Spanish Heroines


Since her American debut in the early nineties, Silvia Tro Santafé has become one of the most sought after coloratura mezzos of her generation. On this disc we hear the proof of her operatic talents, performing some of the greatest and most passionate arias of any operatic mezzo soprano.


What people are saying

“Though Silvia Tro Santafé is no newcomer in the recording stakes this was my first encounter with her and this recital has definitely whetted the appetite for more.”


Silvia Tro Santafé

Orquesta Sinfónica de Navarra

Julian Reynolds conductor

Release date:12th Jan 2009
Order code:SIGCD152
Barcode: 635212015223

Opera Now Magazine, July 2009

Silvia Tro Santafé plays on her native credentials with her Spanish Heroines, as portrayed by Rossini, Mozart, Donizetti. Verdi ,Bizet and Massenet. She hails from Valencia, whence perhaps the generous dash of tangy orange in a timbre, which, coupled with idiosyncratic French, evokes two bigger-hitting mezzos from more eastern climes – Baltsa and Obraztsova. Tro Santafé exudes energy and spirit, but Rosina’s coloratura is sketchy, Eboli and Chimène are underweight, Carmem amd Dulcinée lack seduction and some big moments go off-pitch. Best of the bunch are her Léonore (La favorite) and slightly unexpected, her Donna Elvira. Under Julian Reynolds the Orquestra Sinfónica de Navarra – the longestestablished in Spain – provides alert, zappy accompaniment.


  1. Una voce poco fa, (Rosina, Il Barbiere di Siviglia) – Gioachino Rossini –
  2. Contro un cor, (Rosina, ll Barbiere di Siviglia) – Gioachino Rossini –
  3. In quail eccessi, o Numi?Mi trad?, (Donna Elvira, Don Giovanni) – Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart –
  4. O mon Fernand (Leonora, La Favorite) – Gaetano Donizetti –
  5. Chanson du Voile, (Princesse Eboli, Don Carlos) – Giuseppe Verdi –
  6. O Don Fatal, (Princesse Eboli, Don Carlos) – Giuseppe Verdi –
  7. Habanera, (Carmen, Carmen) – Georges Bizet –
  8. Pr?s des remparts de S?ville [S?guedille], (Carmen, Carmen) – Georges Bizet –
  9. Pleurez, pleurez mes yeux (Chim?ne, Le Cid) – Jules Massenet –
  10. Alza! Alza! (Dulcin?e, Don Quichotte) – Jules Massenet –