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Photograph: Marine Cessat-Bégler
Adriana González

Winner of First Prize and the Zarzuela Prize at the Operalia Competition 2019, acclaimed for her fine lyrical voice and outstanding musicality, the young soprano Adriana González is one of the most promising singers of her generation.

Born in Guatemala in 1991, Adriana González won the New Upcoming Artist Award presented by the Hemeroteca Nacional de Guatemala. She studied at the Universidad del Valle de Guatemala, graduating in 2012 with a Bachelor of Arts degree.


Immediately after graduation, she made her debut in the roles of Susanna, Fiordiligi, Gretel, and Euridyce in her homeland. As a member of the Atelier Lyrique de l’Opéra national de Paris, she sang roles such as Zerlina and Despina. On completing the Atelier Lyrique program, Adriana won the 2017 Prix Lyrique at the Cercle Carpeaux for her outstanding development as an artist. During the 2017–2018 season, she was a member of the Zurich Opera’s International Opera Studio.

She has won several prizes in international competitions: Third Prize at the “Veronica Dunne International Singing Competition” in Ireland, First Prize at the “Otto Edelmann Singing Competition” in Vienna, the Oper Burg Gars Prize, Second Prize and Public Choice Prize at the “Francisco Viñas International Singing Contest” at the Liceu Barcelona, as well as the Prize of the Teatro Real in Madrid, the Associació d’Amics de l’Òpera Prize in Sabadell Prize, and the Internationale OpernWerkstatt Prize. 

Recent engagements have taken her to Oper Burg Gars in Austria, to the Gran Teatro Liceu in Barcelona, Palais Garnier and the Opéra Bastille in Paris, the Beaune Festival, and the Zurich Opera. She has celebrated great successes above all as Micaela at the Geneva Opera, as Liu at the Toulon Opera, as the Contessa at the Nancy Opera House, and as Corinna at the Gran Teatro Liceu in Barcelona.

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