I am a professional opera singer specialising in the delicate art of lirico-coloratura soprano singing. I began singing aged 12 in a children’s choir, and here I am now living my dream and performing on stage as a soloist.
Within me grew a deep love for training, healthy meals and natural remedies, my interest in taking care of my body and learning to listen to it became bigger and bigger.
As a performer my body is my sanctuary and I need to treat it accordingly, without health I would not be able to go on stage.
So I also became a nutritional coach and fitness trainer.
Both sides, singing and fitness are really rooted in me and I wanted to combine them. That is why I have created OperaFit:
Train like an opera singer!
Sing with the endurance of an athlete!
Discover how I train, eat, breath to be Stage ready and maybe you get a couple of useful ideas.
If you like what you see, feel free to contact me privately and we can have a personal coaching!
— Serena Saenz, July 2019
The young soprano Serena Sáenz graduated with honours from the Conservatori of Liceu and the Hochschule Hanns Eisler in Berlin.
At the beginning of the 18/19 season, Serena joined the Young Artists Programme at the Staatsoper Berlin. where she made her unexpected debut as Pamina in the Premiere of the new production, especially demanding on a physical level, of The Magic Flute, under the baton of Alondra de la Parra with great success.
Among her performed roles we find Taumännchen in Hänsel und Gretel; Pamina in Die Zauberflöte; Contessa Ceprano in Rigoletto, Eine Hirtin in the baroque opera Hippolyte et Aricie directed by Simon Rattle. As well as recitals at the Apollo-Saal in Berlin.
This season she has debuted as Zerlina in Don Giovanni with Pablo Heras-Casado as director; Frasquita in Carmen together with Anita Rachvelishvili in the title role and the Waldvögel in Siegfried both operas directed by Daniel Barenboim. She also made her debut in the Pierre Boulez-Saal with a Scarlatti programme conducted by Ottavio Dantone and his baroque orchestra Accademia Bizantina.
Past engagements have been Papagena in Die Zauberflöte; Clarice in Haydn Il Mondo della Luna; Isabella in Rossini's L’Ingano Felice and the soprano soloist of Carmina Burana at the Palau de la Música Catalana under the direction of Simon Halsey.
Other appearances have included Gretel in Hänsel und Gretel at the Opernakademie Wiekersheim; Alice in Le Comte Ory and Chiara in Il Conte di Marsico, both at the Rossini in Wildbad Festival; Susanna in Le Nozze di Figaro with the Orfeó Catalá; Adina in L’Elisir d’amore and La Comtesse Adéle in Le Comte Ory, both at the Teatro Sarrià, Barcelona.
In January 2018, Serena received four awards at the Viñas International Singing Competition in Barcelona, including the Mozart Prize and the Accademia Chigiana di Siena Prize. Other awards have included the International Gesangswettbewerb ‘Ferruccio Tagliavini’ in Austria and the Concours International de Chant in Mâcon, France.
She has also participated in masterclasses with Mariella Devia, Niel Shicoff, Wolfram Rieger, Montserrat Caballé Teresa Berganza, Dolora Zajick, Riccardo Frizza... In addition to music, Serena studied ballet and modern dance in her hometown, Barcelona.
Belinda – Dido and Aeneas, Purcell
Morgana - Alcina, Händel
Clarice - Il Mondo della Luna, Haydn
Pamina & Papagena – Die Zauberflöte, Mozart
Zerlina – Don Giovanni, Mozart
Susanna – Le Nozze di Figaro, Mozart
Barbarina – Le Nozze di Figaro, Mozart
Blonde – Die Die Entführung aus dem Serail, Mozart
Ilia - Idomeneo, Mozart
Ismene - Mitridate, re di Ponto, Mozart
Isabelle - L’Inganno Felice - Rossini
La Comtesse Adèle – Le Comte Ory, Rossini
Isabel - Il turco in Italia, Rossini
Fanni - La cambiale di matrimonio, Rossini
Sofia - Il signor Bruschino, Rossini
Contessa de Folleville & Corinna - Il viaggio a Reims, Rossini
Lucia - Lucia di Lammermoor, Bellini
Amina - La Sonnambula, Bellini
Norina – Don Pasquale, Donizetti
Adina – L’Elisir d’amore, Donizetti
Nanneta - Falstaff, Verdi
Oscar - Un Ballo in Maschera, Verdi
Gilda & Contessa di Ceprano - Rigoletto, Verdi
Sophie - Werther, Massenet
Frasquita - Carmen, Bizet
Lauretta – Gianni Schicchi, Puccini
Musetta - La bohème, Puccini
Gretel - Hänsel und Gretel, Humperdinck
Waldvögel - Siegfried, Wagner
Adele – Die Fledermauss, J. Strauss
Maria – West Side Story, Bernstein
Chiara – Il Conte di Marsico, Balducci
Adina/Diana – El Màgic Elixir, Demestres
Juliet – The Little Sweep, Britten
Aninka – Brundibar, Hans Krása
“Sáenz Molinero, una playmobil con peluca rubia, se hizo notar por su timbre, hermoso y claro, y un control perfecto del alemán.”
— Cocó Rodemann, Opera Actual, Febrero 2019