Leonor Amaral

Coloratura soprano


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Portuguese soprano, Leonor Amaral, is a versatile concert and opera singer.

While Leonor was studying she already gathered an extensive opera repertoire that reaches from Händel to Bizet. In 2013 she made her debut at the Theater Lübeck with roles such as Gretchen in Wildschütz and Mi in Das Land des Lächelns. Afterwards she participated in the Opera Festival Gut Immling with roles such as Armida in Händel’s Rinaldo and Frasquita in Bizet’s Carmen. After her studies she was part of the ensemble at the Theater Nordhausen, where she sang (i.a.) Musetta in La Bohème, Marie in Zar und Zimmermann and Adele in Die Fledermaus. Internationally recognized, Leonor also sang the role of Clorinda in Rossini’s La Cenerentola in the Schloss Hallwyl summer festival in Switzerland.

In 2018 Leonor Amaral joined the ensemble of the Theater Erfurt where she successfully made her Debut as Zerlina in Auber’s Fra Diavolo, Norina in Don Pasquale and the Queen of the Night. In the current season she’ll sing, among other roles, Madame Herz in Mozart’s Der Schauspieldirektor. In 2021/22 she will make her debut as Susanna in Le Nozze die Figaro and Olympia in Offenbach’s Les contes d’Hoffmann.

The coloratura soprano was semifinalist in the established singing competition Neue Stimmen of the Bertelsmann Foundation and finalist in the famous Cesti- Competition for baroque opera. She has performed with orchestras such as the Württembergische Kammerorchester, the Georgisches Kammerorchester Ingolstadt, the Argovia Philharmonics and the Nordwestdeutsche Philharmonie (NWD).

Leonor also feels at home with Musical repertoire. She sang concerts with the Musikkorps der Bundeswehr in concert halls like the Kölner Philharmonie and the beautiful Historische Stadthalle Wuppertal. She made her debut in the Concertgebouw Amsterdam with the NWD and in 2019 she recorded a crossover with the WDR Funkhausorchester. In 2019 she went on a concert tour in the Netherlands with the North Netherlands Symphony Orchestra.

When it comes to contemporary music, she had the honor to sing the piece Hommage a T.S. Eliot for the composer Sofia Gubaidulina. In 2017 she debut at the Wuppertaler Bühnen with the opera Der Aschemond oder The Fairy Queen by Helmut Oehring and in 2019 she performed in Steve Reich’s video opera Three Tales in the Theater Erfurt.

In the baroque scene she already worked with ensembles like the Pera Ensemble, with whom she sang a concert at the concert hall Gasteig in munich and she sang Purcell’s Fairy Queen in the Monforthaus in Austria with the Concerto Stella Matutina.

She started her opera studies in 2009 in Cologne with Christoph Prégardien, finishing her bachelors in Düsseldorf with Konrad Jarnot. She did her masters in Lübeck with Caroline Stein followed by an Excellence Program in Düsseldorf with Anja Paulus. She is currently coached by Roberta Cunningham. Leonor Amaral has a Bachelor in management.