“Eglise Gutiérrez is one of opera’s next waves.”
Opera News, August, 2012
With an impressive international career as a coloratura soprano, Cuban-American Eglise Gutiérrez has sung many of the most important leading roles and solo vocal parts of the international Opera and Classical repertoire. She has performed in some of the most prestigious venues of the world, sharing the stage with some of the most internationally acclaimed opera singers, conductors, and orchestras.
Among the opera houses, theaters, and halls Ms. Gutiérrez has performed at, are the Carnegie Hall (New York,) Royal Opera House at the Covent Garden (London,) L’Opéra Comique (Paris,) Deutsche Oper Berlin, Teatro Real (Madrid,) Teatro Lirico di Cagliari (Italy,) Opera de Marseilles, Teatro Colón de Buenos Aires, Teatro Liceu de Barcelona, Seattle Opera, Cincinnati Opera, Washington Concert Opera, Bellas Artes Theatre (Mexico,) and the Florida Grand Opera. She has sung in cities around the world such as Hamburg, Dresden, Zurich, Athens, Prague, Cannes, Helsinki, Detroit, Pennsylvania, Miami, Tel Aviv, Florence, Trieste, Rome, Montreal, among many others.
Ms. Gutiérrez has toured and recorded extensively around the world, sharing the stage with internationally acclaimed artists such as tenor Andrea Bocelli (US Tour,) Roberto Alagna, and Juan Diego Florez; she has performed under the baton of conductors James Conlon, Sir Mark Elder, Bertrand de Billy, Richard Bonynge, John Rutter, Edoardo Müller, Eve Queller, and Daniel Oren, backed by symphony orchestras such as the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and the Opera Orchestra of New York. Ms. Gutiérrez has taken part in music festivals such as Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, Savonlinna Opera Festival, Wexford Festival, Santa Fe Festival, Caramoor Festival, and Ravinia Festival, among others.
Ms. Gutiérrez’s long list of awards and honors includes Winner of the Montserrat Caballé International Opera Competition, First Place in the Marian Anderson Opera Competition, First Place in the Giargirai Bel Canto Opera Competition, and Second Place in the Licia Albanese Puccini Foundation Opera Competition in 2002.
A three-time recipient of the Gerda Lissner Foundation Grant, and a recipient of the Singers Development Foundation, Eglise Gutiérrez has collected also First prizes in international competitions such as the August 2004 International Mirjam Helin Competition in Helsinki, the West Palm Beach Opera Competition, the New Jersey State Opera Competition, and the Connecticut Opera Competition. In 2008 she was awarded the “Artist of the Year” at the Savolinna Opera Festival for her rendition of “Lucia di Lammermoor.”