Soprano Pilar Torreblanca dies at 65 due to coronavirus

Soprano Pilar Torreblanca dies at 65 due to coronavirus

An expert in Rossini's operas, she played various roles in works such as 'Semiramide', 'El Trouvador', 'Lucrecia Borgia', 'La Dama del Lago' or 'Anna Bolena'.

Soprano Pilar Torreblanca dies at 65 due to coronavirus

The Aragonese soprano Pilar Torreblanca died this Thursday in Zaragoza at the age of 65, a victim of coronavirus. She had a degree in medicine, worked for a time in a hospital and had also worked as a journalist before dedicating herself to singing.

At the age of three he made his debut in the Ondas Infantiles program on Radio Zaragoza , where he already pointed out ways to sing. He got a scholarship from the Zaragoza City Council and for five years he devoted himself to studying, traveling and holding countless auditions, trying to gain a foothold in the professional ladder of lyricism.

Torreblanca had studied with great teachers such as Alfredo Kraus, Montserrat Caballé, Renata Scotto and Giuseppe Di Stéfano , with whom he made his debut in the role of Doña Ana in Mozart's opera ” Don Giovanni “. He had performed in the USA, Germany, England, Canada or Italy, among many other countries.

An expert in Rossini's operas, she played various roles in works such as' Semiramide, El Trouvador, Lucrecia Borgia, La Dama del Lago or Anna Bolena. In her intimate recitals she was accompanied on piano on numerous occasions by teachers such as Ricardo Soláns Armillas or Miguel Ángel Tapia.

Pilar Torreblanca, who had mobility problems as a result of a polio that she suffered as a child , had very low defenses and has not been able to overcome the coronavirus infection, according to sources close to the singer, cited by Efe.

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