Chile: Marcela González

Marcela González from Chile

Last updated: 22 June 2011

Born 1986

BBC Cardiff Singer of the World competitor

Marcela González was born in Santiago de Chile, and her early teachers were Waldo Aránguiz Thompson and Myriam Matus.

She performed as member of a choir and as soloist in concerts and festivals at a national level. Marcela studied clarinet at the University of Chile and lyrical interpretation with teacher Carmen Luisa Letelier and pianist Alfredo Saavedra, and has been awarded an annual scholarship by the Corporación de Amigos del Teatro Municipal de Santiago since 2009.

In early 2010 Marcela attended classes with Bruno Pola in Cali, Colombia, where she performed as soloist in Carmina Burana.. In July the same year she made her debut in the Teatro Municipal de Santiago as Oberto in Handel's Alcina and in September she represented Chile at the Competizione dell'Opera in Dresden.

Marcela is currently developing her repertoire with teacher Hilda Cabezas- Gräbner. Her repertoire includes Susanna Le nozze di Figaro, Adina L'elixir d'amore, Norina Don Pasquale, Oscar Un ballo in maschera, Adele Die Fledermaus and Musetta La bohème. In July this year she will perform in the Teatro Municipal de Santiago as Xenia Boris Godunov.

In her free time, Marcela likes to play sports, read, go to the opera, watch movies and spend time with her family and friends.

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