Luisa Kurtz

Luisa Kurtz

Soprano

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«"The Marchese’s sister, La Marchesa Lucinda was parted by the Brazilian soprano, Luisa Kurtz. Of all the actors she probably acted out the part of a 1920s silent screen star most convincingly, exaggerating her gestures perfectly. She backed this up with a solid vocal performance, displaying secure technique with an attractive coloratura."»
operawire.com 2017 (2018)
«“Accanto a lui (...) alcuni giovani cantanti, tra cui spiccava per voce brillante Luisa Kurtz nei ruoli dell’innamorata Ellie e della leggiadra Libellula.”»
il gazzettino di rovigo 2014 (2018)
«“Si distingueva il soprano Luisa Kurtz, nei panni della giovane Governante, con un bel timbro lirico e gamma omogenea dall’acuto al grave. L’interprete era appassionata, attenta e sempre convincente.”»
rivista l'opera 2013 (2018)
2017Vivaldi: Gloria, RV 589, D majorSoprano
2014Puccini: Gianni SchicchiLauretta
2014Handel: Messiah, HWV 56Soprano
2013Donizetti: Il CampanelloSerafina
2013Britten: The Turn of the ScrewGoverness
2012Pergolesi: La Serva PadronaSerpina
2012Mozart: Cosi fan tutteFiordiligi
2012Monteverdi: Il combattimento di Tancredi e ClorindaClorinda
2012Pergolesi: Stabat MaterSoprano
2011Haydn: Mass No. 12, Hob. XXII/12, B-flat major (Theresienmesse)Soprano
2011Saint-Saëns: Oratorio de Noël, Op. 12Soprano
2010Rossini: Il Barbiere di SivigliaBerta
2010Vivaldi: Magnificat, RV 610, G minorSoprano #1
2009Bizet: CarmenFrasquita
2009Rossini: Il Barbiere di SivigliaRosina
2009Mahler: Symphony No. 2, C minor (Auferstehungssymphonie)Soprano
2007Gounod: Messe solennelle (St. Cecilia)Soprano
2006Mozart: Die ZauberflötePapagena

Bio



Luisa Kurtz, soprano, has sung roles such as La Marchesa Lucinda (La Cecchina, N. Piccinni) at Teatro Comunale Mario del Monaco di Treviso-Italy; Ellie/Libellula (The Water Babies, P. Furlani) at Teatro Sociale di Rovigo-Italy; Zerlina (Don Giovanni) at Theatro Municipal de São Paulo-Brazil; The Governess (The Turn of the Screw, B. Britten) at Theatro São Pedro, in São Paulo-Brazil; Lauretta (Gianni Schicchi) at Teatro Positivo, in Curitiba-Brazil; Fiordiligi (Così Fan Tutte) and Serafina (Il Campanello) at Theatro São Pedro, in Porto Alegre-Brazil; Antigone (Antigone, T. Traetta) at Teatro Traetta di Bitonto-Italy; Serpina (La Serva Padrona) in Malcesine-Italy; Gilda (Rigoletto) in Montreal-Canada; Rosina (Il Barbiere di Siviglia) at Teatro Sarmiento, in San Juan-Argentina; Berta (Il Barbiere di Siviglia) in a tour with the Brazilian Opera Company, which included theatres such as Teatro Municipal do Rio de Janeiro, Teatro Nacional de Brasilia and Palácio das Artes of Belo Horizonte; Frasquita (Carmen) at Teatro Guaíra, in Curitiba-Brazil; and Papagena (Die Zauberflöte) in Porto Alegre-Brazil. She has also sung in staged versions of Carmina Burana, by C. Orff, in Porto Alegre-Brazil; Ein Sommernachtstraum, by F. Mendelssohn, in Campinas and Paulínea-Brazil; and Il Combattimento di Tancredi e Clorinda, by C. Monteverdi, at Teatro Olimpico di Vicenza-Italy.

Luisa has performed as a soloist in masterpieces such as Händel's Messiah; Exsultate, Jubilate, by Mozart; Messe Solennelle de Sainte Cécile, by Gounod; Ein deutsches Requiem, by Brahms; Symphony No. 2, by Mahler; Oratorio de Noël, by Saint-Saëns; Stabat Mater, by Pergolesi, among others. 

Luisa has sung with conductors such as Yoram David, Carla Delfrate, Isaac Karabtchevsky, Javier Logioia Orbe, Karl Martin, Gianluca Martinenghi, Steven Mercurio, John Neschling, Alessandro Sangiorgi and Victor Hugo Toro. She has worked with stage directors including Martin Ruis, Pier Francesco Maestrini and Livia Sabag. Luisa has performed as a guest soloist in many recitals and concerts with orchestras such as the Orquesta Filarmónica de Montevideo-Uruguay and on stages such as the Auditorio Nacional Adela Reta of Montevideo, Teatro Comunale di Adria-Italy and Sala São Paulo-Brazil.

Born in the city of Porto Alegre-Brazil, Luisa began her musical studies with violin lessons in London, where she lived for four years during her childhood. She holds a bachelor's degree in Voice from the Federal University of Pelotas Conservatory of Music (Brazil), where she graduated with Honorable Mention. In 2010 she moved to Italy to continue her vocal studies, obtaining a postgraduate degree in Opera at the "Francesco Venezze" Conservatory of Rovigo. Luisa has been awarded prizes in singing competitions in Italy and Argentina.


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CV & Repertoire

Musical Work Role Jump-in ready? Company Year
Vivaldi: Gloria, RV 589, D major Soprano Immediately 2017
Puccini: Gianni Schicchi Lauretta 24 hours 2014
Handel: Messiah, HWV 56 Soprano 24 hours 2014
Donizetti: Il Campanello Serafina 1 week 2013
Britten: The Turn of the Screw Governess 1 week Theatro São Pedro 2013

Awards

1st prize - concurso internacional de opera opera de san juan argentina
2018
3rd prize - concorso internazionale g. donizetti
2018
3rd prize - concorso internazionale di canto "caffarelli"
2018
3RD prize - concorso note verdiane
2018