Mariola Cantarero

Mariola Cantarero

Recognized as one of the greatest exponents of bel canto repertoire in recent years, Mariola Cantarero has achieved great success in performing works like Traviata, Rigoletto or Boheme, in a constant search for the most suitable works for her vocal evolution, expanding her repertoire with these and other works, such as María Stuarda, Lucrezia  Borgia, Anna Bolena, as well as Don Giovanni or Cosi fan Tutte.

She was born in Granada and started studying music at her hometown Conservatory. She would then continue her training with Carlos Hacar and, already as a professional, with Ruhtilde Böesch in Vienna. She has been awarded at several international singing competitions such as ¨Francisco Viñas", "Operalia 99", "Pedro Lavirgen" and "A.S.L.I.C.O. 2000".

She has also received many other awards in recognition of her profesional career, such as “Premio Opera Actual", "Revelación del círculo de amigos del Liceo", “Premio Imagen de la ciudad de Granada", "Ojo Crítico de RNE", "Mención de Honor de la Diputación de Granada", "Medalla de Oro al mérito de la ciudad de Granada" and "La Medalla de Oro de Andalucía".

She made her debut at Teatro Carlo Felice in Genoa in 2000 with Rossini’s Le Comte Ory, achieving a great success and she became ever since a regular soprano at the main European theaters, such as Teatro Real in Madrid, Gran Teatro del Liceo in Barcelona, Maggio Fiorentino, San Carlo di Napoli, L´Opera di Roma or Rossini Opera Festival. Furthermore, Mariola has frequently performed in Hamburg, Berlin, Zurich, Amsterdam, Strasbourg, and overseas at the Korea National Opera, Shanghai Oriental Art Center, San Juan de Puerto Rico, Santiago de Chile, São Paulo Opera, Detroit Opera and New Jersey.

Among her recordings, it is worth noting: Luisa Fernanda, together with Plácido Domingo, performed at the Teatro Real in Madrid and conducted by López Cobos; Falstaff, performed at Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, conducted by Zubin Mehta; La Gazza ladra at Rossini Opera Festival; Il viaggio a Reims, performed at Gran Teatro del Liceu in Barcelona, conducted by López Cobos; I Puritani at De Nederlandse Opera; Belcanto with Simón Orfila and Canciones en la Alhambra.

Date Last Edited: 16/01/2020
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