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Veronica Cangemi (Macarena Otero)

Veronica Cangemi

Born in Mendoza, Argentina, Veronica Cangemi was first Cellist of the Mendoza Symphony Orchestra before winning the first prize at the National Singing Contest in Argentina. She started her career in Europe singing Armide by Gluck with Marc Minkowski and Les Musiciens du Louvre in Versailles, Hänsel Und Gretel at Radio France. She continued with Zerlina in Don Giovanni and Pamina in Die Zauberflöte at the Teatro Colon in Buenos Aires, Despina in Così fan tutte and Les Pelerins de la Mecque in Montpellier with William Christie, Ombra felice at the Salzburg Mozart Festwochen and at the Paris Théâtre des Champs-Elysees, Susanna in Le nozze di Figaro and Adina in L'elisir D'amore as part of Opera National de Lyon. She also sang Servilia in La clemenza di Tito in Glyndebourne with Sir Neville Marriner, Zerlina and Dardane in Haydn's L'incontro improvviso at the Bordeaux Opera, Rameau's Platee at the Lisbon Festival, Emilia in Vivaldi's Catone in Uttica in Tourcoing, Ilia in Idomeneo with Marc Minkowski at the Flanders Opera and at the Lyon National Opera, Monteverdi's Orfeo with Il Giardino Armonico at the Graz Festival, her first Poppea in L'incoronazione di Poppea at the Teatro Comunale di Firenze, and Dalinda in Ariodante at the Bavarian State Opera. She interpreted the title role of Scarlatti's La Griselda at the Innsbruck Festival and at the Berlin Deutsche Staatsoper, Celos aùn del aire matan (a Spanish baroque opera) at the Teatro Real in Madrid, Emilia in Catone in Uttica at the Paris Opéra Comique with Jean-Claude Malgoire, Juditha triomphans at the Montreux Festival, Armida in Rinaldo at the Bavarian State Opera, the title role in a new production of Iphigenie En Aulide in Glyndebourne, and the title part of Mozart's Zaide at the Lufthansa Festival in London.

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