Paula Almerares

soprano

Paula Almerares is the daughter of Hector Almerares and Leonor Baldasari. She began her studies with the renowned soprano Myrtha Garbarini and then with Janine Reiss in Paris. She debuted in 1991 at Teatro Argentino de La Plata in Romeo and Juliet (Gounod) Opera, where she later played Musetta in Puccini's La Boheme. In 1993 she sang with Alfredo Kraus at Teatro Colón in The Tales of Hoffmann. She debuted In Europe in 1995 at Teatro La Fenice in Venice with Orfeo et Euridice and at the Festival of Galicia La scala di seta. She also took part in the Summer Festival at the Greek Theatre of Epitauro and sang Beethoven's Ninth Symphony at Teatro Colón conducted by Zubin Mehta. She played at the Metropolitan Opera in New York with The Barber of Seville conducted by Abel and Bruno Campanella, accompanied by Juan Diego Florez. She reopened the Teatro Avenida in Buenos Aires with Placido Domingo, and sang with the London Symphony Orchestra in Saint Sebastien Le martire Debussy, conducted by Michael Tilson Thomas. She continued hes career without interruption with the following operas: Nina in Chérubin Jules Massenet opera at the Theatre of Cagliari, Fiorilla in Turkish Il in Italy at the Rome Opera and Romeo and Juliet at Teatro Argentino de La Plata. La Traviata; The Tales of Hoffmann; Turandot (playing the character of Liu) at Luna Park in Buenos Aires and in the Grand Auditorium of Mexico City; La Gazza Ladra, at Teatro Comunale of Bologna in Italy; Lucia di Lammermoor and Mahler Symphony No. 8 at Teatro Argentino de La Plata and Lucia di Lammermoor in Uruguay with great success. She was acclaimed for her work in Giulio Cesare by Handel at Teatro Argentino, receiving the best national and international critics, with the Mtro Facundo Agudin and in Massenet's Manon at Teatro Colón in Buenos Aires with the great master Philippe Auguin, with great success and acceptance by the public and specialized critics after being chosen for the pre-opening of Teatro Colón in Buenos Aires with Beethoven's Ninth Symphony with Carlos Vieu. She starred Fausto (Gounod) at Teatro Argentino, Verdi's Falstaff at Teatro Colón in Buenos Aires by the end of 2010 season, among others. She is regularly invited by Claudio Scimone with whom she toured throughout Europe with works of Mozart, Handel, Albinoni, Mercadante, among others. She sang with the Argentinean National Symphony the Mass Tango of Vacalof and Beethoven's Ninth Symphony with Mtro. P. Calderon.She has performed in theaters: Regio Torino, San Carlo in Naples, Verona Philharmonic, Ville de Marselle, Carlo Felice in Genoa, Verdi Trieste, Massimo of Palermo; Pittsburgh and Washington operas, Cagliari Opera, Rome Opera. She was conducted by, among others, Julius Rudel, Lorin Maazel, Daniel Oren, Michael Tilson Thomas, Neville Marriner, Claudio Simone Romano Gandolfi, Giuliano Carella, Maurizio Arena, Nello Santi, Reinald Giovaninetti, Stanislaw Skrowaczewski, E. Villaume Reinaldo Censabella, Perusso Mario Enrique Ricci, Donato Renzetti, Pedro I. Calderon, Claudio Simon. She sang Strauss's last four songs conducted by Mstro Isaac Karabatchevsky in the Municipal Theater of Rio de Janeiro and Auditorium in San Paulo. She played Desdemona in Otello at the Municipal Opera Theater of Córdoba and at Teatro Argentino de La Plata. In Teatro Colón she starred the operas Falstaff and L'elisir d'amore and gave an unprecedented recital with Karin Lechner that earned her the recognition of the most recognized specialized critics. Her repertoire includes: Giulio Cesare (Handel), Romeo and Juliet (Gounod), Faust (Gounod), Manon (Massenet), Orpheus and Euridice (Gluck), Giulietta e Romeo (Nicola Vaccai), L'elisir d'amore ( Donizetti), Don Pasquale (Donizetti), Linda of Chamounix (Donizetti), Lucia di Lammermoor (Donizetti), Capuleti e Montecchi (Bellini), I Puritani (Bellini), La scala di seta (Rossini), La Gazza Ladra (Rossini) , The Barber of Seville (Rossini), Tancredi (Rossini), Il Turco in Italia (Rossini), The Magic Flute (Mozart), Falstaff (Verdi), La Traviata (Verdi), Luisa Miller (Verdi), Il Corsaro (Verdi ), Otello (Verdi), La Boheme (Puccini), Gianni Schichi (Puccini), Carmen (Bizet), Benvenuto Cellini (Berlioz) among others. Numerous chamber works and choral symphonic had her as protagonist: Le Martire Saint - Sebastien (Debussy), Mass No. 5 (Schubert), Gloria (Poulenc), German Requiem (Brahms), Easter Oratorio (Bach), The Alexander's Festd (Handel), Combattimento di Tancredi e Clorinda (Monteverdi), Stabat Mater (Rossini), Stabat Mater (Pergolesi), Lauda per la Nativita del Signore and Maria Egipziaca (Respighi), Exsultate, jubilate (Mozart), Requiem (Mozart ), Waltzes of Love (Brahms), Symphony n.9 (Beethoven) Symphony No.4 (Gustav Mahler) Symphony No.8 (Gustav Mahler) The Bachianas Brazileiras (Villa-Lobos), Don Giovanni (Mozart) She received the following awards and recognitions throughout her career: Diploma of Merit of the Konex Awards as one of the 5 best female singers of the decade in Argentina, Traviata 2000 (Pittsburgh) United States, the city council of La Plata named her Outstanding Woman, she was awarded by Argentine Critics and named best national singer in 2006, the city of La Plata honored her as an Outstanding Citizen for her work in the community, she received the prize for best album of classical music at Carlos Gardel Awards for "Poema Fluvial" of (Jacobo Fischer), in which she participated as a soloist with the Symphony Orchestra of Entre Rios. Her discography: Giulietta e Romeo (Nicola Vaccaj) Tiziano Severini, Los veinticinco años del Cuarteto de Cuerdas Almerares editado por Revista Clásica de Buenos Aires, Orfeo & Euridice (Christoph Willibald Gluck), Piedade (João Guilherme Ripper), Poema Fluvial (Gilardi, Ficher, Ginastera) y "Mejor disco de Música Clásica 2014" Premios Gardel

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