Nerea Berraondo is a native of Pamplona, Spain. At the age of 27 she has already sung several principal rôles in many of the major opera houses of Europe, working with conductors such as Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos, Maximiano Valdés, Marco Guidarini, José Antonio Montaño, Ernest Martínez Izquierdo and José Miguel Pérez-Sierra. Symphonic repertoire highlights include the Spanish première of Giya Kancheli’s Styx with violinist Gidon Kremer; Mendelssohn’s Elijah at the Palacio Euskalduna with Juanjo Mena; Falla’s El amor brujo and La vida breve in London and Baluarte respectively; and Bernstein’s Chichester Psalms at the Palau de la Musica with Yaron Traub, in addition to being a guest soloist with orchestras across Spain.
She has worked extensively in the field of early and baroque music and recently recorded a disc of Marini’s vocal works with her ensemble Aldatu on the Arsis label. Nerea Berraondo has won several international prizes and competitions and performed at the opening recital of the Centro Nacional de Difusión Musical (CNDM) season to an audience of 3,000 with Eduardo López Banzo. In 2012 she was bestowed a Merit Award by the CNDM.
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