Spanish soprano Sabina Puértolas studied at the Pamplona Conservatoire, the Accademia Chigiana in Siena and the Accademia Verdiana in Busseto. She is the winner of the international singing competitions Riccardo Zandonai in Rovereto, Julián Gayarre in Pamplona, Francisca Quart in Palma de Mallorca and Manuel Ausensi in Barcelona. Plans this season include Despina Così fan tutte in Jan Philipp Gloger’s production for the Royal Opera, Covent Garden under Semyon Bychkov; Fiorilla Rossini Il Turco in Italia with Théâtre du Capitole de Toulouse; the title role in Claus Guth’s production of Handel Rodelinda for Teatro Real, Madrid and Ivor Bolton; Marie Donizetti La Fille du Régiment at Liceu Barcelona with Laurent Pelly; Gilda in Verdi Rigoletto at Teatro Municipal de Santiago de Chile; Messiah on european tour with Ensemble Matheus and Jean-Christophe Spinosi.
Recent highlights include Princesse Eudoxie in Olivier Py’s production of Halévy La Juive for Opéra de Lyon and Daniele Rustioni; Morgana Alcina for La Monnaie, Brussels and Dutch National Opera with Christophe Rousset and Pierre Audi; Despina Così fan tutte with Orchestra dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia di Roma under Semyon Bychkov; Zerlina in Claus Guth’s production of Don Giovanni with Dutch National Opera and Marc Albrecht; Drusilla in Claus Guth’s production of Monteverdi L’incoronazione di Poppea at Theater an der Wien with Jean-Christophe Spinosi.
She has appeared as Lisette La Rondine for the Royal Opera, Covent Garden under Marco Armiliato; Despina and Lisa La Sonnambula with Daniel Oren at the Liceu Barcelona; Drusilla at Théâtre du Capitole Toulouse and Theater an der Wien, where she has also sung Satirone and Minerva/Amore Il ritorno d’Ulisse in Patria; Oscar Un ballo in maschera at La Scala, Milan with Riccardo Muti; Vivaldi Farnace and Satirone in Cavalli La Calisto for Théâtre des Champs-Elysées and Torroba Luisa Fernanda with Washington National Opera and Plácido Domingo.
Concerts have included Pergolesi Stabat Mater and Haydn Die Schöpfung, both with Christophe Rousset; Gounod Messe Solennelle de Saint-Cécile with the RTVE Symphony Orchestra and Jesús López Cobos; Bach Magnificat with the Asturias Symphony Orchestra and Dalinda in Handel Ariodante with Alan Curtis and Il Complesso Barocco on a European tour including Vienna, Paris, Amsterdam and London.
Her discography includes Alcina from La Monnaie with Rousset and Audi (Alpha Classics), Ariodante under Alan Curtis (Virgin Classics) and La Llama by Usandizaga (Deutsche Grammophon).