The extensive art, varied and iridescent Lithuanian singer Violeta Urmana, generous and expressive, rotunda and chameleonic, in Schubert a perfect handle to penetrate the heart of the most intense intimate dramas or cruel stories like The dwarf, one of the most extensive Schubert lieder, composer needed chiaroscuro, as well as refinement of exhibition. Beautiful continuity is caused by the inclusion of thirteen Songs from Strauss, a composer who did not stop writing music for voice throughout his life. Urmana plays a selection born during the early years of the author Salomé. She will be accompanied on the piano by the teacher Helmut German.
Violeta Urmana, mezzo soprano
At the beginning of his career he reaped great success worldwide for its magnificent performance as Kundry in Wagner's Parsifal, as well as its characterization in the role of Eboli in Verdi's Don Carlo. In recent years he has played roles as Amelia in Un ballo in maschera, Elizabeth en Don Carlo, Leonora in La forza del destino, Lady en Macbeth, Odabell most Attila, as well as leading roles of Aida, La Gioconda, Medea, Tosca, Rule, Iphigenia in Tauris and Ariadne auf Naxos, Brunnhilde in Sigfrido, Sieglinde in The Valkyrie and Isolde in Tristan and Isolde. He is frequently invited to the Metropolitan in New York, the Teatro Real in Madrid, Liceu in Barcelona, the National Opera of Paris, the Deutsche Oper Berlin, at the Vienna State Opera, La Scala in Milan, the Royal Opera House in London and Bayreuth festivals, Salzburg, Aix en Provence, Edinburgh and the BBC Proms. He has worked with Claudio Abbado, Daniel Barenboim, Bertrand de Billy, Pierre Boulez, Semyon Bychkov, Riccardo Chailly, James Conlon, James Levine, Jesus Lopez Cobos, Fabio Luisi, Zubin Mehta, Riccardo Muti, Sir Simon Rattle, Donald Runnicles, Esa-Pekka Salonen, Franz Welser-Möst y Christian Thielemann. It has also reaped great success as an interpreter of lieder in solo concerts and opera recitals throughout Europe, United States and Japan.
Soon she will play the roles of Amneris in Aida in New York and Vienna, Isolde in Tristan und Isolde in Naples, Cavalleria rusticana Santuzza in New York, Verdi's Requiem in Geneva, an operatic gala in Wrocław, Princess Eboli in Don Carlo in Buenos Aires or Kundry in Parsifal in Vienna. Among his numerous recordings are La Gioconda, The Troubadour, Oberto, A masked ball, Aida, The force of Destiny, Macbeth, Don Carlo, Andrea Chénier, Siegfried, Parsifal, Cavalleria rusticana, Requiem de Verdi, The Song of de earth y los Rückert Lieder de Mahler, Zemlinsky's MaeterlinckLieder, The death of Cleopatra of Berlioz, Bluebeard's Castle by Bartok, Nightingale Stravinsky, and lieder R. Strauss, Berg, Liszt and CD Puccini Ritrovato. has also played the role of Kundry in the film The Holy Grail of Tony Palmer. It has been awarded the Royal Philharmonic Society Award Singer, Österreichische Kammersängerin of the Vienna State Opera, the "Shine your light and hope" -the most important of Lithuania Cultural award and an honorary degree from the University of Music and Theatre of Lithuania Vilnius. In 2014 He received the award dell'Ordine Commendatore della Stella d'Italia by the President of Italy Giorgio Napolitano.
Monday 7 November 2016, to 20:00h. at the Teatro de la Zarzuela.