Serena Perez (1991) is a recent graduate from the Dutch National Opera Academy under the mentorship of Maria Riccarda Wesseling and Paul Mcnamara. She completed her Bachelor studies at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam with Sasja Hunnego and Jan Paul Grijpink, graduating with cum laude Distinction.
Future operatic roles include Giunone from Händel’s Agrippina at Maestranza Theatre in Sevilla, and Mamma Lucia from Mascagni’s Cavalleria Rusticana at Schouwburg in Utrecht and Sesto from Mozart’s la Clemenza di Tito with the DNOA, this time as guest artist.
With the Dutch National Opera Academy Serena performed the role of Radamisto in Händel’s Radamisto in the 2019/2020 season. She has also performed the roles of Bianca in Britten’s The Rape of Lucretia, Despina in Mozart’s Così fan Tutte and Berthe in Weir’s Blond Eckbert.
Previous roles also include La Speranza in Monteverdi’s Orfeo, La Badessa in Puccini’s Suor Angelica, 2nd Witch in Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas and Acis in the Baroque Zarzuela Acis and Galatea by Literes.
On the concert stage, Serena has performed diverse repertoire across the Netherlands, Spain, Portugal and France. Her extensive concert repertoire includes Duruflé’s Requiem, Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater, Bach’s Matthew Passion, Mozart’s Requiem, Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 and Saints-Saëns’ Weinachtsoratorium.
Serena has performed in masterclasses with Margreet Honig, Ira Siff, Johanette Zomer, Floris Visser, Pietro Spagnoli and Paula Murrihy amongst others. She also enjoys working on lieder repertoire with pianist Raquel Garzas. Serena was the Third Prize winner in the 2018 Luis Mariano International Singing Contest.
Since 2019, Serena is represented by Artists Bcn, Concha Alhambra and mainly works with vocal teacher Sasja Hunnego.
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