First Lady in Bare Opera's Die Zauberflöte

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 Haydn’s The Creation and 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 January 2020, she will sing Queen of Sheba in Handel’s Solomon with the Hudson Valley Singers, led by conductor Eugene Sirotkine.

Opera Roles



Micaëla  Carmen  Bizet

Lia   L’enfant prodigue Debussy  

Euridice Orfeo ed Euridice Gluck

Rosario   Goyescas Granados

Contessa  Le nozze di Figaro Mozart

Pamina   Die Zauberflöte   Mozart

Erste Dame   Die Zauberflöte  Mozart

Donna Anna     Don Giovanni   Mozart

Donna Elvira     Don Giovanni   Mozart

Masha  Enemies, A Love Story   Ben Moore

Thérèse    Les Mamelles de Tirésias   Poulenc

Mimì  La Bohème  Puccini

Suor Angelica    Suor Angelica    Puccini

La Chauve-Souris   L’enfant et les Sortilèges  Ravel

Fannì   La cambiale di matrimonio Rossini

Echo   Ariadne auf Naxos  R. Strauss

Parasha Mavra   Stravinsky


Norina Don Pasquale Donizetti

Marguerite Faust Gounod

Kostanze Die Entführung aus dem Serail Mozart

Fiordiligi Così fan tutte Mozart

Antonia Les Contes d’Hoffman Offenbach

Manon Lescaut Manon Lescaut Puccini

Arabella Arabella R. Strauss

Amelia Simon Boccanegra Verdi

Violetta La Traviata Verdi



Jauchzet Gott in allen Landen, BWV 51

St. Matthew Passion, BWV 244

St. John Passion, BWV 245

Wedding Cantata, BWV 202

Funeral Cantata, BWV 198

And cantata arias: Angenehmer Zephyrus (BWV 205), Die seele ruht (BWV 127), Mein glaubiges Herze (BWV 68), Verleih, dass ich aus Herzensgrund (BWV 177), Bereite dir, Jesu, noch itzo die Bahn (BWV 147), Mein Gott, ich liebe dich (BWV 77), Ich nehme mein Leiden mit Freuden auf mich (BWV 75), Gelobet sei der Herr, mein Gott (BWV 129), Wie zittern und wanken (BWV 105)


Elegiac Song (Op. 118), Choral Fantasy

Symphony No. 9


Zigeunerlieder, Op. 103 (quartet)

Neue Liebeslieder Walzer (quartet)


The Messiah



The Creation


Symphony No. 4


Vesparae solennes, K. 339

Great Mass in C, K. 427

Concert arias:

L'amerò saro costante, K. 208

Ch'io mi scordi di te, K. 505

Bella mia fiamma, addio, K. 528


Selections from Fairy Queen

Let the Bright Seraphim




Der Hirt auf dem Felsen


Szene aus Goethes Faust Part III

Adventlied, Op. 71


Vier Letzte Lieder, Op. 27

Young Artist Programs   

Palm Beach Opera  Young Artist Program  West Palm Beach, FL  2014-16

Music Academy of the West Summer Festival  Santa Barbara, CA  

Castleton Artist Training Seminar   Castleton Festival   Castleton, VA  

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

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


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

Master of Music    Purchase College Conservatory    Purchase, NY    

Bachelor of Music    Boston University  Boston, MA    


Scholarship Winner        Bel Canto Vocal Scholarship Foundation                    

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

Grant Winner Grand Stage International Lieder Competition

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

Finalist   Jensen Foundation Competition  

Grant Winner   Gerda Lissner Foundation Lieder Competition  

Encouragement Grant Winner  Licia Albanese-Puccini Competition    

St. Louis District Award Winner    Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions  

Third Prize Award    Gerda Lissner Foundation Competition  

Grant Winner  Giulio Gari Competition