Ana Seixas Dias

Ana Seixas Dias

Light Dramatic Soprano

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Born in Oporto, Portugal, on June 14th 1989.
She began her musical studies at the early age of 5, by studying the piano at the "Conservatório de Música da Maia". When she was 14 years old she started to study opera singing with the baritone Pedro Telles.


In 2011, she completed her degree in singing at ESART, in Castelo Branco, in the singing class of the soprano Ana Ester Neves - who still is a great source of inspiration to her, artistically and on a human level.
Later in the same year, she started her Master's degree in "Performing Arts-Singing Interpretation" in the "Universidade de Aveiro", in the class of the soprano Isabel Alcobia, which the abbandoned some months later, as she decided to go to Italy and complete her studies there, in the singing class of the mezzo-soprano Fulvia Bertoli, attending the "Conservatorio Giacomo Puccini di La Spezia". She concluded the Master with the highest marks.


In 2013 she started the Master's degree in "Vocal Chamber Music - Lieder interpretation", in the singing class of the soprano Luisa Giannini. She finished it in 2015.

In masterclass she worked with Isabel Alcobia, Susan Mayers, Ana Ester Neves, Vasco Gouveia , Pedro Telles, José Oliveira Lopes, Andrea Bocelli, José Corvelo, Luciana Serra and Enza Ferrari.

In the operatic field she played soloist roles in "Didone and Aeneas", "L'Occasione fa il ladro", "Die lustige Witwe", "Amahl and the Night Visitors", "Cosí fan Tutte", and "Suor Angelica" at the "Cine -Teatro Avenida de Castelo Branco", the "Teatro Civico di La Spezia", the "Teatro Chiabrera di Savona" and the "Castello del Piagnaro di Pontremoli"( for the "Festival Lunatica").
In recital, she worked with the conductors and pianists João Paulo Santos, José Carlos Oliveira,
Marco Podestà, Giuseppe Bruno, Federico Bardazzi , Giovanni Di Stefano, David Boldrini, etc,
singing at the "Teatro alla Pergola" in Florence, at the "Circolo Ufficiale della Marina Militare della Spezia", at the "Palazzo Ammiragliato della Spezia", at the "Sala Dante della Spezia", at the "Teatro Odeon" in Florence, at the "Teatro Chiabrera di Savona" - where she sang for the presentation of the
lyrical season of 2013, at the "Auditorium Filharmonica di Chiavari", at the "Teatro L'Ordigno" in Vada, at the "Teatro C" in Livorno, and so on.
In the oratory, she sang the Haydn's "Creation" in 2012, covering the roles of "Gabriel" and "Eva" with the orchestra of the Truman University, in the United States of America, in Kirksville,
directed by  Sam McClure. In 2013 she played the role of "Daughter" in the "Jefte" of Carissimi, at the Massa's Cathedral, directed by Federico Bardazzi.

She was part of the "Contemporary Music Laboratory" of the "G. Puccini Conservatory",
under the guidance of the Professor Andrea Nicoli.


She made the debute of some contemporany pieces, composed by musicians such as Andrea Nicoli himself, Francesco Del Nero, Jacopo Simoncini and Damiano Mainenti.
She recorded "Le Cinque Strofe da Greco" and "Tre Frammenti di Saffo" by Carlo Prosperi, together with the pianist Giuseppe Bruno - private production.
In the Etruscan Riviera Chamber Music Competition in Piombino, she obtained the third
Prize, in duet with the pianist Linda Raciti.
Between 2012 and 2015, she worked at the "Liceo Classico Statale Lorenzo Costa di La Spezia", as a singing teacher. In 2013 she also taught singing at the "New Ballet School" in Sarzana. Between 2014 and 2016 she worked at the "Scuola Live Music Academy" in Sarzana, where she taught singing and piano.
In 2016 she moved to Berlin, where she studied German and taught singing.
In February 2017 she won the second prize at the "Italian Opera Florence Contest" competition, winning a collaboration contract as Soloist Singer with the organization for the 2017-2018 season.
She speaks fluent Portuguese, Italian, Spanish and English, and knows some French, German and Catalan.
She currently lives in Valencia, Spain.



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