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Raquel Lojendio

Born in Tenerife, Spain, soprano Raquel Lojendio was awarded First Prize at the “Festival Músicos Jóvenes de Barcelona” Contest in 1999 and finalist at the “Iris Adami Corradetti” International Contest in Padua in 2007.

Her lyric repertoire includes operas by Mozart (as Pamina in Die Zauberflöte and Zerlina in Don Giovanni), Verdi (Violetta in La Traviata and Nanetta, Falstaff), Rameau (La statua, Pigmalión), Haydn (Gasparina, La Canterina), Händel (Morgana, Alcina), Wolf-Ferrari (Contessa Susanna, Il segreto di Susanna), Menotti (Lucy, The Telephone) and Montsalvatge (Gato, El gato con botas), as well as symphonic works such as the Fourth and Eighth symphonies by Mahler; Exultate jubilate, Davide Penitente and Requiem by Mozart; Messiah by Händel, Carmina Burana by Orff, Egmont by Beethoven, Bachianas brasileiras by Villalobos, Die Schöpfung by Haydn, Les noces by Stravinsky, Maria-Triptychon by Frank Martin, among others.

Raquel Lojendio has performed with the most important Spanish orchestras, as well as other European orchestras such as BBC Philharmonic, Orchestra Sinfonica Nazionale della Rai de Torino, Bergen Filharmoniske Orkester, Dresdner Philharmonie, Orchestra del Teatro Lirico Giuseppe Verdi di Trieste and Orchestre National du Capitole de Toulouse; under the baton of Sir Neville Marriner, Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos, Juanjo Mena, Jesús López Cobos, Gianluigi Gelmetti, Víctor Pablo Pérez, Jiri Kout, Edmon Colomer, Pablo González, Vassili Petrenko, Pedro Halffter, George Pehlivanian, Maximiano Valdés, Christoph König, Guillermo García Calvo, José Ramón Encinar and Antoni Ros Marbà, among others.

Recent and future engagements include: Die Walküre (as Ortlinde) at Ópera de Oviedo, Don Giovanni (Donna Anna) at Teatro Lirico Giuseppe Verdi di Trieste, La traviata (Violetta) at Teatre Principal de Palma and Teatro Villamarta de Jerez, Faust (Marguerite) at Ópera de Tenerife, Macbeth at Teatro Real together with Plácido Domingo and conductor James Conlon, Beethoven’s Ninth symphony with Orquesta Sinfónica de Madrid at Auditorio Nacional de Música, as well as El sombrero de tres picos with the Berliner Philharmoniker, Seattle Symphony and at the Tanglewood Festival with the Boston Symphony Orchestra.

Raquel Lojendio has recorded for labels such as Naxos, Chandos, Licanus, RTVE Música and Deutsche Grammophon. She participated in the first world recording of Elena y Malvina, by Ramón Carnicer, with Orquesta y Coro Nacionales de España and maestro Guillermo García Calvo.

(November 2017)

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Falla · BBC Philharmonic
Rodrigo · Songs and Madrigals
Diez autores con diez obras
Dedicate alle Dame
Händel · Oda a Santa Cecilia
Orff · Carmina Burana
Rodrigo · Retablo de Navidad
Chueca · Agua, azucarillos y aguardiente

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