Biography English

Born in Madrid, Natalia studied violin in her native city and voice at the University of the Arts in Berlin (Universität der Künste) with the Professor Enrico Facini. She has received master classes with Dolora Zajick, Helen Donath and Nicola Beller Carbone among others.

Her singing has been distinguished with prizes in several International competitions such as the First Prize in the IV Compostela Lírica (2021), First Prize and Audience Prize in the XIV New Voices of Seville (2017), the Second Prize in Ciudad de Logroño (2016) and the CIA Opera Sao Paulo Prize in the Riccardo Zandonai (2016). She also won the First Prize in the Permanent National Competition of Musical Young Talents of Spain (2015).

She made her operatic debut in 2016 as Oscar (Un ballo in maschera) in the following theatres: Dante Alighieri di Ravenna, Comunale di Ferrara and Municipale di Piacenza, where she would return a year later to sing Rosina (Il Barbiere di Siviglia). Most recently she has performed at Teatro de la Maestranza in Sevilla: Nannetta (Falstaff), Charlotte (Der Diktator), Bubikopf (Der Kaiser von Atlantis) and Despina (Così fan tutte), and the Teatro Real in Madrid: Tebaldo (Don Carlo), 2nd Niece (Peter Grimes), Clorinda (La Cenerentola) and Eurydice (Orphée- P. Glass). Other roles include Corinna (Il viaggio a Reims) at the UniT Berlin and Lucia (Lucia di Lammermoor) with the Opera Garage project in Madrid and Poussette (Manon) at Teatro Villamarta de Jerez.

In this season she will make her debut as Susanna (Le nozze di Figaro) at Teatro de la Maestranza in Sevilla and as Valetto (L’incoronazione di Poppea) at Gran Teatre del Liceu de Barcelona.

She has sung under the baton of Ivor Bolton, Riccardo Frizza, Iván López-Reynoso, Nicola Luisotti, Elda Laro, Manuel Busto, Pedro Halffter, Donato Renzetti, Miquel Ortega and Jordi Francés, and worked under the stage guidance of Deborah Warner, Stefan Herheim, David McVicar, Leo Nucci, Marco Gandini, Michal Znaniecki, Frank Hilbrich and Rafael R. Villalobos.

During the season 21/22 she took part in two world premieres: "La Mujer Tigre" by Manuel Busto, an opera in flamenco style, at Teatro de la Maestranza de Sevilla and "Lieder von Vertreibung und Nimmerwiederkehr" by Bernhard Gander, a coproduction by the Biennale München and the Deutsche Oper Berlin.

She has participated in Dijon Opera (2018) in a tribute to Federico García Lorca directed by Damien Caille Perret. The project combined the different arts practiced by the Spanish poet.

Her fondness of the art song has led her to participate in various Lied festivals. She is invited to participate in festivals such as LIFE Victoria Barcelona (2017, 2018), Schubertiadas de Vilabertrán (2018), Valdegovía (2019) and Barcelona (2020). She has recently released her debut album alongside pianist Victoria Guerrero called “petite MORT”, recorded by GENUIN Classics. They will be touring Spain in a series of concerts to present this work: venues include Teatro Arriaga in Bilbao.

Since 2021 she is taking part in the project “L’Andalousie au coeur”, a musical revision of Pauline Viardot’s Spanish works, with the mezzosoprano Helena Ressurreição and the pianist Francisco Soriano. This project has been presented in the Opera Comique de Paris, Fundacion Juan March (Madrid) and Festival de Música Española de Cádiz, among others, and a recording has been made which will soon be available.

She has also sung symphonic repertoire with various orchestras (RTVE, Ciudad de Granada, ROSS). She represented Spain at the "European Festival of Soloists" in Caracas (Venezuela) singing with one of the Orchestras of "El Sistema" (2016). In 2018 she sung for the first time with the RTVE Orchestra "Sieben frühe Lieder" by Alban Berg. After that she has participated as a soloist with the orchestra in several projects including "Misa Solemnis" (W. A. Mozart) and "Salmo 150" (A. Bruckner), conducted by Miguel Angel Gómez Martínez(2019). She also sang with the Real Orquesta Sinfónica de Sevilla (2018) and Orquesta Ciudad de Granada (2021), conducted by John Axelrod and Lucas Macías, respectively. She sung G. Rossini's Petite Messe Solenelle, directed by Semion Skigin at the Palais Constantin (St. Petersburg) at the 2019 Ludvig Nobel Awards Gala.

Forthcoming engagements will include singing “Cantata para América mágica” by Alberto Ginastera, with Zahir Ensemble, and the 2nd Symphony by Gustav Mahler, and reprising "Sieben frühe Lieder" by Alban Berg this time with the orchestra Filharmonia de Galicia.