ISABEL CAÑADA LUNA , SOPRANO
ECHOES OF SPAIN WORLD TOUR
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Isabel Cañada Luna, originally from Malaga, Spain, was seen to possess a strong aptitude for opera singing at a very young age, and thus, began to pursue a career in such. Aged 7, she began piano studies at the Conservatori Professional de Música i Dansa de les Illes Balears in Palma de Mallorca, Spain, and in 2006 she would start to study voice under the supervision of soprano Joana Llabrés.
Having begun her university studies in 2010 at the same conservatory, Ms. Cañada later transferred to the Escuela Superior de Canto de Madrid, in Spain’s capital, where she studied under distinguished faculty members Virginia Prieto and Aurelio Viribay. Upon completing her voice degree in 2013, she has continued to hone her skills, receiving instruction from soprano Ana María Sánchez.
"Isabel Cañada possesses a full lyric voice with an expressive texture and a grand interpretive ability."
- P. BUJOSA , Opera Actual Nº143.
"Isabel Cañada has a seductive voice"
- P. Estelrich i Massuti.
During her time as an opera singer, Isabel Cañada has had the privilege of performing all over Europe, including dates at the Kontzerthaus Berlin, Berliner Philharmonie - both in Berlin - as well as in other German cities, such as Bremen, Essen, and Dresden. She has also performed in a number of venues throughout Italy and France, even venturing to Moscow.
Ms. Cañada’s career has even taken her beyond the Old World to the Americas, where she performed in Santo Domingo in the Dominican Republic. Being a Spaniard, she has, of course, performed countless times in her native Spain, and has even had the honor of singing before His Majesty King Juan Carlos I and Her Majesty Queen Sofía, then reigning monarchs of the kingdom.
As a soloist, Isabel Cañada has had the privilege of participating in a great number of productions and events:
• In 2012, she was a finalist in the X Certamen de Nuevas Voces Ciudad de Sevilla 2012.
• In 2013, she debuted as Despina in Così fan tutte by W.A. Mozart at the Auditorio de Tenerife
under the direction of maestro Carlo Goldstein and stage direction of Nicola Berloffa.
• In 2013, she would also debut as Duquesa Carolina in the Zarzuela Luisa Fernanda at the Teatre
Principal de Palma under the direction of maestro Luis Remartínez and the stage direction of Pablo
• She performed in Festival Todo Lírica de Santiago de Compostela 2013, presenting the series
“Canciones Gallegas dedicadas a A. Fernández-Cid”.
• In 2014, she formed part of the recuperation of the Zarzuela El Terrible Pérez at the Auditorio de
Cuenca, in Cuenca, Spain, in collaboration with La Fundación Guerrero, under the direction of
Paco Mir and Nacho de Paz.
• In 2015, she was chosen to participate in the Ciclo de Jóvenes Cantantes, organized by the
Asociación de Amigos de la Ópera de Madrid, performing a solo recital in the Spanish capital.
• Also in 2015, she debuted as Gretel in Hänsel & Gretel at the Auditorio de Tenerife under the
direction of maestro Alessandro Palumbo and stage direction of Stefania Panighini.
Così fan tutte (Despina)
Hänsel & Gretel (Gretel)
L’elisir d’amore (Gianetta/Adina)
La bohème (Musetta)
Die Zauberflöte (Papaguena)
Le nozze di Figaro (Contessa)
Noah’s ArkPeer Gynt
Luisa Fernanda (Duquesa Carolina)
Júpiter y Semele (Enarreta)
In addition to working as an opera soloist, Ms. Cañada also lent her voice to the soundtrack of the film Plume by Barry Purves, director of King Kong, and composer Nicolas Martín, thus collaborating with the production company Dark Prince and the Televisión Arte network.
She has also participated in television programs such as El Hormiguero and has worked as a model in advertising campaigns and fashion interviews on account of her voice, physique, and charm.
Following the success of Ms. Cañada’s critically-acclaimed recital Lirica Libera last year, in 2016 she will present a new production. Echoes of Spain will be a journey into the essence of Zarzuela and Spanish song —a resounding of the pieces which originated in the heart of Iberia, yet still echo round the world today, captivating the senses of those who listen to them. Echoes of Spain will be the perfect taste of Spain’s musical tradition of the late 19th and 20th centuries presented in a format for everyone to experience and enjoy.
Ms. Cañada is currently in Dubai preparing her next tour in Asia.