Silvia Tro Santafé - Mezzo-Soprano - W Print

Spanish Mezzo-soprano Silvia Tro Santafé has established a major reputation with audiences and leading opera houses over the world. Her repertoire ranges from the Baroque to the 21st century, but above all she is recognised as one of today’s finest exponents of Rossini and the Bel Canto.

Her Rosina and Cenerentola have been heard in Vienna State Opera, Berlin, Zurich, Amsterdam, Washington, Palermo, Bologna and Munich and her Isabella in Italiana in Algeri at the Teatro alla Scala, Teatro Real Madrid, Amsterdam and Zurich. Other roles include Arsace in Semiramide, Malcom in La donna del Lago and recently recorded for Opera Rara, Arsace in Aureliano in Palmira. Over the last seasons her repertoire has extended to Bellini’s Adalgisa in Norma in Berlin and Brussels, Romeo in I Capuleti e i Montecchi at the Munich State Opera and Isoletta in La Straniera in Moscow. Her Donizetti repertoire includes Orsini in Lucrezia Borgia in Brussels, Munich and recordeded with Edita Gruberova, Sara in Roberto Devereux, Giovanna Seymour in Anna Bolena and most recently Elisabetta in Maria Stuarda performed at the Liceu in Barcelona. 

She has recorded and performed many of the greatest roles of baroque repertoire including the title roles of Xerxes (Champs Elysées- Paris), Rinaldo (Berlin State Opera), Ariodante (Barcelona) and as Polinesso (Salzburg Festival, Paris Opera) Tolomeo in Giulio Cesare (Netherlands Opera). Her recent solo recital discography was acclaimed, “Spanish Heroines” and “Rossini Mezzo”. Recent highlights of her wide repertoire on CD and DVD include Händel’s Deidamia (Netherlands Opera) to Massenet’s Don Quichotte (La Monnaie).

Past engagements include: Verdi’s Requiem (Hamburg) Rossini’s Stabat Mater (Royal Liverpool Philharmonic); I Capuleti e Montecchi at Teatro Liceu in Barcelona; Roberto Devereux at the Teatro Real in Madrid and in Bilbao; Lucio Silla (concert version) in Madrid; Maffio Orsini in Lucrezia Borgia at Bayerische Staatsoper in Muenchen and revival of I Capuleti e i Montecchi at the Gran Teatre del Liceu in Barcelona.

Most recently she was: Arsace in Semiramide at the Opera in Florence, Bruno Campanella conducting; Elisabetta in Maria Stuarda (concert version) at the Operà de Marseille and in a stage version at the Carlo Felice in Genoa; Maffio Orsini (Lucrezia Borgia) and in Lisinga in Gluck’s Le Cinesi in Valencia under Fabio Biondi; Sara in Roberto Devereux at the Bayerische Staatsoper in Muenchen; Charlotte (Werther) in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria; Cecilio (Lucio Silla) in Madrid and Rossini’s Stabat Mater in the Toledo’s Cathedral and in Madrid.

Future plans include: Adalgisa in Norma in Bilbao; Marguerite in La damnation de Faust in Valencia; Laura Adorno in La Gioconda and a solo recital at the Théâtre Royal de la Monnaie in Bruxelles and Principessa d’Eboli (Don Carlo) in Madrid

 

November 2017

 

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