Ainhoa Arteta Says Goodbye To A Signature Role

By Francisco Salazar

Ainhoa Arteta is retiring one of her signature roles.

The soprano announced that her performances on Nov. 23 and 25 of “La Traviata” at the Teatro Cervantes de Malaga would be her final run of the work. The run marked her return to the work, which she had not performed in 20 years. However, she wanted to return to it to give the work, which she considers one of her signatures a proper goodbye.

The soprano performed the work at such prestigious theaters as the Metropolitan Opera and Dutch National Opera, and in such cities as Barcelona, San Sebastián, Cincinnati and Sevilla.

Arteta returns to the Gran Theatre del Liceu for “Madama Butterfly” in January followed by “Don Giovanni” in Mallorca.

She also makes her role debut as Maddalena in “Andrea Chénier” in Seville and sings her first Minnie in “La Fanciulla del West” at the NCPA in Beijing.