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!
"The balance between soul, mind and body is what allows me to progress day by day."
— Serena Saenz —
Born in 1994, Spanish soprano Serena Sáenz studied at the Liceu Conservatoire in Barcelona with Prof. Dolors Aldea and at the Hochschule für Musik ‘Hanns Eisler’ in Berlin with Prof. Anna Samuil.
In 2019, during her first season as a member of the Staatsoper Berlin International Opera Studio, Serena was due to sing Papagena when at short notice she was asked to jump in as Pamina for the opening night of Yuval Sharon’s production of Die Zauberflöte, conducted by Alondra de la Parra.
Subsequent appearances for the house included further performances of Pamina, and three notable role debuts: Frasquita Carmen and Der Waldvogel Siegfried, both conducted by Daniel Barenboim, and Zerlina Don Giovanni with Pablo Heras-Casado.
This season Serena returns to Staatsoper Berlin as a guest artist to reprise Pamina Die Zauberflöte and to give her debut as Zerbinetta Ariadne auf Naxos in a new production conducted by Thomas Guggeis.
She also makes her house debuts for L'Opera de Sabadell (Pamina) and for Liceu Barcelona Opera in her role debut as Lucia in Lucia di Lammermoor. Future plans include further appearances for Staatsoper Berlin and Liceu Barcelona Opera, and her debuts for Ópera de Oviedo and Opéra national de Montpellier.
Previously for Staatsoper Berlin Serena has performed Taumännchen Hänsel und Gretel, Contessa Ceprano and Paggio Rigoletto, Dienerin 1/Kinderstimme 1 Die Frau ohne Schatten, Eine Hirtin Hippolyte et Aricie, and Papagena Die Zauberflöte.
Further operatic engagements have included Isabella in Rossini L’inganno felice, Adina L’elisir d’amore and La Comtesse Adéle Le Comte Ory for Teatro Sarrià in Barcelona; Clarice in Haydn Il Mondo della Luna at the ‘Hanns Eisler’ Conservatory; Gretel Hänsel und Gretel at the Opernakademie Wiekersheim; Alice Le Comte Ory and Chiara Il Conte di Marsico at the Rossini in Wildbad Festival; and Susanna Le Nozze di Figaro (in concert) with Orfeó Catalá.
Recent concert highlights include her recital debut for the Palau de la Música Catalana, where she also previously performed Carmina Burana under Simon Halsey, and again this season under Esteve Nabona; her debut for the Pierre Boulez-Saal performing a Scarlatti programme with Accademia Bizantina as part of Staatsoper Berlin’s Barocktage festival; Mozart C Minor Mass with Orquesta Sinfónica y Coro de RTVE conducted by Antonio Méndez , and Mahler Symphony No. 4 with Orquesta Sinfonica de Euskadi and Semyon Bychkov.
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. Further 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... Alongside her musical studies, Serena trained in ballet and modern dance in her hometown of Barcelona.
“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