Maria Barrientos
Barcelona , 1883
Ziburu , 1946



She debuted with fifteen years of age at Teatre Novetats (Barcelona) in Meyerbeer's L'Africaine. She completed her musical education (violin, piano and singing) in Milan where she debuted in 1900 at Teatro alla Scala. She performed at the most important opera houses in Europe. In 1916, she performed Donizetti's Lucia di Lammermoor at the Metropolitan Opera House in New York. It was at the Teatro Colón in Buenos Aires where he achieved her greatest success singing the entire repertoire for soprano leggero. She performed Lakmé by Delibes at the Gran Teatre del Liceu in 1915, and L'eterna by Enric Granados at Palau de la Música Catalana (dedicated to her by the composer). In 1924, she left the stage to devote herself exclusively to recitals. In 1930, Manuel de Falla chose her to record Siete Canciones Españolas. She was appointed professor of singing at Teatro Colón.

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