Virginia studied voice and piano at the Conservatorio de Música de Morón and completed the opera singing programme at Buenos Aires’ Instituto Superior de Arte del Teatro Colón, working with Nora Cardai, Virginia Dacal, Lucía Boero, Esteban Collado, Bruno D’Astoli, Susana Frangi, Reinaldo Censabella and Ernesto Mastronardi. She pursued advanced studies at Madrid's Escuela Superior de Música Reina Sofía, with Tom Krause and Manuel Cid, in vocal technique and with Madalit Lamazares in repertoire. She has also taken master classes with Sarah Walker and Teresa Berganza (at the Escuela Superior de Música Reina Sofia) and Magda Olivero (Teatro Real of Madrid).
She took first prize at the Young Singers Competition (1999) organised by the Teatro La Sala de San Telmo (Buenos Aires); she was a finalist at the Hans Gabor Belvedere contest in Vienna, in the specialty of Operetta (2000); first prize in the "soprano" category of the Fifth International Competition "Maria Callas" –new Verdian voices– held in Parma (Italy) in October of 2000, with a jury comprised of prestigious figures in the opera world such as Magda Olivero, Raina Kavaibanska, Fedora Barbieri and Maestro Nicola Rescinio, among others; first prize for female voice at the 20th edition of the International Singing Competition of Logroño (April 2002); the special prize awarded by the jury of critics and the special prize awarded by the "Cultores de la Música" jury, at the Città di Alcamo International Singing Competition in Alcamo (Sicily) in May 2002; first prize at the Francisco Alonso International Singing Contest in Madrid (2003); third prize at the Jaume Aragall International Singing Contest in Sabadell (2004); second prize at the First Tomás Bretón Contest in Salamanca (2005); third prize and audience prize at the First Renata Tebaldi International Voice Competition in San Marino (2005); third prize and also prize for Best Performance of Chinese Art Songs at the Third International Singing Contest in Ningbo, China (2005).
She made her debut in the Teatro Colón at age 17, performing, with the Coral Femenino de San Justo and under the direction of Maestro R. Saccente, A Ceremony of Carols by Britten. Since then she has performed in countless works, including Die Fledermaus (Extracts) conducted by Maestro Richard Edlinger at the Teatro Colón; Don Giovanni (Donna Anna), under the musical direction of Maestro Antonio María Russo and with stage direction by Ana D’Anna, in a Juventus Lyrica production at the Teatro Avenida of Buenos Aires; in another performance of the same work at the Teatro Auditorium of Mar del Plata, this time under the baton of Maestro Emiliano Greizerstein; also for Juventus Lyrica she interpreted Gianni Schicchi (Ciesca); Die Fledermaus (Rosalinde) at the Teatro Avenida, conducted by Maestro Carlos Callejas and staged directed by Constantino Juri; Carmen (Micaela) at the Teatro Avenida, at the Teatro Colón, at the Auditorio de Tenerife in a production of the Glyndebourne Festival and in Venice; L`enfant et les sortileges (the Princess) at the Teatro Avenida of Buenos Aires under the direction of Maestro A. M. Russo and with stage direction by Ana D’Anna; in a concert performance of Turandot (Liu) at the Teatro Avenida and in Bologna; Madama Butterfly (Cio Cio San) in Brescia, Como, Mantova, Vigevano, Pavia and Cremona, with the Orchestra I Pomerigi Musicali, musical direction by Luciano Acocella and stage direction by Hiroki Ihara, at the Teatro Principal of Alicante and also in Mexico; a concert of Oratorio with fragments of The Creation by Haydn and Elijah by Mendelsonn at the Duomo de Monreale (Palermo); a Christmas concert at the Teatro Politeama (Palermo) with the Orchestra Sinfonica Siciliana, conducted by Maestro Alberto Veronesi; the Festa Mozartiana concert at the Teatro Argentina (Rome) with Maestro Rolando Nicolosi at the piano; world premiere of Poetry by Puccini by Franco Mannino, with the Orchestra Sinfonica Siciliana, conducted by the composer, at the Teatro Politeama of Palermo; the staged oratorio L’ho tradito, with text by Pierto Rammaca, music by Giovanni Angileri, stage direction by Francesco Teriaca and musical direction by Lidio Florulli, performed with the Orchestra da Camera di Palermo at the Teatro Politeama; War Réquiem (Britten), with the chorus of the Teatro Massimo di Catania "V. Bellini" and the Orchestra Sinfonica Siciliana conducted by Maestro Alberto Veronesi at the Teatro Politeama; a concert at the Teatro Monumental of Madrid, with the Orquesta de Radio Televisión Española, under the direction of Gloria Ramos; several concerts at the Auditorio Nacional (Madrid), one of them with the SONY cello octet of the Escuela de Musica Reina Sofía; La Bohème (Musetta) with the tenor Ramón Vargas, at the Puccini Festival of Torre del Lago (Italy); the title role in Manon at the Teatro Colón; the 54th Festival of Music and Dance of Granada and the Festival of Music of Brussels; La Bohème (Mimi) at the Teatro Real of Madrid, under the direction of Maestro David Giménez Carreras and at the Palacio de Moncloa (Madrid); Gianni Schicchi (Lauretta) in Tenerife in the Glyndebourne production; a recital at the Auditorio “Alfredo Kraus” of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria; La Traviata (Violetta) at the National Opera House of Tallin, Estonia; Il Tabarro (Giorgetta) in Menorca; a concert for the Sociedad Filarmónica de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria; Les pecheurs de perles (Leila) in Trieste alongside the tenor Celso Albelo, in Tallin and in the Teatro Filarmonico di Verona; Le petite messe solonnelle by Rossini in Mallorca; Don Giovanni (Donna Anna) at the Teatro Colón; Die Zauberflöte (first Lady) at the Teatro Colón of Buenos Aires; she debuted as Suor Angelica (with stage direction by Stefano Poda) and as Amelia in Simon Boccanegra in the 2011 season of the Teatro Colón of Buenos Aires, to great acclaim by critics and audiences; Norma, in the title role, at the Estonian National Opera, Tallin; Le petite messe solonnelle by Rossini (Mallorca); a concert in Pamplona with Celso Albelo and Verdi's Requiem (Villagarcía de Arosa). Her recent engagements include La Tempranica at the Teatro de la Zarzuela, Adriana Lecouvreur at the Teatro Avenida de Buenos Aires and Cavalleria Rusticana / Pagliacci at the Teatro Cervantes, in Málaga.
Among her presentations as oratorio soloist are Requiem by Mozart, performed in San Isidro, Magnificat by Vivaldi, at the Teatro Municipal of San Nicolás, Te Deum by Bruckner at the Auditorio de Belgrano of Argentina with that country's Orquesta Sinfónica Nacional, directed by P.I. Calderón. She also interpreted the Soprano II part of Mozart's Mass in C Major with the Orquesta del Principado de Asturias, with Maestro Max Valdes conducting.
Her vast repertoire also includes: The Creation (Haydn), Requiem (Mozart), Magnificat (Vivaldi), Magnificat (Bach), Ninth Symphony (Beethoven), and roles such as: Violetta (La Traviata), Margarita (Faust), Pamina (Die Zauberflöte) Fiordiligi (Cosí fan tutte), Woglinde (Das Rheingold), Lauretta (Gianni Schicchi), Liu (Turandot), Donna Anna and Donna Elvira (Don Giovanni), Rosalinde (Der Fledermaus), Giulietta and Antonia (Les Contes d'Hoffmann), Thaïs and Amelia (Simone Boccanegra).
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Recital con Celso Albelo y Juan Francisco Parra. Teatro Gayarre 2013
"Es una soprano lírica, con capacidad en la zona aguda y una voz consistente, mostrando recursos técnicos sobrados . [...] cuando llegó a la canción del sauce de Otello ya había entrado en harina, realizando una interpretación muy matizada de la que es, para quien esto firma, la mejor aria del corpus verdiano." Diario de Navarra
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