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Sonia de Munck Biography

Spanish soprano Sonia de Munck was born in Madrid. She studied at the “Escuela Superior de Canto de Madrid” where she received her Bachelor of Music degree and the special prize “Lola Rodríguez de Aragón”. She has been a pupil of Jorge Rubio, Istvan Cserjian, Dolora Zajick, Victoria de los Ångeles, Enza Ferrari, Joceline Dienst, Janine Reiss and Wolfram Rieger . At present, she keeps studying with the tenor Daniel Muñoz. Among other awards, she has being awarded in “Pedro Lavirgen International Competition” and “Ciudad de Logroño”.

In opera, she has performed Gilda (“Rigoletto”), “Marina” by Arrieta, Despina (“Così fan tutte”), Pamina (“Die Zauberflöte”), Valencienne (“Die lustige Witwe”), Bastienne (“Bastien und Bastienne”), Adele (“Die Fledermaus”), Amina (“La Sonnambula”), Rowan (“The little Sweep”), Musetta (“La boheme”), Der Hirt (“Tannhäuser”), Princesa (“El gato con botas” by Motsalvatge), Agafia (“Zhenit’ba” by Mussorgsky)

In Oratorium she has sung “Salmo de alegría para el siglo XXI” by García Abril, “Exsultate jubilate”, “Krönungsmesse et Mass in C minor” by Mozart, “Carmina Burana” by Orff, “Stabat Mater” by Pergolesi, “Missa Brevis” and “Die Schöpfung” de Haydn, “Cantata BWV 84” by Bach y “Gloria in D major” by Vivaldi. Ms de Munck is also very committed to Zarzuela, genre in wich she is one of the most demanded artists , and she has performed among other works Katiuska (“Katiuska”), Elena (“El Barbero de Sevilla”), Duquesa de Medina (“Jugar con Fuego”), Marquesa (“El dominó azul”) , El Relámpago, Cosette (“Bohemios”), María (“Gloria y Peluca”), Narcisa (“La Clementina”), Doña Francisquita (“Doña Francisquita”), Princesa Olga (“La generala”), Marola (“La Tabernera del puerto”), Rosa (“El rey que rabió”), Angelita (“Château-Margaux”), Sofía (“El estreno de una artista”).

She has sung with conductors such as José Ramón Encinar, Jesús López-Cobos, Miguel Roa, Miquel Ortega, Karel Mark Chichon, Cristobal Soler, Pablo Heras- Casado, Antonino Fogliani, Jorge Rubio, José Miguel Pérez Sierra, Lorenzo Ramos, Santiago Serrate and with regisseurs such as Lluis Pasqual, Gustavo Tambascio, Emilio Sagi, Luis Olmos, Ignacio García, Curro Carreres, Ian Judge, Patrick Mailler or Tomás Muñoz. She has sung in the main spanish theaters such as Teatro Real de Madrid, Teatro de la Zarzuela, Teatros del Canal in Madrid, Auditorio Nacional de Madrid, Gran Teatre del Liceu in Barcelona, Teatre Lliure in Barcelona, Teatro Campoamor of Oviedo, Teatro Baluarte of Pamplona, Teatro Gayarre of Pamplona, Auditorio de El Escorial, Kursaal of San Sebastián, Teatro Calderón of Valladolid, Teatro Cervantes of Málaga, Auditorio Ciudad of León, Auditorio of Zaragoza, Teatro Arriaga of Bilbao, Teatro Guimerá of Tenerife…

In 2007, she made her debut at the “Teatro de la Zarzuela de Madrid” with Leonardo Balada’s opera “Hangman, Hangman”. Since then, she sings leading roles in this theater such as Rosa in “El Rey que rabió” and Marola in “La Tabernera del Puerto”.

Recently, she has debuted also at the “Teatro Real” in Madrid with “The Little Sweep” where she has also performed Mussorgsky’s “Zhenitba” and Wagner’s “Tannhäuser (Der Hirt)” under Jesús López Cobos baton. In 2009, she has performed the role of Amina in Bellini’s “La sonnambula” at the Teatro Calderón in Valladolid in Patrick Mailler’s production and Antonio Fogliani conducting. Recently she has performed in the Lluis Pasqual production of “Château Margaux and La viejecita” at the Teatro Arriaga in Bilbao, Festival Grec in Barcelona and Teatro Campoamor in Oviedo. In 2010 she has performed the leading role in “Doña Francisquita” in Luis Olmos’ new production at the Teatro de la Zarzuela and the Gran Teatre del Liceu in Barcelona.

She has recorded “Clementina” by Boccherini with Pablo Heras conducting.

She has worked with Danielle Abbado and Sir Colin Davis in the Teatro Auditorio de El Escorial as the cover of Pamina in the production of “Die Zauberflöte”.