María José Montiel

María José Montiel kicks off the new season in Spain and Mexico

María José Montiel

August 2017

-The diva from Madrid will begin the season with a tour of concerts around Spain, to then make her way to Mexico 


July 2017

María José Montiel’s career spans more than two decades which have been lavishly filled with opera repertoire as well as symphonic music and recitals.  In the last season her performances of Mahler’s symphonies were some of the highlights.  She is passionate about the composer and performed his work alongside the Balearic Symphony, the Bilbao Orkestra Sinfonikoa and the Malaga Philharmonic; she also sang Cinco canciones negras by Montsalvatge alongside the Community of Madrid Orchestra; and made a debut with Chausson’s Poème de l'amour et de la mer with the Seville Real Orquesta Sinfónica.  To these performances we can add her undisputed triumphs as the emblematic title role in Bizet’s Carmen at the Florida Grand Opera (Miami, USA), at the San Sebastian Kursaal and at the Cordoba Gran Teatro; her flawless version of María Moliner, by Antoni Parera, at the Majorca Teatro Principal – which won the prize for the best Female Rol and Best opera production of the year–; and the recitals that she gave at the Real Academia de Bellas Artes de San Fernando in Madrid, accompanied on the piano by Miquel Estelrich and at the Teatro de La Maestranza in Seville with Rubén Fernández Aguirre on the piano.

After some well-deserved weeks of rest, the winner of the 2015 National Music Prize of Spain will set to work for the new season.  She will be performing Montsalvatge’s Cinco canciones negras on 10th September with the Soria Symphonic Youth Orchestra conducted by Borja Quintas at the Soria Musical Autumn Festival; on the 14th September she will give an operatic concert with the Region of Murcia Symphony with its principal conductor, Virginia Martínez, at the helm; on the 7th October she will participate in the Torrelodones  V Great Concert Cycle  in a recital with Miquel Estelrich on the piano; and by November she will be returning to Mexico, this time to sing the role of Charlotte in Massenet’s Werther, (on the 10th and 12th) at the Nuevo León Opera in Monterrey, where opera goers witnessed her acclaimed debut as Dalila in Saint-Säens’ Samson et Dalila two years ago.

Poème de l'amour et de la mer (Chausson)


“The main course of the concert was the piece by Chausson, which Axelrod imprinted with his Wagnerian patina which suits it so well and to which María José Montiel adapted herself admirably, with ideal density, power, colour and expressivity for the music in which she shone, especially in the darkest and most dramatic parts.”

Diario de Sevilla

Symphony N. 3 (Mahler)

“The roundness of the concert was achieved with the participation of María José Montiel; undoubtedly a winning selection: and the Spanish mezzo-soprano, each time she sang, found the perfect tone for the music. This does not only apply to her great vocal technique, her affinity to the repertoire and clear diction, but also to her presence and communication with the audience, which allowed her to fill the stage beyond its capacity. If the emotion of her participation in the fourth movement had already won over the audience with her outstanding performance, it was in the fifth when the singer displayed her exquisite shading in the extreme dynamics of Es sungen drei Engel”.

Ópera Actual

    • 2017: November 10, 12
    • Werther
    • María José Montiel - Charlotte (Werther)

      Teatro de La Ciudad

      Orquesta Sinfónica de la UANL - Dir. Guido M. Guida - Conarte

      10 y 12 de Noviembre

Aldeas Infantiles
María José Montiel © 2017 - Fidelio Artist