Lorena Paz Nieto


Spanish soprano Lorena Paz Nieto is a previous winner of the Oxford Song Young Artist Platform, and the Ludmilla Andrews Russian Song Prize.

Lorena’s operatic roles include Morgana in Handel's Alcina, Drusilla, Fortuna and Pallade in Monteverdi’s L’incoronazione di Poppea, Amore in Monteverdi’s Il ritorno d’Ulisse in patria for the Grange Festival, Barbarina in Mozart’s Le Nozze di Figaro, Diane in Offenbach’s Orpheè aus Enfers, Pannochka in Rimsky-Korsakov’s May Night and Cis in Britten’s Albert Herring, Gloria in the UK premier of Duráns’ O Arame, Despina in Così fan tutte for Holloway Opera and Marie in Donizetti’s La fille du Regiment for Jackdaws.

Notable concert performances have included recitals at the Oxford International Song Festival, St John's Smith Square, Aberdeen International Youth Festival, the Llandeilo Festival of Music, and a residency at the Two Moors Festival. Lorena was a Royal Academy of Music/Kohn Foundation Bach Scholar, featuring as a soloist for the Academy’s popular cantata series and part of their prestigious Song Circle. Recent oratorio repertoire includes Handel's Messiah, Rossini's Petite Messe Solennelle, Vivaldi's Gloria, Brahms’ Ein Deutsches Requiem, Tippett's A child of our time, Orff's Carmina Burana and Monteverdi’s Vespers at The Three Choir Festival. 

Lorena is a National Opera Studio alumna, and trained on the opera course at the Royal Academy of Music in London under the tutelage of Philip Doghan and Audrey Hyland, achieving distinction in her Masters and a DipRAM for an outstanding final recital. Before this, she received a BMus (First Class Hons.) from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama.


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