Yolanda Soares

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Yolanda Soares
Yolanda Soares 2008.jpg
Yolanda Soares in 2008
Background information
Origin Lisbon, Portugal
Genres Classical crossover, operatic pop, fado
Occupation(s) Singer, artistic director, lyricist
Instruments Vocals, piano
Years active 1996–present
Labels Universal Music Portugal, By The Music
Website http://www.yolandasoares.com

Yolanda Soares is a Portuguese soprano singer, songwriter and "crossover" solo artist.[1] Soares' performances are operatic productions which blend pop arrangements and classical vocals, most notably fado.[2]

Early life and career[edit]

Soares was born in Lisbon, the daughter of Fernando and Mila Soares. She credits her parents for her background in traditional fado and dance.[3] Soares entered the "Conservatorio Nacional de Lisboa" (Lisbon's National Conservatory) to study ballet, but soon changed to singing.

In 2007 Soares released her first album, entitled Music Box - Fado em Concerto. For the CD, she was nominated as Musical Newcomer of the Year (Revelação do Ano) at the 2007 Portuguese Golden Globe awards.[4] Soares released her second album, Metamorphosis, in 2010.[5][6]



  1. ^ - Yolanda Sores Archived 9 June 2010 at the Wayback Machine., Universal Music Group - Portugal, UniversalMusic.pt, retrieved 18 May 2010
  2. ^ * Festival dos Oceanos - Yolanda Soares aproxima o fado do flamenco e napolitanas Archived 18 December 2009 at the Wayback Machine.
  3. ^ Lusa, "Yolanda Soares em CD de estreia modifica o fado e torna-o barroco"[permanent dead link], Sol, 4 November 2006, retrieved 05-11-2009
  4. ^ "Revelação do Ano" Archived 13 April 2008 at the Wayback Machine., 2007 Globos de Ouro, SIC TV network, sic.sapo.pt, retrieved 5-11-2009
  5. ^ "Yolanda Soares lança novo trabalho" [Yolanda Soares launches new album] (in Portuguese). Rádio e Televisão de Portugal. 23 May 2010. Retrieved 2011-04-11. 
  6. ^ Rohter, Larry (25 March 2011). "Ana Moura Is Among Singers Reinvigorating Fado". The New York Times. Retrieved 2011-04-08. 

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