Graciela Morales, soprano
Graciela Morales began her musical studies at the age of 15 under the guidance of Emily Israel in Cuernavaca, Mor. She then continued her professional training at the Escuela Superior de Música del INBA from 2011 to 2015 with Amelia Sierra.
She was a member of the Sociedad de Valores de Arte Mexicano (SIVAM) from 2011 to 2013 and of the Opera Studio of the Ópera de Bellas Artes from 2017 to 2018.
Graciela has won numerous awards including 1st place and the INBA award at the 2016 edition of the Culiacán International Singing Competition, 2nd place and the Audience Award at the Carlo Morelli National Singing Competition, 1st place and the Mozart Award at the ESM Maritza Alemán Competition, 3rd place and the Edgar Mason Award for Outstanding Interpretation and Style at the San Miguel Competition 2016.
She has participated in the a capella ensemble “Gradus ad Parnassum” and the Coro de Madrigalistas de Bellas Artes. Graciela has performed in the great halls of Mexico under the baton of important conductors such as Arthur Fagen, Enrique Patrón de Rueda, Christian Gohmer, Xavier Ribes and James Damster.
Recent performances include Susana in Mozart’s La Nozze di Figaro, Teresa in Francis Poulenc’s Les Mamelles de Tirésias, Morgana in G.F. Handel’s Alcina, Lucia in Benjamin Britten’s The Rape of Lucretia, Pamina in The Magic Flute and Rosina in W.A. Mozart’s La Finta Semplice, among others.
In 2020, she made her international debut at the renowned Mozartwoche Festival in Salzburg under the baton of tenor Rolando Villazón.
She was also a member of the Opera Management Alma in Paris, where she studied with Maestro Raphaël Sikorski.
Since September 2021, Graciela is an Artist in residence at the Queen Elisabeth Music Chapel in the class of José van Dam and Sophie Koch.
Graciela benefits from a scholarship granted by the Baillet Latour Fund