“Remember the name Conesa. She is young but that voice suggests a major future” – Operawire 20201 – The Daily Telegraph
Cuban American soprano Monica Conesa is making a name for herself in the world of opera. At age 26, Monica made her debut at the Arena di Verona in the title role of Aida under the baton of Maestro Marco Armiliato. This season she appeared in the title role of La Gioconda in the Teatro Filarmonico di Verona, and later returned to the Teatro Filarmonico as Aida. She also performed the title role in Dolores by Thomas Breton at the 2023 Festival Teatro Lirico Espagnol with Oviedo Filarmonica. This past summer she returned to Arena di Verona for the title role in Aida, and performed in concert performances with Maestro Riccardo Muti in Ravenna, Jerash and Pompeii. Future engagements include title role in Bellini’s Norma under the baton of Maestro Muti at the 2023 Ravenna Festival, and her professional US debut as Nedda in I Pagliacci with Seattle Opera.
Ms. Conesa was awarded the first prize in the 2021 Premio Fausto Ricci Competition. Jury Chair Jose Carreras described her having, “an extraordinary, theatrical, and secure voice”. That same year she was awarded first place in the prestigious International Singing Competition “Maria Caniglia” in Sulmona.
In the summer of 2021, Monica studied at the European Music Institute Wien with Maestro Francisco Ariaza, and soon after she performed the role of Santuzza in Cavalleria Rusticana with L’accademia Nationale di Belcanto Italiano in Castelvetro di Modena. She also trained at the International School of the Voice at the Mozarteum in Vienna with Audrey Saint-Gil and currently studies with Mauricio Trejo and Elizabeth de Trejo.