Artist Of The Week: Davinia Rodríguez

Spanish Soprano To Debut Her Dream Role In Torino

By Francisco Salazar
(Credit: © 国家大剧院National Centre for the Performing Arts

Davinia Rodríguez is one of Spain’s most acclaimed and beloved sopranos. She has sung in every major Spanish theater and around the world and has performed a range of repertoire that stretches from the great Bel Canto operas to the dramatic early Verdi roles, including her acclaimed Lady Macbeth.

This week Rodríguez is set to take on her third Puccini role, debuting as “Tosca.”

The soprano headlines the second cast of the famed Puccini work in a new production by Mario Pontiggia. Rodríguez has called the role a “dream” and told OperaWire a few years ago that she wanted to sing it but “I have to be patient and be cautious because I want to be singing for a long time. But I know it will come.”

In a recent interview, she also noted that “Tosca” has some of the greatest music in the operatic repertoire so she is happy to take on the challenge.

This production will mark her return to the Teatro Regio di Torino, where she last performed during the 2017-18 season in the role of Nedda in “Pagliacci.”

“Tosca” is the first of two major role debuts this season for the soprano who hails from Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. Rodríguez will headline the LA Opera’s “Roberto Devereux” alongside Ramon Vargas which will be her house debut; she will also showcase the role at the Teatro Massimo di Palermo. Finally, the soprano will also debut Imogene in Bellini’s rarely performed “Il Pirata” at the Teatro Real.


For those not familiar with Rodríguez’s voice, the soprano has a recording of “Medea in Corinto” by Giovanni Simone Mayr from the Festival Valle d’Itra.

Here is a clip of the soprano singing an acclaimed Lad Macbeth alongside Plácido Domingo.

And here she is performing from Verdi’s ‘I Due Foscari.”




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