Itziar de Unda

Itziar de Unda

Born in Bilbao, Ms. De Unda studied at the Higher Music Conservatory in that city, obtaining a higher-level degree on vocal technique with brilliant marks. She also obtained an intermediate-level degree on piano and graduated in Contemporary History from the University of Deusto.


She was recently awarded the third prize at the international singing competition “Ciudad de Logroño” (2008).


She has given different recitals and concerts, including W. A. Mozart’s “Coronation Mass” with the Coro de la catedral de Bilbao (2001), the series of chamber music and singing concerts organized by Juventudes Musicales de Bilbao (2003), a solo in the concert organized by the Coro de Ópera de Bilbao in Gernika, Bizkaia (2004), a sacred music concert in the premiere of “Misa a la Virgen de la Aparecida” written by Eugenio González Allú and organized by the Festival Internacional de Santander, within the framework of the 54th edition of that festival (2005).


She has collaborated with ABAO interpreting roles in operas such as “Jenufa” (November 2003), conducted by Jiri Kout; “Madama Butterfly”, conducted by A. Allemandi; “Manon”, conducted by Yves Abel; “Les Contes D’Hoffmann”, conducted by Alain Guindal and staged by GianCarlo del Mónaco, closing the season of Bilbao’s opera (2005-2006). During the 2006-2007 season, she has participated in ABAO in operas including “Rigoletto”, “Sleeping Beauty”, and “Die Zauberflöte” as Papagena. She has also played the role of Musetta in the opera “La Bohème” in Malaga (2007) and “Jenufa”, at the Teatro Cervantes (2009).


She was a member of the cast in the opera “I Due Foscari” organized by ABAO during the 2008 opera season at the Teatro Euskalduna. That same year, she participated in the opera “Il Viaggio a Reims” at the Teatro Arriaga, directed by Zedda and conducted by E.Sagi


In the genre of zarzuela, she has appeared as a soloist in the premiere of “La Costurerita” in Laredo, organized by the Festival Internacional de Santander (August 2003). She gave several concerts in Italy (Verona) during the summer of 2006, as well as other concerts organized by the Asociación Musical Alfredo Kraus (AMAK), with which she often collaborates. These concerts included the series dedicated to Puccini within the framework of the VI Primavera Musical Vizcaína 2008 and G. Rossini’s “Petite Messe Solennelle” at the Palacio Euskalduna. She has also performed in different concerts with pianist Rubén Fernández Aguirre, in the “Ciclo Belcantista” in Madrid, directed by tenor Enrique Viana (2009); a concert within the framework of the Festival Isaac Albéniz on the occasion of the centenary of the composer’s death in his native land, Camprodón (2009); IX Festival de Zarzuela held in Santiago de Compostela’s Teatro Principal (2009).


She has also given a zarzuela concert, within the framework of the series of concerts of “El cuartito del Arriaga” from the theater with the same name. She has just sung in “El Barberillo de Lavapiés” playing the role of La Marquesita at the Teatro Arriaga and Valladolid’s Teatro Calderón (2010). Nowadays she is studying repertoire with pianist Rubén Fernández Aguirre.


Her recent and future projects include “Le Nozze Di Figaro”, organized by the ABAO for the 2010 opera season at the Teatro Euskalduna and Zaragoza’s Teatro Principal; “Don Carlo” and “Palabras en la barriga” also in Bilbao; and “Parsifal” in Santiago de Compostela in the Xacobeo Classics Festival. Her upcoming projects include “Die Zauberflöte” (Papagena) at the Teatro Campoamor in Oviedo, the 25th Anniversaty Concert of the reopening of the Teatro Arriaga in Bilbao, a concert with the Symphony Orchestra of Castilla y León with Vasily Petrenko at the Cultural Center Miguel Delibes de Valladolid, “Der Schauspieldirektor” at the Teatro Arriaga in Bilbao, L’elisir d’amore” (Gianetta) at the Palacio Euskalduna de Bilabo and "Don Carlo" at the Teatro Campoamor in Oviedo.

Date Last Edited: 28/06/2012
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