Born in Argentina, the soprano Soledad Cardoso began her musical studies at the Liceo Municipal of Santa Fe, continuing with Denise Dupleix. She took first prize in a number of competitions, including the Mozarteum of Santa Fe, the Asociación Promociones Musicales del Fondo Nacional de las Artes, the Pau Casals Competition for Young Interpreters, and the Argentino de Música Fundación Banco Mayo. She was awarded second prize at the Barcelona Concurso Manuel Ausensi. After varied operatic experience, she appeared at the Teatro Colón in Buenos Aires. Moving to Spain, she studied with Alfredo Kraus, was honoured by Queen Sofía, and studied further with Teresa Berganza, and in masterclasses with Renata Scotto, Ileana Cotrubas and Hakan Hagergard. She took part in Hidalgo’s Celos aún del aire matan, at the Teatro Real in Madrid, and in Manon, Don Carlo, L’enfant et les sortilèges and Le nozze di Figaro. Her career has taken her to other leading music centres in Spain and Portugal, and to Ambronay, the Paris Théâtre des Champs-Elysées, the Avignon Opéra, Bordeaux, the Festival de la Chaise- Dieu, Royaumont, Dijon, Le Volcan of Le Havre, Dardilly, Auch, the Montpellier Opéra, the Festival de Noirlac, Foussais-Payré, the Festival de Sablé sur Sarthe, St Petersburg and Utrecht. She has appeared throughout Europe with William Christie’s Les Arts Florissants, participated in early music festivals, and worked with leading conductors in many important venues.