Marifé Nogales

Mezzo Soprano
Marifé Nogales

Born in Andoaín (Guipúzcoa), Marifé studied singing at a higher-education level at Musikene (School of Music of the Basque Country), with Maite Arruabarrena, Alejandro Zabala, Ana María Sanchez and Maciej Pikulski among others. She has taken several advanced courses in voice and repertoire with prestigious teachers such as Ana Luisa Chova, Isabel Rey, Enrique Viana, Rubén Fernández Aguirre, Itziar Barredo, Ricardo Visus…

She has performed in prestigious festivals such as the Quincena Musical de Donostia, the International Festival of Music and Dance of Granada, the Festival of Music of Peralada…and she has worked under the baton of important conductors, including Jesús López Cobos, Miquel Ortega, Friedrich Haider, Alberto Zedda, Lutz Köler, Eduardo López Banzo and Jose Ramón Encinar, among others.

She has sung Le nozze di Figaro (Cherubino) at the Palacio Euskalduna, under the direction of Emilio Sagi and Eduardo López Banzo, La Traviata (Flora), Rigoletto (Magdalena), Die Zauberflöte (the second Lady), Don Giovanni (Zerlina) in the Luis Mariano opera season in Irun, Il Viaggio a Reims (Magdalena) at the Teatro Arriaga, directed by Emilio Sagi and Alberto Zedda, Giulio Cesare (Nireno) in the ABAO season, Macbeth (Lady-in-waiting) at the Teatro Campoamor, the premiere of the opera La casa de Bernarda Alba by Miquel Ortega. She debuted at the Teatro Real in the opera L´italiana in Algeri under the baton of Jesús López Cobos and Joan Font and she has also sung in the premiere of L´isola disabitata by Manuel García, directed by Emilio Sagi and Rubén Fernandez Aguirre at the Teatro Arriaga and the Teatro de la Maestranza, in Carmen (Mercedes) at the Auditorio Baluarte of Pamplona, Mirentxu by Guridi at the Teatro Arriaga, under the direction of Emilio Sagi and David Jiménez Carreras, Parsifal, conducted by Vasily Petrenko, in Santiago de Compostela, Il Trovatore at the Teatro Campoamor, L´italiana in Algeri at the Palacio Euskalduna, Carmen (Mercedes) with the Orquesta Sinfónica de Castilla y León, El Gato Montés at the Teatro de la Zarzuela, Teatro Campoamor and Teatro de la Maestranza, the 25th anniversary concert of the re-inauguration of the Teatro Arriaga, Die Zauberflöte (Papagena) at El Escorial and in the Quincena Musical Donostiarra, Macbeth at the Teatro Real, Thaïs at the Teatro de la Maestranza, Un Cuartito Lírico at the Teatro Arriaga, La forza del destino at ABAO, El Gato Montés in Lisbon, Il Viaggio a Reims also at the Teatro Nacional São Carlos, El diablo en el poder at the Teatro de la Zarzuela. She has also taken part in a zarzuela gala at the Teatro Arriaga, a concert at the International Festival of Santander with the Orquesta de Bilbao, Carmen at the Teatro de la Zarzuela, La Traviata at the Teatro Real, Carmen in Mahón and L’isola disabitata at Los Teatros del Canal. She has also had important roles in the zarzuelas Luisa Fernanda and La Dolorosa at the Teatro Victoria Eugenia of San Sebastián.

Her oratorio and concert performances include Réquiem by Mozart, Gloria by Vivaldi, Oratorio de Noël by Saint-Saëns at Bilbao's Palacio Euskalduna, Bach's St. Matthew Passion at the Auditorio Príncipe Felipe of Oviedo, with Friedrich Haider conducting, Betulia Liberata by Gaetano Pugnani and Stabat Mater by Pergolesi at the Festival Terras Sem Sombra (Portugal) and the Coronation Mass by Mozart with the Orquesta de Euskadi.

She has recorded Verdi's Otello (Emilia) under the direction of Friedrich Haider.

Her most recent performances and upcoming engagements include Manon Lescaut and Il Barbiere di Siviglia as part of the ABAO season, Un avvertimento ai gelosi at the Teatro de la Maestranza, Le cinesi at the Juan March Foundation, Carmen at the Kursaal in San Sebastián with Opus Lirica, the concert version of Thaïs, at the Gran Teatre del Liceu and Madama Butterfly at the Teatro Real of Madrid.

Date Last Edited: 16/11/2016
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