Nancy Fabiola Herrera, one of the premiere Carmen‘s in the world for the past 15 years, having performed this role throughout the world’s major houses including the Metropolitan, Tokyo, Covent Garden, München, Dresden, the Bolshoi, Opera Australia, Malaga, Las Palmas, Deutsche Opera Berlin, Arena di Verona, Rome Opera and Los Angeles Opera to name just some, will be performing Mon coeur at this gala concert conducted by Eve Queler.
Nancy had great successes at the Metropolitan Opera this past fall as Herodias in their Salome where “she stole the show with her full voice that cut the orchestra” and as Fenena in their Nabucco. Last spring she was Sara in Roberto Devereux in her debut at the Tchaikovsky concert Hall in Moscow. She had begun the current season with performances of Carmen at the Teatro del Estado de Mexico in October. This had been after concerts at the Teatro Real in Madrid in September, and Scheherazade in Las Palmas just after. La Vida Breve has become a concert staple for Nancy these past 5 years having performed the role of Salud with orchestras around the world.
Just before coming to NY for the gala, she takes her Leonore in La Favorite to Las Palmas, and her La Vida Breve to the San Carlo, Napoli. She is back at the Met for Maddalena later this April.
In addition to her opera engagements, Nancy has a full schedule of orchestral concerts and has performed in the Canary Islands, Oviedo, and Montevideo, Sao Paolo and throughout South America and Spain. She also performed in a gala concert in Costa Rica with Plácido Domingo. She has several recordings of recitals and is the title character in Luisa Fernanda on a DVD recording from Madrid.
A very special person and artist indeed, I welcome one of my truly favorite artists to this Giacomini gala!!!