Lucía Martín-Cartón

Current as of May 2023

Lucía Martín-Cartón was born in Valladolid (Spain), where she studied violin and singing. She graduated from the Conservatorio Superior de Música ‘Joaquín Rodrigo’ in Valencia, and went on to win the first prize in the Ancient and Baroque Repertoire category at the Renata Tebaldi Competition.

She has appeared as Zerlina (Don Giovanni) in Milan and Florence under Simone Toni, as Irène in Campra’s Les Fêtes vénitiennes at the Festival Dans les Jardins under William Christie, and as Novia in Sebastián Durón’s La guerra de los gigantes and Siringa in Durón’s El imposible mayor en amor, le vence Amor at the Teatro de la Zarzuela in Madrid under Leonardo García Alarcón, in a production by Gustavo Tambascio.

Other appearances include Aragne in Draghi’s El Prometeo at the Opéra de Dijon conducted by Alarcón and directed by Tambascio; Musica and Olimpia in Rossi’s Il palazzo incantato conducted by Alarcón and directed by Fabrice Murgia at the opera houses of Dijon, Nancy and Versailles; Nymph of the Seine, Afflicted Woman and Shade in Lully’s Alceste at the Festival de Beaune and the Opéra royal du château de Versailles under Christophe Rousset; Soprano Solo in Purcell’s The Fairy Queen at L’Auditori de Barcelona under Jordi Savall; Musica and Euridice (L’Orfeo) with Le Concert des Nations in Leipzig and the title role in Stradella’s La Susanna at Brooklyn Academy of Music and Washington’s John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. Other operatic roles include Pamina (Die Zauberflöte), Amore in Gluck’s Orfeo ed Euridice and Venus in John Blow’s Venus and Adonis.

Recent opera appearances include Morgana (Alcina) in Damiano Michieletto’s production at the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino conducted by Gianluca Capuano, and Teofane (Ottone) at the Handel Festival in Karlsruhe directed by Carlos Wagner and conducted by Carlo Ipata.

Her oratorio repertory includes Bach’s Magnificat and Cantatas BWV 8, 10, 51, 61 and 114, Mozart’s Requiem and Exsultate, jubilate, Haydn’s Nelson Mass, Schubert’s Mass in G major, Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater, Orff’s Carmina Burana and Monteverdi’s Vespro della Beata Vergine. She has sung Abra in Vivaldi’s Juditha Triumphans under Savall in Paris, Salzburg and Verona, and on a recording for AliaVox. In 2017 she toured Australia singing Handel’s Messiah with the Australian Brandenburg Orchestra under Paul Dyer.

She has appeared as Misaele and Superbia in Falvetti’s Il Nabucco and as La Natura Humana and Aria in Falvetti’s ll diluvio universale with Cappella Mediterranea at venues including the Opéra de Lille, the Chapelle royale de Versailles and the Amsterdam Concertgebouw.

Lucía Martín-Cartón appears on recordings for Warner Classics, Brilliant, Ricercar, Harmonia mundi and Aparté, and has also participated in live recordings for Radio France, Radio Clásica, Catalunya Música and Musiq’3 in Belgium.

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