Bio: Born in Las Palmas, Davinia Rodriguez began studying singing at the Conservatory of her town under the leadership of Leopoldo Rojas O ‘Donell. She then attended the Escuela Superior de Música Reina Sofía in Madrid with Teresa Berganza and continued studying with Martina Arroyo in New York and Raina Kabaivanska in Modena. She is currently perfecting her repertory with Sylvia Sass.
Davinia emerged onto the public scene at a young age after singing in the most important Spanish theaters. In a short time she made debuts in major roles such as Despina in Così fan tutte, Countess in Le nozze di Figaro, Carolina in Matrimonio Segreto, L’Elisir d’Amore (Jeannette and Adina), and Il viaggio à Reims (Contessa di Folleville e Madama Cortese) at the Rossini Opera Festival in Pesaro. She has worked with conductors including Jesus Lopez Cobos, Placido Domingo, Jeffrey Tate, Alberto Zedda, Nicola Luisotti, Gianandrea Noseda, Donato Renzetti, Riccardo Frizza, to name a few. She sang the role of the Queen of the Night (Die Zauberflöte) at the Stressa Festival under the baton of Gianandrea Noseda and directed by Michele Placido, the Teatro Carlo Felice in Genoa and Stuttgart Opera.
Davinia also sang the role of Maria in West Side Story in Paris and Vienna; the Princess, the Rossignol and Feu in Ravel’s L’enfant et les sortilèges at the Teatro San Carlo in Naples conducted by Jeffrey Tate; Zerlina in Don Giovanni under the baton of Nicola Luisotti at Suntory Hall in Tokyo; Micaela in Carmen in Cremona, Brescia, Pavia, Como. She also starred as Marie in the premiere performance of Matteo D’Amico’s Le malentendu at the Macerata Opera Festival. She also starred in L’Italiana in Algeri at the Teatro Real in Madrid, The Merry Widow at Teatro Carlo Felice in Genoa and Verona, Un giorno di regno (Marchesa del Poggio) in Parma, Cosí fan tutte at the Tokyo Suntory Hall and Juditha Triumphans in Macerata. She was recently acclaimed interpreter of Violetta in La Traviata in Bilbao, Lucia in Lucia di Lammermoor, Eurydice in Orphée et Eurydice at the Seattle Opera, Lucrezia Contarini in Verdi’s I Due Foscari at the Theater an der Wien, Luisa Fernanda with Placido Domingo at the Florida Grand Opera and at Palau de les Arts in Valencia, Mimì in La bohème in Dallas and Medea at the Martina Franca Itria Valley Festival.
Davinia Rodríguez’s international career continues its upward trajectory in a year in which she has had other outstanding triumphs such as her recent debut at the Gran Teatre del Liceu in Barcelona with Simon Boccanegra, by Verdi – coinciding with the 50th anniversary of Plácido Domingo’s Spanish debut –, her participation this summer in the opening of the Spoleto Festival and at Teatro San Carlo in Naples in the role of the Countess of Almaviva in Mozart’s Le Nozze de Figaro and her debut as Lady Macbeth (Verdi’s Macbeth) at the Theater an der Wien.
Highlights of Davinia Rodríguez’s 2016-2017 season include her return to the ABAO-OLBE in Bilbao, this time as Donna Anna in Mozart’s Don Giovanni. In July she will sing as Liù in Turandot at Macerata Opera Festival and in October 2017 she will also be returning to the Teatro San Carlo in Naples with her Amelia Grimaldi in Simon Boccanegra.