BIOGRAPHY

Soprano Laura del Río obtained the ‘Extraordinary Finalist Award’ from the ‘Conservatori Superior de Música del Liceu’ in Barcelona. Obtaining the scholarship as one of the prizes at the International Competition Tenor Viñas, she is currently finishing her Master’s Degree in Opera Performance.

Fotografía del concierto de galardonados en el Concurso Internacional de Canto Ópera de Tenerife

Laura del Río has been awarded prizes in several contests:

  • ·   ‘Tenor Viñas’ International Competition.
  • · International Singing Competition ‘Ópera de Tenerife’.
  • ·   New Voices Competition ‘Ciudad de Sevilla’.
  • · International Singing Competition ‘Ciudad de Logroño’.
  • ·   Zarzuela Competition ‘Ciudad de Valleseco’.
  • ·  International Young Artists Competition ‘Pedro Bote’.
  • · International Music Competition ‘Les Corts, Barcelona’.
  • ·   Singing Competition ‘Ciudad de Albacete’.
  • ·   Arjau Musical Competition.

Regarding her stage career, Laura del Río made her debut as Violetta from Verdi’s opera ‘La Traviata’ at the Palau de la Música, Lauretta in opera ‘Gianni Schicchi’ by Puccini in Berlin, Marina in the opera ‘Marina’ by Arrieta, Rosa in ‘Maruxa’ by Vives, Duquesa Carolina in ‘Luisa Fernanda’ by Torroba, La Coribanti in ‘L’impresario in angustie’ by Cimarosa, among others. Recently, she has premiered ‘Mans a l’òpera’ (L’elisir d’amore adaptation) in Gran Teatre del Liceu and she will soon be singing Norina in ‘Don Pasquale’ in Barcelona, Marola in ‘La tabernera del puerto’ at the Opera Tenerife and Mimì in ‘La bohème’ at the Palau de la Música.

Laura del Río performed lied and spanish songs concerts in different European countries such as Monaco, Germany and Spain. Standing out Tutto Opera in Palau de la Música Catalana, Groba Festival with the ‘Orquesta de Cámara Galega’, the Opera and Zarzuela in the Auditorio Alfredo Kraus in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, the closing concert in the Young Festival MUSEG in Segovia organized by Don Juan de Borbón Foundation, concert in BCN Obertura Spring Festival, the lied concert in the Berlin Song Festival and Opera Gala in Montecarlo. She received a grant from Life Victoria to work with Iain Burnside. Laura has also performed specialised spanish songs with the pianist Rubén Fernández Aguirre, Celsa Tamayo and with other composers such as Antón García Abril, Miquel Ortega and Manuel García Morante.

She has participated masterclass with international singers including Dolora Zajick, Carlos Álvarez, Joan Pons, Teresa Berganza, Sondra Radvanovsky, Jaume Aragall, Carlos Chausson, Isabel Rey, Xavier Sabata… In performing arts she has trained with interpretation and corporal expression professionals including acting work with Ramon Simó, Marc Rosich, Jordi Godall, Carles Sala, Raimon Molins, Isabel Soriano, Anna Llopart and Toni Sans.

REPERTOIRE

OPERA

  • Mimì & Musetta– La bohème (Puccini)
  • Lauretta – Gianni Schicchi (Puccini)
  • Violetta – La Traviata (Verdi)
  • Alice – Falstaff (Verdi)
  • Sacerdotessa – Aida (Verdi)
  • Rosalinda – Die Fledermauss (Strauss)
  • Manon – Manon (Massenet)
  • Micaëla – Carmen (Bizet)
  • Giulietta – I Capuleti e i Montecchi (Bellini)
  • Lisa – La sonnambula (Bellini) 
  • Norina – Don Pasquale (Donizetti)
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  • Adina – L’Elisir d’amore (Donizetti)
  • Corinna – Il viaggio a Reims (Rossini)
  • Contessa – Le nozze di Figaro (Mozart)
  • Fiordiligi – Così fan tutte (Mozart)
  • Pamina – Die Zauberflöte (Mozart)
  • Donna Anna – Don Giovanni (Mozart)
  • Mademoiselle Silberklang – Der Schauspieldirektor (Mozart)
  • Alfonsina – Il convito (Cimarosa)
  • Coribanti – L’impresario in angustie (Cimarosa)
  • Cleopatra – Giulio Cesare (Händel)

ZARZUELA

  • Marina – Marina (Arrieta)
  • Marola – La tabernera del puerto (Sorozábal)
  • Rosa – Maruxa (Vives)
  • Duquesa Carolina – Luisa Fernanda (Torroba)
  • Rosario – El cabo primero (Caballero)
  • Elena – El Barbero de Sevilla (Giménez y Nieto)
  • Srta Franco – Sueños de oro (Barbieri)
  • Katiuska – Katiuska (Sorozábal)
  • Duquesa – Jugar con fuego (Barbieri)
  • Marquesina – El barberillo de Lavapiés (Barbieri)
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