Silvia Tro Santafé


The Spanish mezzo-soprano Silvia Tro Santafé has established a great reputation with audiences and leading opera houses around the world.


Her repertoire ranges from Baroque to the 21st century, but she is particularly recognized as one of the best current exponents of Rossini and bel canto.

Her Rosina and Cenerentola have been heard at the Vienna State Opera, the Berlin State Opera, Zurich, Amsterdam, Washington DC, Palermo, Toulouse, Hamburg, San Diego, Geneva, Bologna, and Munich, and her Isabella in L’italiana in Algeri at La Scala, Teatro Real in Madrid, Semperoper Dresden, Berlin, Valencia, Avignon, and Zurich. Other roles include Lucilla in La scala di seta (her debut at the Rossini Opera Festival), Cherubino in Le nozze di Figaro at the Santa Fe Opera (her North American debut), Ernestina in L'equivoco stravagante at the Rossini Opera Festival and at the Deutsche Oper in Berlin, Dorabella in Così fan tutte at the Baden Baden Festival (conducted by Teodor Currentzis) and in Oviedo, Arsace in Semiramide in Naples, Malcom in La donna del Lago in Moscow, and Arsace in Aureliano in Palmira (recorded for the Opera Rara label) and performed at London's Festival Hall.

In recent seasons, her repertoire has expanded to include Bellini's Adalgisa in Norma in Berlin, Hamburg, and Brussels, Romeo in I Capuleti e i Montecchi at the Munich State Opera and at the Liceu in Barcelona, and Isoletta in La Straniera in Moscow. Her Donizetti repertoire includes Maffio Orsini in Lucrezia Borgia, Sara in Roberto Devereux, Giovanna Seymour in Anna Bolena, and Elisabetta in Maria Stuarda, performed at the Liceu in Barcelona under the direction of Maurizio Benini.

She has recorded and performed some of Handel's major roles, including the lead roles in Xerxes (Champs Elysées), Rinaldo (Berlin State Opera), and Ariodante (Barcelona), and has appeared as Polinesso in the opera Ariodante (Salzburg Festival, Paris Opera) and Tolomeo in Giulio Cesare (Netherlands Opera). Her recent commitments include Verdi's Requiem in Hamburg and Oviedo; Rossini's Stabat Mater in Liverpool, Toledo, and Madrid; I Capuleti e Montecchi (Romeo) at the Teatro Liceu in Barcelona; Roberto Devereux (Sara) at the Teatro Real in Madrid, the Bavarian State Opera in Munich, and in Bilbao; Lucio Silla (Cecilio) in Madrid and Barcelona; Maffio Orsini in Lucrezia Borgia at the Bavarian State Opera in Munich and Valencia; Arsace in Semiramide at the Florence Opera (conducted by Bruno Campanella); Elisabetta in Maria Stuarda (in concert) at the Opera de Marseille and on stage at the Carlo Felice in Genoa; Lisinga in Gluck's Le Cinesi in Valencia (conducted by Fabio Biondi); Charlotte in Werther in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria.

Recently she has performed as Adalgisa in Norma in Bilbao and at the Teatro San Carlos in Naples, Marguerite in La damnation de Faust in Valencia (conducted by Roberto Abbado and directed by Damiano Michieletto), the lead role of Zelmira in Rossini's opera in Washington DC, Principessa d'Eboli in Don Carlo at the Teatro Real in Madrid, Laura Adorno in La Gioconda in Brussels, a Spanish song recital at La Monnaie in Brussels, Sara in Roberto Devereux in Munich, L'italiana in Algeri in Marseille, Principessa Bouillon in Adriana Lecouvreur in Las Palmas, Giovanna Seymour in Anna Bolena in Bilbao at the Palau de les Arts in Valencia, Maffio Orsini in Lucrezia Borgia in Oviedo, Fenena in Nabucco in Madrid and at the Perelada Festival.

Her future plans include Médée by Cherubini, Maria Stuarda, Roberto Devereux, Adriana Lecouvreur and her Wagnerian debut with the opera Rienzi.


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