Bio: The spanish soprano María Zapata completed her studies at the Escuela Superior de Canto de Madrid and continued her studies at Centre de Perfeccionament Plácido Domingo at Palau de les Arts (Valencia). She took part in masterclasses with Dalton Baldwin, Antón García-Abril, Wolfang Rieger, Charles Spencer, Davide Livermore, Rolando Panerai. In 2013 Ms Zapata won the Denise Duval award at the Positively Poulenc Competition in New York. She also won the First Prize in the Villa de Colmenar Viejo, Luis Mariano and Logroño's International
Sing Competitions. Ms Zapata is the recipient of the Angel Vegas Scholarship, given by Amigos de la Ópera de Madrid in both 2013 and 2014 at the Académie Internationale de Nize. She performed Suor Angelica in Festival Pucciniano Torre del Lago 2015, in the role of Suor Angelica. Also she has touring in 2016 China and Korea singing spanish, chinese and korean repertoire. Her roles included Suor Angelica (Suor Angelica), Cio-Cio San (Madamme Butterfly), Leonora (Trovatore), Micaela (Carmen), Fiordiligi (Così fan tutte), Condessa (Nozze di Figaro)... and several Zarzuelas: Luisa Fernanda, El anillo de hierro, La marchenera, La Tempranica. On the recital platform Ms Zapata performed with Dalton Baldwin in Princeton University, Aurelio Viribay, Jorge Robaina, Roger Vignoles... in different places including Palau de les Arts Reina Sofía (Valencia), Madrid, Jaén, Asturias.. For Radio Clásica (RNE-RTVE) she has recorded La Dame de MonteCarlo (Poulenc) with pianist Jorge Robaina, and Kumul Mori Sarang with Millenium Orchestra (2016). Also she collaborated with tenor Joaquín Pixán in "María de Lejárraga, música emocional música recobrada" (Andante 2012).