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Adriana Fernández (Soprano)

Born: Buenos Aires, Argentina

The Argentinean soprano, Adriana Fernández, joined the Children’s Choir of the Colón Theatre as a soloist conducted by Peter Maag. She performed Midsummer Night’s Dream by Felix Mendelssohn, Vesperae Solennes de Confessore by W.A. Mozart and played the part of the Child in L’Enfant et les Sortilèges by Ravel. After graduating at the National Academy of Music in Buenos Aires, she studied with Ernst Haefliger, Philippe Huttenlocher, Aldo Baldin, Heather Harper and Helmuth Rilling during the Bach Academy in Buenos Aires. In order to complete her musical education she decided to study with Eric Tappy and achieved her studies with the First Virtuosity Prize at the Academy of Music of Geneva. She attended the first Verbier Academy in 1994 and is able to deepen her knowledge in the melody, the lied and the opera repertoire.

Adriana Fernández is frequently invited to perform the greatest parts of the repertoire as an oratorio soloist : Dido and Aeneas by Purcell, Matthäus-Passion (BWV 244), Johannes-Passion (BWV 245), Magnificat (BWV 243), Mass in B minor (BWV 232), Kommt, Eilet und Laufet (BWV 249), Weihnachts-Oratorium (BWV 248), Cantata for soprano solo by J.S. Bach, Messiah, Dixit Dominus, Israel in Egypt, Il Trionfo del Tempo e del Disinganno by George Frideric Handel, Missa In angustiis” by Haydn, Mass in C, Mass KV 317, Requiem by W.A. Mozart, Psalm 42 by F. Mendelssohn, Stabat Mater by Dvorák , Stabat Mater, Sept Réponds des Ténèbres by Francis Poulenc. The Grand Theater of Geneva has also invited her to the productions of Louise by Charpentier, Le Nozze di Figaro, Idomeneo by W.A. Mozart, La Damnation de Faust by Berlioz, Der Rosenkavalier by R. Strauss, Purpura de la Rosa by Tomás de Torrejón y Velazco a co-production with the Zarzuela Theater of Madrid.

Adriana Fernández has sung with L'Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, The Geneva Chamber Orchestra, The Orchestre de Chambre de Lausanne, The Verbier Festival Orchestra, The Israel Chamber Orchestra, The Buenos Aires Philharmonic Orchestra, The National Symphonic Orchestra (Buenos Aires), The Stable Orchestra of the Colón Theatre and in concerts halls such as The Palau de la Musica and the Auditori in Barcelona, The Suntory Hall in Tokyo. The Wiener Konzerthaus in Vienna, The Victoria Hall in Geneva, The Teatro Colón in Buenos Aires. She has been conducted by Maag, John Nelson, Armin Jordan, Kurt Masur and Michel Corboz.

Since 1990, Adriana Fernández has specialised in baroque music and has joined Gabriel Garrido’s ensemble: Elyma. She performs and records European Baroque music but also South American Baroque music, Renaissance music and Italian madrigals. She frequently works with music ensembles such as Hespèrion XXI, Le Concert des Nations, and La Capella Reial de Catalunya (Director: Jordi Savall) as well as: Le Parlement de Musique (Director: Martin Gester), Ensemble 415 (Director: Chiara Banchini), Les Sacqueboutiers (Jean-Pierre Canihac), L’Arpeggiata (Christina Pluhar), Al Ayre español (Eduardo López Banzo), The Rare Fruits Council (Manfredo Kraemer).

Adriana Fernández has performed many times during festivals in Ambronay, Chaise-Dieu, Noirlac, Saint-Donat, Festival Bach-en-Combrailles, Saint Malo (religious music festival), Vieux Lyon, Paris (religious music festival), Beaune, Vienne (Resonanzen), Utrecht, Erice (Sicile), Lisbonne (Festival de la Fundaçao Gulbenkian), Mexico (Festival Cervantino and Festival del Centro Histórico), Musicales Buenos Aires (Festivales).

Adriana Fernández has recorded in “Les chemins du Baroque”: Vesperae de Saint Jean Baptiste by Ceruti, Le Phénix du Mexique, La Púrpura de la Rosa by Torrejón y Velazco, La Daphne by Gagliano, L’Orfeo, Il Ritorno d’Ulisse in Patria, L’Incoronazione di Poppea, Vespro de la Beata Vergine by Monteverdi. Recording which have received excellent reviews and prizes such as Diapason d’Or, 10 du Répertoire, Choc de la Musique, Academia Cini Prize, Grand Prix du Disque, Timbre de Platine attributed by Opéra International Magazine. She has recorded with Symphonia, K617, Alia-Vox, Pavane Records and Zig-zag territoires.

Adriana Fernández has also been invited to teach voice during the Cursos Internacionales Manuel de Falla in Granada Spain in July 2003, during the Académie in Ambronay in July 2003 and at the Early Music Courses of Barbaste in February 2004.

Source: Adriana Fernández Website
Contributed by
Aryeh Oron (March 2009)

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