Biography

Alicia FerrerLyric Soprano, Qualified Singing Teacher graduated from the CSMMB (Conservatorio Superior Municipal de Música in Barcelona) where she also obtained a Piano Teaching Diploma. Among her Awards, Alicia won: Diploma of Honour at the Maria Canals International Competition (2000), Scholarship for a postgraduate course at the Teatro alla Scala in Milan after her performance at the International Competition “Francisca Cuart” (2002), and the award of Best Performance of Catalan Composition at the Mirabent i Magrans Competition (2007). In Italy, and in Valencia, Madrid and Barcelona, she undertook postgraduate courses and masterclasses with prestigious teachers including Enedina Lloris, Kamal Khan and Paolo Vaglieri.

She made her operatic debut as Gilda in Rigoletto. Later she played the roles of Adina in L’Elisir d’Amore, Marie in La Fille du Régiment and Marguerite in Faust. In her debut in Italy, she played the roles of Musetta in La Bohème, Ginevra of Ariodante and Fiordiligi in Così fan Tutte. She sang in the Female Chorus in The Rape of Lucretia, performed Zerlina in Don Giovanni, Contessa in Le Nozze di Figaro and Nedda in I Pagliacci.

She has worked under the baton of conductors such as Miquel Ortega, Stefano Seghedoni, and Paolo Vaglieri; and has performed at prestigious venues such as ‘El Gran Teatre del Liceu’, ‘El Palau de la Música Catalana’, the Auditorium of Palma, Majorca, ‘El Palau de la Música’ of Valencia, and the Teatro Arriaga in Bilbao, to name but a few.

Her interest in other musical fields and stage performance has seen her perform the characters of great lyrical musicals including: Maria in West Side Story (dir. R. Reguant), Anne in A Little Night Music (dir. Mario Gas), Mare in Gaudí (dir. J.A. Gutiérrez), Berta, la Generala, in La Generala (dir. Paco Mir, ‘El Tricicle’), Al Mumina in Balansiyyà (dir. Carlos Veiga) and Said’s mother in Mar i Cel (dir. Dagoll Dagom) in important theatres all over Spain.

Her theatrical work has been recognized by her nominations for Best Actress in a Musical in the 2003 Butaca Awards as well as Best Supporting Actress in the 2007 Friends of Musicals Awards, for her roles in Gaudí and in ‘Mar i Cel’ respectively.

 

Her recent works include:

Tirant lo Blanc by Calixto Bieito with music by Carlos Santos: her character, Eliseu, the blind organist, has allowed her to present herself as a lyrical singer, pianist and actress in Theatre Festivals in Frankfurt, Berlin, Madrid and Mexico (also as musical director) and the Romea Theatre in Barcelona.

Fortuny-Venise; contemporary opera by Diego dall'Osto (dir. Rafel Nadal) performed in Reus, Castellón, Lleida and Barcelona (La Pedrera).

Pierrot a la Lluna; contemporary opera for soprano and five instrumentalists (dir. Marc Rosich and Elisenda Carrasco) in the Auditorium of Barcelona.

Allegro Vivace, a brief history of the opera, and La Ventafocs, a children’s version of La Cenerentola by Rossini, two productions directed by Joan Font (Comediants) and produced by ‘El Gran Teatre del Liceu’.

La Pantera Imperial; the creation of Carlos Santos from the music of J.S. Bach at the ‘Teatre Lliure’ of Barcelona, the twelfth Ibero-American Theatre Festival in Bogotá (Colombia) and the Teatro Español in Madrid.

 

 

Repertoire

REPERTOIRE


OPERA

G. BIZET           CARMEN           Micaela*          
  LES PÊCHEURS DE PRELES   Leïla
B. BRITTEN THE RAPE OF LUCRETIA Female chorus*
G.DONIZETTI LA FILLE DI RÉGIMENT Marie*
  L'ELISIR D'AMORE Adina*
CH.W. GLUCK ORFEO ED EURIDICE Amore, Euridice
CH. GOUNOD FAUST Margueritte*
  ROMÉO ET JULIETTE Juliette
G.F. HAENDEL ARIODANTE Ginevra*
R. LEONCAVALLO   I PAGLIACCI Nedda
J. MASSENET MANON Manon
W.A. MOZART COSÌ FAN TUTTE Despina, Fiordiligi*
  DON GIOVANNI Zerlina*
  LE NOZZE DI FIGARO Contessa*. Susanna*
G.B. PERGOLESI LA SERVA PADRONA Serpina*
G PUCCINI GIANNI SCHICCHI Lauretta
  LA BOHÈME Mimì*, Musetta* 
  LA RONDINE Magda
  TURANDOT Liù
VERDI FALSTAFF Nanetta
  LUISA MILLER Luisa
  RIGOLETTO Gilda*
  LA TRAVIATA Violetta*


 ‘ZARZUELA’  AND OPERETTA

F. LEHÁR  MERRY WIDOW   Hanna Glawari*  
V. LLEÓ 'LA CORTE DEL FARAÓN'   Lota*
R.MARTÍNEZ VALLS   'CANÇO D'AMOR I DE GUERRA'   Fransina*
F. MORENO TORROBA   LUISA FERNANDA Duchess Carolina*
P. SOROZÁBAL KATIUSKA Katiuska*
  'LA DEL MANOJO DE ROSAS' Asunción*
  'LA TABERNERA DEL PUERTO' Marola*
R. SOTULLO & J. VERT 'EL ÚLTIMO ROMÁNTICO' Aurora*
A. VIVES 'LA GENERALA' 'La Generala'*
  MARUXA Maruxa*


MUSICAL

 L. BERSTEIN         WEST SIDE STORY  Maria*            
A. GUINOVART GAUDÍ Mother*
  'MAR I CEL' Saïd's Mother*
R. RODGERS & O. HAMMERSTEIN   THE SOUNDS OF MUSIC  Maria
S. SONDHEIM  A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC Anne Egermann*

 
CHAMBER MUSIC

M.DE FALLA                       
E. GRANADOS  
F. MOMPOU  
E. MORERA  
F. SCHUBERT  
R. SCHUMANN    
R. STRAUSS  


ORATORIO

T. ALBINONI Magnificat
J.S. BACH Magnificat
G. FAURÉ Requiem
W.A. MOZART Missa Brevis
  Kronung Messe
  Requiem
   
G.B. PERGOLESI   Stabat Mater
G. VERDI Requiem
   

 *Role played on stage