Cybele Gouverneur, Mezzo-Soprano
2007 – 2009
During the 2013-14 season, CYBELE GOUVERNEUR made the role debut of Dulcinée in Don Quichotte with Festival Opera and returned to the title role of Carmen with Livermore Valley Opera, CA. The prior season saw her return to San Francisco Opera for the new Francesca Zambello production of Wagner’s Der Ring des Nibelungen as Schwertleite (Die Walküre) and Mercedes in as well as the major role debuts of Dalila in Samson et Dalila and Amneris in Aida with West Bay Opera. Other recent performances for Ms. Gouverneur featured her as a soloist in Mozart’s Requiem with the Modesto Symphony in spring of 2012 and Mercedes in Carmen for Families under the auspices of San Francisco Opera.
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.
For more information, please visit Ms. Gouverneur’s website, www.cybelegouverneur.com.