Anabel Real

Anabel Real

Lyric Coloratura Soprano

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«The coloratura soprano Anabel Real concluded the musical part of the evening with the pianist Izabel Melkonyan. She started with one of the greatest classics of her repertoire, the first aria of the Queen of the Night, of Mozart's Magic Flute. This aria, with its high register, demands great vocal flexibility. The singer fascinates with her ideal voice placement and precise text articulation. Her full middle range soared to reach tecnically mature coloraturas which culminated in a triumphant high F. She then showed her greatest vocal achievement with Violetta's aria “E strano” from Verdi's La Traviata, combined with really beautiful and melodious phrases. She finished with an aria of the sarsuela “El barbero de Sevilla”, a popular Spanish operetta. She presented herself and the aria with feminine confidence, flirtatious and with a seductive undertone.»
«The short but difficult role of the Voice from Heaven is also worth mentioning, performed masterfully by Anabel Real.»
19.03.18. DANI CORTÉS GIL (2018)
«Anabel Real was crystal-clear in her performance of the Voice from Heaven./ The production and scenography [...] made the Voice from Heaven appear, a flawless Pérez-Real, dressed as a bride.»
Revista musical.cat / la vanguardia (2018)
2017Offenbach: Les Contes d'HoffmannOlympia
2014Rossini: L'Italiana in AlgeriElvira
2013Mozart: Cosi fan tutteDespina
2013Mozart: Die ZauberflöteKönigin Der Nacht (queen Of The Night)
2013Mozart: Die ZauberflöteKönigin Der Nacht (queen Of The Night)
2012Mozart: Cosi fan tutteFiordiligi

Bio


The lyric coloratura soprano Anabel Real was born in Sabadell (Barcelona, Spain). At eight years old she started taking clarinet lessons which later she combined with singing and piano lessons at the Conservatory of Sabadell. As a teenager, she sang as a soloist in many operas for children.

In 2012, Anabel Real completed her Bachelor of Music in Vocal Studies with Professor Enedina Lloris at ESMUC (Barcelona). She studied Lied with Professors Alan Branch and Francisco Poyato and attended different masterclasses with renowned pianists and singers such as Roger Vignoles, Wolfram Rieger, Burkhard Kehring and Peter Schreier, among others. During her studies, she received scholarships from the Victoria de los Ángeles Foundation, as well as the pianist Anna Riera's Foundation.
From 2012 until 2014 she worked at the Centre de Perfeccionament Plácido Domingo (Palau de les Arts Reina Sofia of Valencia, Spain). There she had the opportunity to sing in different productions, such as Amina in El dúo de la Africana, Sopraneitor 3000 in Opérame, as well as cover for Despina and Queen of the Night under the baton of Ottavio Dantone and Stephen Medcalf on the main stage of the house (2012-2013). In December 2013 she sang Arpago at the Spanish premiere of L'Incoronazione di Dario (Vivaldi) conducted by Federico Maria Sardelli and Davide Livermore. In 2014 she sang Opérame at Teatro Arriaga (Bilbao). As a student of the Centre she attended many masterclasses with professionals such as Plácido Domingo, Enedina Lloris, Ana Luisa Chova, Ernesto Palacio and Cristina Gallardo-Domâs.
In November 2013 she made her debut with the role of the Queen of the Night in Mozart's Magic Flute under the baton of Daniel Gil de Tejada at Teatre La Faràndula (AAOS, Sabadell). In February and March 2014 she sang Elvira in Rossini's L'Italiana in Algeri conducted by Ottavio Dantone and Joan Fonts at Palau de les Arts Reina Sofía (Valencia). Recently, in 2018, she sang Voce dal cielo in Don Carlo conducted by Daniel Gil de Tejada (AAOS, La Faràndula, Sabadell).
Anabel Real has sung in many Spanish concert halls and opera houses, including el Gran Teatre del Liceu and Barcelona's L'Auditori. In 2012 she gave a song recital at the Schubertiada in Barcelona, as well as in 2014 at the Piano Festival of Torroella de Montgrí, in Sant Cugat (Barcelona, 2015) and at the International Dance and Music Festival in Granada (Spain, 2015). In 2015 she was one of the young artists of the New Generation Program at the Lied Festival Victoria de los Ángeles (Life Victoria). Recently, in 2017, she gave a Lieder recital at the Evangelisch-reformierte Kirche zu Leipzig, organised by the Internationale Mendelssohn-Akademie Leipzig.
In 2016 and 2017, Anabel was the soloist of the Waltz Concerts of the OSV (Orquestra Simfònica del Vallès) under the baton of the North American conductor Arthur Post. In December 2017 and January 2018 she sang again in the same Waltz Concerts, this time conducted by the chief conductor, the also North American James Ross.
At the 11th International Luis Mariano Singing Contest (2011), Anabel was awarded the Special prize for the most promising young singer. In January 2013 she won the Extraordinary prize for the best Catalan contestant and the Junior prize awarded by the audience at the 50th "Tenor Viñas" International Singing Contest. In December 2014 she was awarded the Musical Youth of Spain’s Concert prize at the International Lied Masterclass with the German pianist Wolfram Rieger and in 2016 she won the Special prize for the best interpreter of Josep Pla's oratorio Stabat Mater at the 8th Contest "Germans Pla, Ciutat de Balaguer". More recently, in 2017, she was awarded the Bruno-Frey-Musikpreis 2016 (Prize of the Landesakademie für die musizierende Jugend in Baden-Württemberg, Germany).
Within the framework of the International Choir Festival C.H.O.I.R. (Landesakademie Ochsenhausen), she recorded as a soloist Bobbi Fischer's Missa Latina and Magnificat, as well as John Hoybye's The Bell (2016-2017).
Anabel Real currently specialises in roles for lyric coloratura soprano, among others Queen of the Night, Konstanze, Lucia, Amina, Zerbinetta, Olympia, Norina and Adina. She also occasionally sings Lied, Spanish zarzuela, German operetta and oratorio.






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CV & Repertoire

Musical Work Role Jump-in ready? Company Year
Donizetti: Don Pasquale Norina No 2018
Verdi: Don Carlo Une voix céleste Immediately Opera De Sabadell 2018
Offenbach: Les Contes d'Hoffmann Olympia Immediately Orquestra Simfònica Del Vallès 2017
Rossini: L'Italiana in Algeri Elvira 24 hours Palau de les Arts Reina Sofía y Orquestra de la Comunitat Valenciana 2014
Mozart: Cosi fan tutte Despina 1 week Palau de les Arts Reina Sofía y Orquestra de la Comunitat Valenciana 2013

Awards

Special prize for the most promising young singer - 11th International Luis Mariano Singing Contest
2018
Extraordinary prize for the best Catalan contestant and Junior prize awarded by the audience - 50th "Tenor Viñas" International Singing Contest
2018
Musical Youth of Spain’s Concert prize - International Lied Masterclass with Wolfram Rieger
2018
Special prize for the best interpreter of Josep Pla's oratorio Stabat Mater - 8th Contest "Germans Pla, Ciutat de Balaguer"
2018
Bruno-Frey-Musikpreis 2016 - Landesakademie für die musizierende Jugend in Baden-Württemberg, Germany)
2018