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The Chilean born soprano Marcela de Loa was trained to be a singer at the music school of Universidad de Chile in Santiago and later in Germany at the Stuttgart Musikhochschule.

From 1989 to 1993 she sang as a member of the Staatsoper Stuttgart ensemble. She then started performing as a guest singer in renowned international opera and concert houses, so in Berlin, Rio de Janeiro, Toulon, Toulouse, Strassburg, Stuttgart, Hanover, Essen, Erfurt, Liège, Athens, Valladolid, Malaga, Madrid, Moscow, Washington DC, Lisbon, and Santiago de Chile.

She has performed under prominent conductors and with distinguished soloists and orchestras.
Her current repertoire reaches from the baroque to Italian verismo and comprises parts like Handel's Alcina, Mozart's Countess Almaviva, Donna Anna and Vitellia, Verdi’s Violetta (La Traviata), Leonora (Il Trovatore) and Elisabetta de Valois, Puccini's Tosca or Strauss's Chrysothemis (Elektra).
In her career Marcela de Loa has been awarded the Gulbenkian Foundation prize, the first prize at the International Singing Contest at Rio de Janeiro, two consecutive prizes from the Organization of American States as well as the prize of the Chilean music critics in 2005.

 

She has performed at the Wiener Festwochen and the Schwetzinger Festspiele in the Drei Einakter by Ernst Krenek, at the Massachusetts International Festival of Arts as Handel's Alcina, at the Savonlinna opera festival in Fulgor y muerte de Joaquin Murieta by the Chilean composer Sergio Ortega, at the Schlossfestspiele in Schwerin (Germany) as Leonora in Verdis Trovatore, and at the Schleswig-Holstein music festival performing together with 12 cellists of the Berlin Philharmonic orchestra.
She has also performed as a soloist singer at numerous important concerts throughout Europe.

She has participated at several cd-recordings with the orchestra of the German Südwestfunk Rundfunkorchester (Queen of the Night), the Württembergisches Staatsorchester Stuttgart (Manuel de Falla's El sombrero de tres picos) as well as at a dvd-recording of Fulgor y muerte de Joaquin Murieta by Sergio Ortega.