“Ms. de la Riva has a gorgeous presence, a warm, agile and powerful voice, refinement and posture of a great singer.” Jornal do Brasil
“Angelica de la Riva is internationally recognized as one of the most successful sopranos of her generation both in Opera and Chamber Music.” Folha da Manha Brazilian/Cuban Soprano has recently recorded and performed the leading role in Horas Vacias, an Opera by Spanish composer Ricardo Llorca at Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center, conducted by E.Plasson as well as her Carnegie Hall Debut in 2010 interpreting Brazilian Classical composers.
Highlights of Ms. de la Riva’s performances include Rossini’s L’Italiana in Algieri with the Prague Philharmonic Orchestra in Paris at Melodie Dialogue as well as the same production with the Orchestra of St. Luke’s on her Lincoln Center debut being the first Brazilian Soprano to perform at Avery Fisher Hall. Passion in Venice at the Museum of Biblical Art. Also in NY, Ms. de la Riva premiered the lead role of Filomena in The Rise and Fall of the First World, Chamber Opera by Michael Kowalski; Poppea in L’Incoronazione di Poppea; The Countess in Marriage of Figaro; Sandrina in La Finta Giardiniera; La Chatte/L’Ecureuil in L’Enfant et les Sortilèges; Desirée in Stephen Sondheim’s A Little Night Music; off Broadway Titania in Fools in Love Midsummer Night’s Dream; Ceres in The Tempest - The Tempest Fools; Brahm’s Liebes Lieder and Neues Liebes Lieder. O Cavalinho Azul an operetta by Tim Rescala and Maria Clara Machado at the Tablado Theater in Rio de Janeiro; Disney theatrical production of Beauty and the Beast in São Paulo, Brazil.
A passion for Iberian-American art song, inspired by her Cuban/Spanish ancestry, has led Ms. de la Riva to also specialize in this repertoire and to introduce Brazilian classical music to a wider audience. Her outstanding interpretation of this music has led to several performances including the inaugural concert of La Fresneda Concert Hall in Asturias, Spain, accompanied by Orchestra de Camara de Sieros; The Spanish Song Festival in Granada with Teresa Berganza; Inaugurated the Brazilian Cultural Center-BEA in NY and Carnegie Hall in NY interpreting Brazilian Classical Composers. She has also performed at Strathmore in Washington, DC; Jay Prizker Pavilion at Millenium Park in Chicago as half of DE LA RIVA GUARIN DUO with classical guitarist Nilko Andreas; XXXVIII Festival Internacional de la Cultura in Colombia; Moment Musicaux in Normandie, France; C.Cultural Banco do Brasil.
Ms. de la Riva has also become an advocate for The Mariuccia Iacovino Symphonic Orchestra after performing with them at Theatro Municipal do Rio de Janeiro. She introduced this youth orchestra of social action and social insertion through music inspired in “El Sistema” to their first US tour with concerts at several cultural centers in New Jersey, Connecticut and New York including Carnegie Hall on November 2011.
Upcoming engagements include concerts with DE LA RIVA GUARIN DUO concerts in Brazil as well as her debut in China with the Shenzhen Symphonic Orchestra and the AMAZONAS 12.12.12 at Carnegie Hall.