Nerea Berraondo is native of Pamplona, Spain. She has performed principal opera roles such as Adrastro and Creusa in Demofonte (Gluck) at Theatre an der Wien in Vienna; Lucio in Catone in Utica (Vivaldi) at Theatre des Champs Elysees in Paris; Mallika in Lakmé at Teatro Municipal in Santiago de Chile; La Messaggiera in Monteverdi’s L’Orfeo at Teatro Real in Madrid; Arminda in Selva Encanada de Amor (Sebastian Duron) at L’Auditori in Barcelona; Flora Bervoix in La Traviata in Pamplona (Spain); Doña Munia in the world premiere of the opera Un puente para el camino by Italian composer Giulio Genovese; Contessa di Ceprano and Giovanna in Rigoletto at Baluarte in Pamplona; Marco Antonio in Marc’Antonio e Cleopatra by J. A. Hasse in Bantierra in Zaragoza; Romeo in I Capuleti e i Montecchi (Bellini); Fulbio in Tito Manlio by Vivaldi in Auditorio Nacional in Madrid and Centro Cultural de Belem in Lisboa.
Ms. Berraondo has worked with conductors such as Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos, Maximiano Valdes, Juanjo Mena, Alan Curtis, Marco Guidarini, Tito Munoz, Eric Jacobsen, José Antonio Montaño, Ernst Martínez Izquierdo, José Miguel Pérez-Sierra, and Yaron Traub.
Additional highlights include symphonic repertoire performances with violinist Gidon Kremer at the Spanish premiere of Styx by Gija Kantschelli; Mendelssohn’s Elijah at the Palacio Euskalduna with Juanjo Mena; El Amor Brujo by Falla at the Arts Club in London; Chichester Psalms by Bernstein at Palau de la Musica with Yaron Traub in Valencia; and La vida breve by Falla in Baluarte. She has been guest soloist with Orquesta Sinfónica de Valencia, The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, The Great Bridgeport Symphony, Orquesta Sinfónica de Bilbao, Orquesta Sinfónica de Bizkaia, and Orquesta Sinfónica de Navarra.
Ms. Berraondo has worked with early music conductors and orchestras including Eduardo López Banzo, Rinaldo Alessandrini, Alan Curtis, Marcelo di Lisa, Josetxu Obregón, Marian Rosa Montagut. Recently she has recorded Biagio Marini’s vocal music with her ensemble Aldatu on the Arsis recording label and Demofonte by Gluck with il Complesso Barocco conducted by Alan Curtis.
Ms. Berraondo has won international prizes and competitions including Juventudes Musicales de España and Julián Gayarre International Singing Competition. In 2012 she was bestowed a Merit Award by the Centro Nacional de Difusión Musical (CNDM). She has had the honor of performing at the opening recital of the CNDM season to an audience of three thousand with Eduardo López Banzo. She shared that season with soloists Ceclia Bartoli and Jordi Savall. Ms.
Berraondo has also offered comparable solo recitals in London, Madrid, Barcelona, and Valencia.