Belgian Mezzosoprano and conductor Chiara Ducomble is part of the Opera Studio of the Theater Bielefeld for the season 23/24. She is currently studying in her Masters with Prof. Gudrun Pelker in Hannover. She received her Bachelors with Prof. Dr. Marek Rzepka and Prof. Dr. Peter Anton Ling at the Hochschule für Musik, Theater und Medien Hannover.
Before this, she studied Conducting and singing at the Conservatory of Maastricht (NL), as well as Cultural Management at the KMM Hamburg. Lied courses with Professor Jan Philipp Schulze and Masterclasses with, among others, Ingeborg Danz, Sylvia Greenberg, Benjamin Bruns, Claudia Barainsky, Peter Kooii, Peter Berne and Thomas Heyer complete her education.
In addition to her training, Chiara sings in ensemble projects such as the professional chamber choir project "Meesters en Gezellen" by Capella Amsterdam and the Nederlandse Kamerkoor, in the Lower Saxony Chamber Choir, in the world premiere recording of the Missa solemnis by Johann Simon Mayr (Naxos, 2023), and as a guest in choirs such as that of the Hanover State Opera, Zomeropera Alden Biesen and Musica Sacra Festival Maastricht. She has worked under the direction of conductors such as Sigvards Klava, Constantin Trinks, Ivan Repušić and Ludo Claesen, among others.
Chiara is passionate about the Lied repertoire and new concert forms. With the pianists Nasti Sokolova, Lidia Fittipaldi, Yuewen Yu and Cécile Sagnier, she performs programs including cycles by Rihm, Hindemith, De Falla, Schumann and Berio. In the concert repertoire, she frequently performs Rossini's Petite Messe Solennelle and works varying from Baroque to current day.
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. Last year, she took on the role of fourth angel in the world premiere production of the piece Wie dem Herrn Mockinpott das Leiden ausgetrieben wird by Stefan Litwin for the Staatstheater Braunschweig as well as the main role of Klara in Andreas Tarkmann's opera Didos Geheimnis. This year, she is seen in the world premiere of else (someone) and as Bertha in Il Barbiere di Siviglia for Theater Bielefeld.
In 2021/22 Chiara was a scholarship holder of the Deutschlandstipendium. She also received the first prize at the international song competition of the festival Vocallis in the Netherlands in 2022.