Biography

    Praised for her “emphatic performance and glowing vocalization” (Die deutsche Bühne) and “great dramatic and vocal work” (Ópera Actual), catalan mezzo-soprano Anna Alàs i Jové recently made international critically acclaimed main roles debuts in the world premiere "Unter dem Gletscher" and the belcantist “I Capuleti e i Montecchi”, aswell as her rendition as Cherubino, all at the Linz Opera; also her recent opera recording “Alba eterna” (Sony Classical) has been praised by spanish critics.

Among her upcoming performances, her debuts at the renowned Quincena Musical de San Sebastián (Spain) in Donizetti's "La fille du régiment", at the Leipzig Opera in Wagner's "Rienzi" and at the Cologne Opera in the leading role of Rossini's "La Cenerentola" stand out.

 

​   During her Singing training Alàs i Jové opted for a multi-faceted approach that would lead her to perform operatic, symphonic and chamber repertoire from Renassaince until The Romantic, even contemporary creations. Thus, while attending the "Hans Eisler" Musikhochschule in Berlin she received artistic guidance from KS Prof. Brigitte Fassbaender, Anneliese Fried, Wolfram Rieger, KS Prof. Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, KS Bernarda Fink, KS Prof. Thomas Quasthoff, KS Thomas Hampson and Cornelius L. Reid, Emma Kirkby, Andrew King, Al Ayre Español, Andrea Marchiol, Raphael Alpermann, Mireia Pintó and María González.
 

   She was awarded with the 1st Prize at the Singing Competition Joan Massià 2005, the 2nd Prize at the P.A. Cesti Singing Competition for Baroque Opera 2010, the 2nd Prize at the International Competition for the Art Song Stuttgart 2010 next to the pianist Alexander Fleischer. She also received scholarships from the Humboldt Foundation, the Caja Madrid (Spain) and the DAAD.

 

   She performed tens of roles including Romeo ("I Capuleti e i Montecchi"), Rosina ("Il barbiere di Siviglia"), Donna Elvira ("Don Giovanni"), Cherubino ("Le nozze di Figaro"), Annio ("La Clemenza di Tito"), Dritte Dame ("Die Zauberflöte"), Diana ("La Calisto"), Siébel ("Faust"), L'enfant ("L'enfant et les sortilèges"), Dido ("Dido and Aeneas"), Kater ("Der gestiefelte Kater"), Simplicius ("Simplicius Simplicissimus") , Rita ("Rita"), Lola ("Cavalleria Rusticana"), Tebaldo ("Don Carlo"), Proserpina and La Messaggiera ("L'Orfeo"), Volpino ("Lo Speziale"), Clarisse ("L'amour des trois oranges") and Armelinde ("Cendrillon") on several stages, such as, i.a., the Staatsoper Unter den Linden in Berlin, Staatstheater Wiesbaden, Staatstheater Nürnberg, Landestheater Linz, Theater Heidelberg, the Winteroper Potsdam, the Ludwigsburger Schlossfestspiele, Gran Teatre del Liceu, Teatro Real (Madrid), Auditorio Nacional, Palacio de la Ópera La Coruña, Ópera de Oviedo, Teatre Principal de Palma de Mallorca, next to inspiring artists such as Susan Graham, Roberto Alagna, Linda Watson, Barbara Frittoli, Marc Minkowski, Thomas Hengelbrock, Markus Poschner, Konrad Junghanel, Corrado Rovaris, David Afkham, Diego Martin-Etxebarria, Achim Freyer, Robert Carsen, La Fura dels Baus, Joan Anton Rechi, Lindsay Kemp or David McVicar.

 

    Due to her commitment to young composers she took part on many operas and song cycles premieres, but soon she also aroused the interest of the Baroque scene where she performed next to the Belgian Baroque Orchestra Ghent, Collegium 1704, Musica Florea, La Chimera, Vespres d'Arnadí, Ensemble Daimonion, Orquesta Barroca de Sevilla, Academia 1750, among others, at the Innsbrucker Festwochen der Alten Musik, Musikfestspiele Potsdam, Davos Festival, Music Bridge Prague-Dresden, WDR 3 Concerto Discreto, Teatro Arriaga, Festival de Música Antiga dels Pirineus, Festival Intl de Torroella de Montgrí and the Festival Castell de Peralada.

   Within her work as a soloist, she has acquired a broad concert repertoire, which led her to the Berliner Philarmonie, Ópera National de Bordeaux, Heidelberger Frühling, Hirschberger Liedfest, Würzburg Lied Festival, the Berliner Konzerthaus, Glinka Hall (St. Petersburg), Palau de la Música Catalana, L'Auditori (Barcelona) or the Schubertíada de Vilabertran, where she appeared alongside pianists as Wolfram Rieger or Alexander Fleischer, and the Staatskapelle Weimar, Orquestra Simfònica de Barcelona, Orquesta Sinfónica de Gran Canaria, Sinfonieorchester Berlin, Staatskapelle Berlin, the Bruckner Orchester Linz, the Nürnberg Philharmonic, the Brandenburg Philharmonic, the Orquesta Nacional de España, the Orquesta Sinfónica de Galicia, the Filarmónica de Oviedo, among others.

   ​She also participated in radio and television recordings for Bayerischer Rundfunk, DeutschlandRadio, COM Radio, Catalunya Música, the International TV Channel from Portugal or RNE Radio Clásica, as well as several recordings for Editorial L'Avenç (Folklore National Award 2012), Discmedi (Best Classical Album 2015 Enderrock Critics Award, Ficta Edicions, Seed Music, Naxos Records and Sony Classical.
 

Updated May 2022

 

OPERA (* performed on stage)

BATTISTELLI Prova d'orchestra (1º Trombone*)
BELLINI         I Capuleti e i Montecchi (Romeo*)

BERLIOZ        Benvenuto Cellini (Ascanio)
CAVALLI        La Calisto (Diana*)
M.A. CHARPENTIER  Actéon (Junon)
CILÉA             Adriana Lecouvreur (Dangeville *)
CUI                 Der gestiefelte Kater (Kater*)

DEMESTRES L'eclipsi (Clàudia*)
DONIZETTI    Rita  (Rita *)
DONIZETTI    La fille du régiment (La Marchise)
FALLA            La vida breve (Salud)
GLUCK           Iphigénie en Tauride (Sacerdotesse*)
GOUNOD        Faust (Siebel*)
GUINOVART   Alba eterna (Celsa*)
HAENDEL      Jepthta (Storgè *)
HAYDN           Lo speziale (Volpino*)
HARTMANN   Des Simplicius Simplicissimus Jugend (Simplicius *)
JANACEK       Tagebuch eines Verschollenen (Woman III*, Woman I)

MAGRANÉ      Diàlegs de Tirant e Carmesina (Plaerdemavida * , Viuda Reposada *)
MASCAGNI     Cavalleria rusticana (Lola *)
MONTEVERDI  L'Orfeo (Messaggiera * / Proserpina *)
MOZART         Don Giovanni (Donna Elvira *)

MOZART         Le Nozze di Figaro (Cherubino *)

MOZART         La Clemenza di Tito (Annio *)
MOZART         Die Zauberflöte (3. Dame *)
MORERA         La Santa Espina (Rosa Vera/Dardell*)
MORERA        La viola d'or (Clareta*)

OBST              Unter dem Gletscher (Vebi*)
PROKOFIEV    Die Liebe zu den drei Orangen (Clarisse*)
PURCELL       Dido and Aeneas (Dido*)
RAVEL            L'enfant et les sortilèges (Enfant*)
ROSSINI         Il Barbiere di Siviglia (Rosina*, Berta)
BONFILL/GARCIA/MAGRANÉ/RUMBAU     Dido reloaded (Belinda, Witch) *
SPINOFF COLLECTIVE   Go, Aeneas, go! (Europe) *
SERRA           Tempesta esvaïda (Clara*)

STRAUSS       Der Rosenkavalier (Adelige Weise*)

STRAUSS       Elektra (2. Magd*)
VIARDOT        Cendrillon (Armelinde*)
VERDI             La Traviata (Flora*)
VERDI             Don Carlo (Tebaldo*)
WAGNER        Lohengrin (Edelknabe*) 

WAGNER        Rienzi (Friedensbote*)
WAGNER        Götterdämmerung (Wellgunde*, Flosshilde*)
WAGNER        Die Walküre (Grimgerde*)

CONCERT  (* performed on stage)

J.S. BACH  Magnificat D dur, Johannespassion *, Matthäuspassion *, Cantatas BWV 11*, BWV 34*, BWV 37*, BWV 42*, BWV 43*, BWV 85*, BWV 108*, BWV 170*
L. van BEETHOVEN 9. Sinfonie *
A. VIVALDI Gloria *,  Stabat Mater
J. HAYDN  Nikolausmesse *, Nelsonmesse *, Paukenmesse *
G. F. HAENDEL Messiah *, Jephtha *, Brockes Passion *
J. HASSE Sant'Elena al Calvario *
G. MAHLER   Symphony No. 4 *, Symphony No. 2 *
F. MENDELSSOHN   Paulus *, Elias *
MONTEVERDI Madrigali:  Se languidi miei sguardi *, Lamento d'Arianna *, Ohimè dov'è il mio ben *, Chiome d'oro *, Lidia spina del mio core *, Ohimè ch'io cado *, Si dolce è il tormento *

W. A. MOZART   Requiem*, Grosse Messe C moll, "Ch'io mi scordi di te" *

P. CASALS   El Pessebre *
G. B. PERGOLESI   Stabat Mater *
F. SCHUBERT  Messe Nº 4 in C, D  452 *
J. BRAHMS  Altrhapsodie *
C. SAINT-SÄENS   Oratorium de Noël * (mezzo & alto), Mass Num 4 *

ART SONG

MOZART, C. y R. SCHUMANN, SCHUBERT, ZEMLINSKY, A. y G. MAHLER, BRAHMS, KORNGOLD, STRAUSS, WOLF, LISZT, BEETHOVEN, SHOSTAKOVICH, DVORAK, DEBUSSY, FAURÉ, MESSIAEN, VAUGHAN WILLIAMS, BACHELET, SCHÖNBERG, GRANADOS, TOLDRÀ, MOMPOU, MONTSALVATGE, de FALLA, RODRIGO, BLANCAFORT, ELGAR, BRITTEN, CIVIL, GARCÉS, MASSIÀ, RIHM, BRIDGE, HEAD, FABREGAS, BROTONS, TIMON, CASANELLES, GARCÍA OLALLA, GARCÍA TOMÁS, ÁLVAREZ, MAGRANÉ...

Updated May 2022