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Ana Quintans

After completing her studies of sculpture in 1998, Ana Quintans went to study singing at the Conservatory of Lisbon with José Manuel Araujo. Later she undertook further study with Claire Renard at the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation and with Jill Feldman, Mercè Obiol, Sarah Walker, Ketil Haugsand, Tom Krause, Verena Wachter, Chiara Banchini, Graham Johnson, Elisabete Matos, and Ameral Gunson. Between 2002 and 2004 Ana Quintans attended the OPERAPLUS Summer School in Belgium where she won the Vera Rozna Scholarship Award (2003) and the Temple Square Concert Award (2004). In 2005/2006 she graduated from the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation and studied at the Flanders Opera Studio in Gent.

Ana Quintans

Her operatic repertoire encompasses Amore (L’Incoronazione di Poppea), Argie (Les Paladins), Belinda and Second Witch in Dido and Aeneas, Atalante (Serse), Pamina, First Lady and First Boy in Die Zauberflöte, Lisetta in Il mondo della Luna (Avondano), Scoiattolo in Il scoiattolo in gamba (Nino Rota), and Lion and Bird in The Fables (Ned Rorem). She has worked with stage directors such as Jorge Listopad, Paula Ribeiro, Bernard Sobel, Carlos Wagner, Erica Guimararães, Frederique Dussene, and Deborah Warner.

Among the conductors she has worked with count William Christie, Alvaro Pinto, Michel Corboz, Cesario Costa, Pietro Rizzo, Marcos Magalhães and Joao Paulo Santos. Performances have led her to famous concert halls, operatic houses, and festivals such as Opéra de Lyon, Festival Musicatlantico, Festival Culturel Européen de Rouen, Wiener Festwochen, Teatro Sao Luiz, Festival Ambronay, Teatro Lethes, Centro Cultural de Belém, the Flanders Opera, Festival de Musique Ancienne de Lyon, Leighton House Museum, Auditorium Stravinsky, Fundacao Calouste Gulbenkian, and Cité de la Musique.

Engagements in the recent seasons have included a tour with Dido and Aeneas with Les Arts Florissants, the role of Drusilla in L’Incoronazione di Poppea at Teatro Real and Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, Clizia in Händel’s Teseo at Théâtre des Champs Elysées, Mendelssohn’s Lobgesang with the RTVE Orchestra in Madrid, and various recitals.

In the coming seasons she will sing Dalinda in Ariodante with Il complesso barocco in Bucarest and Turin; she will  partake in a production of Cavalli’s L’Egisto with Le Poème Harmonique at the Opéra Comique and Opéra Rouen, and in a revival of Dido and Aeneas at the Opéra Comique; she will sing the role of Jonathas in Charpentier’s David et Jonathas at amongst others the festival of Aix-en-Provence, Théâtre de Caen, and the BAM in New York. She will also make her debut at Glyndebourne in Rameau’s Hippolyte et Aricie.

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