Marta De castro

Marta De castro

Lirico Spinto Soprano

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2017Massenet: ManonManon Lescaut
2017Puccini: La BohèmeMimì
2017Verdi: OtelloDesdemona
2017Verdi: Il TrovatoreLeonora
2016Handel: SerseRomilda
2015Puccini: La Fanciulla del WestMinnie

Bio

She began her studies at the Conservatory of Music in Vigo, where she
obtained the degree in Voice and Piano ; later moved to Madrid where
she joined the Escuela Superior de Canto in Madrid.


She studied singing with teachers like Elizabeth Penagos, Judith
Beckmann, Manuel Cid, Renata Scotto and Loh-Tuan Sien, and actively
participated as a student in the Master
Class of Dalton Baldwin, Victoria de los Angeles, Raina Kabaivanska, Istvan
Cserján, Montserrat Caballé, Sarah Walker and Tom Krause. 


Since 2009-2013 she studies with Barbara Bonney in Salzburg, and now since 2016, with Teresa Berganza.

In 2002 she participated as a Fellow

of Jeunesses Musicales of Spain, the Chamber Music Course in Switzerland,
and the following year, participates in the Course of Performance in Germany.
In 2002 and 2003 attended the International Summer School Operaplus
for Young Singers in Belgium, the course won the Award for Excellence
in 2003, which gave her the opportunity to debut a concert in Salt Lake City (USA) in summer 2004, returning two years to offer concerts in the same frame.


Throughout her career has won awards such as the Permanent
Competition of Young Musicians, 3rd Prize Competition Manuel Ausensi,
3rd Prize International Competition Ciudad de Logroño, Grant Young
Musicians, in the year 2008, won the 3rd Prize and Best Performance
Zarzuela International Singing Competition in Colmenar Viejo and 2 nd Prize Contest Città Conegliano (Italy). And now, in December 2016, she won the First
Prize of Singing Competition of Municipio Valleseco, Las Palmas de
Gran Canaria.

In March 2003 she joined the Honorary Committee of Music Young Musicians, chaired by D. Cristobal Halffter. 

As a soloist she has appeared in several festivals: "Blumental Festival",Tel-Aviv (Israel), "Temple Square Recital Series,"Salt Lake City (USA) Six monographs on Ernesto Halffter recitals accompanied on piano by D. Roger Gavilanes, the"International

Music Festival of Granada,"World Premiere of "Music for Six Poems by F. G. Lorca”, by Isidro Maiztegui, accompanied on piano by the composer.  

Marta de Castro has worked with such a stage directors and conductor as:Emilio Sagi, Ron Daniels, Miguel Angel Gomez Martínez , Jesus Amigo or Jesus Lopez-Cobos, Paco Azorín. 

Also participated in various galas fusing classical music with flamenco and dance, as in "Pina Bausch's Festival" in Wuppertal (Germany), also collaborates with dancer Eva Yerbabuena, in the show "5Mujeres5"

Her opera roles include characters such as Desdemona(Otello), Contessa(Le Nozze di Figaro), Manon,Donna Elvira (Don Giovanni),Salud(La vida breve),Mimi(LaBoheme),Liu (Turandot), Madame Butterfly, Adriana Lecouvreur,Amelia (Un ballo in Maschera)
charecters she has sung in theaters in Spain, South America and Europe.


In October she sang the Zarzuela “El Caserio” by Guridi, in the Royal Theater in Madrid, conducted by Miguel Angel Gomez Martinez.

The next appearances will be: next summer, she will sing the role of Arsamene of“Xerxes”by Haendel, in Vienna. In September will sing “The

Fairy Queen”by Purcell in Florence. In february she will sing “Carmen”(Micaela)

by Bizet in Spain(Málaga, Asturias, Madrid). In March she will sing the rol of Desdemona from "Otello".



















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CV & Repertoire

Musical Work Role Jump-in ready? Company Year
Heggie: Dead Man Walking Jade Boucher 1 week Teatro Real de Madrid 2018
Mozart: Cosi fan tutte Fiordiligi 1 week Barcelona, Conservatori Superior Liceu 2018
Mozart: Die Zauberflöte Pamina 1 week 2018
Massenet: Manon Manon Lescaut 1 week 2017
Puccini: La Bohème Mimì 1 week 2017

Awards

Juventudes Musicales
2018
Concorso internaziona le Città di conegliano
2018
Concorso Città di Valleseco
2018
Concorso Internazionale Colmenar virjo
2018