Nuria Rial

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Núria Rial
Born Núria Rial (Catalan), Nuria Rial (Spanish)
Manresa, Catalonia, Spain
Occupation opera singer
Years active 1997–present

Núria Rial[1] (born 1975 in Manresa, Catalonia, Spain) is a Spanish soprano. She began her musical studies in 1995 at the Barcelona Conservatory, finishing with a diploma in both voice and piano. From 1998 to 2002, she was a member of the Konzertklasse of Kurt Widmer at the Music Academy of Basel, where she received a diploma as a soloist.

In recent years, Rial has specialized in the music of the renaissance and baroque eras, such as the works of Handel and Monteverdi. Her repertoire also includes Mozart opera roles, as well as, German, French and Spanish art songs.

In 2009, Rial won the ECHO Klassik Award for Young Female Artist of the Year.[2] In 2012 she won the award for the Opera Recording of the Year, arias by Georg Philipp Telemann accompanied by the Kammerorchester Basel.[3]



  1. ^ Albert Torrens, "Núria Rial - Una veu catalana al cor d'Europa" in Catalunya música: Revista musical catalana, ISSN 1136-7458, Nº. 327, 2012, pp. 10–13 "Des que fa més de deu anys es va instal.lar a la ciutat suïssa de Basilea, la soprano catalana Núria Rial s'ha anat fent un lloc, amb discreció però amb constància, al panorama líric centreeuropeu."
  2. ^ Spahr, Wolfgang (19 October 2009). "ECHO Klassik Awards Broadcast Attracts 1.8 Million". Billboard
  3. ^ "Nuria Rial/ Kammerorchster Basel/ Julia Schröder". Echo Klassik. Retrieved 12 August 2013. 

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