Soledad de la Rosa

She was born in Córdoba, Argentina, in 1976. She started her musical activity when she was 3 years old, as a tango singer in LV2 Radio Station from that city, and also making performances in another cities of Córdoba. Two years later she started her singing studies with Professor Esmilda Balbo. In 1984 joined the “Niños Cantores de Córdoba Domingo Zipoli High School”, where she earned the title “Bachelor Preparer Choirs”. With the direction of Professor Emma Sánchez, and as soloist, made her first tour in several countries in Europe, along the “Children Singers of Córdoba Choir”, having received the 1st. Prize in the IKF Competition (International Korum Festival) in Arnehm City, Netherlands.

Between the years 1993-94 she studied singing under the guidance of the tenor Augusto Paltrinieri. During this period she made her debut in opera with the character of Belinda and the Second Lady in “Dido and Aeneas” by Henry Purcell, along with the Orquesta Municipal de Córdoba. Later, she made appearances with the Orquesta Sinfónica Juvenil de Córdoba, performing arias from the opera “The Magic Flute” (Queen of the Night) by Mozart.

In 1995 she made a tour by Spain and Switzerland, where offered Early Music Concerts, with the conduction of Mtro. Gabriel Garrido. In that same year, she began to pursue a career of Singing at the Instituto Superior de Arte del Teatro Colón (Buenos Aires City), having continued her studies in vocal technique in that entity with Mtra. Ana Cyrulnik.

In 1996 Soledad de la Rosa sang several Early Music Concerts and recorded a CD for the “Classic” magazine, performing “Harmonia Caelestis Cantata”, by Pál Esterhazy, hungarian composer, a work rescued by the musicologist Sylvia Liedemann, who was responsible for the preparation and conducting of it. In the same year, Soledad de la Rosa formed part of the “Camerata Vocale”, with the musical direction of Mtro. Guillermo Opitz. Also in 1996, she performed the 9th. Symphony by Beethoven, along with the Teatro Argentino Orchestra (La Plata City) at the Martín Fierro Theater, and with the National Symphonic Orchestra.

In 1999, after the re-opening of the new Teatro Argentino, she sang the “Stabat Mater” by Gioacchino Rossini, conducted by Mtro.  Carlos Calleja.

In the 2000-2001 season, she performed the character of the Queen of the Night, from the opera “The Magic Flute” by Mozart, at the Teatro Avenida (Buenos Aires City), with the conduction of Mtro. Antonio Russo and Ana D’Anna in the scenic direction. By this performance, Soledad de la Rosa received the “Encouragement Prize” from the local critics.

Also at the Teatro Argentino, in the 2002 season, she embodied the role of Clorinda, from the opera “Cinderella” (La Cenerentola) by Rossini, conducted by Mtro. Fernando Álvarez, and Norma Aleandro as reggiseur. In the same year, she personified Donna Anna, from the opera “Don Giovanni” by Mozart, conducted by Mtro. Mario De Rose, and Daniel Suárez Marzal in in the règie. At the end of that season, she performed the “Magnificat”, by Johann Sebastian Bach, whose musical conduction was in charge of Mtro. Roberto Ruiz.

In 2003, after the replacement of Don Giovanni, she played the principal role of the opera “Lakmé”, by Leo Delibes, and embodied Marie, from the opera “The Daughter of the Regiment” (La Fille du Regiment) by Gaetano Donizetti, both works conducted by Fernando Álvarez and scenic direction by Horacio Pigozzi and Alicia Zanca. Also performed the “Missa Solemnis” by Beethoven, with the National Symphonic Orchestra, conducted by Mtro. Pedro Ignacio Calderón, and “Lobgesang” by Felix Mendelssohn, with musical conduction by Mtro. Antonio Russo. In the oratorio “The Creation” (Die Schöpfung) by Joseph Haydn, she personified “Gabriel”, along the “Lagun Onak Choir” and the Teatro Colón Teachers Orchestra, conducted also by the same maestro.

In 2004 she graduated from the Instituto Superior de Arte del Teatro Colón, having been her teachers Reynaldo Censabella, Susana Frangi and Myrtha Garbarini. During that season, Mrs. de la Rosa managed the following roles: Violeta Valèry, from the opera “La Traviata” by Giuseppe Verdi, at the Teatro Avenida (Buenos Aires City) with scenic direction by Ana D’Anna and musical conduction by Antonio Russo. She sang the scenic cantata “Carmina Burana” by Carl Orff at the Alberdi Theater (Tucumán City, Argentina) along the Choir and Orchestra of the Tucumán National University, conducted by Mtro. Roberto Buffo, and later she performed the same work with the National Polyphonic Choir, conducted by Mtro. Roberto Luvini, at the Teatro Nacional Cervantes (Buenos Aires City). She replacement again the role of Donna Anna, from the opera “Don Giovanni” by Mozart, at the San Martín Theater (Córdoba City), with règie by Daniel Suárez Marzal, and orchestra conducted by Mtro. Luiz Malheiro. Along with the Divertimento Choir, conducted by Mtro. Néstor Zadoff, she sang the “Stabat Mater” by Antonin Dvorak. At the Teatro Argentino (La Plata City), Mrs. de la Rosa also sang the 4th. Symphony by Gustav Mahler, under the musical conduction of Mtro. Dante Anzolini, and the “Great Mass in C Minor” by Mozart, conducted by Mtro. Guillermo Scarabinio. That year was also semi-finalist at the International Belvedere Competition in Vienna, Austria.

In 2005 she was invited to sing the opera “La Traviata” at the Melico Salazar Theater, in San José City (Costa Rica), and also at the Anayanci Theater (Panamá), along with Mtro. Mario Perusso in the musical conduction and Constantino Juri as reggiseur. That same year, she played the three soprano roles in the opera “The Tales of Hoffmann”, (Olympia, Giulietta and Antonia) by Jacques Offenbach, at the Teatro Avenida (Buenos Aires City) conducted by Antonio Russo and Ana D’Anna in the scenic direction.  Soledad de la Rosa was also invited by the Teatro Municipal de Temuco (Chile) to sing the role of Marie in the opera “La Fille du Règiment” by Gaetano Donizetti, with musical conduction by David Ayma and règie by Rubén Torre. During the same season, she played the soprano part in the 14th Symphony by Dimitri Shostakovich, at the Auditorio de Belgrano (Buenos Aires City) with the National Symphonic Orchestra, conducted by Mtro. Alejo Pérez.

In 2006 she performed again the role of Violeta Valèry (La Traviata) at the Teatro Nacional Miguel Ángel Asturias (Guatemala). She embodied the character of Drusilla in the opera “L’Incoronazione di Poppea” by Claudio Monteverdi, with Buenos Ayres Lyrica Opera Company, headed by Juan Manuel Quintana in the musical conduction and Rita Letteris in the scenic direction, at the Teatro Avenida (Buenos Aires City). She played the role of Konstanze in the opera “Die Entführung aus dem Serail” by Mozart, at the Teatro Roma (Avellaneda City, Argentina), with musical conduction by Susana Frangi and the Perré Sisters, both reggiseurs. Mrs. de la Rosa performed the Requiem by Mozart, conducted by Mtro. Michel Corboz, at the Teatro Colón (Buenos Aires City), and the Motet “Exultate Jubilate”, by the same composer, along with the “Camerata Bariloche”, conducted by Uwe Christian Harrer. She also sang “La Betulia Liberata” by Mozart, conducted by Antonio Russo, at the Catedral Metropolitana (Buenos Aires City). At the end of 2006, she offered a Haendel’s Arias Recital, with an ancient instruments orchestra, conducted by Juan Manuel Quintana, at the Pilar Golf Club (Pilar City, Argentina).

In 2007 she performed at the Teatro Argentino de La Plata the role of Juliet, in the opera “Romeo and Juliet”, by Charles Gounod, with Mtro. Javier Logioia in the musical conduction, and règie by Marga Niec. At the same Theater, she played in that season “The Marriage of Figaro” (Countess) by Mozart, conducted by Mtro. Jorge Carcciofolo and règie by Oscar Barney Finn. At the Teatro Roma de Avellaneda, she sang Lucia, from the opera “Lucia di Lammermoor” by Donizetti, with the Avellaneda Orchestra conducted by Mtro. Roberto Luvini and Mr. Boris in the scenic direction. In the same year she also played “David Penitente” by Mozart, conducted by Pedro Ignacio Calderón, and she sang “The Resurrection” by Haendel, conducted by Juan Manuel Quintana, at the Teatro Independencia de Mendoza.

In 2008 Mrs. de la Rosa performed the following works: the role of “Norma” by Bellini, at the Teatro Roma de Avellaneda, conducted by Mtro. Sebastiano de Filippi and règie by Alejandro Attias; the opera “L’Incontro Improvviso” by Joseph Haydn, conducted by Sylvia Leidemann and the Perré Sisters as reggiseurs, at the Museo de Arte Decorativo (Buenos Aires City); “The Marriage of Figaro” by Mozart at the Teatro Avenida, conducted by Antonio Russo and Ana D’Anna in the scenic direction; “The Tales of Hoffmann” by Offenbach, conducted by Mtro. Federico García Vigil and Carlos Palacios as reggiseur, at the Teatro Argentino de La Plata; the “Suite from the opera Porgy and Bess”, by George Gershwin, conducted by David Handel, at the Facultad de Derecho (Buenos Aires City); “Carmina Burana” by Carl Orff, at the Teatro Nacional Cervantes, and “Die Schöpfung” (The Creation) by Joseph Haydn, conducted by Pedro Ignacio Calderón.

In 2009 she was invited to participate in three concerts at the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation in Lisbon, Portugal, to perform along with the Choir and Orchestra under the musical conduction by Michel Corboz, the “Magnificat” by Felix Mendelssohn and the “Stabat Mater” by Gioacchino Rossini.

She also carried out chamber concerts with piano and classical guitar accompaniment, in several room concerts from Argentina, as La Scala de San Telmo, Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, La Manufactura Papelera, Biblioteca Nacional, including in her repertoire composers such as Claude Debussy, Francis Poulenc, Henry Duparc, Richard Strauss, Gustav Mahler, Hugo Wolf, Franz Schubert, Sergei Rachmaninoff, Carlos Guastavino, Manuel de Falla, Alberto Ginastera, among others.

In 2009 she was awarded by the Music Critics Association of Argentina as "Best Music Female Singer" of the 2008 Season


Elena Calderón, English translation