Cristina Gallardo-Domâs

Born in Santiago de Chile, Cristina Gallardo-Domâs shares both nationalities, Spanish and Chilean. With a higher degree in singing interpretation, she completed her studies at the Juilliard School in New York. She has won many singing contests (Queen Elisabeth from Brussels, Pavarotti, Lucia Albanese, Young Artists Emergency Foundation, etc.) and various distinctions such as the Cruz Gabriela Mistral, Gran Cruz Apóstol Santiago, Órden Pablo Neruda or the gold Medal of the Instituto Cultural de Providencia. She is also doctor honoris causa by the National University Andrés Bello in Chile.

After her European debut in 1993 at the Spoleto Festival, she has been invited to sing at the most important and prestigious stages in the world: Teatro alla Scala in Milan, Metropolitan Opera in New York, Staatsoper in Vienna, Covent Garden in London, Opera National in Paris, Bayerische Staatsoper in Munich, Deutsche Oper and Staatsoper in Berlin, La Fenice in Venecia, Teatro Colón in Buenos Aires, Ópera from Tokyo, etc. and in Festivals such as the one in Salzburg, Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, Peralada or the International Festival in Santander.

She has worked with the most important musical conductors such as Riccardo Chailly, Riccardo Muti, Zubin Mehta, Antonio Pappano, Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Crhistian Thielemann, James Levine, Georges Prêtre, Valery Gergiev, James Conlon, Fabio Luisi, etc. as well as prestigious scene directors.

Her repertoire includes a large number of Operas: Les contes d’Hofmann, Faust, Manon Lescaut, Turandot, La Traviata, The Bohème, Simon Boccanegra, Il Pagliacci, Capuletti e I Montecchi, Otello, Suor Angelica, Mefistófele or Madama Butterfly, among many others.

She has recorded for labels such as Warner, EMI, TDK or RCO. Among her recordings we can highlight Bel Sogno (recital of operatic arias), II Trittico with Antonio Pappano, Aida with Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Turandot with Valery Gergiev and The Bohème with Bruno Bartoletti.