Eugenia Forteza

Eugenia Forteza

Lyric Soprano

French-Argentine Soprano
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«"As Duchess Carolina, Eugenia Forteza embodied this persona. Although there were no costumes, she appeared to have stepped out of a Goya portrait–Cayetana in the flesh–and I mean that as a compliment. Her stance, her expressions, her “look” fit the character of quasi decadent nobility".»
Concert Operetta Theater's Luisa Fernanda, review by Celeste Mann. http://deslumbrar.wordpress.com (2016)
2016Mozart: Cosi fan tutteDespina
2016Bellini: I Capuleti e I MontecchiGiulietta
2016Mozart: Die ZauberflöteSecond lady
2016Puccini: Suor AngelicaSuora Genovieffa
2016Leoncavallo: La BohèmeEufemia
2015Delibes: LakméMiss Rose
2015Puccini: La RondineGabriella
2014Torroba: Luisa Fernanda ZarzuelaDuquesa Carolina
2014The Threepenny OperaLucy Brown
2014Handel: Acis and GalateaClori
2013Puccini: Gianni SchicchiNella
2013Verdi: Un ballo in mascheraOscar

Bio

Soprano Eugenia Forteza was born in Paris, France and grew up in Buenos Aires, Argentina, where she received a trilingual education in French, Spanish and English.  Eugenia recently performed the lead role of Despina (Così fan tutte) and the partial roles of Adele (Die Fledermaus) and Marzelline (Fidelio) with Opera at Rutgers. This season, Eugenia made her debut with Opera Company of Brooklyn as Gabriella (La Rondine) and represented the International Vocal Arts Institute in its community outreach performances of The Magic Flute as Second Lady. Past roles include Miss Rose (Lakmé), Lucy (The Threepenny Opera), Clori (Acis and Galatea) with Opera at Rutgers,  Duchess Carolina (Luisa Fernanda) with Concert Operetta Theater in Philadelphia, the leading role of Bastienne  (Bastien und Bastienne) with FAVA in Salzburg,  Peaseblossom (A Midsummer Night’s Dream) with Poor Richard’s Opera, Nella (Gianni Schicchi) and La Zelatrice (Suor Angelica) with Temple University Opera Theater, Oscar (cover) in Un Ballo in Maschera with ConcertOpera Philadelphia and Soeur Constance (Dialogues des Carmelites) with Opera Academy of California.  In concert, Eugenia has been the Soprano soloist for Ramirez' Misa Criolla with the University Singers at Boyer College of Music and Dance. She was the Soprano II soloist for Vivaldi's Gloria with the First Presbyterian Church in Springfield. Eugenia has participated in several prestigious summer festivals. In 2015, Eugenia was selected to participate in the International Vocal Arts Institute (IVAI) in NYC, where she worked with some of the top teachers and coaches in the industry. In 2014, Eugenia was selected to participate in the 10th Barcelona Festival of Song where she was praised for her interpretation of Iberian and Latin American repertoire. In Salzburg, she attended the Franco American Vocal Academy. In San Francisco, she was part of the Opera Academy of California. Eugenia also participated in the Florence Voice Seminar in Italy, studying voice with the late Julian Rodescu and singing the partial roles of Despina and Zerlina. Eugenia is the 2015 recipient of the Opera Graduate Assistantship at Mason Gross School of the Arts. In 2013/2014 Eugenia was awarded NEC’s Community Performances and Partnerships Program Opera Fellowship. Eugenia is also the 2013 recipient of The Florence Berggren Voice Scholarship and The Richard M. Scholarship for Music Studies from the Boyer College of Music and Dance. Eugenia recently graduated with a Master of Music degree from the Opera Institute at Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University, where she studied with bass-baritone Eduardo Chama. Eugenia also holds a Bachelor of Music in Voice Performance, Summa Cum Laude , from the Boyer College of Music at Temple University in Philadelphia, PA. She studied with Randi Marrazzo while at Temple and prior to that, Eugenia studied at the National Conservatory of Buenos Aires with Ana María Osorio.  Upcoming engagements in 2016  include the roles of Suora Genovieffa in Suor Angelica with Capitol Opera Albany, Giulietta in selected scenes from I Capuleti e i Montecchi and Sophie in scenes from Der Rosenkavalier for Ana Maria Ruimonte's Manhattan Series. This summer, Eugenia returns to IVAI in NYC, where she performs Eufemia in Leoncavallo's La Bohème. Eugenia is currently a roster singer with Opera on Tap NYC and a Music Ambassador at Carnegie Hall.
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Musical Work Role Jump-in ready? Company Year
Mozart: Cosi fan tutte Despina Opera at Rutgers 2016
Bellini: I Capuleti e I Montecchi Giulietta Opera America 2016
Mozart: Die Zauberflöte Second lady International Vocal Arts Institute 2016
Puccini: Suor Angelica Suora Genovieffa Capitol Opera Albany 2016
Leoncavallo: La Bohème Eufemia International Vocal Arts Institute NYC 2016