu den unvollendeten Fragmenten des Requiems von W. A. Mozart, in Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy Lobgesang (Hymn of Praise) and in Gustav Mahler 4th Symphony in Stefaniensaal Graz.

 

Ms. Koller is a Bayreuth-scholarship holder 2019.

 

As part of steirischer herbst she sang Demetria in the premiere of Seyung Kim Consumnia (Stage director: Olivier Tambosi) and was part of Lulu Obermayers performance L'Opra fatale - eine Intervention (2020).

 

This season 2020/21 she will be seen as Hodel in Fiddler on the roof  at the Graz Opera House and as Maria Bellacanta in Peter Lund Hexe Hillary geht in die Oper at Next Liberty Graz.

As a prizewinner (Audience award and prize for the best performance of an Operetta aria) of 6th International Otto Edelmann Competition Vienna Corina Koller will make her role debut as Micaëla in Oper Burg Gars production of Bizet Carmen in July 2021.

© Shirley Suarez
© Shirley Suarez