Serena Sáenz: Welcome to CSAM!

02 Jun 2022

Acclaimed Spanish soprano Serena Sáenz joins CSAM for General Management

Centre Stage Artist Management is thrilled to announce that acclaimed Spanish soprano Serena Sáenz has joined the roster for general management.

Serena Sáenz has been lauded by the press for her “musicality, good taste in ornamentation and luminous high notes with a good arsenal of bel canto resources” (Scherzo).

While being still very young, Serena Sáenz is already a frequent guest of some of the most renowned opera houses in the world: in the 21/22 seasons the Spanish soprano returns to the Staatsoper Berlin with several important role debuts: as Nannetta in Falstaff, Zerbinetta in Ariadne auf Naxos and Zerlina in a new production of Don Giovanni (directed by Vincent Huguet and conducted by Daniel Barenboim). Other significant role debuts include Queen of the Night in Die Zauberflöte at Opera de Oviedo, Clorinda in La Cenerentola at Opéra Orchestre National Montpellier, and Norina in Don Pasquale at Fundació Opera de Catalunya. The young soprano makes a notable house debut at Liceu Opera Barcelona in the title role of Lucia di Lammermoor, where she returns later as Prilepa in The Queen of Spades and Pamina in Die Zauberflöte with Gustavo Dudamel.

In 2021 Serena Sáenz won the 1rst prize and the Audience Prize at the Montserrat Caballé International Singing Competition and was honoured with multiple prizes at both the Paris Opera Competition and the Francisco Viñas Competition Barcelona.

In 2019, as a member of the Internationales Opernstudio Staatsoper Berlin, Serena appeared as Pamina in the premiere Yuval Sharon’s production of Die Zauberflöte, conducted by Alondra de la Parra. Subsequent appearances for the house included further performances of Pamina, and notable role debuts: Frasquita in Carmen and Waldvogel in Siegfried, both conducted by Daniel Barenboim.

Concert highlights include her recital debut and Carmina Burana at the Palau de la Música Catalana; a Scarlatti programme with Accademia Bizantina at the Pierre Boulez-Saal; Mozart Mass in c Minor with Orquesta Sinfónica y Coro de RTVE and Mahler Symphony No. 4 with Orquesta Sinfonica de Euskadi.

The Spanish soprano studied at the Liceu Conservatoire in Barcelona with Prof. Dolors Aldea and at the Hochschule für Musik ‘Hanns Eisler’ in Berlin with Prof. Anna Samuil.
She participated in masterclasses with Mariella Devia, Niel Shicoff, Wolfram Rieger, Montserrat Caballé, Teresa Berganza, Dolora Zajick, and Riccardo Frizza. Alongside her musical studies, Serena trained in ballet and modern dance and has professional training as a fitness coach.