Ana Isabel Lazo  Soprano
 
  BIOGRAPHY  

 

“...soprano Ana Isabel Lazo…, with her dusky lower range and gleaming high notes, had earlier channeled her alluring voice into a haunting, anguished performance of "The Lament of the Yellow River" from Xian Jinghai’s Yellow River Cantata.”
Seen and Heard International, Rick Perdian

Ana Isabel Lazo gained international recognition after her interpretation of MINNIE VAUTRIN in the world premiere of “170 days in Nanking, the diaries of John Rabe” at the Nanjing Opera, being the first western opera singer performing a main role on a Chinese opera. After a Chinese tour, this role took her to make her debut at the Berlin Staatsoper unter den Linden, at the Elbphilharmonie and in Vienna (Ronacher Theater).
Earlier this season, the young soprano had an equal success with her AMELIA in Un ballo in maschera at the Teatro Regio di Parma.

Ana Isabel 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. Currently, she studies with the soprano Fiorenza Cedolins, and at the “Arrigo Boito” Conservatory in Parma. She participated in master classes and worked with Rolando Panerai, Rockwell Blake, Katia Riacciarelli, Raina Kabaivanska. In 2017 she won the 3rd. Price on the XXXIII edition of the “Ismaele Voltolini” competition. She was finalist in several international competitions including the “Gianluca Ricci” (2011), “Città di Bologna” (2012), the “Ottavio Ziino” (2013), the “Bellano città degli Artisti” (2017) and the “Bologna International Voice Competition” (2018). The young artist appeared in several international performances : as DONNA ELVIRA, MIMI and DESDEMONA at the National Theater in Guatemala, as LIU in “Turandot” at the Teatro Melico Salazar in Costa Rica, as MINNIE VAUTRIN at the National Centre for the Performing Arts NCPA (Beijing), Qintai Concert Hall (WuHan), Sience and Cultural Art Center (Suzhou) and Jiansu Centre for the Performing Arts JCPA (Nanjing) in China. She sang Italian Gala concerts at the National Opera of Bulgaria and at the Varna Opera House, The United States of America (Alice Tully Hall and Stern Auditorium at Carnegie Hall) and was ANGELICA in Puccini’s “Suor Angelica” at the Puccini Festival Torre del Lago. She also portrayed FLORIA TOSCA at the Teatro Pacini di Prescia and AMELIA in “Simone Boccanegra”, LEONORE in ”Il Trovatore” or AMELIA in “Ballo in Maschera” at the Teatro Regio di Parma in Italy.

Ana Isabel Lazo active concert activities has taken her to sing Verdi Requiem in Nicaragua, to take part in 2017 in the Gala for 150th anniversary of Arturo Toscanini,. She sang concerts with “The Pavarotti Foundation” and recitals within the “Festival Verdi 2017” at the “Teatro Regio di Parma”. Her celebrated debuts at the Carnegie Hall New York and at the Lincoln Center New York with “The Yellow River Cantata” by Xiang Xinghai and the world premiere of “Exodus” by Ernestine Rodgers Robinson are particularly worth mentioning.

“...while soprano Ana Isabel Lazo captured the heartbreak in “Lament of the Yellow River” with perfection”.
New York Concert Review, Jeffrey Williams

Ana Isabel Lazo will start the 19/20 season as AMELIA in ” Ballo in Maschera” at the Teatro Verdi in Busseto.

 

 
 
 
REVIEWS
 
Melico Salazar Theatre – Turandot- LIU
"Vocally, Guatemalan soprano Ana Isabel Lazo brought down the house with her moving personification of Liu, the faithful slave. Firm emission, clear high notes, smoothness in her middle notes and a colorful timbre made Lazo stand out, and the audience acknowledged it through the standing ovation at the final curtain call."
Diario La Nación. Andrés Sáenz. Costa Rica, February 2009.
(Turandont, Melico Salazar Theathre, Costa Rica)
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Teatro Pacini Pescia - TOSCA
"…A beautiful and stunning Tosca, intimidates at the beginning because of her beauty and stage presence. An aggressive Tosca, sometimes loving, sometimes wicked, sings a “Vissi d’arte” travelling over the notes of the score full of traps with bewitching ease. The final duet with Cavaradossi is a master piece, and the audience bursts in applause…"
Diario Il Cittadino. Dario Bellandi. Italy, June 2013.
(Tosca, Teatro Pacini, Pescia, Italy)
New York Concert – Yello River Cantata – Carnegie Hall - USA
"...while soprano Ana Isabel Lazo captured the heartbreak in “Lament of the Yellow River” with perfection."
New York Concert Review
www.nyconcertreview.com
"... with soprano Ana Isabel Lazo in "Udiste? Come albeggi" from Verdi’s Il Trovatore. Lazo, with her dusky lower range and gleaming high notes, had earlier channeled her alluring voice into a haunting, anguished performance of "The Lament of the Yellow River" from Xian Jinghai’s Yellow River Cantata."
Seen and Heard International, Rick Perdian, November 2016
Auditorium ddel Carmine Parma – Cosi fan Tutte - FIORDILIGI
"... Ana Isabel Lazo, is Fiordiligi, one of the hardest Mozart roles; she was the best of the show, because of her vocal maturity, using her full voice, pianissimi and coloratura without problems. Her character is always present, between strength, passion and melancholia. The voice results always homogeneous and full of overtones."
No Crime Only Art, Dalila Cardinali, June 2017 Borgo Felino 22, 43121 Parma
www.nocrimeonlyart.com