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Ángeles Blancas Gulín, Spanish artist with an extensive career, both nationally and internationally consolidated. is a dramatic soprano currently specialised in the 20th Century repertoire of composers as R. Strauss, Wagner, Janáček, Berg, Reimann, Rhim, Schönberg, and Messiaen.
In the terrain of symphonic and chamber music she has also been prodigal. Her repertoire covers from Brahms, Schumman, Mahler, Debussy, and Ravel to Messiaen, Vaughan Williams, Richard Strauss, Sibelius, Dutilleux or Kurt Weill.
She has worked with renowned conductors like Antonio Pappano, Fabio Luisi, Philippe Auguin, Juraj Valčuha, Lothar Zagroseck, Nello Santi, Marco Armiliato, Rafael Frübeck de Burgos, Alberto Zedda, Álvaro Albiach, Carlos Aragón, Josep Vicent, and stage directors like Graham Vick, Robert Carsen, Andrea Breth, David Poutney, Calixto Bieito or Emilio Sagi.
Ángeles Blancas has performed in some of the most important theatres, among them are ROH Covent Garden (Londres), Opernhaus Zürich, Gran Teatre del Liceu (Barcelona), Teatro Real (Madrid), La Monnaie (Bruselas), Ópera de Washington, Carnegie Hall (New York), Fenice di Venezia, Hannover Staatsoper, Teatro Massimo de Palermo, Ópera de Marsella, San Carlo de Nápoles, Santa Cecilia y Ópera de Roma, Teatro Regio de Turín, Teatro Comunale de Bologna, Ópera de Montecarlo y el Teatro Colón de Buenos Aires and many others.
Among her latest performances we find the rol of The Mother in Dallapiccola’s Il Prigioniero with the London Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of Antonio Pappano. With Cardiff’s WNO she has played the role of Emilia Marty in Janáček’s opera Vec Makropulos, under the musical direction of Tomáš Hanus and stage direction by Olivia Fuchs, achieving great success from critics and audiences. The role of Kostelnička in Janáček's opera Jenůfa at the Teatro de la Maestranza in Seville, and the role of Lucía in Battistelli’s Il Teorema di Pasolini at the Deutsche Oper Berlin.
Future projects include Aribert Reimann’s Lear at Teatro Real of Madrid. Rusalka (performing the role of Rusalka) at Teatro de Tenerife. Renata in Prokofiev’s Fiery Angel at Teatro Petruzzelli in Bari. And the role of Katerina Izmáilova in Shostakovich’s Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk in the opening of season 24/25 at the Gran Teatre del Liceu in Barcelona.