Gesche Geier, a native of Rostock, Germany, graduated with honors in 2003 from the Carl Maria von Weber Conservatory of Music in Dresden, where she studied with Professor H. Petzold.
Ms. Geier has appeared as a guest at theaters such as the State Operette Theater in Dresden, as well as at theaters in Basel, Karlsruhe, Winterthur, Innsbruck, Linz, Mönchengladbach, Hof and Passau. In addition, she has graced the stage of the Schleswig-Holsteinischen Landestheater and has been involved in touring productions with the Lautten Compagney Berlin, the Mozartiana in Gdansk (2012) as the Countess, the International Ludwigsburger Schloss Festival, and the International Handel Festival in Karlsruhe (2014).
In 2004 Ms. Geier performed the role of Evandro in the rediscovered baroque opera, Ascanio, with the Batzdorfer Hofkapelle in the Margravial Opera House in Bayreuth, as well as the Bach Festival in Leipzig.
From 2005 to 2011, she performed as a soloist at Theater Regensburg, where she acquired an extensive repertoire encompassing opera, operetta, and musicals. Successful highlights include her performances as Lulu, Norina, Adina, Zdenka, Olympia, Antonia, and Countess Almaviva, along with the pants role, Plistene, in Simon Mayr’s Il ritorno d’Ulisse.
At the Handel Festival (Halle, Germany) in 2011, Gesche Geier sang the role of Armida in Handel's Rinaldo with the Lautten Compagney Berlin in a coproduction with the Milan Puppet Theater, Carlo Colla e Figli. This led to further guest productions of the piece in Austria, Switzerland, and at the Warsaw Philharmonic among others (now available as DVD). At the Herne Festival of Historic Music in 2012, she took on the roll of Enone in the modern world premiere of the baroque opera, Paris and Helena, by Johann David Heinichen. This performance, in collaboration with the baroque ensemble, Lautten Compagney Berlin, was broadcast on the German cultural broadcast station, WDR 3.
In addition to her opera career, Ms. Geier is active both as a concert soloist and Lied singer. She can be heard performing diverse Lieder programs with her duo-partner, Hans Martin Gräbner, at the Pianohaus Steingräbner in Bayreuth, among other venues. Her latest CD NEW SONGS FROM OLD POETRY, a compilation of original songs by Mr. Gräbner, marks their first collaborative recording and offers listeners an intimate and personal lied recital.
In 2010 Gesche Geier was a recipient of the Richard Wagner Scholarship.