Núria Rial - Tero Saarinen Company

Núria Rial

Soloist (soprano)

Núria Rial studied voice and piano in her native Catalonia and was a member of Kurt Widmer’s class at the Basel Academy of Music. In 2003, she was awarded the “Preis der Helvetia Patria Jeunesse Stiftung” by Pro Europa – for her exceptional achievements as a singer.

Rial has performed at all the leading music festivals in Europe and collaborates with such conductors as Ivan Fischer, Sir John Eliot Gardiner, Paul Goodwin, Trevor Pinnock, Howard Griffiths, Gustav Leonhardt, René Jacobs, Thomas Hengelbrock, Laurence Cummings, Neville Marriner and Teodor Currentzis, as well as notable ensembles, including Concerto Köln, The English Concert, Kammerorchester Basel, Collegium 1704, Il Giardino Armonico, Les Musiciens du Louvre, Elbipolis Barockorchester, Le Cetra Basel and Festival  Strings Lucerne.

She has appeared in important operatic productions in many of Europe’s most prestigious opera houses: Cavalli’s Eliogabalo (Eritea) at the Théâtre de la Monnaie in Brussels under René Jacobs; Monteverdi’s L’Orfeo (Euridice) at the Staatsoper Unter den Linden in Berlin with René Jacobs and at the Grand Théâtre in Geneva with Giovanni Antonini; and Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte (Pamina) at the Theatre Carlo Felice in Genova.

Núria Rial enjoys a vast discography, having recorded for such labels as Harmonia Mundi France. Since 2009, she had an exclusive recording agreement with Sony Classical / BMG Masterworks. Rial has received several prestigious awards for her work. In 2020, Rial won Germany’s most prestigious classical music prize, the Opus Klassik, for the best solo recording of vocals in opera. www.maierartists.de