Behind the voice
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"Aguilar was perfectly cast as Rosina. Small and pretty, the Mexican-born soprano had both the voice and characterization to fully inhabit a character that is often fairly hollow. For starters, she clearly delighted in the florid coloratura of her role, and she projected a sense of true pleasure in the most technical roulades, often batting her eyes and beaming at the end of phrases. Her animated expressions, her asides and double takes, brought the comedy to life." - Milton Moore.

 

Nadia's operatic roles include Musetta in La Boheme, Mrs. Fiorentino in Kurt Weill's Street Scene, the Queen of the Night in Mozart's The Magic Flute, Rosina in Rossini's Il Barbiere di Siviglia, Gretel in Humperdinck's Hansel and Gretel, Juliette in Gounod's Romeo et Juliette. She was recently seen as Star in the opera Starsong, with music by Elliot Yokum and Libretto by Sarah Barker in the production of Folxtales, by Hartford Opera Theater.

 

In addition to her broad operatic repertoire, Nadia also has an extensive oratorio list.

 

In 2019, she was the winner of the first prize in the Concerto Competition at the University of Connecticut and in 2016 she won first prize in the American Opera Idol Competition hosted by Opera Connecticut.

Ms. Aguilar earned her bachelor's degree from The Hartt School, a master's degree at the University of Connecticut and is currently pursuing her Doctorate in Musical Arts at the same university, where she holds a Graduate Assistantship.