Of Love for singing.
Of Love for singing.
Arantxa Armentia studied in her hometown of Madrid at the Real Conservatorio Superior de Música piano with Julián López Gimeno and Marisa Villalba, singing with Pedro Lavirgen. She continued her studies with Maria Venuti at the Musikhochschule Karlsruhe.
Her first teaching experiences were at the music school San Juan Bautista in Madrid, founded by her together with some colleagues, where she gave piano lessons and primary musical education for children. While still a student at the Musikhochschule Karlsruhe she already worked as assistant for her teacher Prof. Maria Venuti. From 2010 to 2012 she ran lessons in musical interpretation for students of Yonsei University in Seoul, South Korea, who studied at Staatsoper Hannover every year for 3 weeks. In August 2013 she held a masterclass in singing as part of the summer lectures at the Escuela de Musica Matisse in San Lorenzo de Escorial close to Madrid. In October 2013 she taught at Yonsei University in Seoul, South Korea. Since September 2014 she has been a singing teacher at the music school “Alfred Wagner” in Suhl, Thüringen.
From 1999 to 2006, she was a member of the ensemble of Landestheater Linz in Austria, where she sang, among other roles, Antonia (The Tales of Hoffmann), Mimì (La Bohème), Fiordiligi (Così fan tutte), Nedda (I Pagliacci), Rusalka, Marie (The Bartered Bride) and Marguerite (Faust). From 2006 to 2012 she was member of the ensemble of Staatsoper Hannover, where she sang again Antonia, Fiordiligi and Mimì, along with Liù (Turandot), Micaëla (Carmen), Agaue (The Bassarids by Hans Werner Henze), Elettra (Idomeneo), Contessa (Le nozze di Figaro), Freia (The Rhinegold), Helmwige (The Valkyrie), Fata Morgana (The Love for the Three Oranges), Desdemona (Otello) and Alice (Falstaff).
In guest engagements she has appeared at the Teatro Real Madrid, Oper Frankfurt, the opera houses in Mannheim, Weimar and Maribor (Slowenia), Theater Nürnberg, as well as the opera houses in Kassel, Karlsruhe and Hamburg. In June 2003, Arantxa Armentia won the Eberhardt Waechter Award at the Vienna State Opera for her interpretation of the role of Nedda in I Pagliacci at Landestheater Linz. In January 2006 she made her debut at the Vienna State Opera as Helmwige in The Valkyrie.
In April 2014 she rounded out her advanced pedagogical education with the certificate of the German Association of Singing Teachers (BDG). In courses and workshops she focuses on music pedagogy questions and issues in the field of popular music. As an active member of the BDG and the Asociación Española de Profesores de Canto (AEPC), she participates regularly in symposia and educational events.
In her atelier “LALA” in Berlin, Arantxa Armentia teaches beginners and interested laymen, as well as students preparing for university entrance examinations. Together she and the Spanish pianist Teresa Vilaplana form the duo “AMA LUR” (“mother earth” in Basque) which is dedicated to exploring Lieder in their many diverse styles.
G. Bizet: Carmen (Micaela)
A. Dvorak: Rusalka (Rusalka)
C. Gounod: Faust (Marguerite)
H.W. Henze: Die Bassariden (Agaue)
R. Leoncavallo: Pagliacci (Nedda)
W.A. Mozart: Così fan tutte (Fiordiligi)
W.A. Mozart: Le Nozze di Figaro (Contessa)
W.A. Mozart: Idomeneo (Elettra)
G. Puccini: Bohème (Mimì)
G. Puccini: Turandot (Liù)
G. Puccini: Il Trittico (Georgette)
S. Prokofjew: Die Liebe zu den drei Orangen (Fata Morgana)
B. Smetana: Die verkaufte Braut (Marie)
R. Strauss: Elektra (4 Magd)
R. Strauss: Die Ägyptische Helena (1 Dienerin von Aithra)
P. Tschaikowsky: Eugen Onegin (Tatjana)
G. Verdi: Otello (Desdemona)
G. Verdi: Falstaff (Alice)
R. Wagner: Die Walküre (Helmwige)
R. Wagner: Rheingold (Freia)
R. Wagner: Götterdämmerung (Gutrune)
F. Poulenc: La Voix Humaine
J.S. Bach: Magnificat – Weihnachtsoratorium – Erschallet ihr Lieder BWV 172 – Nun komm der Heiden Heiland BWV 61
L.v.Beethoven: Neunte Symphonie op.125
Alban Berg: Sieben frühe Lieder, Orchesterfassung
J. Brahms: Ein deutsches Requiem
A. Bruckner: Te Deum – f-Moll-Messe
Antonio Casimir Cartellieri: Gioas, Re di Giuda
Pablo Casals: El pesebre
Gabriel Fauré: Requiem
Ch. Gounod: Cäcilienmesse
G.F. Händel: Der Messias (dt./engl.)
E.T.A. Hoffmann: Miserere (CD-Einspielung bei Koch Schwann)
G. Mahler: Sinfonie Nr. 8 – 3. Sopran – Sinfonie Nr. 4
F. Mendelssohn Bartholdy Paulus – Elias – Ein Sommernachtstraum – 95. Psalm, op. 46 – Sinfonie Nr. 2 “Lobgesang”
W.A. Mozart: Krönungsmesse KV 317 – Requiem – c-Moll-Messe – Missa brevis G-Dur KV 46 – Exultate jubilate KV 165 (158a)
Giovanni Battista Pergolesi: Stabat mater
G. Rossini: Petite messe solenelle
F. Schubert: Salve Regina D 223
R. Schumann: Szenen aus Goethes “Faust” (Sorge/Martha)
Jan Dismas Zelenka: Missa dei Patri
Manuel de Falla: El Paño Moruno
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