Dolores Granados

Dolores Granados

Lirico Spinto Soprano

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    The Mexican soprano Dolores Granados began her vocal training at the Conservatoire of Music and Drama of Celaya (Guanajuato). She studied next with María Aragón and Julio Alexis Muñoz in the Escuela Superior de Canto of Madrid and in 2005 she obtained a BA in singing with honors. She also holds a BA in vocal teaching. In 2010, she finished a postgraduate program in singing at the Conservatoire Orazio Vecchi of Modena. She has attended master classes with Mónica Preux, Francisco Núñez, Enrique Jaso Mendoza, Peter Harrison, Elena Barrientos, Antonio Madigan and Francisco Ortiz and others. Since 2008, she has been attended classes for advanced singers with the prestigious soprano Raina Kabaivanska in Italy. She is currently working with opera coach Vicente La Ferla.     Dolores’ most recent leading roles in the last past two years include Aida, Butterfly, Turandot, Leonora, (Fidelio), Santuzza (Cavalleria), Leonora (Il Trovatore), Nedda (I Pagliacci) and Amelia (Un ballo in maschera). She made her professional debut very young in the Teatro Juárez in Guanajuato with the roles of Luisa (Luisa Fernanda) and Flora (Traviata). Other earlier roles in her professional career included the Countess (Le Nozze di Figaro) Micaela (Carmen) Suor Genovieffa (Suor Angelica) Nella (Gianni Schicchi) Rita (Rita), Liù (Turandot) and Mimí (La Boheme).     She has performed in concerts and sang recitals in México, Spain, Italy, United States and Germany. Her repertoire also includes main roles in sacred pieces such as Mozart’s Coronation Mass, Missa Brevis and Requiem, Fauré´s and Verdi´s Requiem, Schubert’s Mass in G, Vivaldi’s Gloria, Bach’s Magnificat and the scenic cantata Carmina Burana. Since 2004 she is a soloist of the Gaubert Ensemble and has specialized in French and contemporary music. Also since 2008, she forms a duo with the pianist Carmen Diez which has a particular interest in Spanish classical songs.    In the 2013/2014 season, Dolores Granados has made her debuted in two new verdian roles in Madrid: Amelia (Un ballo in maschera) and Leonora (Il Trovatore). This season she has sung again the princess in Turandot. In June 2010, she was engaged to sing the title role in Aida at the Egyptian Debod Temple of Madrid under the conductors of S.Kulhman/M.Lamazares and direction of Ignacio Garcia. In November, the same year, she performed Nedda (I Pagliacci) in a production of the director Constantino Juri in Madrid. In January 2011, during the Teatro de Madrid’s opera season, she sang the title role of Madama Butterfly (S. Kulhmann /J. Cordón) and in April of the same year, she sang again the role in the ADDA Auditorium of Alicante’s opera season opening. In June 2011, she made her debut as Turandot in Madrid. In November, she sang Leonore (Fidelio) in Madrid, with the conductors David Azagra and Madalid Lamazares. In 2012, she performed Madama Butterfly in the Teatro Compac Gran Via with the conductor Alejandro Jassan. In June 2012, and under the conductor Helena Herrera, she sung Butterfly at the Auditorium Ciudad de León. Other engagements include the world premier of La Quinta Donna amore e morte di Cesare Pavese by composer Luciano Sampaoli (featuring also the Italian actor Luigi Lo Cascio) in October 2008 at the Teatro Bonci of Cesena and the Fondazione Cesare Pavese of Piemonte.     Her last engagements include a song recital in Asturias with Olga Semoushina for the Ribadesella International Chamber Music Festival and at the opening of the Siero Classical Series, where she offered an interesting Verdi-Wagner program. Also in Spain, she has sung at the Auditorio Nacional of Madrid with the Andrés Segovia Orchestra under the conductor Victor Ambroa and at the Sorolla Museum in the VII Narrative Prize Alarcos Llorach in Oviedo. During 2007 Holy Week, she was engaged to sing the Stabat Mater by Pergolessi with conductor V. La Ferla as part of the Council of Madrid’s cultural agenda. In the summer of 2007, she sang in the premiere of “Aunque estoy lejos”, a musical poem for harp and voice by Eduardo Jaudenes, during the Summer Classical Concert Series organized by the Comunidad de Madrid. In October 2007, she sang at the closing ceremony in honor of the composer Antón García Abril, accompanied by the pianist Elena Barrientos. In 2008, she sang in the premier of the play “Orquesta” by Carmen Resino, with the conductor Luis Maluenda, at the Círculo de Bellas Artes in Madrid. In November 2008, she participated in a concert in commemoration of the XX anniversary of Adolfo Salazar Conservatoire at the Auditorio Nacional of Madrid, where she sang the Spanish premier of Three Songs with text by Paul Verlain by this composer.     She will next be performing Aida in several cities of Germany, and the roles of Leonora (Il Trovatore), Floria (Tosca) and Madama Butterfly in Italy and Spain. She is currently preparing her debut as Abigaille in Nabucco.
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