Serena Sáenz in the role of Clarice sings an impressive aria at the beginning of the 3rd Act, in which her warm and - above all, strong - soprano is revealed
Born in 1994, Spanish soprano Serena Sáenz studied singing at the Liceu Conservatoire in Barcelona with Prof. Dolors Aldea and at the Hochschule für Musik ‘Hanns Eisler’ in Berlin with Prof. Anna Korondi.
- Clarice in Il Mondo della Luna by Haydn at the Hochscuhle für Musik ‘Hanns Eisler’, Berlin
- Carmina Burana under Simon Halsey at the Palau de la Música Catalana, Barcelona
- Papagena Die Zauberflöte at the Staatsoper Unter den Linden, Berlin
- Comtesse Adèle Le Comte Ory by Rossini at Teatre Sarrià, Barcelona
- Gretel Hänsel und Gretel, Operakademie JMD Weikersheim
She has also participated in masterclasses with Wolfram Rieger, Montserrat Caballé and Riccardo Frizza. In addition to music, Serena studied ballet and modern dance in her hometown of Barcelona.
In January 2018, Serena was awarded the Mozart Prize and the Accademia Chigiana di Siena Prize at the Viñas International Singing Contest in Barcelona. Other awards have included the International Gesangswettbewerb ‘Ferruccio Tagliavini’ in Austria and the Concours International de Chant in Mâcon, France.
Serena’s recent appearances have included Gretel Hänsel und Gretel at the Opernakademie Wiekersheim; Alice Le Comte Ory and Chiara Il Conte di Marsico, both at the Rossini in Wildbad Festival, as well as a belcanto recital; Susanna Le Nozze di Figaro in concert form with the Orfeó Catalá; Adina L’elisir d’amore and La Comtesse Adéle Il Comte Ory, both at the Teatro Sarrià, Barcelona.
Engagements in the 17/18 season include Papagena Die Zauberflöte at the Staatsoper Berlin; Clarice in Haydn Il Mondo della Luna at the ‘Hans Eisler’ Conservatory and Isabella in L’ingano felice by Rossini at the Teatro Sarrià in Barcelona. She will also appear as soprano soloist in Carmina Burana at the Palau de la Música Catalana under Simon Halsey.
At the beginning of the 18/19 season, Serena will join the Young Artists Programme of the Staatsoper Berlin. Roles will include Taumännchen Hänsel und Gretel; Papagena Die Zauberflöte; Lauretta Betrothal in a Monastery, and other roles such as Dienerin 1/Kinderstimme 1 Die Frau ohne Schatten and Eine Hirtin Hippolyte et Aricie. As part of the programme, Serena will give two recitals at the Apollo-Saal, Berlin.