This past spring took Spanish mezzo soprano Nancy Fabiola Herrera to Menorca where she triumphed as ¨the perfect¨ Carmen. She also recently appeared in Sochi, Russia in a gala concert performance of the same opera.
Just prior she had returned to Ópera de Oviedo, Spain as Dalila in a new production with wonderfull reviews :"a sensual and powerful Dalila, demonstrating the rich nuances of such a multifaceted role, offering a second act to be remembered".
She began the current season with her debut at Washington National Opera in Florencia en el Amazonas which was followed by performances with Los Angeles Opera in the same role to glowing reviews.
Last summer she returned as Carmen to the Teatro dell'Opera in Rome following performances of the same role during the spring with Opera Australia in Melbourne and Sydney to great acclaim ["Nancy Fabiola Herrera invests Carmen with sensuous magnetism that attracts an almost hypnotic attention. She is danger personified, and those she attracts are playing with fire. Her allure rests not only in her charismatic stage presence but in the richness and warmth of a voice which is wonderfully even across its range yet capable of a wide spectrum of colours that perfectly match mood with text."]
Her hipnotic portray of the role had taken her also to the Metropolitan Opera, Covent Garden, Bolshoi Theatre, New National Theatre in Tokyo, Deutsche Opern Berlin, Munich Bayerische Staatsoper, Sydeny Opera House, Melbourne Opera, Arena di Verona, baths of Caracalla, Dresden Semperoper, Masada Festival, the Israeli Opera in Tel Aviv, Los Angeles Opera (where he received the Placido Domingo Award for her performance of this role), Teatro Bellas Artes in México, and other Spanish theaters like Sabadell Opera, Teatro Villamarta de Jerez, San Sebastian, Teatro Pérez Galdós in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Santander and Lyric Opera of A Coruña, among others.
Last season engagements included also the Metropolitan Opera's new Rigoletto (Maddalena) and Werther (Charlotte) in Opera de Oviedo.
She kept also a busy Recital and Concert schedule that included Verdi Requiem at Palau de la Musica in Valencia and Festival Casals in Puerto Rico, Amor Brujo with the Bremen Symphony under Josep Pons baton, and La Vida Breve in Madrid at the National Auditorium with Juanjo Mena and at Touluse with Orchestre de Capitole.
She also sang La Vida Breve at Tangelwood Festival, Toronto Symphony and L.A Phil with maestro Frühbeck de Burgos.
She performed a Gala concert with Plácido Domingo in Santo Domingo and recitals at Bilbao, Seville, Bogotá and at the Musikverein in Viena.
Her one woman show, Gitanas, was a highlight of 2011 premiered in Madrid's Teatro de La Zarzuela and Teatro Pérez Galdós of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. In this show she gets immersed in the charm and passion of the gypsy universe interpreting some of the most fascinating characters in the world of opera, zarzuela and the symphonic repertoire.
Other roles performed include Giovanna Seymour in Anna Bolena (Teatro Liceu de Barcelona), Sarah in Roberto Devereux next to Dimitra Theodosiu (Opera Las Palmas), Isabella in Italiana in Algeri (Jerez and Las Palmas), Giulietta in Tales of Hoffmann (Opera Bastille and Seattle), Adalgisa in Norma (Montpellier), Dorabella in Cosí fan tutte (Toulon, Tokyo and Caramoor Festival in NY), Pauline in Pique Dame (Teatro Real in Madrid), Orlovsky in Die Fliedermaus (Las Palmas), Rosina in Barbiere di Siviglia (Sabadell, Philadelphia, Buffalo, México and Uruguay), Baba the Turk in The Rake´s progress (Las Palmas), Romeo in I Capuletti ed i Montecchi (Tulsa), among others.
She has worked with conductors such as Daniel Oren, Marco Armiliato, Fabio Luisi, Gustavo Dudamel, Juanjo Mena, Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos, Giuseppe Finzi, Eugene Kohn, Plácido Domingo, Jesús López Cobos, Michel Plasson, Philippe Jordan, Charles Dutoit, Yaron Traub, Paul Daniels, Brian Castles-Onion, Antonello Allemandi, Pedro Halffter, Alain Guingal, Maximiano Valdés , José Miguel Pérez-Sierra, Emmanuel Villaume ,Friedrich Haider y Grant Gershon, among others.
Also in recitals with pianists Rubén Fernández, Mac Mclure, Juan Antonio Álvarez Parejo, Steven Blier, Daniele Orlando, David Lofton and Lucy Arner.
She has been invited by orchestras such as the Symphony Orchestra of Bremen, Orchestre National du Capitole de Toulouse, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Boston Symphony Orchestra, Toronto Symphony, Mariinsky Orchestra, Sinfónica de Montevideo Philharmonic, Montreal Symphony Orchestra, In addition she collaborates with practically all of the Spanish symphonic ensembles as the RTVE,Orquesta Nacional de España,Filarmónica de Gran Canaria,Sinfónica de Euskadi,Orquesta de Valencia,Orchestra of Euskadi, Gran Canaria, Oviedo Filarmonia, among others.
She collaborates with The Victoria de los Angels Foundation as artistic director of the cycle Lucero Nuestro.
Nancy Fabiola Herrera is a graduate of the Juilliard School of NY,The Academy of Vocal Arts of Philadelphia and the Royal Conservatoty of Music in Madrid.
Her recordings include La Bruja by Chapí for Deutsche Grammophon, Dante by Granados for ASV, Tonades of the XVII & XVIII century by Robert Gerhard for Columna Musica, Mahler´s 3rd Symphony for Arte Nova, El Amor Brujo by de Falla for Naxos and Concierto Italiano by Ricardo Llorca.
Also the DVD´s of the opera Il Postino by Daniel Catán and the zarzuela Luisa Fernanda both next to Placido Domingo, being the last one also recorded for Deutsche Grammophon.
She started 2017 at the Metropolitan Opera Hosue (USA) with her debut as Herodias in Salomé and Fenena in Nabucco with Maestro Levine. She made also her debut as Leonore in La Favorite at the Teatro Pérez Galdós (SPAIN) with Maestro Karel Chichon. Also performed Las Golondrinas at teatro Compoamor (OVIEDO) with Maestro Óliver Díaz. She did a concert tour with the "Soloists of Valencia" (SPAIN) and her debut of Rossini´s Stabat Mater with the RTVE Orchestra in Madrid with Maestro Pelhivanian. She comes back in the spring to the Metropolitan Opera House as Maddalena in Rigoletto and later to L.A Opera (Los Ángeles) with Nabucco next to Plácido Domingo. She will sing her first Mahler´s Das lied von der Erde with Maestro Albiach (SPAIN). Her concert and recital will take her Polonia, Chile, Colombia, Puerto Rico and Spain, among others.