Marina Pacheco

Marina Pacheco

Light Lyric Coloratura Soprano

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«the entrance of the young Portuguese Marina Pacheco, who knew how to delight the audience with her soprano voice placement.»
Hans Lehmann | Ostthüringer Zeitung (2015) (2019)
«The first highlight was led by the soprano Marina Pacheco with Juliet’s aria from Gounod’s “Romeo and Juliet”. She was acclaimed by the audience two more times, having the opportunity to show her talent as an actress, beyond the nice voice, which she dominates with a young and elegant lightness even in the most difficult transitions.»
Jan-Lucas Schmitt | Neue Osnabrücker Zeitung (2015) (2019)
«(...)The demanding role of Paris was delivered to the young soprano Marina Pacheco, who exhibited beyond remarkable musicality, unusual confident and solid technique, justifying the applause, not so much for nice physical presence, but also for the vocal ductility (...)»
Manuel Pedro Ferreira | Gosto e Desgosto" Jornal Público (2012) (2019)
2018Mozart: Die ZauberflötePamina
2018Fauré: Requiem, Op. 48, D MinorSoprano Soloist
2018Schubert: Mass No. 6 D. 950, E-flat MajorSoprano
2018Berlioz: Les Nuits D'été, H. 81, Op. 7Soloist
2017Gounod: Messe Solennelle (st. Cecilia)Soprano
2017Lieder RecitalSoprano
2017Lieder RecitalSoprano
2017Lieder RecitalSoprano
2017Lieder RecitalSoprano
2016Rossini: Il Barbiere Di SivigliaRosina
2013Ravel: L'enfant Et Les SortilègesLa Princesse
2012Meyerbeer: L'africaineInès
2012Gluck: Paride Ed ElenaParide
2012Bernstein: CandideCunegonde
2012Bach J.s.: Cantata No. 191, Bwv 191 (gloria In Excelsis Deo)Soprano
2010Rossini: Stabat MaterSoprano
2008Humperdinck: Hänsel Und GretelGretel
2008Saint-saëns: Oratorio De Noël, Op. 12Soprano
2007Mozart: RequiemSoprano
2006Mozart: Le Nozze Di FigaroSusanna


Marina Pacheco holds a “remarkable musicality, unusual confident and solid technique, justifying the applause, not so much for the pleasant physical presence, but for the vocal ductility” (in Público).
Upcoming engagements involve concerts in Portugal, Germany and Mozambique with lied recitals, opera galas and the interpretation of Euridice in Orphée aux Enfers by J. Offenbach.
Winner of 26
edition of Prémio Jovens Músicos (Portugal) and awarded in several competitions around Europe, Marina performs regularly in opera, oratorio, lied and contemporary music. Praised by the international press for her “perfect virtuosity” and “talent as an actress”, she sang in Portugal, Spain, Germany, France, Belgium, Mozambique, Colombia and South Africa.
She dedicates herself to the promotion of Portuguese music with three released albums: “João Arroyo: obra para canto e piano”, “Canções de Lemúria” and “Cantiga partindo-se”.
She has appeared in the productions of Le Nozze di Figaro by W.A.Mozart (Susanna), Amor de Perdição by J. Arroyo (Teresa), Julie by P. Boesmans (Kristin), Candide by L. Bernstein (Cunegonde), Paride ed Elena by C.W.Gluck (Paride), L’Enfant et les Sortilèges by M.Ravel (Princesse), A Laugh to Cry  by M.Azguime (Soprano), Il Barbiere di Siviglia by G.Rossini (Rosina), TMIE  by C.A.Augusto (3 Characters) and Hummus by Z.Moultaka (Sarah), among others.
She performed solo with Jenaer Philharmonie, João Roiz Ensemble, Norrbotten NEO, Orquestra de Câmara Portuguesa, Orquestra Clássica do Centro, Orquestra Clássica do Sul, Orquestra Filarmonia das Beiras, Orquestra Gulbenkian, Orquestra Sinfónica do Porto, Sond’Art-te Electric Ensemble and Orquestra da Ópera Estatal de Stara Zagora, conducted by António Saiote, Artur Pinho Maria, Bart Bouckaert, Cesário Costa, Christoph König, Francisco Belli, Guillaume Bourgogne, Jan Wierzba, Joana Carneiro, José Eduardo Gomes, Marc Tardue, Markus L. Frank, Pedro Neves, Peter Sundkvist, Rui Pinheiro and Tiago Ferreira.
Her musical education started with Pedro Telles, graduating in the class of José de Oliveira Lopes and completing the Master’s Degree in Musical Performance with Sofia Serra and António Salgado – with the support of Santander. In 2010/2011 she was member of Vlaamse Operastudio in Belgium, with the support of Leonardo da Vinci’s Program and Robus Foundation.
Marina improved her skills under the guidance of Ambra Vespasiani, Ann Murray, Elisabete Matos, Ettore Nova, Graham Johnson, João Paulo Santos, Marc Tardue, Muriel Corradini, Laura Sarti, Luciana Serra, Paulo Ferreira, Susan Waters and Tom Krause. She is currently studying under the guidance of Ingrid Haubold, in Germany.
At the age of eight she represented Portugal at 37º Zecchino d’Oro (Italy), going on stage since then always with the same motto of life: “You’re never fully dressed without a smile” (Annie).

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CV & Repertoire

Musical Work Role Jump-in ready? Company Year
Mozart: Die Zauberflöte Pamina 1 week Fondation Gulbenkian LISBON 2018
Fauré: Requiem, Op. 48, D Minor Soprano Soloist Immediately Orquestra Classica do Centro 2018
Schubert: Mass No. 6 D. 950, E-flat Major Soprano 24 hours Orquestra Filarmonia das Beiras 2018
Berlioz: Les Nuits D'été, H. 81, Op. 7 Soloist 1 week Orquestra Classica do Centro 2018
Gounod: Messe Solennelle (st. Cecilia) Soprano 24 hours 2018


3rd Prize and Audience Prize | 19º Concurso Internacional do Estoril
1st Prize | Prémio Jovens Músicos RTP/ Antena2: singing category superior level
3rd Prize | 5th Concurso de Canto Lírico da Fundação Rotária Portuguesa
2nd Prize and Prize Best Interpretation of Portuguese Song | 4th Concurso de Canto Lírico da Fundação Rotária Portuguesa
Prize Youngest Finalist | Terzo Concorso Luciano Neroni
1st Prize | Stara Zagora Competition