First Lady in Bare Opera's Die Zauberflöte - June 2017

Photo: Gustavo Mirabile

Soprano Liana Guberman, a native New Yorker, is a Resident Artist with Bare Opera, a NYC based opera company, and sang in their 2016-2017 productions: Rosina and La Contessa in Mozart/Rossini's Figaro x Figaro, Erste Dame in Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte and Fannì in Rossini’s La Cambiale di Matrimonio. In 2014-2016, Liana spent two seasons with Palm Beach Opera. As a Benenson Young Artist, she performed Echo in Strauss’ Ariadne auf Naxos, Hannah in the world premiere of Ben Moore’s Enemies, A Love Story, and Rosario in Granados’ Goyescas. Other roles include: Lia in Debussy’s L’enfant prodigue with Bare Opera, Mimì in La Bohème with LoftOpera, Pamina in Die Zauberflöte with Purchase Opera, Contessa in Le Nozze di Figaro with LoftOpera, and Donna Anna in Don Giovanni with Mannes Opera. In 2014, Liana was a Fellow at Music Academy of the West in Santa Barbara, California where she sang the soprano solo in Mahler’s 4th Symphony and covered Micaëla in Carmen.

A winner of several major vocal competitions, Liana won a scholarship from the 2018 Bel Canto Vocal Foundation, 2nd Prize in the 2018 Southold Opera Competition at Carnegie Hall’s Weill Hall, and a grant from the 2018 Grand Stage International Lieder Competition. Liana was the Fourth Prize winner in the 2017 Florida Grand Opera/Young Patronesses of the Opera. She was also an encouragement grant winner of the 2017 Opera General Division of the Gerda Lissner Foundation and was a finalist in the 2016 Jensen Foundation Competition. She also won grants from both the 2015 Lieder/Song and Opera General Divisions of the Gerda Lissner Foundation. Liana was a winner of the 2014 St. Louis district of the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions.

Liana attended the Franz-Schubert-Institut in Baden bei Wien, Austria, where she studied the poetry and performance of Lieder. This experience made her passionate about singing in German and performing Lieder in concert.

In 2019, Liana was the soprano soloist in Orff’s Carmina Burana with the Hudson Valley Singers. In 2018, Liana sang Euridice in Gluck's Orfeo ed Euridice and was the soprano soloist in an All-Purcell Celebration called “‘Tis Love” with the Hudson Valley Singers. In 2017, Liana was the soprano soloist in Beethoven’s 9th Symphony with Flint Symphony Orchestra.

In June 2019, she will be the soprano soloist in Haydn’s The Creation with Hudson Valley Singers, led by conductor Eugene Sirotkine.

Opera Roles



Euridice Gluck’s Orfeo ed Euridice (Concert Version) Hudson Valley Singers Bronxville, NY 2018

Rosina/Contessa  Figaro x Figaro (a world-premiere double-bill of Rossini's Il barbiere di Siviglia and Mozart's Le Nozze di Figaro)   Bare Opera  New York, NY  2017

Erste Dame   Die Zauberflöte  Bare Opera  New York, NY  2017

Fannì   La cambiale di matrimonio (Rossini)  Bare Opera New York, NY  2016

Echo   Ariadne auf Naxos  Palm Beach Opera   Palm Beach, FL  2016

Rosario   Goyescas (Granados)  Palm Beach Opera Palm Beach, FL  2016

Micaëla*   Carmen   Palm Beach Opera   Palm Beach, FL   2016

Lia   L’enfant prodigue (Debussy)   Bare Opera    New York, NY   2016

La Chauve-Souris   L’enfant et les Sortilèges   Bare Opera   New York, NY  2016

Masha*/Hannah   Enemies, A Love Story   Palm Beach Opera  Palm Beach, FL  2015

Mimì*  La Bohème  Palm Beach Opera   Palm Beach, FL  2015

Micaëla*   Carmen   Music Academy of the West     Santa Barbara, CA   2014

Parasha*  Mavra   Juilliard Opera/Lindemann Program   New York, NY  2014

Mimì  La Bohème   LoftOpera   Brooklyn, NY  2014

Countess   Le nozze di Figaro    LoftOpera   Brooklyn, NY   2014

Parasha     Mavra (Stravinsky)    Mannes Opera    New York, NY   2013

Donna Anna     Don Giovanni   Mannes Opera   New York, NY  2012

Mathurin’s wife Richard the Lionheart  American Classical Orchestra New York, NY   2011

Thérèse    Les Mamelles de Tirésias   Purchase Opera   New York, NY   2011

Pamina   Die Zauberflöte   Purchase Opera    Purchase, NY        2011

Suor Angelica    Suor Angelica    “Si Parla, Si Canta”    Urbania, Italy   2010

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Young Artist Programs   

Palm Beach Opera  Young Artist Program  West Palm Beach, FL  2015-2016, 2014-2015

Music Academy of the West Summer Festival  Santa Barbara, CA  2014

Castleton Artist Training Seminar   Castleton Festival   Castleton, VA  2012

"Si Parla, Si Canta"  Centro Studi Italiani   Urbania, Italy  2010

Poetry & Performance of German Lied   Franz-Schubert-Institut  Baden bei Wien, Austria  2008

Chautauqua Institution Voice Program   Chautauqua Music Festival   Chautauqua, NY   2007

Florence Voice Seminar   Westminster Conservatory   Florence, Italy   2006

Tanglewood Institute (B.U.T.I.)   Boston University   Lenox, MA   2004, 2005


Prof. Studies Diploma    Mannes College - The New School    New York, NY   2013

Master of Music    Purchase College Conservatory    Purchase, NY    2011

Bachelor of Music    Boston University  Boston, MA    2009


Scholarship Winner        Bel Canto Vocal Scholarship Foundation   2018                 

Second Prize Winner Southold Opera Competition, Emerging Artists, at Carnegie Weill Hall 2018

Grant Winner Grand Stage International Lieder Competition 2018

Fourth Prize Winner    Young Patronesses of Opera/Florida Grand Opera Vocal Competition in Miami Beach, FL   2017  

Encouragement Grant Winner   Gerda Lissner Foundation Competition  2017

Finalist   Jensen Foundation Competition  2016

Grant Winner   Gerda Lissner Foundation Lieder Competition  2015

Grant Winner    Gerda Lissner Foundation Competition   2015

Encouragement Grant Winner  Licia Albanese-Puccini Competition    2015

St. Louis District Award Winner    Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions  2014

Third Prize Award    Gerda Lissner Foundation Competition  2014

Encouragement Grant    Licia Albanese-Puccini Competition  2014

Grant Winner  Giulio Gari Competition  2014