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Lidia Vinyes Curtis Biography

Born in Barcelona, Lidia Vinyes-Curtis completed her violin studies with the highest grades in Barcelona Conservatory and baroque violin in Toulouse Conservatory and played professionally in baroque orchestras. She began her vocal training in Barcelona with Maestro Jorge Sirena and took lessons with Richard Levitt, David Mason and Rosa Domínguez.

While living in Germany, a successful Bachwoche Stuttgart in 2013 made her one of the current Helmuth Rilling’s Alto soloists, singing Passions, Cantatas and b-minor Mass in concert halls like: Moscow Tchaikovsky’s, Hong Kong City Hall, Weimar Stadtkirche and Leipzig Thomaskirche among others. Conductor Sigiswald Kuijken also invited her to perform J.S.Bach repertoire on tour in Concertgebouw Amsterdam and Japan. She is one of the principal soloists in Kay Johannsen‘s Ensemble BachVokal Stuttgart and keeps being invited by conductors like Martin Gester and Jordi Savall. Her debut with the Spanish National Orchestra to sing l’Atlantida by Manuel de Falla was the beginning of her operatic career. In that occasion she was invited by one of her mentors, conductor Josep Pons.

AMONG HER RECENT AND FUTURE PLANS:  she makes her debut at the Gran Teatre del Liceu as Ascanio in the great Terry Gilliam’s Benvenuto Cellini production, she also has debut at the Savonlinna Festival as Enrichetta de Francia, she sings in Elektra together with Spanish National Orch. conducted by David Afkham and with Jean-Claude Malgoire at the Paris Théâtre des Champs Élysées singing G.Rossini. Siebel in Gounod’s Faust is also one of her roles in Oviedo, the funny Cofieta in Ifigenia en Tracia by José de Nebra at the Madrid’s Teatro de la Zarzuela and Eduige making her debut at Teatro Real in G.F. Handel’s Rodelinda under Ivor Bolton‘s conducting. Opéra de Lyon conducted by Stefano Montanari and Opéra de Caen with Emmanuelle Haïm invites her to perform Eduige in two different Rodelinda productions. She’s been recently invited to sing Beethoven’s 9th symphony, conducted by Gustavo Dudamel.

Forthcoming performances include appearances at the Peralada Festival with Gustavo Dudamel and Mahler Chamber Orchestra, at the Teatro Real in Die Passagierin by M.Weinberg and at the Gran Teatre del Liceu as Annio in La Clemenza di Tito.

Next to wonderful harp player Manuel Vilas, she performs spanish secular music from 17th century on recital.

She recently recorded with the BBC Symphony Orchestra the role of Pepa in Goyescas by Enrique Granados, for the record label Harmonia Mundi.