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Beatriz Díaz

Biografía

Spanish lyric soprano born in Asturias.

She studied in her hometown´s music Conservatory and took singing lessons with Elena Pérez Herrero.

She has received master classes from Elena Obraztsova, Montserrat Caballé and Mady Mesplé and was improving for two years with Mirella Freni in the Centro Universale del Bel Canto in Vignola.

In 2007 she got the first award in the singing contest “Francisco Viñas”

After many recognitions in singing contests like “Ciudad de Logroño”, “Julián Gayarre” and “Acisclo Fernández Carriedo”, organized for the Fundación Jacinto e Inocencio Guerrero; in 2007 she got brilliantly the first award in the XLIV International Singing Contest Francisco Viñas, at the Teatro del Liceo in Barcelona.

In this competition she got five more awards: “the best spanish singer” (sponsored by Plácido Domingo), “the best zarzuela interpreter”, the special award of the public and two more granted by the Compañía de Ópera de Sao Paulo and the Escuela Superior de Música Reina Sofía.

Her first international success came with “La bohème”, “Iphigènie en Aulide” and “Carmen”

After several roles in different spanish theaters, in 2008 she begins her international career, with the character of Musetta in La bohème at the Teatro Carlo Felice in Genoa, and only one year later with Diane in Iphigènie en Aulide, at the Teatro dell´Opera in Roma.

Among her most important characters, we could mention Liù in Turandot, Adina in L´elisir d´amore, Micaela in Carmen, Nannetta in Falstaff, Zerlina in Don Giovanni, Despina in Così fan tutte, Menica in Il tutore burlato or Juliet in The little sweep.

In the area of the zarzuela she has starred several Anthologies and performed with great success the role of Tina in La eterna canción, the princess Sofía in Black, el payaso, the princess Olga in La generala, Rosaura in Los gavilanes and Antonelli in El dúo de “La africana”.

She excelled in “Missa Defunctorum” by Paisiello, directed by Ricardo Mutti

Besides the Missa defunctorum, she sang oratorio in Stabat Mater (Pergolesi), Requiem (Mozart), Misa re mayor (Dvorak), Gloria Re mayor (Vivaldi) and has taken part in festivals of Salzburg, Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, Piacenza, Udine and Peralada.

She has sung in many different places around the world and has been directed by important musical and art figures

In her short but successful career, she has been directed by conductors like Riccardo Muti, Daniel Oren, Paolo Arrivabeni, Michele Mariotti, Antonello Allemandi, Asher Fisch, Pedro Halffter, Matteo Beltrami, Manuel Hernández-Silva, Alain Guingal, Alan Curtis or Stefano Ranzani and has appeared in productions signed by Nuria Espert, Emilio Sagi, Ignacio García, Yannis Kokkos, Mario Pontiggia, Damiano Micheletto, John Copley, Jonathan Miller or La Fura Dels Baus.

She has been acclaimed in the best Spanish Theatres and in some of the european ones

From her beginning in the Teatro Campoamor (Oviedo), she has been successful in the main Spanish theaters like Teatro Real, Teatro de la Zarzuela, Teatro Español and Auditorio Nacional (Madrid), Arriaga and Palacio Euskalduna (Bilbao), Teatro de la Maestranza (Seville), Villamarta (Jerez), Jovellanos (Gijón), Palacio Valdés (Avilés) and many more.

In Europe, in the Teatro dell´opera (Roma), Comunale (Bolonia and Módena), Carlo Felice (Genoa), La Fenice (Venice), Massimo (Palermo) and Theatre du Châtelet (Paris).

She has sung in Buenos Aires Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat, Qatar, Rabat and Tokyo too.

In 2011 she made her professional debut in the Teatro Colón, Buenos Aires, starring “Gianni Schicchi”

In june she sang for the first time in the mythical Teatro Colón, Buenos Aires, with the character of Lauretta in Gianni Schicchi.

Before that, she returned to La Fenice in Venice to represent Musetta in La bohème and later, she acted at the Teatro Massimo in Palermo with two characters, Lenio in The greek passion and Cindy, in cenerentola.com.

She was acclaimed in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria where she played a new production of “Carmen” in 2012

On February she made her debut at the Teatro Pérez Galdós in Las Palmas and she performed with a very important success like Micaela on the 45th season “Alfredo Kraus”. After that, she played one of her most celebrated roles: Liù in Turandot at the Teatro Campoamor in Oviedo’s Opera.

In 2013 she “conquest Tokyo” with a memorable concert at the Nipponese capital

She showed her versatility and the range of her voice along this year. She sang Barroque repertoire (Viento es la dicha de amor) at Teatro de La Zarzuela, an amazing Carmina Burana with La Fura Dels Baus, very applauded like Musetta at Teatro Pérez Galdós and her debut like Norina at Teatro Campoamor. Her presentation in Japan was accompanied with “bravo” and “olés”.




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