Artist Of The Week: Marina Monzó

Spanish Soprano Brings New Role To Las Palmas

By Francisco Salazar

This month Marina Monzó returns to the Opera de las Palmas for the first time since 2017 when she made her debut. Back in 2017, the 25-year-old soprano made her debut in the role of Sophie in “Werther” and was just beginning her career. She had just won a number of competitions and was slowly beginning to make a name for herself in Spain as well as in Italy with her work at the Rossini Academy.

Two years later a lot has changed as she has performed in some of the leading opera houses in the world including the Teatro Real, Royal Opera House Muscat, Rossini Opera Festival, and Teatro San Carlo di Napoli, among others. Today, Monzó is one of the most promising young artists of her generation.

Now she returns to Las Palmas in the leading role of Despina in “Così Fan Tutte.” It will mark her role debut and her second Mozart opera this season. Earlier she was in Beijing for a production of “Don Giovanni,” where she performed Zerlina to critical acclaim.

Critics have raved about Monzó stating “the soprano has a beautiful timbre and great phrasing that combines expressive singing with great acting.” With these qualities, Monzó is likely to be a delightful Despina and one to look out for.

For those not in Spain, the soprano will travel to the Welsh National Opera, the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, Bilbao, and return to Beijing.


While the soprano has no commercial recordings there are numerous performances that have been recorded.

Here is a look at the soprano in “Il Viaggio a Reims.”

And here she is performing alongside Juan Diego Florez.

And take a look at the soprano performing “La Sonnambula.”