The moving timbre of her voice, her natural charisma and the sensitive sense of perfection that she applies to her extensive repertoire make German soprano Sibylla Rubens a much sought-after artist in Germany and abroad. Particular highlights from past years have included her performances with the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra under Philippe Herreweghe (Fauré Requiem), at New York's Carnegie Hall (Bach St. Matthew Passion), with the Munich Philharmonic under Christian Thielemann (Schumann Requiem and Mahler 8th Symphony), in Montreal with Kent Nagano (Bach Christmas Oratorio and Mass in B minor) and a European tour with the Budapest Festival Orchestra under Ivan Fischer (Mozart Vesperae solennes). Lately she has also guest performed on the concert stages of Baden-Baden, Barcelona, Dresden, Leipzig, Milano, Madrid, Mulhouse and Saarbrücken. Sibylla Rubens for many years has worked closely with the Stuttgart Bachakademie and Helmuth Rilling, with whom she travelled to Nashville /USA, Toronto/Canada (Bach Mass in B minor) and Korea (Bach Magnificat). Conductors with whom the soprano has worked include Jun Märkl, Hartmut Haenchen, Manfred Honeck, Roger Norrington, Herbert Blomstedt, Michael Gielen, Marek Janowski, Enoch zu Guttenberg and Riccardo Chailly.
Beside different projects on the field of chamber music the new season includes concerts in Dresden with Dresdner Philharmonie und Dresdner Kreuzchor (Brahms: Requiem), concerts in Canada with Montreal Symphony Orchestra under Kent Nagano (Bach: h-Moll-Messe), as well as Bach's Weihnachtsoratorium with Enoch zu Guttenberg. Furthermore she will participate in three concerts of Mendelssohn's 2. Symphony (Lobgesang) under the baton of Ton Koopman in Madrid.
Sibylla Rubens particularly enjoys lieder recitals. Previously accompanied by Irwin Gage, and now by various pianists, including Justus Zeyen, Michael Gees, Ulrich Eisenlohr, Götz Payer, Tobias Krampen, Matthias Veit, Daniel Heide and Anthony Spiri, she has been a guest performer not only at the Ludwigsburger Schlossfestspiele and the Heidelberger Frühling (Heidelberg Spring Festival), but also in Barcelona, Amsterdam, Nuremberg, Stuttgart and Cologne.
More than 80 CD-recordings for various labels including hänssler, Carus and harmonia mundi proof her artistic versatility. Her latest recordings have been released by Deutsche Grammophon (Mozart Requiem with Christian Thielemann) and Naxos (Schumann Lieder and Songs op. 27 and Schubert Romantic Poets). Oehms-Classics published the worldwide first complete recording of Humperdinck-songs and also Mendelssohns's Lobgesang with the Deutsche Radio Philharmonie Saarbrücken Kaiserslautern and the Bavarian Radio Chorus under the baton of Christoph Poppen. Her latest recordings include Bach-Cantatas with Windsbacher Knabenchor as well as Lorenz Christoph Mizler: Die moralischen Oden together with Klaus Mertens.
Sibylla Rubens studied singing (concert and opera) at the Staatliche Musikhochschule in Trossingen and at the Hochschule für Musik in Frankfurt/Main. She participated in numerous master classes, amongst others of Edith Mathis and Elsa Cavelti, and was a student of Irwin Gage's class for lied interpretation in Zurich. Since 2007 Sibylla Rubens is closely connected to the Neue Bachgesellschaft Leipzig as a member of the board. As a committed teacher and promoter of young singing talent, Sibylla Rubens gives her own master classes, most recently at the Oberstdorfer Musiksommer. She was a judge at the International Bach Competition in Singing in Leipzig in July 2012.