Virginia Tola - Soprano - W Print

The Argentinian born soprano Virginia Tola completed her vocal studies at Teatro Colon’s Superior Arts Institute in Buenos Aires and she continued to specialize under the guidance of Mrs. Raina Kabaivanska. She came to the international attention when was awarded the First Prize in International Competition of Song “Queen Sonja” in Oslo, Norway, where the jury was composed by eminent figures of the Opera world, such as Birgit Nilsson, Christa Ludwig, Theo Adam and Ingrid Bjoner.

As a consequence of her success in Oslo, Mrs. Tola toured several times Scandinavia invited by the Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra under the conduction of maestros Marris Janssons and Marcello Viotti. Ms. Tola was awarded three main prizes at the “Operalia” International Contest: the Audience Prize, the Zarzuela Prize and the prize granted by the philanthropist Loyd Rigler. During the same season, Ms. Tola made her stage debut in the world première of Don Juan by J. Carlos Zorzi and as Antonia in Les Contes D’Hoffmann at Teatro Colón in Buenos Aires. Ever since then, Ms. Tola  performed in Mozart’s Così fan Tutte, as Fiordiligi, at the Theatre Royal de la Monnaie De Munt in Brussels, at Teatro Colon in Buenos Aires and at De Nederlandse Opera in Amsterdam; in Don Giovanni, as Donna Elvira, at Teatro de la Maestranza de Sevilla; in Le Nozze di Figaro, as Contessa de Almaviva, at the Palau de les arts Reina Sofia in Valencia, at the Theatre Royal de la Monnaie De Munt and in Opera de Monte Carlo; La Traviata, as Violetta Valery, at Theatre Royal de la Monnaie De Munt and at Opera-Lausanne; in Mefistofele, as Margherita, at Teatro Colón in Buenos Aires; in La Bohème, as Mimì, in cities including Los Angeles, Bordeaux, Washington, Rome, Turin, Bregenz, Oslo and Klagenfurt; in Falstaff, as Alice Ford, at Opera Royal de Wallonie; Carmen, as Micaela, in Madrid, Cagliari, Turin, Washington, Oslo, Cleveland and Buenos Aires; Faust, as Marguerite, at Teatro Verdi in Trieste; in The Merry Widow, as Valencienne with the Los Angeles Opera; in Luisa Miller, embodying Luisa Miller in Liege; in Pagliacci, as Nedda, at Teatro Argentino de La Plata; in Otello, as Desdemona, in Santa Fe and Rosina in Il Barbiere di Siviglia at Oslo’s Den Norske Opera. Besides her opera appearances, Ms. Tola usually performs in concerts all over the world.

Many of her worldwide performances include massive opera and zarzuela concerts with Placido Domingo, in venues that included cities such as Moscow, Quebec, Baden-Baden, Shanghai, Washington D.C., Los Angeles, Barcelona, Halle, Mexico City, Benidorm, Taipei, Granada, Lisbon, San Antonio, Chengdu, Astana, Caracas, Zacatecas, Tampico, Trondheim, Sonderborg, Sofia and Guadalajara, among others. Ms. Tola’s discography includes Ginastera’s Don Rodrigo and Milena and Bacalov’s Triple Concerto on Delos International.

In the past seasons, Ms. Tola performed: Un Ballo in Maschera, La Forza del destino and a Gala concert  at the Teatro Regio in Parma, in Buenos Aires and at the Arena in Verona where she was also engaged in a Gala Concert with Placido Domingo; Otello in Modena and Piacenza, Stiffelio in Monte Carlo, Nabucco at the Macerata Opera Festival and at the Opéra Royal de Wammonie in Liège; Don Giovanni in Oviedo; Falstaff in Sao Paolo. Most recently she sang in: Andrea Chénier (Maddalena) in Sassari; Un Ballo in Maschera at the Teatro Comunale in Bologna, at the Teatro Massimo in Palermo and in Seoul; Tosca at the Teatro dell'Opera in Rome and in Dresden; Don Carlo at the Escorial in Madrid and at the Grange Park Opera in London; Macbeth (Lady) at the Teatro Massimo in Palermo; Tosca (title role) with the Opera in Rome at the Terme di Caracalla and at the Ravenna Festival; Suor Angelica in Cagliari and Luisa Fernanda in Tenerife. Active also on the concert side Ms Tola recently performed Poulenc Gloria at the Teatro Petruzzelli in Bari and Requiem by Verdi at the Teatro dal Verme in Milan with the Orchestra Verdi.

Virginia Tola’s future plans include:  Tosca on tour in Italy and at the Opéra Royal Wallonie in Liège; Un Ballo in Maschera at the Teatro Regio in Parma; a series of concert in Santa Fe.

September 2018

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