© Tatjana Dachsel
© Tatjana Dachsel

The mezzosoprano Karina Repova was born in 1994 in Latvia. After her first singing education with Raphael Schwarzer she started studying at the young students programm at the Hanns Eisler School of Music Berlin. Since April 2013 Karina Repova is studying Singing/Musical Theatre at the University of Arts Berlin in the class of Prof. Albert Pesendorfer, where she reached her masters degree in autumn 2018.


As a laureate of the International Singing Competition 2014 of the Kammeroper Schloss Rheinsberg she debuted in the course of the summer festival as 3. Dame in Mozarts The Magic Flute.


2015 Karina Repova was engaged as 3. Flower Maiden in Wagners opera for children Parsifal in the course of the Bayreuther Festspiele 2015. In the same year she got awarded with the youth prize of the VI. International Singing Competition Grandi Voci 2015 in Salzburg.

Beside her activity as an opera singer Karina Repova also performs a lot of concert and lied repertoire. So she already sang numerous concerts, amongst others regularly at the Konzerthaus Berlin, Deutsche Oper Berlin and the Berlin Philharmonie as well as at festivals for contemporary music, for instance at the XXII. Zepernicker Randfestspielen, the Klangwerkstatt Berlin and Mozartfest Würzburg. A highlight was the world premiere of "Drei Gedichte nach Nelly Sachs"  by Wolfgang Rihm, which she performed with the pianist Prof. Axel Bauni at the Freie Akademie der Künste in Hamburg.

In summer 2016 gave her debut at the renowned festival "Rossini in Wildbad" as Gualtiero in the world debut performance of the opera "Il Conte di Marsico" by G. Balducci and as Isolier in Rossinis "Le Comte Ory". For her effort she was awarded with the "International BelCanto Prize".


Followed by that she got engagements at the Staatsoper Hamburg in 2017 as 2. Dame in a short cut version of Mozarts "Die Zauberflöte" by Johannes Harneit with staging by the artistic director Georges Delnon and conducted by Kent Nagano. This production got also some guest performances in the Shanghai Grand Theatre. Thereupon she got reinvolved as a cover for Achim Freyers new production of "Parsifal" as a Flower Maiden. After her debut as the Knusperhexe in Humperdincks "Hänsel und Gretel"  at the Junge Oper Schloss Weikersheim under the baton of Patrick Lange, Karina Repova returned to the Staatsoper Hamburg to perform the world premiere of "Das Floß".


For her masters degree in autumn 2018 she interpreted Concepcion in Ravels "L'heure espagnole" in a staging by Frank Hilbrich.


In season 2018/19 and 2019/20 Karina Repova was a member of the opera studio at the Deutsche Oper am Rhein, where she debuted as Blumenfrau (Die Schneekönigin), Sandmännchen (Hänsel und Gretel), Anna Kennedy (Maria Stuarda) Annina/Flora (La Traviata), Zelda (Der Geisterritter), La Chatte/L'Écureuil (L'enfant et les sortilèges) und Page (Salome) and participated in several masterclasses with Barbara Frittoli, Marius Vlad, Linda Watson and Thomas Allen.


Meanwhile Repova was guesting in 2019 in "Der goldene Drache" (P. Eötvös) at the Semperoper Dresden.


With beginning of the season 2019/20 she will be a member of the ensemble at Theater Magdeburg, where she will debut in important roles of her fach, like Stéphano, Mirabella, Maddalena, Hänsel a.o.