Maribel Ortega

Soprano
Maribel Ortega

Born in Jerez de la Frontera (Cádiz) she graduated from Guildhall School of Music and Drama of London and Conservatorio Superior de Música del Liceu, with Cynthia Sanner and Enriqueta Tarrés.

Winner of numerous competitions and scholarships such as Rosa Maria Tarruel, Otoño Lírico Jerezano, Mirabent i Magrans, Germans Pla, Ciudad de Zamora, Jaume Aragall, she received the award for best female voice from Amigos del Teatre Principal de Palma (2016) for her performance of Abigaile (Nabucco).

She began her career with the role of Norma in the Ópera de Calatuña (2006), and since then has performed the majority of the dramatic protagonist roles of lyric repertoire both in Spain and abroad. During this time she has collaborated with the Gran Teatro del Liceo (Ortlinde, Die Walküre, 2014), Ópera de Oviedo (Abigaile, Nabucco, 2015; Brünnhilde; Siegfried, 2017; Helmwige, Die Walküre, 2015 and Turandot, 2012), Theatro São Pedro de Brasil (Lady Macbeth, Macbeth), Palau de Les Arts under the direction of Davide Livermore and Roberto Abbado (Elena, I Vespri Siciliani, 2016); Festival de Peralada (Cio-cio-san cover, Madama Butterfly, 2017) and the Teatro alla Scala under the direction of Valery Gergiev and Pier Giorgio Morandi (Lady Macbeth cover, Macbeth, 2013).

A special relationship ties her to the Ópera de Calatuña, with whom she has been collaborating with since the beginning of her career and where she performed, to name a few, Un ballo in maschera (2007), Suor Angélica (2008), Trovatore (2009), Turandot (2015) and Otello de Verdi (2016).

She recently performed Aida at Teatro Cervantes in Málaga and Cio-cio-San (Madama Butterfly) at Teatro Villamarta in Jerez and debuted the role of Senta (Der fliegende Holländer) in Santiago de Compostela and Vigo.

In the symphonic-choral repertoire, she has sung pieces by Mozart (Requiem; Vesperae Solemne de Confessore), Verdi (Messa da requiem), Pergolesi (Stabat Mater), Mendelssohn (Symphony No.2), Benguerel (Rèquiem a la memòria de Salvador Espriu), Falla, García Lorca, Turina, Montsalvatge, Ravel, Strauss, Schumann, Weber, Puccini, Wagner and Beethoven, offering solo recitals in Spain, Germany y France.

Maribel Ortega has participated in numerous radio recordings for Radio Clásica, Catalunya Radio, TV3 y Xarxa TV, as well as CD recordings for Columna Musica and Harmonia Mundi.

Date Last Edited: 17/10/2019
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