Marifé Nogales

Mezzo Soprano
Marifé Nogales

Born in Andoaín (Guipúzcoa), Marifé studied singing at a higher-education level at Musikene (Centro Superior de música del País Vasco), with Maite Arruabarrena, Alejandro Zabala, Ana María Sanchez and Maciej Pikulski among others. She has taken several advanced courses in voice and repertoire with prestigious teachers such as Ana Luisa Chova, Isabel Rey, Enrique Viana, Rubén Fernández Aguirre, Itziar Barredo, Ricardo Visus…

She performed in prominent festivals like that of la Quincena Musical de Donostia, Festival Internacional de Granada and Festival de Música de Peralada and in the seasons of Teatro Real, Gran Teatre del Liceu, Teatro Nacional São Carlos de Lisboa, Ópera de Oviedo, Teatro de la Maestranza, Teatro Arriaga, Teatro de la Zarzuela, ABAO and Teatros del Canal, under the baton of important conductors, including Patrick Fournillier, Marco Armiliato, Michele Mariotti, Teodor Currentzis, Alberto Zedda, Ottavio Dantone, Pietro Rizzo, Lionel Bringuier, Vasily Petrenko, Miquel Ortega, Pedro Halffter, Jesús López Cobos and Friedrich Haider,  among others. 

She performed Le nozze di Figaro (Cherubino) at the Palacio Euskalduna under the direction of Emilio Sagi and Eduardo López Banzo, La Traviata (Flora), Rigoletto (Magdalena), Die Zauberflöte (the second Lady), Don Giovanni (Zerlina) in the Luis Mariano opera season in Irun, Il Viaggio a Reims (Magdalena) at the Teatro Arriaga directed by Emilio Sagi and Alberto Zedda, Giulio Cesare (Nireno) in ABAO, Macbeth (Lady-in-waiting) at the Teatro Campoamor, the premier of the opera La casa de Bernarda Alba de Miquel Ortega in Santander and Peralada. She debuted at the Teatro Real in the opera L´italiana in Algeri under the baton of Jesús López Cobos and Joan Font, and she has also sung in the premiere of L´isola disabitata de Manuel García directed by Emilio Sagi and Rubén Fernandez Aguirre in the Teatro Arriaga and at the Teatro de la Maestranza, Carmen (Mercedes) at the Auditorio Baluarte of Pamplona, Mirentxu by Guridi at the Teatro Arriaga under the direction of Emilio Sagi and David Jiménez Carreras, Parsifal, conducted by Vasily Petrenko, in Santiago de Compostela, Il Trovatore at the Teatro Campoamor, L´italiana in Algeri at the Palacio Euskalduna, Carmen (Mercedes) with the Orquesta Sinfónica de Castilla and León, El Gato Montés at Teatro de la Zarzuela, Teatro Campoamor and at the Teatro de la Maestranza, the 25th anniversary concert of the re-inauguration of the Teatro Arriaga, Die Zauberflöte (Papagena) at Escorial and in the Quincena Musical Donostiarra, Macbeth at the Teatro Real, Thais at the Teatro de la Maestranza, Un Cuartito Lírico at the Teatro Arriaga, La forza del destino at ABAO, El Gato Montés in Lisbon, Il Viaggio a Reims at the Teatro Nacional São Carlos, El diablo en el poder at Teatro de la Zarzuela. She has also taken part in a zarzuela gala at the Teatro Arriaga, a concert at the International Festival of Santander with the Orquesta de Bilbao, Carmen at  Teatro de la Zarzuela, La Traviata at the Teatro Real, Carmen in Mahón and L’isola disabitata at Los Teatros del Canal. She has also had important roles in the zarzuelas Luisa Fernanda and La Dolorosa at the Teatro Victoria Eugenia of San Sebastián.

Her oratorio and concert performances include Requiem by Mozart, Gloria by Vivaldi, Oratorio de Noël by Saint-Saëns at Bilbao's Palacio Euskalduna, Bach's St. Matthew Passion at the Auditorio Príncipe Felipe of Oviedo, with Friedrich Haider conducting, Betulia Liberata by Gaetano Pugnani and Stabat Mater by Pergolesi at the Festival Terras Sem Sombra (Portugal) and the Coronation Mass by Mozart with the Orquesta de Euskadi. She also recorded the opera Otello by Verdi (Emilia) under the direction Friedrich Haider.

Her last performances include Manon Lescaut and Il Barbiere di Siviglia as part of the ABAO season; Un avvertimento ai gelosi and Adriana Lecouvreur at the Teatro de la Maestranza; Le cinesi and Los Elementos at the Fundación Juan March; Carmen at the Kursaal in San Sebastián with Opus Lírica; Thaïs in a concert version at Gran Teatre del Liceu, Teatro Real and at the Festival de Peralada; La Cenerentola in San Sebastián; Madama Butterfly and Dead Man Walking at  the Teatro Real de Madrid; La casa de Bernarda Alba at Teatro de la Zarzuela; a concert with the Orquesta de Córdoba with St. Matthew Passion; Otello at Teatro Cervantes in Málaga; Madama Butterfly (Suzuki) at Teatro Villamarta in Jerez; a concert with Mozart’s  Requiem organized by Teatro Real at the Catedral de Burgos and La ópera de cuatro notas within the frame of Quincena Musical Donostiarra. This season she will sing  El Caserío and Mirentxu at Teatro de la Zarzuela and Die Walküre and La Traviata at the Teatro Real.

Date Last Edited: 28/10/2019
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