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Sabina Puértolas

Sabina Puértolas
Ylka Tapia

Spanish soprano Sabina Puértolas studied at the Pamplona Conservatoire, the Accademia Chigiana in Siena and the Accademia Verdiana in Busseto. She is the winner of the international singing competitions Riccardo Zandonai in Rovereto, Julián Gayarre in Pamplona, Francisca Quart in Palma de Mallorca and Manuel Ausensi in Barcelona.

Plans this season and beyond include Drusilla in Claus Guth’s production of Monteverdi L’incoronazione di Poppea at Theater an der Wien with Jean-Christophe Spinosi; Princesse Eudoxie in Olivier Py’s production of Halévy La Juive for Opéra de Lyon and Daniele Rustioni; Zerlina in Claus Guth’s production of Don Giovanni with Dutch National Opera and Marc Albrecht; Despina Così fan tutte in Jan Philipp Gloger’s production for the Royal Opera, Covent Garden and in concert with Orchestra dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia di Roma, both with Semyon Bychkov; the title role in Guth’s production of Handel Rodelinda for Teatro Real, Madrid and Ivor Bolton; Gilda in Verdi Rigoletto at Teatro Municipal de Santiago de Chile and Lisette in Puccini La Rondine; Servilia in Mozart La Clemenza di Tito and Fiorilla in Rossini Il Turco in Italia with Théâtre du Capitole de Toulouse.

Recent highlights include Morgana Alcina for La Monnaie, Brussels and Dutch National Opera with Christophe Rousset; Despina and Lisa La Sonnambula at the Liceu Barcelona; Lisette La Rondine for the Royal Opera, Covent Garden; Drusilla at Teatro Real Madrid, the Liceu, Théâtre du Capitole Toulouse and Theater an der Wien, where she has also sung Satirone and Minerva/Amore Il ritorno d’Ulisse in Patria; Oscar Un ballo in maschera at La Scala, Milan with Riccardo Muti; Vivaldi Farnace and Satirone in Cavalli La Calisto for Théâtre des Champs-Elysées and Torroba Luisa Fernanda with Washington National Opera and Plácido Domingo.

Concerts have included Pergolesi Stabat Mater and Haydn Die Schöpfung, both with Christophe Rousset; Gounod Messe Solennelle de Saint-Cécile with the RTVE Symphony Orchestra and Jesús López Cobos; Bach Magnificat with the Asturias Symphony Orchestra and Dalinda in Handel Ariodante with Alan Curtis and Il Complesso Barocco on a European tour including Vienna, Paris, Amsterdam and London and recorded for Virgin Classics.

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