María José Siri

The Uruguayan soprano María José Siri began her vocal studies at the ENAL Montevideo, completing them at the Paris Conservatory and with Ileana Cotrubas in Nizza and Vienna.

Ms Siri performed her first operatic roles on the stages of her native country and in Argentina, making her European operatic debut in 2008 as Leonora in Il trovatore in Genoa under the musical direction of Bruno Bartoletti.

Engagements since then have led her to the most prestigious opera theatres and festivals worldwide, among them the Teatro alla Scala (Aida), the Vienna State Opera (Tosca and Maddalena in Andrea Chénier), the Liceu Barcelona (Mimi in La Bohème), the Berlin State Opera (Tatiana in Eugene Onegin and Tosca), the Deutsche Oper Berlin (Tosca), La Monnaie Brussels (Amelia in Un ballo in maschera), the Palau de les Arts Valencia (Manon Lescaut), the Teatro Comunale Bologna (Leonora in Il trovatore and Amelia in Un ballo in maschera), the Teatro Regio Turin (Tosca, Maddalena in Andrea Chénier, Amelia in Simon Boccanegra, Desdemona in Otello), the Maggio Musicale Florence (Aida), the Teatro La Fenice Venice (Il trovatore), the Monte-Carlo Opera (Nedda in Pagliacci), the Hamburg State Opera (Aida), the Semperoper Dresden (La Bohème), the Mikhailovsky Theatre Saint Petersburg (Rachel in La Juive) the Bregenz Festival (Aida and Andrea Chénier), and the Arena di Verona (Aida, Donna Elvira in Don Giovanni).

Her most recent and future engagements include Don Carlos in Bilbao and Paris; Tosca in Tokyo, Vienna and Turin, Andrea Chénier in Tokyo; Attila in Bologna; Aida in Moscow conducted by Zubin Mehta; Suor Angelica in Naples; Norma in Macerata; Andrea Chénier and Manon Lescaut in Berlin (the latter conducted by Sir Simon Rattle).

María José Siri has worked with conductors such as Daniel Barenboim, Zubin Mehta, Andrea Battistoni, Gianandrea Noseda, Renato Palumbo, Donato Renzetti, Plácido Domingo, Pinchas Steinberg, and Michele Mariotti and with stage directors such as Franco Zeffirelli, Ferzan Ozpetek, Keith Warner, Graham Vick, and Alex Ollé (La fura dels Baus).

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