Verónica Villarroel

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Verónica Villarroel in 2011.

Verónica Villarroel González is a Chilean soprano. In 1989 she won the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions. She studied singing with Ellen Faull at the Juilliard School.

Villarroel was born in Santiago, Chile to Gueraldo Villarroel and Luisa González. She went to school at 'Instituto Anglo Chileno' (now 'Colegio Anglo Maipu') and then she studied publicity at university, but pursued a career in music in Santiago and then in New York. She was apprenticed to the opera diva, Renata Scotto while studying in the Juilliard School's Young Artist Program. Villarroel also has a younger sister, Maria Isabel (Maribel) Villarroel-Contador who is also a classical music singer. She currently teaches voice students in Santiago. In 2009 she sang at the "Festival de Viña del Mar" where she won all the prizes of the festival (silver torch,golden torch and silver seagull)

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