Laia Falcón, soprano

­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­____________________________________Media Critics and Profesional’s Reports

"Laia Falcón has a perfect diction, an impeccable pronunciation, a safe and thorough vocal technic, a voice of rare beauty and, above all, the essential, an exquisite musicality. I remember her performance created a magical silence and emotional reaction of the audience. I think Laia Falcón is more than  a promise: she is already an undeniable artist about whom you will hear a lot in near future."
José Luis Pérez de Arteaga
(Spanish National Radio, January the 8th, 2011)

 "I underline Laia Falcón's stage wisdom and her amazing musical power of expression.
Mirella Freni
(Teatro alla Scala, Milan, April 2009)

“It has very vividly surprised me the perfect vocal control and beautiful quality of sound of Laia Falcon, as well as her way of adapting the expressive possibilities of  her voice and personality to so many different musical styles, whether Handel, Schubert and Kurt Weill. For me she is one of the few rising stars in the world of singers. "
Hansjörg Schellenberger,
(April 2009)

"Laia Falcon has a unique voice (…) with a charming and beautiful colour and exceptional quality to lead the audience into her own musical and scenic space ..."
Barbara Bonney
(Théâtre du Châtelet, Paris, March 2005)


Soprano Laia Falcon has performed as soloist in music stages as the "Foyer Toscanini"  at Teatro alla Scala of Milan, “Salle F. Gold" at Palais Garnier of Paris, Mozarteum’s Grosser Saal of the Salzburg Festspiele, the Atrium at Muziektheatre of Amsterdam, Teatro Sao Carlos of Lisboa, Sala Gayarre at Teatro Real of Madrid, Auditorio Nacional of Madrid, Teatro Maestranza of Sevilla, Santander Concert Hall, the Cathedral Santiago de Compostela and the Guggenheim Museum of Bilbao, working with conductors, performers and composers Hansjörg Schellenberger, Ralf Gothoni, Wolfram Christ, Ros Marbá, Álvaro Marías, Fabián Panisello or David del Puerto.

She has received awards and prizes as 2010 Best Performer Award of  Mozarteum of Salzburg (in a ceremony and final gala recital in the official agenda of 2010 Salzburg Festpiele), the 2010 Special Support to the best Young Singer hold by Spanish Association of Interpreters and Performers (AIE) and the 2009 Prize to Best Singer of the ESMRS (in a gala presided by Queen Sofía and conductor Zubin Metha).

In May 2010 she performed the leading role of Carmen in the world premier of Carmen Replay, a production of Teatro Real of Madrid commanded to National Composition Prize holder David del Puerto. After this production, she was chosen by the composer to perform the leading role of his next world première Vacaguaré in October 2011, an opera commanded by the Tenerife Opera Festival.

After finishing Piano master, she studied singing with Tom Krause, having as well the opportunity to be coached by other important performers such as Barbara Bonney, Helen Donath, Edith Mathis, Reri Grist, Norman Shetler, Jeff Cohen, Ralf Gothoni and Mikael Eliasen. She holds a PhD in Stage and Performing Arts (Sorbonne University, Paris) and a PhD in Film and Communication (Complutense University, Madrid).

____________________________________________________Future performances

W.A. Mozart, Requiem
Conductor: Salvador Brotons, Orquesta Sinfònica de les Isles Balears “Ciudat de Palma”
Place and date: Cathredral of Palma de Mallorca, Spain,

D. del Puerto, Carmen Replay, Coproduction of Teatro Real de Madrid and Spanish Nacional Dancing Company, leading role (Carmen)
Conductor: D. del Puerto
Places and dates:

Sevilla, Spain,
Madrid, Spain, (3)
Antwerpen (Fries Festival), Belgium, 
Hamburg, Germany,
Alicante, Spain, 

A. Vivaldi, La Senna Festeggiante, leading role (“L’Etá dell’oro”)
Conductor: Álvaro Marías, Barroque Ensemble Zarabanda
Place and date: Auditoro Fundación Botín, Santander, 

G. Mahler, IV Simphony
Conductor: P. Csaba
Place and date: Santander (Palacio de Festivales), Spain, 

A. Shönberg, "Pierrot Lunaire"
Conductor: F. Panisello
Scene: L. Falcón
Place and date: Santander (Palacio de Festivales), Spain,

F. Panisello, Canciones de Silvia
Conductor: F. Panisello, Plural Ensemble
Place and date: Recording of Panisello’s vocal works as a part of the recording of his whole production, Jerusalem,

D. del Puerto, World Première Vacaguaré, opera produced by Terenife Opera Festival, leading role (Princess Acerina).
Conductor: A. Soriano
Director: G. del Mónaco.
Place and date: Auditorio de Tenerife (Tenerife Opera Festival), 

W. A. Mozart, Die Entführung aus dem Serail, (Konstanze, proposed by the conductor, still to be confirmed)
Conductor: H. Schellenberger
Place and date: Sevilla (Teatro de la Maestranza), Spain, 

J. Haydn, L'infedeltà delusa (Sandrina, proposed by the conductor, still to be confirmed)
Conductor: H. Schellenberger
Place and date: Stockolm (Stockolm Opera Theater), Sweden

__________________________________________Basic roles of operatic repertory

Vivaldi: L’Etá dell’oro
Purcell: Dido
Händel: Cleopatra, Berenice
Haydn: Sandrina
Mozart: Konstanze, Servilia, Pamina, Susanna, Zerlina, Despina, Zaide
Massenet : Manon
Gounod : Juliette
Offenbach : Antonia
Menotti: Lucy