Belgian Mezzosoprano and conductor Chiara Ducomble is currently studying in the singing class of Prof. Dr. Marek Rzepka at the Hochschule für Musik, Theater und Medien Hannover.
Born in 1996, her way first led her to the Conservatory of Maastricht (NL), where she studied with Baritone Frans Kokkelmans and conductor Ludo Claesen. In Hannover (DE), she continued her singing studies with Prof. Dr. Peter Anton Ling and Marek Rzepka. Lied courses with Professor Jan Philipp Schulze and Masterclasses with, among others, Benjamin Bruns, Claudia Barainsky, Peter Kooii, Peter Berne and Thomas Heyer complete her education.
Next to her studies, Chiara Ducomble has been singing in different professional choir projects such as "Meesters en Gezellen" (2016 and 2017 under Latvian Radio Choir conductor Siegvards Klava) and "Musica Sacra Festival" (2016 and 2017), as an ensemble singer and solist for the "Petite Messe Solennelle" by Rossini (2016 for Stichting Vluchteling and 2017 for ProMusica Rhodos), and for opera projects (Eugen Onegin Zomeropera 2016, Carmen Burg Warberg 2018, La Damnation de Faust and La Juive National Theater of Hannover 2019 and Greek Passion 2020/22).
Chiara is passionate about the Lied repertoire and new concert forms. With the pianists Nasti Sokolova, Yuewen Yu and Cécile Sagnier, she performs programs including cycles by Rihm, Hindemith, De Falla, Schumann and Berio.
She gave her opera debut with the role of Nada in Ana Sokolovic's chamber opera Svadba in July 2018. In December 2019 she interpretated the role of Penelope in Leinen aus Smyrna by Edward Rushton. In spring 2020 she sang the role of the little Arab in Martinus opera Juliette at the Hmtmh and the role of Cesare in Händel's Giulio Cesare as well as la Ciesca in Puccini's Gianni Schicchi in the same setting in 2021. This year, she is taking on the role of Frugola in Puccini's Il Tabarro for the junge mitteldeutsche Kammeroper as well as the role of an angel in the world premiere production of the piece Wie dem Herrn Mockinpott das Leiden ausgetrieben wird by Stefan Litwin for the Staatstheater Braunschweig.