"A sensation... a discovery " (Der neue Merker), "terrific comic actress" (Opera news),"vocally and theatrically brilliant" (Süddeutsche Zeitung), "technical mastery"(Drehpunktkultur),"believable, moving, with dark intensity" (Salzburg Nachrichten), "Excellent" (The Times), "first-rate" (Opera) "Gura's deeply emotional singing made time stand still for nearly ten minutes"(Opernwelt)
The 2017/18 season included her debut at the Liceu in Barcelona in "Il Viaggio a Reims", a role debut as Niklausse in "Les contes d'Hoffmann" in Salzburg, an exciting role debut as Adalgisa in "Norma" at the Staatstheater Wiesbaden, a gala concert with Sugi Opera in Seoul, Korea, Alto soloist in Tippett's "A Child of our Time" in Bangkok, a concert of Mozart concert arias in London's Cadogan Hall with Christian Zacharias leading the English Chamber Orchestra and broadcast live for BBC3, the title role in "La Cenerentola" at the Festival of the Aegean in Greece, as well as a debut at the Teatro San Carlo in Naples as Smeraldine in "L'amour des trois oranges."
2016-17 engagements included an exciting role debut in the title role of "L'Italiana in Algeri" at the Deutsches National Theater Weimar, in a new production with staging by rising star Tobias Kratzer, as well as a return to the title role in "Carmen" at the Staatstheater Darmstadt after a very successful premiere there last season. (This Carmen was nominated by the prestigious magazine Opernwelt as Best Performance 2016) Other highlights include the title role of "Carmen" in Essen in a staging by Hilsdorf, a return to Teatro dell'opera di Roma as Gymnasiast in William Kentridge's "Lulu" in a co-production with the Metropolitan Opera NY, as well as the title role in "Carmen" in Wiesbaden, and Dorabella in a new production of "Cosi fan tutte" at the Central City Opera Festival in Colorado.
In the busy 2015/16 season, she performed the title role in a new production of "La Cenerentola" with staging by Brigitte Fassbaender in München at the Cuvillies Theater, debuted as Donna Elvira in Salzburg, and gave her much awaited debut in the title role of "Carmen" in a new production by Faust prize winning director Sandra Leupold and conducted my music director Will Humburg at the Staatstheater Darmstadt.
She portrayed Sesto at the Semperoper Dresden under the baton of Alessandro DeMarchi, as well as the title role in Handel's "Ariodante" at the Aalto Theater Essen under the musical direction of Christopher Moulds and Matthew Halls. For this role, she was named as best singer by the reviewer Christopher Zimmermann (Der neue merker, Opera London) Link to Die Welt:Best Singer article
She was also heard in the title role in "Orfeo ed Euridice" in Antwerp, Maddalena in "Rigoletto" in the Haus für Mozart in Salzburg under the stage direction of Amélie Niermayer, as well as the title role in "Orfeo ed Euridice" at the Staatstheater Wiesbaden under Konrad Junghaenel.
She has worked with conductors such as Nello Santi, James Conlon, Simone Young, Ingo Metzmacher, Stefan Soltesz, Leo Hussain, and Vladimir Fedoseyev, and with baroque specialists such as Alessandro De Marchi, Alan Curtis and Il complesso barocco, Christian Curnyn, George Petrou, Jan Tomasz Adamus and the Capella Cracoviensis, and Andreas Spering. She has also worked with stage directors such as Christof Loy, Christopher Alden, Grischa Asagaroff, Paul Curran, Peter Konwitschny, and Uwe Eric Laufenberg.