Cybele Gouverneur, Mezzo-Soprano
2007 – 2009
Upcoming performances of CYBELE GOUVERNEUR will feature her as a soloist in Mozart’s Requiem with the Modesto Symphony in spring of 2012. Performances during the 2010-11 season included Mercedes in Carmen fo Families under the auspices of San Francisco Opera. For West Bay Opera, she performed the role of Dalila (Samson et Dahlila) in fall of 2011, and covered the role of Mercedes for San Francisco Opera’s production of Carmen.
During the 2009 – 2010 season, Ms. Gouveneur appeared as soloist in Sacramento Philharmonic’s performance of Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony and Verdi’s Requiem with the Modesto Symphony Orchestra. Other recent engagements included her performance with la Orquesta Sinfónica Simón Bolivar de la Juventud at the Sala José Felix Ribas, Teatro Teresa Carreño in Caracas, Venezuela.
During her artist residency at OSJ, Ms. Gouverneur performed the roles of Olga (Eugene Onegin), Dorabella (Così fan tutte), and the title role in Carmen. Ms. Gouverneur joined Opera San José’s resident company during the 2007 – 2008 season, performing the roles of Alisa (Lucia di Lammermoor), Charlotte (Werther), Maddalena (Rigoletto), and the Second Lady (The Magic Flute).
Ms. Gouverneur recently made her debut with San Francisco Opera as Alisa in their June 2008 production of Lucia di Lammermoor. Other roles performed recently include the title role in Massenet’s Chérubin, Dorabella (Cosí fan tutte), Minsk Woman in Jonathon Dove’s Flight, Cherubino in Corigliano’s The Ghosts of Versailles and Olga in Kurt Weill’s Street Scene, all with the Moores’ Opera Center of University of Houston. Other past performances include Second Lady (The Magic Flute), the Stepmother in Into the Woods, and Octavian in highlights from Der Rosenkavalier, all with Opera in the Ozarks.
On the concert stage, Ms. Gouverneur performed with Orchestra X of Houston in Orchestra X Presents PDQ Bach in Houston: We have a Problem! featuring Prof. Peter Schickele, and was a featured soloist in Mozart’s Requiem, Bach’s Magnificat, and Dvorak’s Mass in D Major in Rye, New York. She has also presented contemporary music with the OneWorld Symphony in their New Composer Series and the Riverside Opera Ensemble in a showcase of The Count of Monte Cristo.
Originally from the Bay Area, Ms. Gouverneur spent her childhood in South America and the United States and eventually pursued her studies in New York and Houston. She received her Diploma in Music from Mannes College of Music, and then obtained a Bachelor of Music from the Manhattan School of Music. She is currently a student of Joseph Evans at the University of Houston where she is completing graduate studies.
Ms. Gouverneur was named a winner of the Associated Music Teachers League of New York Competition, the National Association of Teachers of Singing Award and has been a grant recipient of the Hispanic Scholarship Fund.