Spanish mezzo-soprano Nancy Fabiola Herrera entrances audiences and critics around the world.
She enjoyed many great successes on 2018, including the releases of two new recording. She appeared in concert at the Barbican Center with the London BBC as Rosario in Granado´s Goyescas, recorded by Harmonia Mundi, and also appeared in concert with the Manchester BBC as Salud in Falla's La vida breve, recorded by Chandos. She received the Opera Actual Magazine 2018 Lifetime Career Achievement Award. She also made her debut at Teatro Colón in Buenos Aires as Isabella in L´Italiana in Algeri.
Other concert appearances included Rossini´s Stabat Mater in Malaga, the Verdi Requiem at Palma de Mallorca´s Cathedral, a concert at Tchaikovsky Hall in Moscow with Alexis Soriano, Mahler´s 3rd Symphony with the OSSODRE in Uruguay, a concert tour with the Valencia Soloists Septet, and the Verdi Requiem in San Sebastián and Guadalajara (Mexico) conducted by Plácido Domingo. She also performs recitals at Palau de la Musica de Valencia, and with soprano Ainhoa Arteta at the Benicassim Festival. Another successful debut was as Bernarda in Miguel Ortega's La casa de Bernarda Alba at Madrid's Teatro de la Zarzuela, conducted by the composer.
Carmen is undoubtedly Ms. Herrera´s signature role. Her hypnotic portrayal has been seen at the Metropolitan Opera, Covent Garden, Bolshoi Theater in Moscow, New National Theater in Tokyo, Deutsche Oper Berlin, Munich's Bavarian State Opera, Baths of Caracalla in Rome, Dresden Semperoper, Masada Festival, Israeli Opera, LA Opera (where she received the Plácido Domingo Award for her performance of this role), Teatro Bellas Artes in México, and other Spanish theaters such as Sabadell Opera, Teatro Villamarta in Jerez, San Sebastian, Teatro Pérez Galdós in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Santander and Lyric Opera of A Coruña among others. In summer 2009 she opened the season at the Arena di Verona as Carmen and was honored to perform Act IV of the opera with Plácido Domingo in his 40th anniversary gala there.
Her one-woman show Gitanas has been seen in Madrid´s Teatro de La Zarzuela and Teatro Pérez Galdós of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. In this show Ms. Herrera becomes immersed in the charm and passion of the gypsy universe, interpreting some of the most fascinating characters in the world of opera, zarzuela and the symphonic repertoire.
Her most recent and future engagements include her Houston Grand Opera debut as Paula in Florencia en el Amazonas, El Gato Montés at LA Opera with Placido Domingo, Guilietta in The Tales of Hoffmann at the National Theater in Beijing, and Dalila in Samson et Dalila at Teatro de la Maestranza in Seville, among others. (NancyFabiolaHerrera.com)