Soprano & singing teacher

Ana Nebot

She was born in Oviedo, where she graduated in Art History from the University of Oviedo. She completed the Advanced Singing Degree with Ana Luisa Chova at the Conservatorio Superior Joaquín Rodrigo in Valencia, in addition to receiving advice from Edita Gruberova, Robert Expert and Guy Flechter, among others.

She has worked with conductors such as Max Valdés, Max Bragado, Josep Pons, Miguel Ángel Gómez Martínez, Miguel Roa, Eric Hull, Friedrich Heider, Peter Schneider, Víctor Pablo Pérez, Maurizio Benini, Pietro Rizzo, Harry Bicket, Juan Luis Martínez, Miguel Roa, José Ramón Encinar, Antonio Florio, Antonio Ros-Marbá, Massimo Zanetti, Alain Guingal, Iván López Reynoso and Nuno Coelho, among others.

In the oratorio field she has sung at the Palau de la Música and El ́Auditori de Barcelona, Auditorio Nacional, Auditorio Príncipe Felipe de Oviedo, Teatro Jovellanos de Gijón, Auditorio Manuel de Falla de Granada, Palacio de Festivales de Santander, Auditorio de A Coruña, works like Requiem (W. A. Mozart), Coronation Mass (W. A.Mozart), Requiem by Faurè, Misa in tempore belli (J. Haydn), Mass in C m (W. A. Mozart), Stabat Mater (Pergolesi), Carmina Burana (C. Off), A Midsummer Night’s Dream (F. Mendelssohn), Ninth Symphony (L. v. Beethoven), Elijah and Psalm 42 (F. Mendelssohn), Messiah, Ode for Queen Anne’s Birthday and Foundling Hospital Anthem (G. F. Handel), Christmas Oratorio and Magnificat (J. S. Bach). n the field of the recital of Spanish song, chanson and lied, she has offered concerts in the Sala Bulgaria (Sofia), Teato de la Ópera de Montpellier, Semana Musical de Perpignan, Festival de Música Española de León, Ciclo de Cámara del Auditorio de Oviedo, Semana de Música de Cajastur, Amigos de la Ópera Santiago, etc…

Interested in teaching and dissemination of classical music, she teaches singing at the EMMLLA and has presented the television program “Manos a la ópera”.

Pianista, Director de orquesta y correpetidor

Rodrigo de Vera

The Spanish pianist, conductor and co-repetiteur Rodrigo de Vera is currently working as co-repetiteur and vocal coach at the Gran Teatre del Liceu in Barcelona, where he has worked with singers such as Jonas Kaufmann, Javier Camarena, Juan Diego Flórez, Leo Nucci, Joyce DiDonato or Sondra Radvanovsky in productions of Andrea Chénier, Rodelinda, Tristan und Isolde and Werther among others, Leo Nucci, Joyce DiDonato or Sondra Radvanovsky in productions of Andrea Chénier, Rodelinda, Tristan und Isolde and Werther among other titles, under the baton of conductors such as Pinchas Steinberg, Marco Armiliato, Yves Abel and Henrik Nánási.

As a conductor, he has served as assistant conductor to Liceu Music Director Josep Pons in a concert of Mahler’s Symphony No. 2. He has also worked as assistant conductor and choirmaster at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London (GSMD).

An active recitalist, performer and recording artist, he has shared the stage with great singers such as Mariella Devia, Iréne Theorin or Jorge de León, and has performed at venues such as the legendary Wigmore Hall in London, the Gran Teatre del Liceu or the British BBC radio.

During his time at the ENO he worked on Rigoletto, Xerxes, Così fan tutte, Les Pêcheurs de Perles, La fanciulla del West, Peter Grimes (organist), the world premiere of Julian Anderson’s Thebans (synthesizer) and Stephen Sondheim’s Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (organist and keyboardist).

Artististic director & soprano

Ainhoa Garmendia

Ainhoa Garmendia was born in San Sebastian, Spain . She studied accordion and piano at the Music Conservatory of San Sebastien and started her singing studies at the Orfeon Donostiarras Singing School, High School of singing in Madrid (class of Manuel Cid) and at the Universität für Musik in Vienna (class of Helena Lazarska). Prize winner of several national and international singing competitions, she attended the Opera Studio CNIPAL in Marseille from 1999 until 2001.
From 2001 until 2009, she was a soloist at the Leipzig Opera, performing  most important roles from her repertoire.
In 2006, she made her debut at the Glyndebourne Festival Opera (Despina in Così fan tutte). and in the proms of Royal Albert Hall in London. She subsequently performed Servilia (La Clemenza di Tito) and Susanna (Le Nozze di Figaro) at the Liceu in Barcelona, Eurydice (Orphée et Eurydice alongside Juan Diego Flórez) at the Teatro Real Madrid, Susanna at the Vlaamse Opera in Antwerp.

In summer 2009, she did a Triumph jumping at the last moment in the Glyndebourne Festival Opera, where she sung Adina in the Opening night of L’elisir d’amore.

She has taken part in the recordings of Cosi fan tutte at Glyndebourne (DVD for the BBC), Orphée et Eurydice in Madrid (CD for Decca), L’arobre di Diana at the Gran Teatro del Liceo de Barcelona (DVD) and Bihotzeko Amalur (Basque melodies – Elkar)

Ainhoa Garmendia has been nominated «revelation voice of the year 2006» from the Spanish music critics.

In 2014, she founded Opus Lirica and organised more that 16 operas, concerts and several productions for families and schools.