Tania Lorenzo Castro was born in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain. She has a career that ranges from baroque to contemporary music.

 

Among her operatic roles are Papagena Die ZauberflöteTaumann and Sandmann      Hänsel und GretelFrasquita CarmenHirt TannhäuserEsmeralda The Bartered BrideGiannetta Elisir d'amoreErste Jungfrau Moses und Aron, Amour PlatéeMilliner  Der Rosenkavalier, Spirit Dido & AeneasElla María la OGirl Trouble in Tahiti, Nella Gianni SchicchiJessi Mahagonny SongspielCobweb The Fairy Queen and Mademoiselle Silberklang Der Schauspieldirektor. She has also sung major roles in the world premières of several contemporary operas, including the main role of Amara in El minuto de oro de KK-TV  by Lothar Siemens, the title role Candelaria by José Buceta, the main role of Susi in Das Rätsel der gestohlenen Stimmen by Johannes Wulff-Woesten and Babette in Il Teatro alla Moda, a baroque co-production with the UdK Berlin and I Confidenti, Tania performed on the stages of such esteemed venues as Semperoper Dresden, Teatro Pérez Galdós, Auditorio Adán Martín and Schinkelhalle Postdam under the baton of Marcela Garrón, Pierangelo Pelucchi, Zdzislaw Tytlak, Moritz Gnann, Alejo Pérez, Miquel Ortega, Felix Krieger, Patrick Lange, Omer Meir Wellber, Paul Agnew, Danielle Callegari and Antonio Fogliani. Also with stage directors such as Rolando Villazón, Isabel Hindersin, David Matthäus Zurbuchen, Christian Poewe, Calixto Bieito, Tom Quaas and Alfonso Romero.

On the concert platform, Tania is a regular soloist in the International Bach Festival Canarias, with musicians from the Filarmónica de Gran Canaria and the Royal Concertgebouw, where performances have included Bach Magnificat, Pergolesi Stabat Mater, and Villa-Lobos Bachiana Brasileira no. 5, which she also performed at the Semperoper Dresden. Further concert appearances have included Pergolesi Magnificat, the world première of José Brito Réquiem, Bach Cantata 199 "Mein Herze schwimmt im Blut" and Piazzolla Songs in the Varna Summer IMF and Fauré Réquiem with the Festival Internacional de Música de Canarias.

As a recitalist, Tania has given concerts at venues and festivals including the Otoño Musical Soriano, Robert Schumann Haus, Muziekgebouw, Barocker Stadtsaal Hall Innsbruck, Teatro Cuyás, Daegu Opera House, König Albert Theater Bad Elster, at the Gabinete Literario and at the Auditorio Alfredo Kraus.

She studied at the Conservatorio Superior de Música de Canarias with Eva Juárez, and at the Universität der Künste in Berlin with Carola Höhn, supported by the Fundación Mapfre Guanarteme and Juventudes Musicales de Madrid.

After finishing her studies she joined the Junges Ensemble of the Semperoper Dresden.

 

She has recived master classes with María Orán, Brigitte Fassbaender, Nauzet Mederos, Hendrik Heilmann, John Norris, Marina León, Thomas Thomaschke, Michael Gehrke, Sonia Prina, Gerd Uecker, Deborah Polaski and Christiane Libor among others.

She was the winner of the the 1st Prize at the 2020 Villa de Teror International Singing Competition, the Zarzuela Prize at the Certamen de Nuevas Voces de Sevilla 2019, the 1st Prize at the 2016 Un Futuro DEARTE International Singing Competition, the Jury Prize at the 2016 Valleseco Zarzuela Competition and the 2nd Prize at the 2015 María Orán Singing Competition.

 

 

 

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