Adriana González returns to Spain to sing Verdi's Requiem


The well-known Guatemalan soprano, who was in charge of inaugurating the last edition of the "Tenor Viñas Competition" in Barcelona last January, returns to our country to sing Verdi's Messa da Requiem on days 30 Y 31 March together with the Principality of Asturias Symphony Orchestra under the direction of its current owner, Nuno Coelho. Adriana González, who will sing for the first time in Asturias, will share the stage with the mezzo-soprano Silvia Tró, tenor Bekhzod Davronov and bass Shenyang, in the Extraordinary Concert of Holy Week, that the OSPA will offer at the Jovellanos Theater in Gijón and at the Príncipe Felipe Auditorium in Oviedo, together with the Choir of the Princess of Asturias Foundation.

"Verdi's Requiem is, definitely, one of the most perfect works I have ever sung, and I approach it with enormous respect. Its great difficulty lies in the extraordinary control of breathing that is needed to be able to face the wide extension and the great dynamic variety that this work demands.; has very dramatic parts that require intensity and power, and then there are those devotional sections that implore, and in which you have to sing, so, on piano and with softer dynamics”, points out Gonzalez, who has already starred in the monumental symphonic-choral score of the Italian composer on internationally renowned stages such as the Gulbenkian Foundation in Lisbon, together with the Gulbenkian Orchestra and Choir conducted by Lorenzo Viotti or accompanied by the Dallas Symphony Orchestra under the orders of Fabio Luisi in the American Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center.

Appreciated for her excellent technique and extraordinary musicality, Adriana González He has performed in well-known opera houses on the international circuit such as the Nationale Opera in Amsterdam, la Houston Grand Opera, at the Frankfurt Opera, la Hamburg State Opera, the Opera Bastille in Paris, the Teatro Real in Madrid or the Liceu in Barcelona, among others, working with prominent names in musical direction such as Fabio Luisi, Hervé Niquet, Eun Sun Kim, Giampaolo Bisanti, Lorenzo Viotti or Giacomo Sagripanti, as well as Regisseurs of the stature of Robert Carsen, Robert Wilson, Damiano Michieletto, Laurent Pelly and Calixto Bieito, among others.

Her most immediate agenda includes the roles of Micaëla (Carmen) in the Opera of Toulon y Liù (Turandot) at the Opéra national du Rhin, as well as her debut at the famous Salzburg Festival with the Mozartian role of the Contessa di Almaviva, in a new production of Le nozze di Figaro signed by Martin Kušej, together with the Vienna Philharmonic with Raphaël Pichon conducting.