Spanish soprano Sabina Puértolas made her Royal Opera debut in 2013 as Lisette (La rondine) and has since returned to sing Despina (Così fan tutte).
Puértolas studied at the Pamplona Conservatory, the Fondazione Accademia Chigiana, Siena, and the Accademia Verdiana, Busseto. Her many awards include the Zarzuela Prize in Operalia (2003). She made her professional debut in 2001, performing Oscar (Un ballo in maschera) for La Scala, Milan. Opera engagements since include Musetta (La bohème) for Arena di Verona, Gilda (Rigoletto) for Angers-Nantes Opéra and in Santiago de Chilé, Lucia di Lammermoor and Poppea (L’incoronazione di Poppea) in Oviedo, Gilade (Farnace) and Leocasta (Giustino) for Théâtre des Champs-Élysées, Minerva (Il ritorno d’Ulisse in patria) for Theater an der Wien, Drusilla (L’incoronazione di Poppea) and Fiorilla (Il turco in Italia) in Toulouse and for Theater an der Wien, Morgana (Alcina) for La Monnaie, Brussels, and Dutch National Opera, Zerlina (Don Giovanni) for Dutch National Opera, Lisa (La sonnambula), Marie (La Fille du Régiment) and Despina for Liceu, Barcelona, Princesse Eudoxie (La Juive) for Opéra de Lyon and Rodelinda for Teatro Real, Madrid.
Concert engagements include Handel’s Messiah with Ensemble Matheus and Jean-Christophe Spinosi, Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater and Haydn’s The Creation with Christophe Rousset, Gounod’s Messe solennelle de Sainte Cécile with the RTVE Symphony Orchestra and Jesús López Cobos, Bach’s Magnificat with the Asturias Symphony Orchestra and Dalinda (Ariodante) with Il Complesso Barocco and Alan Curtis on European tour and recorded for Virgin Classics.