The Catalan mezzo-soprano Marta Valero earned degrees in Classical and Contemporary Singing with the highest qualifications and the award of honor from the Catalonia High School of Music (ESMuC) where, at the same time, she studied Lied with Assumpta Mateu, Francisco Poyato and Mitsuko Shirai.

 

She has participated at the XI Singing Competition of the AAOS Association (Òpera in Catalonia), resulted in being awarded a soloist role (Angelina) in La Cenerentola, opera by G. Rossini, at La Faràndula Theater of Sabadell (Barcelona). She has participated in many other productions of this Opera Theater, including being casted as Giulietta in Contes d’Hoffmann by J. Offenbach, Flora in La Traviata by G. Verdi and the second Lady in Die Zauberflötte by W.A. Mozart.

Other prominent operatic roles in her career are, Volpino in Lo speziale by F.J.Haydn, Querubino in Le nozze de Figaro and Donna Elvira in Don Giovanni, both by W.A. Mozart, Angelina and Tisbe in La Cenerentola and Rossina in Il Barbiere di Siviglia both by G. Rossini, Dinah in Trouble in Tahití by L. Bernstein.

 

The last debuts include in 2014, Tierra’s role in Los Elementos by A. Literes, with Le Tendre Amour, and Dido’s role in Dido and Aeneas by H. Purcell, with La Risonanza (conducted by Fabio Bonizzoni), and in 2015 Carmen’s role, in Carmen, by Bizet (conducted by Xavier Puig), in Palau de la Música Catalana.

 

In the field of Contemporary music, she premiered the following compositions: Primary colors by Agustí Charles in Auditori of La Pedrera (Barcelona), Oratori del Mil.lenari by Mn. Valentí Miserachs in Igualada and at the Palau de la Música Catalana of Barcelona, Lorca al Piano by Enric Palomar, in Auditori of Barcelona, the opera El Saló d'Anubis by Joan Albert Amargós in Switzerland, Germany and at the Barcelona’s TNC (Festival d’Òpera de butxaca), Eva i Adam: el darrer Gènesi and M3 by Josep Maria Miró and Marc Artigau, LSP 3.1 by R. García Tomás. She also performed works by the Catalan composer Joan Guinjoan, Pierrot Lunaire by Arnold Schönberg, the Folk Songs by Luciano Berio and El Amor Brujo by Manuel de Falla. She has collaborated in different productions: in Portugal and Spain with the Drumming Instrumental Group and in Belgium and France with Ictus performing Drumming by S. Reich. She also performed with the BCN 216 Ensemble in productions like L'armari en el mar by Josep Maria Mestres-Quadreny, Hô by G. Scelsi and Infinito Nero by Sciarrino.

 

During 2012 - 2013 she participated in concerts around Catalunya honoring the 90th Anniversary of the composer Manuel Oltra. She collaborated with the pianist Albert Guinovart, the flutist Bernat Castillejo and the Terrassa 48 Chamber Orchestra for these concerts. The repertoire performed for these occasions was recorded on CD.

Her vocal versatility has allowed her to include in her repertoire other musical styles, not only classical and contemporary opera, oratorio and lied, but also jazz and folk, as exemplified by Les cançons dels Brigadistes (the songs of Spanish Civil War International Brigades), a production of the Brossa String Quartet where she was invited to participate and to record on CD.

 

In 2014 she recorded a CD in tribute to Maestro Lluís Benejam in his Centennial, containing his vocal and piano work performed with the pianist Albert Guinovart. And the University of Montevallo (USA)has invited her to song inLeBaron Recital Hall, in his tribute. In 2015 she recorded a CD "LLibre de Sinera" withlyrics by Salvador Espriu, and music by Mercè Torrens.

 

His nexts projects, incude two more Cd recordings, and the premiere of a Transnational music theater "Office for post-identical living", it which will make its debut in the  Festival Grec in Barcelona (July) and the Neuköllner Oper in Berlin (september and october).

 

 

© 2020 Marta Valero

STABAT MATER, Rossini

STABAT MATER, Rossini

CANCEL.LAT - Covid-19 OSV, Solistes i Cor dates d'abril: div 3, Teatre Tarragona diug 5, Kursaal Manresa div 17, CC Terrassa diss 18, Palau de la Música Catalana

OFF LICEU

OFF LICEU

CANCEL.LAT - Covid-19 Foyer del Gran Teatre del Liceu. Obra de Xavier Bonfill divendres, 29 de Maig

Cançons dels Brigadistes

Cançons dels Brigadistes

REPROGRAMAT per Covid-19, a 22 de novembre

Concert amb A. Guinovart

Concert amb A. Guinovart

13 de setmbre, auditori Pau Casals (el Vendrell) Albert Guinovart, piano Marta Valero, mezzo

Los Elementos

Los Elementos

Le tendre amour ensemble. MACAO, 9-19 d'octubre Canadà (Victoria) 2 a 16 de novembre