Biography

SOLEDAD CARDOSO
soprano

Born in Argentina, Soledad Cardoso began her musical education at the Liceo Municipal of Santa Fe, continuing with Denise Dupleix. Moving to Spain, she studied with Alfredo Kraus and Teresa Berganza at the Escuela Superior de Música Reina Sofía, where she received the distinction of remarkable student.

Soledad was awarded at the Manuel Ausensi International Competition (2nd prize, Barcelona, 1999) and at the International Singing Competition of Clermont-Ferrand (2007).

At Teatro Real of Madrid she took part in Hidalgo’s Celos aún del aire matan, Manon, Don Carlo, L’enfant et les sortilèges, Le nozze di Figaro, The little sweep and Mussorgsky’s The Marriage. Her varied operatic experience includes also Così fan tutte, The Magic Flute, L’elisir d’amore, The cunning little vixen, L’italiana in Algeri, Cavalli’s Gli amori d’Apollo e di Dafne, Sartorio’s Orfeo, Peter Grimes, La Bohème and Viardot’s Cendrillon.

In Spain, Soledad has also performed at Teatro de La Maestranza de Sevilla, Auditorio Nacional, Festival Mozart de La Coruña, Palau de Les Arts and Palau de la Música de Valencia, Baluarte de Pamplona, Teatro Villamarta de Jerez, Auditorio de Tenerife, Auditorio de Galicia, Teatro Campoamor de Oviedo, Gran Teatro de Córdoba, etc., under the baton of Alain Lombard, Víctor Pablo Pérez, E. García Asensio, Antoni Ros-Marbà, Jesús López Cobos, Paul Goodwin, Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos, Alberto Zedda, Antonino Fogliani, Pablo Mielgo, Álvaro Albiach and Josep Pons.

Soledad was invited by Gérard Lesne and Il Seminario Musicale to sing Scarlatti’s Il Martirio di Santa Cecilia, Galuppi’s Confitebor tibi Domine and Dixit Dominus, Perti’s Oratorio della Passione, and Handel’s Il duello Amoroso at Festival d’Ambronay, Théâtre des Champs Elysées, Opéra de Bordeaux, Festival de la Chaise-Dieu, Royaumont, Dijon, Opéra d’Avignon, Opéra de Montpellier, Le Havre, Dardilly, Auch, Festival de Sablé-sur-Sarthe, Festival de Noirlac, Festival de Froville, Les Musicales du Lubéron, Opéra national du Rhin, Saint Petersburg and Utrecht.

She was selected by William Christie to take part of Le Jardin des Voix and joined the orchestra of Les Arts Florissants for a European concert tour, visiting prestigious concert halls and opera houses throughout Paris, Caen, Frankfurt, London, Lisbon, Madrid, Bilbao and Brussels. With W. Christie too, she sang L’incoronazione di Poppea at the Opera of Lyon.

Soledad performed Haydn’s The Creation with Anima Eterna and conductor, Jos van Immerseel, as well as Bach’s B minor Mass with the Nederlandse Bachvereniging and Jos van Veldhoven. She also appeared with José Miguel Moreno (Orphénica Lyra), Raúl Mallavibarrena (Musica Ficta, Ensemble Fontegara), Emilio Moreno (El Concierto Español, La Real Cámara), Fahmi Alqhai (Accademia del Piacere), Aarón Zapico (Forma Antiqva), Luis Antonio González (Los Músicos de Su Alteza), Enrico Onofri (Orquesta Barroca de Sevilla), Santi Aubert (Orquestra Barroca Catalana), ATRIUM Ensemble, Albert Recasens (La Grande Chapelle) and Eduardo López Banzo (Al Ayre Español), all programmes devoted to Spanish music of the XVIIth and XVIIIth centuries, as well as Handel’s Gloria for soprano, La Resurrezione, La Lucrezia, Messiah, Boccherini’s Stabat Mater and Arie Accademiche, Bach’s Cantatas, Vivaldi’s La Senna Festeggiante, Carissimi’s Jephte, etc.

Soledad Cardoso, soprano

Soledad took part in a European tour of Anfossi’s La Finta Giardiniera and Caldara’s La Passione with Antonio Florio and La Cappella de’Turchini, and sang Mozart’s Die Schuldigkeit des Ersten Gebots with Martin Haselböck and the Wiener Akademie in Austria. She was also invited to sing Poulenc’s Gloria, Mozart’s C minor Mass and Carmina Burana in Paris, as well as Faure’s and Gounod’s Requiems in Clermont-Ferrand. She also performed Vivaldi’s Gloria with Claudio Scimone and I Solisti Veneti.

In 2011, Soledad made her Japanese debut with guitarist Kaori Muraji, performing in prestigious venues such as Musashino Hall (Tokyo), Symphonia Iwakuni, Sapporo Concert Hall Kitara, and Philia Hall.

Recently, she has been invited to participate in the Bachfest Cochabamba (Bolivia) under the direction of Elizabeth Schwimmer, and to join Música Temprana and Adrián Rodríguez Van der Spoel in a new Dutch concert tour spreading the work of the Peruvian baroque composer José de Orejón y Aparicio.

Soledad recorded Júpiter y Semele by Antonio Literes (Harmonia Mundi), Amor aumenta el valor (Alpha) and Iphigenia en Tracia (Glossa), both by José de Nebra, Gli amori d’Apollo e di Dafne by Francesco Cavalli (Naxos), Misión: Barroco Amazónico (Columna Musica), and La Esfera de Apolo (Cobra) with works by José de Orejón y Aparicio and other composers from 18th Century Lima, Peru.

She has worked with stage directors Pier Luigi Pizzi, Marco Arturo Marelli, Nicolas Joël, Emilio Sagi, Jorge Lavelli, Massimo Gasparon, Francisco Negrín, Bernard Sobel, Stephan Grögler, Davide Livermore, Gustavo Tambascio, Joan Font, José Luis Castro, Curro Carreres, Ignacio García, Tomás Muñoz and Stefano Poda.

Soledad gave the world premiere performances of Joaquim Nin-Culmell’s La Celestina at Teatro de la Zarzuela de Madrid and the Spanish premiere of Handel’s Tolomeo at Teatro Arriaga de Bilbao.

José de Nebra

“Naviguant avec talent et maîtrise parmi les redoutables récifs musicaux des airs de bravoure qui peuplent la partition, l’équipe de solistes nous restitue les splendeurs de chaque note avec un souci d’ornementation inventive et équilibrée. Nous remarquons notamment l’air de Porcia “Como el céfiro corre agitado” dont les abattements furieux sont emportés par le soprano délicat et résolu de Soledad Cardoso.”

Pedro-Octavio Diazwww.musebaroque.fr

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