Spain mourns great singing teacher

Spain mourns great singing teacher


norman lebrecht

August 05, 2020

Scherzo reports the death of the Galician mezzo-soprano  Inés Rivadeneira at the age of 91.

Dhe gave up the stage in 1973 to become one of the first professors at the Escuela de Canto in Madrid.

Her recording of El amor brujo has long been considered a reference performance.


  • alan says:

    a fine singer

  • Felipe says:

    Great interpreter of Falla’s “El Amor Brujo”. RIP

  • Don Ciccio says:

    Also, a great singer of zarzuela. May she rest in peace.

  • Peter says:

    She can be heard in Oscar Espla’s De profundis
    Angeles Chamorro, soprano; Inés Rivadeneira, mezzo, Carlo del Monte, tenor; Antonio Blancas, bass,
    Coro e orquestra de RTVE.; Radiotelevisión Española
    Igor Markevitch (recording 1966)

  • Great singer and teacher. Her performances of la Beltrana in Doña Francisquita, Carmen, Ulrica in un Ballo in Maschera and so many others are good references of fine singing. Rest in peace, Inés!