Marta Casals

Marta Casals

Light Lyric Coloratura Soprano

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«"Marta Casals va lluir la seva veu incisiva. Va fer una bona caracterització escènica, ajudada per un vestuari (Rosa Maria Cañameras) esplèndid i un pentinat que la convertia en una model ideal per a Ramon Casas" ... "MARTA CASALS SHOWED OFF HER INCISIVE VOICE. HER ON-STAGE CHARACTERISATION WAS REMARKABLE, AND THANKS TO GORGEOUS CLOTHING BY ROSA MARIA CAÑAMERAS AND VERY APPROPIATE HAIRDO SHE WAS THE PERFECT MODEL FOR RAMON CASAS"»
https://ximo.wordpress.com/2013/04/27/opera-comica-de-barcelona-renoi-quina-nit-de-nuvis/#more-24329 (2016)
«"Riteta, la noia jove enamorada d’en Jaume, és Marta Casals, una soprano líric lleugera de penetrant i segur registre, que en la sala petita del Joventut, atronava. " ... "Riteta, the young girl in love, was performed by Marta Casals a light lyric soprano with pervasive and secure register that filled the teathre with her vibrant voice"»
https://ximo.wordpress.com/2011/11/27/lesquella-de-la-torrassa-per-lopera-comica-de-barcelona/#more-17892 (2016)
2014Mozart: Die ZauberflötePamina
2013Britten: The Turn of the ScrewMiss Jessel

Bio


Born in Barcelona. In 2013 finish her Major degree in Vocal Arts with Mireia Pintó at ESMUC (Music College of Catalunya), Barcelona. Honors.

She have done Master Class lessons with Cyntia Sanner, Josep Bros, Montserrat Caballé, and regular lessons with Begoña Alberdi. 

2011 Soloist in Mozart's "Exsultate Jubilate" and "Vespreae Solennes de Confessore" with the Catalan Classical Chamber Music Orchestra under the direction of Albert Folch in the parish of Sant Sadurní d'Anoia, Spain. 

2011-12 Singer in the sarsuela "L'Esquella de la Torratxa" as the character of Riteta with the company Òpera Còmica of Barcelona, under the musical direction of Viviana Salisi and the dramaturgic direction of Artur Arranz. Doing a tour in some theaters of Catalunya. The most importants: Teatre Joventut in Hospitalet, Teatre Kursal in Manresa, Teatre Auditori Agustí in Navarcles, teatre Tantarantana in Barcelona. And in 2013 was awarded with "Premi Serra d'Or" for the most interesting project. 

2012 Soloist in Karl Orff's "Carmina Burana" in the version for two pianos and percussion, under the direction of Albert Folch in the parish of Sant Sadurní d'Anoia, Spain.

2012 Singer in the opera "The Turn of the Screw" by Benjamin Britten as the character of Miss Jessel with ESMuC. Under the musical direction of Daniel Mestres and the dramaturgic direction of Susana Egea performed at Teatre Alegria of Terrassa, Spain.

2012-13 Singer in the sarsuela "Renoi, quina nit de núvis!" As the character of Angelina, the bride, with the company Òpera Còmica of Barcelona, under the musical direction of Viviana Salisi and the dramaturgic direction of Artur Arranz. Doing a tour in some theaters of Catalunya. 

2013 Soloist in Faure's "Requiem" in the version for orgue. The concert was in Sant Sadurní d'Anoia, Spain. 

2013 Main character of the project "Quan els bojos canten" (When The Madness Sings), a program that talks about the opera mad scenes. https://vimeo.com/71098142

2013 Singer in the opera "Die Zauberflöte" by W.A. Mozart as the character of Pamina with Esmuc, under the musical direction of Daniel Mestres and the soprano Ofelia Sala and the dramaturgic direction of Susana Egea. Teatre Alegria de Terrassa, Spain. 

2014 Soloist in the concert "Les Homílies d'Organyà" by Albert Carbonell under the direction of Daniel Mestres, hall Oriol Martorell form the Auditorium of Barcelona for the 35è celebration of the Percusions Group of Barcelona. Concert played with the Cobla Sant Jordi and the choir Càrmina. Also she has realized the same concert in the LII Festival Internacional de Música de Porta Ferrada at Teatre Auditori Municipal Narcís Masferrer. 

2014 "Amor de bogeria" a program-concert of 20 min. Performed for the fist lyric season with the foundation MicroCultura. A scenic concert of Lied that talks about the Ophelia, character from Hamlet by Shakespeare. http://www.microcultura.es/portfolio_page/amor-de-bogeria/?lang=ca

2014-15 Singer in the zarzuela "El Cesado Casado" an adaptation of D. Carlos Fontaura' s theatre work "Un Caballero Particular" and music by F. A. Barbieri. Performing the characher of Juana, the spanish bride, with the company Opera Comica of Barcelona. 

2015 Realise several Lied recitals around Catalonia with two different formations. Soprano and Guitar with the guitarrist Maria Umbert. And the other for Soprano and Harp with the harpist Esther Pinyol. 

In January 2017 will be acting in the Gran Teatre del Liceu with the opera "Werther" by J. Massanet under the dramaturgic direction of Will Decker. 

Actually lined up to work on a new Catalan Opera composed by Paco Viciana titled "Puges o Baixes" performing the characters of Rut and Sara. And during all 2017 with the company Opera Jove will perform the roll of Alfonsina from the opera "Il Convito" by D. Cimarosa.
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CV & Repertoire

Musical Work Role Jump-in ready? Company Year
Mozart: Die Zauberflöte Pamina 1 week ESMUC 2014
Britten: The Turn of the Screw Miss Jessel 1 Day ESMUC 2013

Awards

First Prize in the category of chamber music at the Sant Anastasi Competition in Lleida, Spain
2016
FIRST PRIZE IN VOICE AT THE 10NS PREMIS D'INTERPRETACIÓ MUSICAL (10TH MUSICAL PERFORMANCE AWARDS) IN GIRONA, SPAIN
2016
Prize in Voice for the best interpretation of a catalan song at the VIII Concurs Internacional Germans Pla de Balaguer, Spain
2016
Semifinalist in the competition III Concurso Internacional de Canto city of Elda
2016