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Nuria Rial – soprano


Nuria Rial


Nuria Rial's musical education began in Catalonia (where she received the Honour Prize in singing) and the continued her studies at the Music Academy in Basel with Kurt Widmer, being awarded the  advanced Diploma in singing.  

During this time, she received prizes from the Helvetia Patria Jeunesse foundation and from the Pro Europa- European Foundation for Culture.


She has appeared as a soloist with a number of the leading ensembles and orchestras in Europe, including Il Giardino Armonico, Simphonieorchester Basel, Kammerorchester Basel, Orchester des Schola Cantorum Basiliensis,  Zürcher Kammerorchester, Concerto Köln, Camerata Köln, OrpheoBarockorchester, Hungarian Symphony Orchestra, Zürich Chamber Orchestra, Al Ayre Español,  Seville Baroque Orchestra,  Les Cornets Noirs, La Fenice, Arpeggiata, Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin, Les Musiciens du Louvre, among others.She has been conducted by Rene Jacobs, Giovanni Antonini, Paul Goodwin, Pierre Cao, Howard Griffiths,Thomas Hengelbrock, Salvador Mas and Antoni Ros-Marbà. As well concerts in major festivals across Europe, performances have taken her as far afield as Bolivia, Mexico, Cuba and Israel.


Her work in the field of opera has lead to productions at some of the leading Opera-Houses in Europe, including La Monnaie (Brussels), Staatsoper Unter den Linden in Berlin, Theatre des Champes Elisees in Paris and recently the role of Pamina in Mozart's Magic Flute the theatre Carlo Felice in Genoa.


In her discography is important to mention the two CD’s that she has made with the Glossa Label, the first one with the ensemble Orphénica Lyra conducted by the guitar player Jose Miguel Moreno, and a second one (Claros y frescos rios), also with the same musician, which recived excellent review in several important music periodicals, including five stars in Goldberg Magazine.

She has also recorded for Harmonia Mundi France, Alpha, OEHMS Classics, Mirare, Alpha, the radio stations of Radio France, ORF Radio Ö1, Swiss Radio DRS2, the Italian RAI, Radio Nacional de España, Catalunya Musica, Bayerischer Rundfunk, and the TV channels of ARTE and MEZZO.

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