Maribel Ortega

Maribel Ortega

Maribel was born in Jerez de la Frontera (Cádiz) into a family with a tradition of appreciation for the Arts. In 1998 she graduated in Chemistry and began her studies of singing and repertoire with Maria Jose Sanchez and Johanna Grosskreutz obtaining the Intermediate Grade of Singing from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London.

After winning a scholarship in the 1st edition of the International Singing Competition of the Jerezano Lyrical Autumn (Theatre Villamarta), she decided to move to Barcelona and joined the Superior Conservatory of Music of Liceu, where she was awarded the Rosa Maria Tarruel Scholarship for Singing, which enable her to pursue the Bachelor of Singing with Enriqueta Tarrés.

She has been finalist in several international competitions, becoming first in the 12th Contest Joseph Mirabent i Magrans of Young Musicians of Sitges, and the absolute First Prizes in the 3rd International Singing Competition Germans Pla de Balaguer and aIso in the International Singing Competition of the City of Zamora. In 2006, at the VIII International Singing Competition of Jaume Aragall she is awarded with the prize of First Female, Audience Award and the prize from the Friends of the Opera of Sabadell, involving playing Lady Macbeth in Macbeth (G. Verdi) in the season 2006 – 2007 within the Catalonia Opera Cycle.

As a soloist she has given recitals in Spain, Germany and France, performing works by M. de Falla, F. García Lorca, J. Turina, X. Montsalvatge, M. Ravel. R. Strauss, R. Schumann, Weber, Puccini, Verdi, Wagner and Beethoven. In the oratorio’s field, she has interpreted the Requiem and Vesperae Solemne de Confessore KV339 both by W. A. Mozart, Requiem by G. Verdi, Stabat Mater by Pergolesi and Mendelssohns' 2nd Symphony.

Since 2005, Maribel Ortega has played numerous dramatic roles, including Lady Macbeth in Verdi’s “Macbeth” at the Sabadell Theater and the São Paulo Theater in 2007, at the National Theater of Rijeka (Croatia) and the Villamarta Theater (Spain) in 2009, at the Theater in Córdoba (2014) and at the Main Theater in Mallorca (2017), Abigaille in Verdi’s “Nabucco” (Sabadell, 2005, Ópera de Oviedo, 2015, Tour of Spain, 2016), the leading role in Bellini’s “Norma” (Sabadell, 2005 and Teatro Villamarta, 2017), Amelia in Verdi’s “Un ballo in maschera” (Sabadell, 2007), Leonora in Verdi’s “Il Trovatore” (Sabadell, 2009), Angelica in Puccini’s “Suor Angelica” (Sabadell, 2008), Donna Anna in Mozart’s “Don Giovanni”(Sabadell, 2009), the main role in Puccini’s  “Turandot” (Spain Tour 2011, Sabadell 2015 and Ópera de Oviedo 2012), the title role in Puccini’s “Tosca” (Ibiza Opera Festival, 2012), Ortlinde in Wagner’s “Die Walküre” (Gran Teatro del Liceo, 2014), Helmwige in Wagner’s “Die Walküre” (Ópera de Oviedo, 2015), the title role in Verdi’s “Aida” (Teatro Villamarta, 2015), Desdemona in Verdi’s “Otello” (Sabadell, 2016), Cio-cio-san in Puccini’s “Madama Butterfly” (Ibiza Opera Festival, 2016), Elena in Verdi’s “I Vespri Siciliani” alongside Gregory Kunde and Alexander Vinogradov under the baton of Roberto Abbado and Davide Livermore (Les Arts Valencia, 2016), and finally,  Brünnhilde in Wagner’s “Siegfried “(Ópera de Oviedo, 2017).

At this Season 2018/19 Maribel Ortega will be back on stage as Aida, Lady Macbeth and Cio-cio-san, as well as Senta in her debut in Wagner’s “Der fliegende Holländer”.

As a cover she was the leading role in Verdi’s “Lady Macbeth” at the Teatro alla Scala in Milan (2013) under the musical direction of Valery Gergiev and Pier Giorgio Morandi, as well as the title role in Bellini’s “Norma” at the Ópera de Oviedo (2011) and as Cio-cio-san in Puccini’s “Madama Butterfly” at the Festival de Peralada (2017). She joined “Nabucco” at the Festival de Perelada alongside Maria Guleghina and Ferruccio Furlanetto and sang as Clotilde in Bellini’s “Norma” at the Ópera de Oviedo (2011) together with Sondra Radvanovsky, Dolora Zajick, Aquiles Machado and Carlo Colombara.

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

Nello Santi, Valery Ge?rgiev, Pier Giorgio Morandi, Roberto Abbado, Roberto Tolomelli, Josep Pons, Gianluca Marciano?, Guillermo Garci?a Calvo, Miguel A?ngel Go?mez-Marti?nez, Daniel Gil de Tejada, Oliver Di?az, Miquel Ortega, Arturo Di?ez Boscovich, Niks?a Bareza, Guerassim Voronkov, Jose? Collado, Elio Orciuolo, Carlos Arago?n, Paul Daniel, Diego Garci?a, Vicente Alberola, Kynan Jones, Andrés Salado.

Davide Livermore, Emilio Sagi, Robert Carsen, Carlos Wagner, Micha? Znaniecki, Ignacio Garci?a, Jose? Carlos Plaza, Joan Anton Rechi, Jose? Luis Castro, Francisco Lo?pez, Carles Ortiz, Pau Monterde, Elena Barbalich, Pablo Lo?pez Marti?n, Ozren Prohic?.

Date Last Edited: 15/07/2019
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