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Natalia Labourdette Biography

Natalia was born in Madrid (Spain). She started playing violin at the age of five and studied at the Conservatory in Madrid, graduating with honors. In that same school, she began studying voice in 2010.

She has studied her Bachelor Degree in voice with Enrico Facini at the University of Arts in Berlin (Universität der Künste Berlin). She has received masterclasses and lessons from Dolora Zajick, KS Helen Donath, KS Peter Maus, Eric Schneider (Lied), Nicola Beller Carbone, Axel Bauni (contemporary music) and Lola Bosom.

When she turned 21 years old she received the pretigious scholarship of “Juventudes Musicales de Madrid” (2014). In 2015 she also won the “Bayreuth-Stipendium” given by Richard Wagner Verband Berlin-Brandemburg (Richard Wagner Association Berlin-Brandenburg), an association with which she continues to do private concerts. She also received as well the Scholarship of the Spanish Association of Artists and Performers (2017; AIE).

In November of 2015 she won the 1st Prize and EMCY Prize (European Union of Music Competitions for Youth) at the Competition of Jeneuses Musicales of Spain. In 2016 she received other prizes including 2nd Prize at International Competition of Singing “Ciudad de Logroño” and  CIA Opera Sao Paulo Prize at the International Competition for Young Opera Singers “Riccardo Zandonai”. She has won the International Competition of New Voices “Ciudad de Sevilla” and the Public Prize for 2017.

She has perfomed Vivaldi’s “Gloria” in “Auditorio Nacional de Música de Madrid” as well as “Bohemios” by Amadeo Vives in concert version as Cosette in that same venue.

She was invited to take part in the concerts of “Young Talents on Tour” through Luxembourg and Germany. She was the representantive of Spain in the European Soloists Festival 2016 in Venezuela, where she sung with one of the orchestras of El Sistema in Sala Simón Bolívar, Centro Nacional de Acción Social por la Música in Caracas.

In September 2016 she has sung Oscar in Verdi‘s „Un Ballo in Maschera“ as a participant of the International Opera Studio Gijón (Spain) in Teatro Jovellanos of Gijón with the conductor José Gómez and the stage director Michal Znaniecki.

She has reprised Oscar in the 2016/2017 season in Teatro Municipale di Piacenza, Teatro Alighieri di Ravenna and Teatro Comunale di Ferrara (Italy) with the conductor Donato Renzetti and Leo Nucci as stage director.

She was selected to participate in the Concerts Cycle of Young Singers 2017 organized by the Friends of the Opera of Madrid and subsequently sang a recital with the pianist Omar Jonatás Sánchez in the Royal School of Voice of Madrid.

In March of 2017 she did ha Tour with the pianist Jesús Campo through Cataluña and the Balearic Islands and between these concerts there was one at the Cercle del „Teatro del Liceu“ of Barcelona.

In July 2017 she has performed Corinna of Rossini’s “Il viaggio a Reims” in the Theatre of UniT Berlin conducted by Errico Fresis and directed by Frank Hilbrich.

Upcomings engagements include the debuts of the roles of Rosina of “Il Barbiere di Siviglia” of G. Rossini in Lirica sotto le Stelle (Amici della Lirica di Piacenza) in September of 2017, and of Nannetta de “Falstaff” de G. Verdi in Teatro de la Maestranza de Sevilla in February of 2018. She has been invited to take part in the Festival of Lied “LIFE Victoria 2017” of Barcelona organized by The Victoria de los Ángeles Foundation.