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Ana María González (Soprano)

Born: Oviedo, Spain

The Spanish-born soprano, Ana María González, grew up and began her career in Argentine. She studied with the famous soprano Hina Spani at the Teatro Colon's School of Music in Buenos Aires, where she was awarded the prestigious Gold Medal. Her many prizes and distinctions include the First Prize of the National Foundation for the Performing Arts.

Since her debut at the Teatro Colon as the child in L'enfant et les sortilèges, Ana María González has been acclaimed for her portrayals of Susanna, Adina, Norina, Gilda, Nannetta, Pamina amongst others. She has gradually taken on a more lyric repertoire with equal success, singing such roles as Violetta, Mimì, Musetta, Magda, Marguerite, Gounodís Juliette, Micaëla, Massenetís Manon, Menottiís Amelia, Donna Elvira in Don Giovanni and Amelia in Simon Boccanegra, Nedda, Antonia in Les Contes d'Hoffmann and, more recently, Elisabetta in Don Carlo and Alice Ford in "Falstaff. Her wide oratorio and concert repertoire includes the most different styles ranging from J.S. Bach's Mass in B Minor (BWV 232) to Verdiís Requiem or Stravinsky's Les Noces.

Ana María González rose rapidly to international attention when she made her début with the Avignon Opera as Juliette in Roméo et Juliette. After her British debut as a soloist with the London Symphony Orchestra, guest appearances have taken her to the Wiener Staatsoper as Violetta, Hamburg and Düsseldorf/Duisburg also with La Traviata and Manon, the Paris Opéra (Roméo et Juliette - opposite Alfredo Kraus - at the Palais Garnier), Bordeaux (Rigoletto), Parma, (Don Giovanni, Les Contes d'Hoffmann and Faust also with Kraus, recorded in video and released by the Bel Canto Society, New York), Modena, Palermo (La Bohème), Tivoli Festival in Copenhagen (Faust), Amsterdam, Madrid (Roméo et Juliette, Don Giovanni and Les Contes d'Hoffmann), Barcelona (Roméo et Juliette, Manon, Pagliacci and Goyescas), her native Oviedo (Simon Boccanegra, etc.) La Coruña (La Traviata and Liù in Turandot), Sevilla, Valencia, Las Palmas, Tenerife, Puerto Rico, Mexico City, Caracas, Lima, Santiago de Chile (La Rondine), Montevideo (Don Carlo and Turandot), etc.

During the last seasons Ana María González has appeared at the Hampton Court Palace Festival as soloist of the English Chamber Orchestra, Pagliacci in Las Palmas and Marguerite in Faust - opposite G.Aragall - at the Peralada Festival, in Oviedo, an operatic programme with the City of Granada Orchestra, Turandot (Liù) in Montevideo and Faust, Goyescas and the L.v. Beethovenís 9th Symphony at the Teatro Colon in Buenos Aires. Other engagements also included Poliuto at the Ravenna Festival and the title role in Esclarmonde and Thaïs at both the Opéra Comique and the Massenet Festival in Saint-Etienne. She sang with Josep Carreras in a series of successful concerts at the Verona Arena, the Konzerthaus in Vienna, Warsaw, Rotterdam, various German cities, the Wolf Trap in Washington D.C. (with the National Symphony Orchestra), etc. She was a guest of the Vaticano "Christmas Concert" seen on television all over the world, and she sang Alice Ford in the new production of Falstaff at the Hamburg State Opera.


Source: English translation by Aryeh Oron (December 2010)
Contributed by
Aryeh Oron (December 2010)

Recordings of Bach Cantatas & Other Vocal Works

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Antonio Russo

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Selection from AMN BWV 508-523 [1st; w/ Mario Videla - harpsichord, clavichord & organ]

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Ana María González (Official Website)

Ana María González (Wikipedia) [Spanish]

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