She sang a delicately embroiled Caro nome to show off her assets in the role – a sweet, virginal timbre, a true understanding of Italianate phrasing, accurate fioriture.
Opera, Hugh Canning
Sabina Puértolas is a dazzling Rodelinda, fascinating by the clarity of her timbre, her breath length, the mastery of the nuances and the exemplarity of the diction.
Forum Opera, Fabrice Malkani
She is Sabina Puértolas, a young Spanish soprano, thrilling and lyrical, who gives her voice to her very touching “S’altro che lagrime.”
Olyrix, Joël Heuillon
Heralded in the international press for outstanding musicianship and exquisite artistry in the repertoire of Bellini, Donizetti, Handel, Massenet, Mozart, Rossini, Thomas, and Verdi, the beautiful Spanish soprano Sabina Puértolas sings on leading opera stages including the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Teatro alla Scala, Teatro Real, Gran Teatre del Liceu, Seattle Opera, Dutch National Opera, and Washington National Opera among many others.
Performances of the 2018-19 season include the title role of Handel’s Rodelinda for the Opéra national de Lyon and Teatro Municipal de Santiago de Chile, both directed by Claus Guth, Ilia in Mozart’s Idomeneo in a new production by Robert Carsen under the baton of Ivor Bolton at Teatro Real, Fiorilla in Rossini’s Il turco in Italia at Ópera de Oviedo, the title role of Doña Francisquita in a new production at Teatro de la Zarzuela, and a role debut as Adina in Donizetti’s L’elisir d’amore in Pamplona, Spain.Read More
Sabina Puértolas recently has bowed as Gilda in Rigoletto at the Royal Opera House Covent Garden and in Santiago, Chile, as Rosina Il barbiere di Siviglia at Seattle Opera, in Il turco in Italia and La clemenza di Tito with Théâtre du Capitole de Toulouse, and as both Marie in Donizetti’s La fille du Régiment directed by Laurent Pelly and as Contessa di Folleville in Il viaggio a Reims at the Liceu. Additional highlights feature performances of Rodelinda conducted by Ivor Bolton at the Teatro Real, Così fan tutte in Jan Philipp Gloger’s new production for the Royal Opera, Covent Garden under Semyon Bychkov as well as with Orchestra dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia di Roma, and La fille du Régiment at the National Center for the Performing Arts, Beijing.
Her debut at Teatro alla Scala, Milan came as Oscar in Un ballo in Maschera conducted by Riccardo Muti and she also has sung the Princesse Eudoxie in Olivier Py’s production La Juive under Daniele Rustioni for Opéra Nationa de Lyon, Morgana in Alcina for La Monnaie and Dutch National Opera with Christophe Rousset in a production by Pierre Audi, and Don Giovanni in Claus Guth’s production at Dutch National Opera conducted by Marc Albrecht. Additional performances include La rondine at Covent Garden under Marco Armiliato, La Sonnambula with Daniel Oren at the Liceu, and both Vivaldi’s Farnace and Cavalli’s La Calisto for Théâtre des Champs-Elysées.
On the concert stage Sabina Puértolas has given performances of Handel’s Messiah with Jean-Christophe Spinosi conducting Ensemble Matheus, Pergolesi Stabat Mater and Haydn Die Schöpfung, both with Christophe Rousset, Gounod’s Messe Solennelle de Saint-Cécile with the RTVE Symphony Orchestra and Jesús López Cobos, and concert performances of Handel’s Ariodante with Alan Curtis and Il Complesso Barocco on tour in Vienna, Paris, Amsterdam, and London.
Her discography includes Così fan tutte at the Royal Opera House (OpusArte), Alcina from La Monnaie (Alpha Classics), Ariodante led by Alan Curtis (Virgin Classics), and La Llama by the Basque composer José María Usandizaga (Deutsche Grammophon).