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Ms. Lazo has been heard in several theaters and concert halls in The United States of America (Alice Tully Hall and Stern Auditorium at Carnegie Hall), Italy (The Puccini Festival, Teatro Verdi di Busseto, Teatro Magnani di Fidenza, and Teatro Regio di Parma), Germany (Staatsoper under den Linden, Berlin. Elbphilharmonie, Hamburg) and Austria (Ronacher Theater), Guatemala (National Theater), Nicaragua (Ruben Darío), Costa Rica (Melico Salazar), Panama (Anayanci), In China: National Centre for the Performing Arts NCPA, Century Theater (Beijing), Qintai Concert Hall (WuHan), Sience and Cultural Art Center (Suzhou), Jiansu Centre for the Performing Arts JCPA (Nanjing), Bulgaria (National Radio Hall, Studio 1 in Sofia, and Varna Opera House).

Her operatic appearances include the main roles of  Tosca, Suor Angelica, Ballo in Maschera (Amelia), Forza del destino (Leonora di Vargas) Donna Elvira (Don Giovanni), Fiordiligi (Così fan tutte), Giorgetta (Il Tabarro), Mimì (La Bohème), Liú (Turandot), Santuzza (Cavalleria Rusticana)  She is also the first western soprano singing a leading role in a chinese opera in mandarin, “170 days in Nanjing, The diaries of John Rabe” an opera of Jianping Tang,  playing the role of Minnie Vautrin.

Ms. Lazo participates in the official events for the 150th birthday of Arturo Toscanini, The events organizerd for Renata Tebaldi's 100 years of birth (Tebaldi100), She also collaborates with “The Pavarotti Foundation” and she participates in several concerts, recitals and events for “Festival Verdi” collaborating  also with “Teatro Regio di Parma” in the project "Imparolopera" singing scenes of Ballo in Maschera (Amelia), Nabucco (Abigaille) and Macbeth (Lady Macbeth).

 

Winner of the 2nd. prize in the first edition of "Marmo all'opera" competition in Carrara, Italy the 3rd. Prize on the XXXIII edition of the “Ismaele Voltolini” competition, in Mantova, Italy and the OperaNova prize on the Bologna International Voice Competition. Also, She has been finalist in several international competitions: “Gianluca Ricci”, “Città di Bologna”, “Bellano città degli Artisti”. Ms. Lazo was awarded for her “Historical Execution of Italian Opera” by the "Dante Alighieri Society", The “Artist of the year” award from the "Vicenta Laparra de la Cerda cultural association".

Guatemalan soprano currently based in Parma, Italy. Ms. Lazo began her studies at a young age in Guatemala City. She later moved to Italy to be part of the Puccini Festival young artist program. She was part of the Italian Opera School "Fiorenza Cedolins", she had studied at the “Arrigo Boito” Conservatory in Parma, Italy with the bel canto soprano Lucetta Bizzi, a She has participated in masterclasses and worked privately with Rolando Panerai, Rockwell Blake, Katia Riacciarelli, Raina Kabaivanska, Giovanna Casolla and Aprile Millo. 

 

Repertoire

Nabucco                                  Abigaille

Il Trovatore                    .           Leonora

Simon Boccanegra                     Amelia

Ballo in Maschera                      Amelia

Forza del destino                       Leonora

Aida                                        Aida

Otello                                      Desdemona

Amelia, Ballo in Maschera
"Leonora di Vargas is the Guatemalan-Italian soprano Ana Isabel Lazo, gifted with a lirico-spinto voice, aproaches each page of the score with delicacy and vocal homogeneity, creating a strong character with great emotional impact. Her full and gleaming sound intensifies the spirituality of "La vestizione" scene and adds drama to the beautifully sung “Pace, pace mio Dio”.

Patricia Monteverdi

www.operaclick.com

"The revelation of the evening was Ana Isabel Lazo as Leonora on her debut in the role, with the beauty of her sound even in the pianissimi and with great expressiveness, she was able to fully conquer the audience that gave her a round of applause."

Gazzetta di Parma

Leonora di Vargas, Forza del Destino. Teatro Magnani, Fidenta,  Italia 

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