Mariola Cantarero

Mariola Cantarero

Mariola Cantarero was born in Granada and started her studies in music at her hometown Conservatory, which she would further continue with the likes of Carlos Hacar and Ruhtilde Böesch in Viena. During the season 2000/2001 she made her debut at “Teatro Comunale” in Geneve with Le Comte Ory, achieving a great success. She has been conducted by renowned directors such as Zubin Mehta, Oren, Zedda, López Cobos, Campanella or Abbado. She has performed in “Teatro Real” and “Teatro de la Zarzuela” in Madrid, “Teatro del Liceo” in Barcelona, as well as in the principal Spanish (Bilbao, Seville, Oviedo, Las Palmas, Corunna, Santander, Jerez, Mahón) and Italian (Pesaro, Trieste, Florence, Geneva, Rome, Bologna, Naples) theaters. Furthermore, Mariola has been repeatedly acting in Zurich, Amsterdam, Bucharest, Detroit, Strasbourg, Lausanne, Santiago de Chile, Korea, Shanghai, etc.

She has been presented with various international singing awards, namely ¨Francisco Viñas”, “Operalia 99”, “Pedro Lavirgen” and “A.S.L.I.C.O. 2000”, in addition to many others in recognition of her professional career, such as “Premio Opera Actual 2002”,”Revelación del círculo de amigos del Liceo 2OO3”, “Premio Imagen de la ciudad de Granada”, “Ojo Crítico de RNE 2005”, “Mención de Honor de la Diputación de Granada”, “Medalla de Oro al mérito de la ciudad de Granada” and “La Medalla de Oro de Andalucía”. Her repertoire ranges from bel canto works (Lucia di Lammermoor, I Puritani, La Sonnambula, Don Pasquale, L’elisir d’amore), Rossini’s (Il Viaggio a Reims, Tancredi, Elisabetta, Regina d’Inghilterra, La gazza ladra, Semiramide) and Verdi’s (Falstaff, Rigoletto, La Traviata), to El rapto del serrallo and Don Giovanni, by Mozart, and El murciélago, by Johann Strauss, along with operetta, such as Pan y Toros, Doña Francisquita, Luisa Fernanda, El Duo de la Africana, Marina... Among her recordings currently available on the market in the form of CD and DVD, are: Il viaggio a Reims, performed at “Gran Teatro del Liceu”, conducted by López Cobos; Falstaff, performed at “Maggio Musicale Fiorentino”, conducted by Zubin Mehta; Tancredi, performed at “Teatro Verdi di Trieste”, conducted by Paolo Arrivaveni Elena y Constantino, Ildegonda, La Conquista dí Granata, all of the performed at “Teatro Real” in Madrid and conducted by López Cobos; Luisa Fernanda, in the company of Plácido Domingo, performed at “Teatro Real” in Madrid, conducted by López Cobos
I Puritani from Amsterdam Opera House, conducted by Campanella; and La Vida Breve, recorded at Madrid “Auditorio Nacional” and conducted by Maestro Pons, and a live recording with the Royal Filarmonia from Galicia called “Belcanto”.