Rial, Nuria | soprano

Date created: 08.03.2022.
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Frequently praised for her vocal purity and luminosity, her natural and emotive singing and the elegance of her phrasing, Nuria Rial has, for the last few years, been one of the most prized voices on the baroque and classical scene.  Her activity is mostly centered on concerts and recordings, and she has released more than thirty albums. Since 2009, she has had an exclusive recording contract with SONY Classical.  Nuria´s wide artistic interests also include music from the Romantic period and from the 20th and 21st centuries, fusions of styles such as jazz or flamenco, dialogue with other disciplines, or musical genres such as Lied, and opera, having worked with conductors such as René Jacobs and Iván Fischer and stage directors such as Peter Sellars in the theatres La Monnaie, Staatsoper unter den Linden, Théâtre des Champs Elysées, Grand Théâtre de Genève, Teatro Carlo Felice de Genova and Teatro Real de Madrid, among others.  She has taken roles in operas as widely diverse as Eurydice in L´Orfeo by Monteverdi), Pamina in Mozart´s Magic Flute, and also the role of Nuria in Ainadamar by Osvaldo Golijov.

She trained in Basel with Kurt Widmar, and habitually performs in the main European concert halls and festivals, such as the Salzburger Festspiele, the Lucerne Festival or the Bachfest Leipzig, with the conductors Antonini, Bonizzoni, Capuano, Cummings, Currentzis, Equilbey, Fischer, Goodwin, Hengelbrock, Jacobs, Leonhardt, Marriner, Minkowski and Pinnock. She is regularly asked to sing with ensembles such as Accademia del Piacere, Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin, Bach Stiftung St. Gallen, Balthassar Neumann Ensemble, Bayersiche Rundfunk München, Budapest Festival Orchestra, Café Zimmermann, Camerata Köln, Concerto Köln, Il Giardino Armonico, Il Pomo d'Oro, Insula Orchestra, Kammerorchester Basel, Les Musiciens du Louvre, Orchestra of the Eighteenth Century, Stuttgart Kammerorchester and The English Concert.

Her vast discography, which also includes albums for labels such as Harmonia Mundi France and concerts recorded for Canal Mezzo and Arte TV, has been awarded with prizes such as the Orphée d'Or in 2010, for her work on Händel´s German arias with Michael Oman and the Austrian Baroque Company, as well as various prizes in the Echo Classical Music Awards (now known as Opus Klassik Awards) in different categories, such as “Best young artist” in 2009 or the prize for the best opera CD in 2012 for her Telemann record which she made with the Kammerorchester Basel in 2012. In 2020 Nuria has received the OPUS KLASSIK award for "Best Vocal Album Soloist" in the opera category for her album "Muera Cupido" with Fahmi Alqhai and Accademia del Piacere.