Ana Isabel Lazo

Ana Isabel Lazo

Soprano

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«“... with soprano Ana Isabel Lazo in "Udiste? Come albeggi" from Verdi’s Il Trovatore. Lazo, with her dusky lower range and gleaming high notes, had earlier channeled her alluring voice into a haunting, anguished performance of "The Lament of the Yellow River" from Xian Jinghai’s Yellow River Cantata.”»
Seen and Heard International, Rick Perdian, November 2016 (Recital for the Qintai Music Festival, Wuhan, China) (2018)
«“... Ana Isabel Lazo, is Fiordiligi, one of the hardest Mozart roles; she was the best of the show, because of her vocal maturity, using her full voice, pianissimi and coloratura without problems. Her character is always present, between strength, passion and melancholia. The voice results always homogeneous and full of overtones.”»
No Crime Only Art, Dalila Cardinali, June 2017 (Così fan Tutte, Auditorium del Carmine, Parma, Italy) (2018)
«“…A beautiful and stunning Tosca, intimidates at the beginning because of her beauty and stage presence. An aggressive Tosca, sometimes loving, sometimes wicked, sings a “Vissi d’arte” traveling over the notes of the score full of traps with bewitching ease. The final duet with Cavaradossi is a master piece, and the audience bursts in applause…”»
Diario Il Cittadino. Dario Bellandi. Italy, June 2014. (Tosca, Teatro Pacini, Pescia, Italy) (2018)
2018Verdi: Il TrovatoreLeonora
2018Verdi: Un ballo in mascheraAmelia
2018Verdi: Simon BoccanegraAmelia Grimaldi
2018Verdi: OtelloDesdemona
2018Bellini: NormaNorma
2018Verdi: Il TrovatoreLeonora
2017Mozart: Cosi fan tutteFiordiligi
2017Verdi: NabuccoAbigaille
2014Puccini: La BohèmeMimì
2014Puccini: ToscaFloria Tosca
2014Mozart: RequiemSoprano
2013Puccini: TurandotLiù
2012Puccini: Suor AngelicaSuor Angelica
2012Puccini: Gianni SchicchiLa Ciesca
2011Mozart: Don GiovanniDonna Elvira

Bio


Guatemalan soprano currently based in Parma, Italy. Ms. Lazo began her studies at a young age in Guatemala City. She later moved to Italy to be part of the Puccini Festival young artist program. Currently, she studies with Soprano Fiorenza Cedolins, and she had studied at the “Arrigo Boito” Conservatory in Parma, Italy with the bel canto soprano Lucetta Bizzi, a She has participated in masterclasses and worked privately with Rolando Panerai, Rockwell Blake, Katia Riacciarelli, Raina Kabaivanska.




Ms. Lazo has been heard in several theaters and concert halls in Guatemala (National Theater), Nicaragua (Ruben Darío), Costa Rica (Melico Salazar), Panama (Anayanci), In China: National Centre for the Performing Arts NCPA, Century Theater (Beijing), Qintai Concert Hall (WuHan), Sience and Cultural Art Center (Suzhou), Jiansu Centre for the Performing Arts JCPA (Nanjing), Bulgaria (BIOA: National Radio Hall, Studio 1 in Sofia, and Varna Opera House),  The United States  of America (Alice Tully Hall and Stern Auditorium at Carnegie Hall) and Italy (The Puccini Festival, Teatro Pacini di Pescia and Teatro Regio di Parma). 




She had been acclaimed for her operatic appearances in the main roles of Tosca, Suor Angelica, Donna Elvira (Don Giovanni), Fiordiligi (Così fan tutte), Mimí (La Bohème), and Liú (Turandot).  

In 2017 she's part of the official events for the 150th birthday of Arturo Toscanini, She also collaborates with “The Pavarotti Foundation” and she participates in several concerts, recitals and events on the “Festival Verdi 2017” collaborating with the “Teatro Regio di Parma”.



Ms. Lazo was awarded for her “Historical Execution of Italian Opera” by Il Comitato di Guatemala dalla Societá Dante Alighieri, The “Asociación Artista del Año”, In 2017 se won the 3rd. Price on the XXXIII edition of the “Ismaele Voltolini” competition. She has been finalist in several international competitions: “Gianluca Ricci” (2011), “Città di Bologna” (2012), “Ottavio Ziino” (2013) “Bellano città degli Artisti” (2017) , “Bologna International Voice competition” (2018).



Future Engagements: 




- Ballo in Maschera (Imparolopera) role: Amelia. Teatro Regio di Parma January 2019




- Rabe (Jianping Tang) role: Minnie Vautrin. JCPA / Nanjin, NCPA / Beijing (China), Staatsoper Under den Linden, Berlin,  Germany, Elbphilarmonie, Hamburg, Germany, Ronacher Theatre, Wien, Austria.









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CV & Repertoire

Musical Work Role Jump-in ready? Company Year
Verdi: Un ballo in maschera Amelia Teatro Regio di Parma - Imparolopera 2019
Verdi: Il Trovatore Leonora No 2018
Verdi: Un ballo in maschera Amelia No 2018
Verdi: Simon Boccanegra Amelia Grimaldi No 2018
Verdi: Otello Desdemona No 2018

Awards

"Historical Execution of Italian Opera” Comitato della SocietÀ Dante Alighieri, Guatemala"
2018
Third prize, XXXIII Edition of the "ISmaele Voltolini" competition
2018