Welcome to The Nu Opera, where we specialize in the art of nurturing talent and guiding careers. Our dedicated team is passionate about artist management and committed to helping our clients achieve their fullest potential. From emerging talents to seasoned professionals, we provide personalized attention and strategic planning to support
Welcome to The Nu Opera, where we specialize in the art of nurturing talent and guiding careers. Our dedicated team is passionate about artist management and committed to helping our clients achieve their fullest potential. From emerging talents to seasoned professionals, we provide personalized attention and strategic planning to support artists in every stage of their journey.
Explore our roster of exceptional artists, each possessing a unique voice and captivating presence. We take pride in representing a diverse array of talent, including virtuosos from different backgrounds, ages, and even musical genres, focusing more in the opera and classical field. At The Nu Opera, we believe in bridging continents and cultures, and we love pushing Latin American artists into the European market, and vice versa.
Get to know our artists through their bios, photos, and performance videos, and discover why they entrust their careers to us.
At The Nu Opera, we believe in fostering long-term partnerships built on trust, integrity, and mutual respect. Our goal is not only to manage careers but to nurture artistic growth and fulfillment. Contact us today to learn more about our artist management services and how we can help bring your artistic vision to life.
Immerse yourself in the magic of intimate musical experiences with The Nu Opera. We specialize in the production and creation of recitals, concerts, and operas in small format, designed to captivate audiences and leave a lasting impression. With meticulous attention to detail and a passion for artistic excellence, we curate unforgettable
Immerse yourself in the magic of intimate musical experiences with The Nu Opera. We specialize in the production and creation of recitals, concerts, and operas in small format, designed to captivate audiences and leave a lasting impression. With meticulous attention to detail and a passion for artistic excellence, we curate unforgettable performances that transcend boundaries and inspire.
we pride ourselves on pushing the boundaries of traditional performance formats. We collaborate closely with artists, directors, and venues to bring your artistic vision to life, ensuring a seamless and memorable experience for all.
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Elevate your next event with the power of music, courtesy of The Nu Opera. Specializing in the creation and production of all kinds of private and corporate events involving music, we offer bespoke experiences tailored to your unique vision and objectives. Whether you're planning a lavish wedding, a sophisticated corporate gala, or an int
Elevate your next event with the power of music, courtesy of The Nu Opera. Specializing in the creation and production of all kinds of private and corporate events involving music, we offer bespoke experiences tailored to your unique vision and objectives. Whether you're planning a lavish wedding, a sophisticated corporate gala, or an intimate soirée, we're here to ensure every note is perfect.
Our team of experienced professionals will work closely with you to curate a musical program that reflects your style, theme, and preferences. From classical elegance to contemporary flair, we offer a diverse repertoire spanning genres and eras to suit any occasion. Let us handle every aspect of your event, from artist selection and repertoire planning to on-site coordination, allowing you to relax and enjoy a flawless experience from start to finish.
With The Nu Opera, your event will be more than just a gathering—it will be an unforgettable musical journey that leaves a lasting impression on your guests. Contact us today to discuss your event needs and let us bring your vision to life with the magic of music.
Madame Saint Gil is one of the most spectacular new talents to join the front row of international opera conductors and has wowed audiences, critics and many of the greatest singers of our time, especially when conducting the Italian and French repertoire.
Some of her future engagements include her return to the Oviedo Opera to conduct Gounod's Roméo et Juliette; Bizet's Carmen in Pamplona with the Navarra Orchestra; her debut at the prestigious Granada Festival; her return with the Copenhagen Philharmonic to conduct Verdi's Requiem; as well as a gala at the Royal Danish Academy of Music, just to name a few.
In 2022, maestra Saint Gil made her outstanding debut in Spain at the prestigious Campoamor Theater with the Oviedo Opera, conducting the Principality of Asturias Symphony Orchestra in the opera Hamlet by Ambroise Thomas with resounding success.
In 2018, Madame Saint Gil made her big debut with Verdi´s la Traviata to great critical acclaim at the Narnia Festival in Italy. She made her American debut as assistant conductor at the Michigan Opera Theater and has since been working at major opera houses such as the Cincinnati Opera Festival, the Ravinia Festival, the Caramoor International Music Festival, the Royal Opera House, the Washington National Opera, the New York City Opera and Los Angeles under the direction of James Conlon and Plácido Domingo. Ms. Saint Gil has frequently been invited to give master classes and is also the author of several books on French diction.
In addition to her intense work early in her career as assistant conductor to Plácido Domingo and James Conlon at the Los Angeles Opera and her appointment as a French opera specialist at the Philadelphia Academy of Vocal Arts, conductor Saint Gil is also expanding in the symphonic direction. In 2017 made her debut directing Britten's Variations on a Theme by Frank Bridge in Montpellier, followed by Les Illuminations and works by Lilli Boulanger, with other engagements in France and the U.S.
Conductor Saint Gil began her career at the Théâtre du Capitôle in Toulouse and her international career at the Konzerthaus in Vienna. At the same time, she was appointed Head Vocal Coach of the École Normale de Musique de Paris.
Originally from the south of France, Audrey Saint Gil attended the National Conservatory of Music in Toulouse, where she received three first prizes with distinction in solo piano, chamber music and vocal training. She continued her doctoral studies, in parallel with her solo piano career, at the Université de Toulouse and graduated with a doctorate in Greek philosophy with “cum laude” distinction.
Felix Krieger, who began his career as an assistant to Claudio Abbado at the Berliner Philharmoniker, is the founder and artistic director of Berliner Operngruppe and in worldwide demand in opera, ballet, and symphonic concerts with major orchestras and opera houses. During the season 2023/24 Mr. Krieger will be conducting important works internationally, including Giovanna d’Arco by Verdi at the Palacio de Bellas Artes, Mexico City, and Britten’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream at Korea National Opera in Seoul. Highlight of the 2022/23 season was the world premiere of Donizetti’s Dalinda under Krieger’s baton to jubilant critical acclaim. Dalinda will be released as CD/album in march 2024 by Oehms Classics. Further important new productions in the past season included Otto Nicolai’s opera Die lustigen Weiber von Windsor with the Berliner Operngruppe chorus and the Brandenburg Symphony, and Richard Strauss’ Ariadne auf Naxos in São Paulo. In recent years Felix Krieger had acclaimed debuts at Dresden’s Semperoper conducting Mozart’s Magic Flute, with La clemenza di Tito at Teatro São Pedro in São Paulo, at Opera Bellas Artes in Mexico-City with Verdi’s Stiffelio, at the Daegu International Opera Festival in Korea with Verdi’s Don Carlo, with Lehár’s Die lustige Witwe at Teatro Carlo Felice in Genua, with Mozart’s Il re pastore at Teatro Verdi in Trieste and Psyché by César Franck at Opéra National de Paris. At Theater Lübeck he conducted Mozart’s Così fan tutte. Mr. Krieger also conducted productions at Deutsche Oper Berlin (Swanlake), Cape Town Opera (Cunning Little Vixen), Staatsoper Stuttgart (Hänsel und Gretel), Gulbenkian Foundation Lissabon (Magic Flute) and with London’s Chelsea Opera Group (Francesca da Rimini, Les pêcheurs de perles, Idomeneo). From 2013 until 2017 he served as regular guest conductor at Teatro Communale di Bologna. Having conducted the Bologna world premiere of Scannavini’s La Doppia Notte – Aida e Tristan, he led productions of Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake, La Strada by Nino Rota, Stravinsky’s Le Sacre du Printemps and the La Fura dels Baus production of El Amor Brujo by De Falla. Felix Krieger has conducted major orchestras, including the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, London Sinfonietta, Berlin Staatskapelle and Sächsische Staatskapelle Dresden, Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, Bucharest’s Enescu Philharmonic, the Orchestre de l’Opéra National de Paris, Stuttgarter Kammerorchester, Bach Collegium Stuttgart, and SWR Stuttgart Radio Symphony in Baden-Baden. The Chicago Symphony Orchestra had its much-publicized 2002 debut in the People’s Republic of China under the baton of Felix Krieger, performing Mozart’s Jupiter Symphony and Brahms’ First Symphony. Following his 2003 debut at Berlin’s Staatsoper Unter den Linden, he regularly conducted the Staatskapelle Berlin in a wide range of repertoire, including the critically acclaimed production Der Kaiser von Atlantis by Viktor Ullmann (2013). In 2010 Felix Krieger established the Berliner Operngruppe. The ensemble has since earned rave reviews for its semi-staged productions of rare opera discoveries at Berlin’s iconic Konzerthaus, including the Berlin premieres of Stiffelio, Puccini’s Edgar and Mascagni’s Iris. In June 2022 his Berliner Operngruppe presented premieres of Mascagni’s Zanetto and Il Segreto di Susanna by Ermanno Wolf-Ferrari. In 2021 they gave the German premiere of Donizetti’s Deux Hommes et une femme. In 2011 and 2012 Felix Krieger served as music director of Projeto Musica Orquestral Alemã in São Paulo, conducting numerous concerts featuring core works of German orchestra repertoire from Baroque to 20th-century music. Also in São Paulo, he led Camerata Aberta in a number of South American premieres of works by Stockhausen, Henze, Rihm, and Kagel. A prolific composer, Felix Krieger saw his work Cantus I – Zwischen den Welten (2015) for chamber ensemble premiered at the 49th Festival Musica Nova Gilberto Mendes in Brazil. In 2021, ensemble unitedberlin played the world premiere of Cantus III – Íthymbos (2020) at Konzerthaus Berlin, performing the full Cantus cycle for the first time. His works are published by Universal Edition Wien. Felix Krieger has conducted several critically acclaimed CD productions. His complete recording of Mascagni’s Iris (2021, Oehms Classics) received several nominations for the Opus Klassik award (including “Conductor of the Year”), for the prestigious Deutsche Schallplattenkritik award, and the International Classical Music Awards 2022. In 2018 Sony Classical released his album The Art of Ensemble with London Sinfonietta and works by Spanish composer Benet Casablancas. Born in Freiburg, Germany, Felix Krieger learnt the piano from the age of six, later adding the viola. He was a junior fellow at the Freiburg University of Music from the age of fifteen, studying piano with Andreas Immer. He studied conducting at the Hamburg University of Music and Theatre with Klauspeter Seibel. In 2001 he completed his studies as a master student with Carlo Maria Giulini at Scuola di Musica di Fiesole in Italy. Aged twenty-two, he was appointed assistant to Claudio Abbado at the Berliner Philharmoniker. Felix Krieger later served as an assistant, director of studies, and musical supervisor at the Bayreuth Festival, where he assisted with the acclaimed Parsifal production led by Stefan Herheim and Daniele Gatti. He also obtained critical input on contemporary music from his collaboration with Michael Gielen.
Montserrat Seró is a Spanish light lyric soprano born in Lleida and began her violin studies at the age of 6 until she was 14. At the age of 22, she began with lyrical singing and entered the Superior Conservatory of the Liceu in Barcelona, where she studied classical singing interpretation.
Some of her awards include the First Prize in the singing category of last year's Mirabent and Magrans contest and First Prize in the international Zarzuela de Valleseco competition.
This young soprano is currently working on the opera roles that she performs as a lyric soprano together with the mastery of Luciana Serra, Ana Luisa Chova and Marco Evangelisti. She has also received advice from Mariella Devia, Dolora Zajick, Grace Bumbry, among others.
She continues her training specializing also in the genre of song by the teachers of the Master in Lied at ESMUC School of Music in Barcelona. Montserrat has been a regular host at the prestigious LIFE Victoria Barcelona Festival, and in the previous edition, she was selected as “LIFE New Artist”. Some of her roles include Violetta and Gilda in Verdi's La Traviata and Rigoletto; Amina in Bellini's La Sonnambula; Juliette in Gounod´s Roméo et Juliette; Micaëla in Bizet´s Carmen; Lucia in Donizetti´s Lucia di Lammermoor; Queen of the night, Despina, Zerlina and Susanna in Mozart´s die Zauberflöte, Cosí fan tutte, Don Giovanni and Nozze di Figaro.
Alexandra Nowakowski is a lyric coloratura soprano praised by Opera News for her "impassioned singing" and "silvery voice". Alexandra returns to The Metropolitan Opera for the 2022/23 season to cover Barbara/Mrs. Latch in The Hours (Puts), Voce dal cielo in Don Carlo, and Sophie in Der Rosenkavalier. Alexandra will have her official Spanish opera debut as Manon at Oviedo Opera House
As a finalist in the El Primer Palau competition, she presents a solo recital with Michał Biel at the Palau de la Música in Barcelona and will made her debut at the prestigious Life Victoria Festival this fall.
She also sings Mozart's K. 165 Exsultate Jubilate with Symphony in C. In the 2021/22 season, Nowakowski sang Shostakovich's Op. 127 with the Brooklyn Art Song Society. She joined the roster of The Metropolitan Opera to cover Zerbinetta in Strauss' Ariadne auf Naxos, Lucia in Donizetti's Lucia di Lammermoor, and Gilda in Verdi's Rigoletto. She was also a recipient of the Beebe Fund fellowship which aided her in recording her debut album of all Polish music, KRAINA. Alexandra was a Cafritz Young Artist with the Washington National Opera and was part of the Academy of Vocal Arts (AVA) in Philadelphia.
Soprano Diana Rojas was selected as a beneficiary of the Crescendo Project for young singers at the Teatro Real in Madrid for in the 2023 edition.
Diana is a lyric coloratura soprano who began her musical training at the age of 9, with violin as her first instrument. At the age of 14, she oﬃcially began her singing studies with soprano Diana A. Carreón Díaz, her mother, at Escuela Fausto de Andrés y Aguirre. Bachelor of Singer Music, graduated from the Conservatory of Music of the State of Puebla, México. She has participated in masterclasses with teachings by María Katzarava, Eva Marton, Sabina Puértolas, Carmen Santoro, Martin Winkler and Jacques Imbrailo. In 2023, Diana was selected to be part of the Crescendo opera project at the Teatro Real in Madrid with huge success.
Some of her awards include the "Young Revelation Artist" award at the IX International Singing Competition Sinaloa 2017; she was selected for the first Young Artist Program by soprano Eva Marton by Gran Teatre del Liceu and the Conservatorio del Liceu Barcelona through the Tenor Viñas Competition in Barcelona, Spain in July 2019; winner of 2nd place at Katzarava’s Voice Festival 2020 and others.
Some of her signature roles include Mozart´s Susanna in Nozze di Figaro and the amazing Fauno in Ascanio in Alba; Massenet´s Manon, Juliette in Gounod´s Roméo et Juliette; Giulietta in Bellini´s I Capuletti ed I Montecchi; Marzeline in Beethoven´s Fidelio and Adina in Donizetti´s l´Elisir d´Amore.
The Swiss-Mexican soprano was born in the city of Puebla and began her singing studies at the National Conservatory of Music, furthering her training at the SIVAM. She made her debut at the Palacio de Bellas Artes as Marie in Donizetti's La Fille du Régiment under the baton of Enrique Patrón de Rueda alongside Mexican tenor Javier Camarena, with whom she has frequently shared the stage since. She later joined the International Studio of the Opernhaus Zürich, under the tutelage of the great tenor Francisco Araiza, and has been a soloist with the company since 2007.
Among the roles she has interpreted are: Musetta in Puccini's La Bohème; Adina in Donizetti's L’elisir d’amore and Norina in Don Pasquale; Berenice in Rossini's L’occasione fa il Ladro, Giulia in La Scala di Seta, Berta in Il barbiere di Siviglia, Contessa di Folleville in Il Viaggio a Reims and Isolier in Le Comte Ory; Blonde in Mozart's Die Entführung aus dem Serail, Madame Herz and Mademoiselle Silberklang in Der Schauspieldirektor, and Despina in Così fan tutte; Dorinda in Händel's Orlando; Stasi in Kálmán's Die Csárdásfürstin, under the baton of conductors such as Hengelbrock, Weikert, Fedoseyev, Christie, Dantone, Minkowski, Santi, Fischer, Luisi, Fasolis, Welser-Möst, Mazzola, Haïm, Minasi, Noseda, Capuano, and Viotti, among others.
Rebeca has shared the stage with great artists such as Ruggiero Raimondi, Cecilia Bartoli, Javier Camarena, Piotr Beczala, Rolando Villazón, Juan Diego Flórez, Plácido Domingo, Lawrence Brownlee, Ildar Abdrazakov, and Alessandro Corbelli, as well as the great José Carreras,
Her career has been particularly marked by her connection with the renowned Italian mezzo-soprano Cecilia Bartoli, with whom she has worked constantly since 2009. Her most notable projects include the DVD of Le Comte Ory at the Opernhaus Zürich, the production of Norma of Bellini at the Salzburger Festspiele, the DVD of L’italiana in Algeri, and the production of Rossini's Il Barbiere di Siviglia under the stage direction of Rolando Villazón.
Throughout her professional career, she has performed at venues such as the Komische Oper in Berlin, Wiener Konzerthaus, Wiener Staatsoper, Bayerische Staatsoper, Konzerthaus Dortmund, Severance Hall with the Cleveland Orchestra, Salzburger Festspiele, Opéra Monte-Carlo, Edinburgh Festival, Théâtre des Champs-Élysées, Festspielhaus Baden-Baden, Tonhalle Zürich, Det Kongelige Teater, National Concert Hall in Dublin, Auditorio Nacional in Mexico, and the Festival de Mentes Brillantes: La ciudad de las Ideas.
Her discography already includes four titles on DVD: The Magic Flute for Childrenon Arthaus Musik, Le Comte Ory with Decca, Das Land des Lächelns with Accentus Music, and L’Italiana in Algeri on Unitel Edition.
Among her upcoming engagements are a recital at the Festival Culturel International de Musique Symphonique in Algeria and another at the Dialoge-Festival alongside tenor Rolando Villazón at the Mozarteum in Salzburg, as well as the revival and recording of Siegfried under the musical direction of Gianandrea Noseda at the Opernhaus Zürich, as well as Lehár's Das Land des Lächelns, where she shares the stage with Piotr Beczala and Julia Kleiter.
Canadian-American soprano Othalie Graham continues to receive critical acclaim throughout North America and is widely known for her interpretations of the title roles in Turandot and Aida and her commitment to Wagnerian repertoire. The Boston Globe noted that, in her interpretation of Turandot, Graham’s “timbre and power were thrilling – steely ring from top to bottom – and her path from imperiousness to passion was convincing,” while Opera News described her as “a vocally secure Turandot, her gleaming tones well suited to the ice princess’s misanthropic resolve.”
Upcoming Graham makes her role debut singing the Foreign Princess in Rusalka with Portland Opera , Ravel Shéhérazade, Isolde’s Liebestod with the Harrisburg Symphony and Isolde Act 2 in concert with Orquesta Sinfónica de Xalapa Mexico
During her 2021-2022 season Graham was heard as Santuzza in Cavalleria Rusticana with Vancouver Opera, Freia in Das Rheingold with Nashville Opera, the title role of Turandot with the Evansville Philharmonic Orchestra and Sieglinde in Die Walküre with Festival Theater Hudson, The Maestro Recital Series Traverse Symphony Orchestra, Verdi Requiem with the Reading Symphony and The Wagner Gala with the Vallejo Festival Orchestra.
Graham’s 2019-2020 season includes her role debut as Lady Macbeth in Macbeth with Toledo Opera and Opera Carolina, Serena in Porgy and Bess with the Harrisburg Symphony, performances as featured soloist in Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony with the Mississippi Symphony Orchestra and Delaware Symphony, Verdi’s Requiem with the Reading Symphony Orchestra and Sacramento Choral Society and Orchestra, and a performance as the featured guest at the Traverse Symphony Wagner Gala.
Karen is a lyric soprano who began her studies at the Music Conservatory of the State of Mexico. She was a former student of Ramón Vargas and Plácido Doming and completed her studies at the Plácido Domingo Perfection Center at the Palau de Les Arts in Valencia, Spain, where she made her international debut working with conductors such as Fabio Biondi, Keri-Lyn Wilson, Ramón Tebar, among others, following numerous master classes with Gregory Kunde and Davide Livermore.
Some of her signature roles include Mimì in La Bohème which she has performed at the Euro Mediterraneo Festival in Taormina, broadcasted in various international film theaters and at the San Carlo Theater in Napoli; she has been Fiordiligi in Così fan tutte at the Dubai Opera Theater and at the Teatro Verdi di Trieste, Servilia in La Clemenza di Tito at the Palau de Les Arts, Amore and Giunone in Il Ritorno D’Ulisse in Patria at the Elbphilharmonie, Donna Anna in Don Giovanni at the Macerata Opera Festival and at the Teatro Comunle di Sassari, Eupaforice in Montezuma at the Teatro de Bellas Artes in Mexico City, Micäela in Carmen at the Arena in Verona in which she debuted with great success which made her return to open the stagione lirica at the same theater in 2022. Among her recent commitments highlights Mimì in La Bohème at the Teatro Filarmónico di Verona and the Teatro Comunale di Bologna with Graham Vick as stage director; Violetta’s debut in La Traviata at the Teatro della Fortuna, Teatro dell’Aquila and the Teatro Ventidio Basso, the Circuito Marchigiano, and she will soon perform as Adina in L’Elisir d’amore at the Teatro Comunale di Bologna and Donna Elvira at the same theater.
She has two recordings made at the Vielki Theater in Warsaw with the Europa Galante orchestra led by the renowned Italian Fabio Biondi: Gulnara in Il Corsaro by Verdi and Hrabina by Moniuszko.
Teresa Fuentes, a Mexican mezzo-soprano, embarked on her lyrical career with notable success in her homeland. She collaborated with esteemed Latin American orchestras, including the Xalapa Symphony Orchestra, UAEH Symphony Orchestra, Trujillo Symphony Orchestra from Peru, Desert Philharmonic Orchestra, Philharmonic Orchestra of the Arts, among others. Conductors like Enrique Patrón de Rueda, Gaetan Kuchta, Eduardo García Barrios, and Carlos Aransay have led her performances.
Her opera roles encompass Véronique in Bizet's Le docteur miracle, Suor Zelatrice in Puccini's Suor Angelica, le Prince Charmant in Massenet's Cendrillon, and Mercedes in Bizet's Carmen. In oratorio, she has tackled works such as Rossini's Small Solemn Mass, Beethoven's Ninth Symphony, and Mozart's Coronation Mass and Requiem.
As a scholarship recipient of the National Musical Promotion System, she was part of the Vocal Scenic Ensemble from 2015 to 2021. Teresa has been associated with the International Baroque Museum in Puebla ("Opera Barroca") since 2015 and holds a Bachelor's Degree in Singing from CCOY's 'Life and Movement' Music School. Benficiary until 2023 from the INBAL Artistic Residency Program in Stable Groups, she was a distinguished member of the Fine Arts Opera Studio in Mexico City. Teresa has graced significant stages in Mexico, including Palacio de Bellas Artes, National Auditorium, Esperanza Iris City Theater, CNA Arts Theater, Conjunto Santander (Guadalajara), Tlakná Cultural Center (Xalapa), among others. She has received training from distinguished teachers like Eytan Pessen, Mathias Rexroth, Carlos Conde, María Katzarava, Nancy Fabiola Herrera and Enrique Patrón de Rueda.
Notably, she clinched the 1st Place in the Zarzuela Category of the I María Katzarava National Singing Competition (2022) and was a finalist in international competitions, including ORFEO Concurso de Canto Lírico de América (Costa Rica, 2022), "Linus Lerner" (7th edition, Texcoco 2022), and the XXI International Concurso de Canto Lírico Trujillo (Peru, 2019), securing awards like "Gretchen Goswick" and "Best Interpretation of a Peruvian Work." Additionally, she was a finalist at the II National Mexican Opera Competition "Ópera Irreverente: Voces con Causa" (Mexico City, 2021), earning special awards "Ana Caridad Acosta" and "Rocío Tamez."
Yeraldin León is a remarkable Colombian mezzo-soprano making waves in the world of opera. Her journey into the enchanting realm of music began with a passion ignited during her childhood in Colombia, where she discovered her innate talent for vocal expression, continuing her musical training at the Superior School of Music Reina Sofía in Madrid, and was honored as outstanding singer of the Alfredo Kraus singing chair, award given by the Queen herself. Embracing her calling, she embarked on a path of musical excellence that has seen her grace prestigious stages across the globe. Yeraldin's performances have captivated audiences with her emotive portrayals of various characters, from the commanding presence of Amneris in Verdi's Aida to the whimsical charm of Puss in Boots in Montsalvatge's opera, Dryade in Ariadne auf Naxos, her versatility knows no bounds. Her interpretations have graced renowned venues including the Teatro Real de Madrid, Teatro Colón de Bogotá, and the Teatro López de Ayala de Badajoz. In addition to her operatic triumphs, Yeraldin has enraptured listeners with solo concerts and oratorios, showcasing her vocal prowess across a diverse repertoire, from the solemn depths of Mozart's Requiem to the celestial heights of Beethoven's Symphony No. 9, her performances resonate with depth and emotion, leaving an indelible impression on all who have the privilege of experiencing her artistry. Yeraldin's recitals are a testament to her ability to weave storytelling through song, drawing audiences into worlds both familiar and fantastical, from the haunting melodies of Shostakovich to the timeless compositions of Vivaldi and Mozart, her recitals offer a journey through the rich tapestry of classical music, each note imbued with passion and meaning. Yeraldin's dedication to her craft has been recognized with numerous awards and scholarships, including the Crescendo Young Opera Program and the prestigious Teatro Real Best Student Award, amongst many others. Her talent has been nurtured by institutions such as the Escuela Superior de Música Reina and supported by scholarships from the Fundación Ópera Actual, Asociación Wagneriana de Madrid, Fundación Santodomingo, Fundación Albeniz, and Fundación Carolina. Yeraldin's musical education has been enriched by esteemed mentors and teachers, including Anne Sophie von Otter, Teresa Berganza, Susan Bullock, Francisco Araiza, and Ryland Davies. Under their guidance, she has honed her vocal technique and interpretation, cultivating a depth of artistry that shines through in every performance. Yeraldin León Acosta stands as a testament to the power of passion, perseverance, and talent in the world of opera. With each performance, she continues to enchant audiences and inspire the next generation of musical storytellers. As her journey unfolds, she remains steadfast in her commitment to elevating the art form and sharing its transformative beauty with the world.
Gabriela Flores joined the Domingo-Colburn-Stein Young Artist Program for the seasons 19-20, 20-21 and 21-22.
With Los Angeles Opera she performed the roles of Aurora and Calliope in The Death of Orpheus in January 2020, Jeannette in The Anonymous Lover in November 2020, Tisbe in La Cenerentola in November 2021 and Love in The three women of Jerusalem in March 2022. Recently she was a finalist at the International Hans Gabor Belvedere Singing Competition. In 2019, she sang the title role in Carmen with Universidad de Xalapa and Armando Mora Producciones in Xalapa, Veracruz.
She studied at the Academy of Vocal Arts in Philadelphia with Professor Bill Schuman. There she made her debut as Azucena in Il Trovatore under the baton of Christofer Macatsoris. Some of her roles include Erda in Das Rheingold, Dryad in Ariadne auf Naxos, Annina in La Traviata, the Mistress of Novices in Suor Angelica, the Third Wood Sprite in Rusalka, Dorabella in Così fan tutte and Stéphano in Roméo and Juliette.
Prior to her performances in Philadelphia, she performed in renowned theaters in Mexico including the Palacio de Bellas Artes, where she sang Giannetta in L’Elisir d’amore, Maddalena in Il Viaggio a Reims, and Alisa in Lucia di Lammermoor. Other roles she has performed include Amastre in Xerses with Oberlin in Italy, Lola in Cavalleria Rusticana, Carmelita in Jimenez Mabarak’s Misa de seis with the Oaxaca Symphony Orchestra, Baucis in Haydn’s Philemon und Bausis, and Rosita in Derbez’s La Creciente in its world premiere at the Festival Internacional Cervantino.
Ms. Flores’ concert appearances include Handel’s Messiah with the Politecnico Nacional Symphony Orchestra, Mozart’s Requiem with Celaya Symphony Orchestra, Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony with Yucatan Symphony Orchestra, Haydn’s Die sieben letzten Worte unseres Erlösers am Kreuze with Mexico’s National Symphony Orchestra, and the opera gala “Voces del Siglo XXI” conducted by Srba Dinic at the Palacio de Bellas Artes.
She was a finalist in the renowned Mexican competition “Concurso Nacional de Canto Carlo Morelli”, she is an encouragement award winner in the Middle Atlantic Regional Auditions of the Metropolitan Opera National Council, also she won first prize at the “Meistersinger Competitions AIMS in Graz”.
Ms. Flores started her vocal studies under Professor Armando Mora and earned a Bachelor of Music Education Degree from the University of Veracruz. She was also a resident artist at Estudio Ópera de Bellas Artes (2014-2016) and at Sivam (2016-2017). During her period at AVA was in Bill Schumann’s voice studio and for the past three seasons she has been studying with Stephen King.
Guatemalan tenor Mario Chang, hailed as "a born bel canto tenor" by the New York Times, stands out in the 2023-2024 season with his return to the Metropolitan Opera as Arcadio in Catán's Florencia en el Amazonas, directed by Mary Zimmerman and conducted by Yannick Nézet-Séguin. Additionally, he makes his U.S. debut at Palm Beach Opera as Cavaradossi in Tosca and debuts with the Irish National Opera as Alfredo in La Traviata. He also presents his much-anticipated Latin American debuts as Rodolfo in La Bohème at the Palacio de Bellas Artes in Mexico and Mario Cavaradossi at the Teatro Municipal de Santiago in Chile. More engagements for the 2024 season include La Rondine at the Washington Concert Opera.
In the previous season, he gained acclaim with debuts at the Opera de Oviedo as Ernani and at the Teatro de la Maestranza in Seville as Mario Cavaradossi in Villalobos' production. His concert engagements include performing Verdi's Requiem with the Tucson Symphony Orchestra.
Mario Chang has built an impressive operatic career, featuring multiple appearances at the Metropolitan Opera, with standout roles such as Nemorino in L'elisir d'amore, the Italian Tenor in Der Rosenkavalier alongside Renée Fleming, Arturo in Lucia di Lammermoor, and the Fourth Esquire in Parsifal. Other highlights include performances as Rodolfo in La Bohème under the baton of Gustavo Dudamel, Ismaele in Nabucco at Los Angeles Opera, and lead roles in productions like Roberto Devereux and La Bohème at Oper Frankfurt and Werther with the Opéra Orchestra National de Montpellier.
Among his awards, Mario Chang has received various awards, including the First Prize, Zarzuela Prize, and Audience Favorite at the Operalia Competition in 2014, as well as the First Prize at the Gerda Lissner Foundation Competition in 2014. His talents have been recognized with honors such as the Plácido Domingo Prize and 'Friends of Sabadell' Prize at the Francisco Viñas Competition in 2011. He has also been awarded in lyrical singing competitions in Trujillo, Peru, and by the Artist of the Year Association and the Dante Alighieri Association in Guatemala.
Daniel was born in Chihuahua, Mexico, and began his studies at the Conservatory of Music of Chihuahua in 2010. During his time at "TAOS," he debuted as Papageno in Die Zauberflöte and Belcore in L'Elisir d'amore. In 2016, he joined SIVAM in Mexico City, where he studied with coach Teresa Rodríguez. In this program, he had the opportunity to study with Joan Dornemann, Vlad Iftinca, Katherine Ciesinsky, Enrique Patrón de Rueda, and Cesar Ulloa. During his time at SIVAM, he performed the roles of Betto in Gianni Schicchi (at ICAV with Joan Dornemann, conducted by Paul Nadler and directed by Joshua Mayor), Mr. Nohlan in The Medium, Dandini in Cenerentola, Baron Douphol in La Traviata with the Chihuahua Symphony Orchestra, and Silvio in Pagliacci with the Chihuahua Philharmonic Orchestra. In 2017, he was accepted into the Academy of Vocal Arts in Philadelphia, where he received voice lessons from baritone Luis Ledesma and training with Danielle Orlando, David Lofton, Christofer Macatsoris, Richard Raub, and Luke Housner. While studying at AVA, he performed the roles of Harlekin in Ariadne auf Naxos (conducted by David Aronson and directed by Dorothy Danner), Mercutio in Roméo et Juliette (conducted by Steven Mosteller and directed by Jeffrey Buchman), Alphonse XI in La Favorite (conducted by Richard Raub and directed by Gregory Boyle), and Guglielmo in Le Villi (also conducted by Richard Raub, but directed by David Gately). He also participated in various concerts such as "Russian Romances" and "Jubilate! A concert of sacred music," among others.In the summer of 2019, he participated in the AIMSprogram in Graz, Austria, where he performed several zarzuela concerts and opera scenes. He was a finalist in the 2019 Meistersinger Competition in Graz. The following summer, in 2020, he participated in the Premiere Opera Vocal Arts Institute Virtual Edition, taking classes and training with Michael Paul, Bruno Nicoli, Barbara Frittoli, Beatrice Benzi, Jane Eaglen, and Eric Margiore. In 2021, he portrayed il Conte d'Almaviva in Le Nozze di Figaro at the Morelia International Summer Opera Festival directed by Jorge Parodi; he then participated in the International Summer Program in Bologna, Italy. In 2022, Daniel was selected to be part of the Young Artist Program at Bellas Artes Opera House in Mexico City, where he prepared the roles of Sharpless in Madama Butterfly, Marcello and Schaunard in La Bohème, and Morales, Dancairo, and Escamillo in Carmen. He is currently a member of the Centre de Perfeccionament del Palau de Les Arts Reina Sofía, where he will remain until July 2025, in Valencia, Spain; some of his 2024 engagements include his debut at the Palacio de Bellas Artes Opera House in Mexico City as Marcello in Puccini´s La Bohème, Don Quijote in Falla's El Retablo del Maese Pedro and cover Cecil in Donizetti's Maria Stuarda and Papageno in Die Zauberflöte. Some of his awards include the district winner in the National Auditions of the Metropolitan Opera Council in 2021 and first place in the 7th Linus Lerner International Singing Competition 2022; he was selected in New York to compete in the 59th Tenor Viñas International Singing Competition 2022 in Barcelona.
Baritone Emmanuel Franco has been acclaimed as a complete artist, with outstanding acting skills and a brilliant voice suited for Bel Canto repertoire. The 23/24 season included Figaro in Il Barbiere di Siviglia with the Fondazione Teatro Coccia, Lamparilla in El Barberillo de Lavapiés with the Krakow Philharmonic Orchestra, and Bruschino Padre in Il Signor Bruschino at the 2023 edition of the Belcanto Opera Festival Rossini in Wildbad. His successful debut in Spain at the Oviedo Opera as Gianni Schicchi and Michele in Gianni Schicchi e Il Tabarro by Puccini.Franco recently debuted at the Teatro Filarmonico di Verona as Germano in La Scala di Seta, as well as at the Fondazione Teatro Coccia in Novara, portraying Dandini in La Cenerentola, under the baton of maestro Antonino Fogliani.He was part of the Wexford Festival Opera (2019) in Ireland, performing as Mustafa in Adina by G. Rossini and as Camillo in the world premiere of La Cucina by Andrew Synnott.Emmanuel has become a regular guest at the Rossini Belcanto Opera Festival in Wildbad, Germany, where he has performed in several productions, including Il Barone Macacco in I Tre Gobbi, the Great Priest in Zelmira, Albertone in Romilda e Costanza, Sergeant Joli-Coeur in Le Philtre, Buralicchio in L’Equivoco Stravagante, Aliprando in Matilde di Shabran, and il Califo in Adina.He has collaborated with NAXOS Music Records in recording various titles, working with renowned conductors such as Luciano Acocella, José Miguel Pérez-Sierra, and Gianluigi Gelmetti. In Pamplona, Spain, he appeared as Belcore in L’Elisir d’Amore with AGAO Fundación Baluarte. He made his debut in Germany at the Badisches Staatstheater Karlsruhe, portraying Il Conte in Le Nozze di Figaro, with the Badische Staatskapelle. Emmanuel was a member of the Opera Studio at the Opéra National du Rhin (2015-17) in Strasbourg, France. Some of the highlights during his time in Strasbourg include Der Zweiter Nazarener in Salomé, Bruschino Padre in Il Signor Bruschino, Figaro in Il Barbiere di Siviglia by G. Paisiello, and Le Fou in the new production of Cendrillon. He also appeared as the Great Priest in Idomeneo, Slook in La Cambiale di Matrimonio, and one of the Deputati Fiamminghi in the new production of Don Carlo by Robert Carsen, under the direction of Daniele Callegari.
Daniel Noyola, a bass hailing from Mexico, recently commanded the stage as Pistola in Verdi’s Falstaff with the esteemed Houston Grand Opera. His recent stint as an ensemble member at the Bayerische Staatsoper in Munich, Germany, showcased his versatility and talent. His repertoire there featured notable roles like Hobson in Britten’s Peter Grimes, Zuñiga in Bizet's Carmen, and Truffaldino in Ariadne auf Naxos. Notably, he is set to reprise the role of Truffaldino during BStO’s tour in Hong Kong and this year at the Teatro de la Maestranza in Seville.
Before becoming part of the Baayerische Staatsoper in Munich, Daniel flourished during a residency at the prestigious Houston Grand Opera Butler Studio. This period marked his house debut as Colline in Puccini's La Bohème and his portrayal of Masetto in Kasper Holten's iconic production of Mozart's Don Giovanni. Furthermore, he originated the role of Laurentino, taking the lead in the world premiere of El Milagro del Recuerdo by J. Martinez.
In 2018, Daniel graduated from the Academy of Vocal Arts in Philadelphia, showcasing his prowess in various roles including the title role in Mozart's Don Giovanni, Ferrando in Verdi's Il Trovatore, Don Alfonso in Mozart's Così fan tutte, and Raimondo in Donizetti's Lucia di Lammermoor
His operatic journey spans diverse engagements, from portraying Mustafá in Rossini's l´Italiana in Algeri with Tri-Cities Opera in New York to embodying Dulcamara in Donizetti's l'Elisir d'amore with Sociedad Artística Sinaloense in Mexico. He has also showcased his talent as Figaro in Mozart's Le nozze di Figaro with Oberlin in Italy and taken on roles such as Uberto in La Serva Padrona and Luka in William Walton's The Bea during his tenure with the Merola Opera Program at the San Francisco Opera. Additionally, he impressed audiences with his portrayal of Scapin and Der Lautsprecher in a double bill titled The World Turned Upside Down, featuring Gluck's L'île de Merlin and Ullman's Der Kaiser von Atlantis at Wolf Trap Opera.
Noyola represented Mexico in Plácido Domingo's esteemed Operalia competition in 2019, marking another milestone in his career. He has been recognized with numerous awards, including first prize in the Career Bridges competition in New York and the Artist Series Concert of Sarasota Competition for Voice. Additionally, he clinched second prize in the New England Regional Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions in 2018, the Mario Lanza competition in Philadelphia, and the AIMS Meistersinger competition in Graz, Austria.
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