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Biography

The Segovian soprano Aida Gimeno García debuted this past season at the Palau de la Música Catalana in Barcelona within the El Primer Palau cycle-competition, obtaining the 2nd second prize and the Juventudes Musicales de Cataluña award for the best performance by a Catalan composer. She will also star in the central production of the Vigo Opera season in October 2022, playing the role of Alice Ford in Falstaff alongside artists such as Luis Cansino, Leonor Bonilla, Anna Gomà and José Antonio López.

 

She recently played the role of Rosario in La Chulapona at the Juan Bravo Theater in Segovia, with great reception from the public. She is also invited to collaborate with the Extremadura Youth Orchestra, performing the role of Trujamán from El retablo de Maese Pedro at the Segovia Music Festival at the Teatro Real production with the company Títeres etcetera. In the summer of this same year she also appeared in front of the French public at the Périgord Noir Festival, playing the role of Euterpe in Gluck's Il parnaso confuso, under the direction of Iñaki Encina.

During the 21-22 season, she is the only Spanish invited to the international Operalia competition, held at the historic Bolshoi Theater in Moscow. She also joined the second edition of the Crescendo program, for young singers, at the Teatro Real in Madrid. 

Between 2019 and 2021 she is part of the Center de Perfectionament del Palau de les Arts where she has the opportunity to debut roles such as Vier Magd and Vertraute in Elektra, Delia in Il viaggio a Reims, Alice Ford in Falstaff or the leading role of Violante in Il tutore Burlato. She works with stage directors such as Robert Carsen, Emilio Sagi or Damiano Michieletto and with orchestra conductors such as James Gaffigan, Marc Albrecht or Daniele Rustioni. She has the opportunity to debut as a soloist with the orchestra and choir of the Comunitat Valenciana under the baton of Michele Mariotti, performing Poulenc's Gloria in Valencia and Castellón, with great success among the public and specialized critics. In June 2021 she made a recording as a soloist with the Valencian Community Choir under the direction of Francesc Perales.

Aida began in the world of music in the choir of her hometown, the Escolanía de Segovia, of which she was a part for 11 years and with which she made numerous national and international tours working with directors such as Semyon Bychkov or Jesús López Cobos. At the same time she studies piano. She subsequently received her higher education at the Conservatorio Superior de Música de Castilla y León in Salamanca with Abenaguara Graffigna and at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London with Sarah Pring. During this period she made her debut at the Barbican Hall in London performing Czech music by Dvořák.

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