First Prize and Zarzuela Prize of the Operalia Competition 2019, acclaimed for her fine lyric voice and outstanding musicality, young performer Adriana Gonzalez is one of the most promising singers of her generation.
Born in Guatemala in 1991, Adriana Gonzalez won the New Upcoming Artist Award presented by the Hemeroteca Nacional de Guatemala. She studied at the Universidad del Valle de Guatemala, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts degree in 2012. Straight after graduation, she made her debut in the roles of Susanna (Le Nozze di Figaro), Fiordiligi (Così Fan Tutte), Gretel (Hänsel und Gretel), Euridyce (Orphée et Euridyce) in her homeland.
As a member of the Atelier Lyrique de l’Opéra national de Paris, she sang Zerlina (Don Giovanni) at Paris-Bobigny, Despina (Così fan tutte) at Paris-Créteil. On completing the Atelier Lyrique programme, Adriana won the 2017 Prix Lyrique at the Cercle Carpeaux for her outstanding development as an artist.
She has won several prizes in international competitions : Third Prize at the « Veronica Dunne International Singing Competition » in Ireland, First Prize at the « Otto Edelmann Singing Competition » in Vienna, the Oper Burg Gars Prize, Second Prize and Public Choice Prize at the « Francisco Viñas International Singing Contest » at the Liceu Barcelona, as well as the Prize of the Teatro Real in Madrid, the Associació d’Amics de l’Òpera Prize in Sabadell, the Internationale OpernWerkstatt Prize.
In 2017-2018, she joined the Zurich Opera’s International Opera Studio.
She has sung Pamina (Die Zauberflöte) at the Festival de Gars, Corinna (Il viaggio a Reims) at the Gran Teatro Liceu in Barcelona, Diane and Première Prêtresse (Iphigénie en Tauride) at the Palais Garnier in Paris, Sapho and Iphise (Les fêtes d’Hébé) at the Opéra Bastille in Paris and at the Royal Academy of Music in London, Berta (Il Barbiere di Siviglia) at the Opernhaus Zürich and at the Festival de Beaune, Rumpelwichtin (Ronja Räubertochter), Alice (Le Comte Ory), Blumenmädchen (Parsifal), Serpetta (La Finta Giardiniera), Annina (La Traviata) at the Opernhaus Zürich, Lia (Debussy‘s L’Enfant Prodigue), in concert at the Nancy Opera House, Micaela (Carmen) in Geneva, Giannetta (L’Elisir d’Amore) at the Opéra National de Paris, Liu (Turandot) in Toulon, Brigitta (Iolanta) at the Opéra National de Paris, Giannetta (l’Elisir d’Amore) in Madrid, Countess (Le Nozze di Figaro) in Nancy.
Her first recording devoted to Robert Dussaut & Hélène Covatti melodies, with Iñaki Encina Oyón at the piano, released in the Spring 2020 by Audax Records, is warmly welcomed by the critics : “Preis der deutschen Schallplattenkritik”, selected by Le Monde.
Forthcoming projects include : Micaela (Carmen) in Toulon, Mimi (La Bohème) in Barcelone, la Comtesse in Frankfurt and in Luxembourg, Stella (Les Contes d’Hoffmann) in Barcelona, Mimi in Tokyo, Juliette (Roméo et Juliette) in Houston, Lauretta (Gianni Schicchi) in Tokyo (posponed).