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Luanda Siqueira

Soprano

Luanda Siqueira

Born in Rio de Janeiro, Luanda Siqueira finishes her studies in opera singing at the Conservatory of the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro in 1999. After her meeting with Monique Zanetti at festivals in Brazil, she receives in 2000 a scholarship from the French government for training in Baroque Singing at the CNR of Paris where she wins the prize in 2003 unanimously and with honors. In 2002, Luanda also wins the first prize at the International Singing Baroque Competition at the Castle Chimay, chaired by William Christie. 

From 2003 to 2005, Luanda integrates Les Jeunes Voix du Rhin, the Opera Studio of the Opéra National du Rhin. During these seasons, she interprets a Blummenmädchen, Barbarina, Papagena, Damigella and Polymnia under the direction of Günter Neuhold, Dietfrid Bernet, Emmanuelle Haim and Rinaldo Alessandrini. She often sings as a soloist with Le Parlement de Musique, directed by Martin Gester. 

In 2009, with the Poème Harmonique directed by Vincent Dumestre and Benjamin Lazar, Luanda performs the role of Juno in Cadmus and Hermione by Lully at the Opera Comique and Opéra de Rouen. She also interprets the Strawberrywoman in Porgy and Bess by Gershwin at the Opera de Lyon and at the Edinburgh Festival led by William Eddins and the Compagnie Montalvo-Hervieu. 

With the ensemble Opera Fuoco, directed by David Stern and Jay Bernfeld, Luanda sings the rules of second woman and second witch in Purcell's Dido & Aeneas at the Théâtre des Champs Elysées in Paris and at the Saint Gallen Festival. With Opera Fuoco, Luanda also sings the role of Orasia in the opera Orpheus by Telemann at the Magdeburg Theater and at the Théâtre de Saint Quentin en Yvelines, stage by Jacob Peters-Messer. With the Justiniana Company directed by Charlotte Nessi and Sylvie Leroy, Luanda sings the role of Frasquita for Carmen perfomances in villages of Franche-Comté and Bretagne.

With Opera Fuoco: Mikado - Orpheus - Dido & Aeneas - Educational Activities Mikado - Educational Activities Giulio Cesare - Educational Activities Orpheus - Educational Activities Rita - Masterclass Mikado - Masterclass Opera Baroque - Masterclass Haendel - Masterclass Bel Canto
Sound, photos & videos: Orpheus - Dido & Aeneas - Educational Activities Giulio Cesare - Educational activities Mikado