Bio: Ximena Agurto Soprano
Ximena Agurto was born in Lima (Peru) in 1984. She began her musical studies as a member of the “Coro Nacional de Niños del Perú” (Children’s National Choir of Peru). Her voice teachers have been Andrés Santa María, Maria Soler and the famous tenor Eduard Giménez. In 2000 and 2001, she was selected in the “Concurso de Jóvenes Solistas de la Orquesta Sinfónica Nacional del Perú” (Youth Soloists Contest of the Peruvian National Symphony Orchestra) to perform as a soloist with the Peruvian National Symphony Orchestra. Ximena got her bachelor degree in voice performance at the “Conservatorio Nacional de Música del Perú” (Peruvian National Conservatory of Music). While studying in the conservatory, she was a stable member of the “Coro Nacional del Perú” (Peruvian National Choir). Ximena participated as a soloist in the Opera and Zarzuela seasons of “Asociación Romanza” and “Prolírica del Perú.” With them, she made her debut performing the roles of Zerlina (“Don Giovanni”) and Duquesa Carolina ( Zarzuela “Luisa Fernanda”), Papagena (“Die Zauberflöte”), Rosaura (Zarzuela “Los Gavilanes”) and “Condesa de Ceprano” with Juan Diego Florez in Verdi’s “Rigoletto.” In 2009 she was awarded with a full scholarship to get a graduate degree in the “Conservatori Liceu” (Liceu Conservatory) in Barcelona, Spain. Then she finished an Advanced Degree in Lyrical Singing in the “Centre de Perfeccionament Placido Domingo” at the Palau de les Arts of Valencia. In this school, she has worked with such distinguished artists as Ernesto Palacio, Cristina Gallardo-Domás, Davide Livermore,
Roger Vignoles and Emilio Sagi. In 2010 started her soloist career in Europe, she performed Zarzuela Romances with the “Orquestra Simfònica del Vallés” (Symphony Orchestra of Valles) and Rubén Gimeno as a conductor in the Romea theater of Barcelona. In addition, she made her debut in the “Palau de la Música” theater in Barcelona with this same orchestra, performing Beethoven’s “Mass in C” and “Choral Fantasy”, Haendel’s
“Messiah,” and Carl Orff’s “Carmina Burana.” that same year. She was awarded with the First Feminine Prize in the “Concurso Internacional de Canto
Torrelavega 2010” held in Santander, Spain, the First Prize in the “Concurso Internacional de Canto Jacinto Guerrero 2012” in Madrid, Spain, the First prize in the ”Concurso Internacional de canto Mirabent Magrans 2013” in Sitges, Barcelona, the third prize, Sabadell's Opera prize, prize of the Public and the prize of the best interpreter of zarzuela in the ”Concurso Internacional de canto Francisco Viñas 2014” in Barcelona, Spain and the
second prize in the “Concurso de Zarzuela Ana María Iriarte 2014” in Madrid, Spain. Ximena performed in recitals with piano and orchestra in venues such as the Auditori Torrent of Valencia, Palau de la Musica de Barcelona, Auditorio Nacional de Música de Madrid, Nieuwe Of Littéraire Societeit de Witte of Holland, and the Bolivar Hall in London. In addition, she made her debut in the Teatro Sao Carlos de Lisboa in Portugal, performing
the rol of Rosaura (“Los Gavilanes”) In 2014 She performed the rol of Pamina in the "Petita Flauta Magica " production of the Petit Liceu - Gran Teatre del Liceu. Also she made her debut in the role of “Adina” (“Elisir d’Amore”) in the Gran Teatro Nacional del Perú, performance co-produced by “Nausica Productions” (Busseto-Italia). She performed the rol of Elvira (“L’Italiana in Algeri”) in the Teatro Farandula in Sabadell, Barcelona and the rol of Marieta (Zarzuela “La Dogaresa”) in the Teatro de la Zarzuela, Madrid - Spain. Recently she performed the rol of Ana in the “Teatro Mayor Luis Mariano” in Bogotá - Colombia (ópera “El último día de Francisco Pizarro”) and participates in the tribute to Pepita Embil, mother of the tenor Plácido Domingo, singing the rol of Nieves (zarzuela “Sor Navarra”) in the Victoria Eugenia Theater in San Sebastián . Spain.
Last update: 2019-04-03 09:18:07 +00:00