“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 is making her debut at L’Arena di Verona this summer in the title role of Aida under the direction of Maestro Marco Armiliato. This fall, she will also appear in the title role of La Gioconda in the Teatro Filarmonico di Verona. Ms. Conesa was awarded the first prize in the 2021 Premio Fausto Ricci Competition. That same year she also placed first 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 in the International School of the Voice at the Mozarteum in Vienna with Maestro Audrey Saint-Gil. Currently, Monica continues her studies with the International School of Voice under the tutelage of Maestros Mauricio Trejo and Elizabeth de Trejo. Future plans include a return to the role of Aida in 2023 and her debut in the role of Leonora in La Forza del Destino.