"À Strasbourg, le sacre de Saioa Hernandez... Voix impressionnante et présence impériale, la soprano espagnole triomphe dans le rôle redoutable de Francesca da Rimini, opéra de Riccardo Zandonai..."
- Emmanuelle Giuliani, La Croix, 2017
Saioa Hernandez has recently excelled in the international operistic circuit as a new opera star since her debut in the opening season at the Teatro alla Scala in Milan as Odabella (Giuseppe Verdi’s Attila) the prestigious December 7th conducted by Maestro Riccardo Chailly and stage director Davide Livermore, international live broadcast on cinemas and world TV’s, with a great success.
Last years she has performed in several important theaters such as Gran Teatro del Liceu de Barcelona, Melbourne Recital Center, the Opera National du Rhin, Teatro Massimo di Catania, Grand Theater de Genéve, Teatro San Carlo di Napoli, Regio di Parma, Teatro Municipal do Rio de Janeiro, also in Asia with the Korean National Opera, at the Seoul Arts Center and The Muscat ROH directed by great conductors such as Chailly, López Cobos, Noseda, Oren, Garcia Calvo, Ciampa, Severini, Sagripanti, Callegari, Carella, among others.
She played roles such as Maddalena di Coigny in Andrea Chenier, Suor Angelica, Madama Butterfly, Tosca, Giorgetta and Nedda, Wally, Aida, Francesca da Rimini, and also bel canto roles such as Norma, Imogene, Zaira, Violetta, Lucia di Lammermoor, Gilda, Leonora from Il Trovatore, Amelia from Un ballo in maschera, Luisa Miller, Mathilde from Guillaume Tell.
She debuted the role of La Gioconda conducted by M. Daniele Callegari, this performance was broadcast in prime time on RAI 5 and was a great success of public and critic.
Also as Gioconda, she has made her recent debut at the Gran Teatre del Liceu de Barcelona with M. Garcia-Calvo and stage director Pier Luigi Pizzi, and has been international live broadcast on cinemas.
Her debut as Zaira by Vincenzo Bellini at the 2012 Martina Franca Festival was recorded live on CD by Bongiovanni Records.
She recently debuted at the London Royal Opera House, conducted by M. Daniel Oren and performing among great tenor Roberto Alagna as Maddalena di Coigny jumping in with great success while she was debuting the role of Abigaille (Nabucco) at the Dresden Semperoper, and making her debut in Deutschland.
Soon she will make her debut at the Arena di Verona as Tosca and Aida conducted by M. Daniel Oren, at the Berliner Deutsche Oper as Tosca and will return to the Teatro alla Scala next season for three new productions, Tosca for the season opening (with M. Riccardo Chailly), Un ballo in maschera (with M. Zubin Metha) and La Gioconda (M. Adam Fischer), as well as she will participate in a 50th anniversary Gala dedicated to Placido Domingo and conducted by M. Evelino Pido and she will debut in Tokio as Tosca in the tournée of Teatro alla Scala new production staging by Davide Livermoore.
She will debute at Parma Verdi Festival, Teatro Regio di Torino and Massimo di Palermo with her recently debuted role, Abigaille.
She is actually debuting as Lady Macbeth at the Macerata Opera Festival in Italy conducted by M. Francesco Ivan Ciampa, staged by Emma Dante.
Saioa Hernández has received numerous first prizes in international competitions including Manuel Ausensi at the Gran Teatre del Liceu de Barcelona in 2009, Vincenzo Bellini in Puteaux (France) 2010, and Jaume Aragall in Barcelona 2010, and she was winner as Best Female Voice of the Year on 2016 in Spain.
She studied with Santiago Calderón, Vincenzo Scalera, Renata Scotto and Montserrat Caballé and she actually studies with tenor Francesco Pio Galasso.
"She came, she saw, she conquered: Saioa Hernández wins La Scala hearts in a conservative Attila...this première will be best remembered for the house début of Saioa Hernández: rarely can there have been such an instant love affair between a soprano and this audience..."
- David Karlin, Bachtrack, 2018
"...Soprano Saioa Hernandez soars in Victorian Opera's Norma. Hernandez was superb. She was by turns regal, wracked with doubts, resolute, vindictive and, finally, noble and heroic, all produced with great beauty of tone, almost immaculate security, and limitless power and authority..."
- Barney Zwartz, The Sidney Morning Herald, 2014
"...Saioa Hernández zeigt als Abigaille, warum man die von Renata Scotto und Montserrat Caballé ausgebildete Sopranistin spätestens seit ihrem Debüt an der Mailänder Scala im vergangenen Jahr zu den neuen Opernstars zählt. In ihrer Solo-Arie zu Beginn des zweiten Akts 'Ben io t’invenni', einer der schwierigsten Verdi-Arien überhaupt, brillierte sie und erhielt zu recht frenetischen Zwischenapplaus des Auditoriums..."
- Cybersax, 2019
Manuel Ausensi International Competition 2009
Gran Teatro del liceo de Barcelona (Spain)
Jaume Aragall International Competition 2010
Teatro Principal de Sabadell, Barcelona (Spain)
Vincenzo Bellini International Competition 2010
Manuel Ausensi International Competition 2008
Gran Teatro del Liceo de Barcelona (Spain)
Logroño International Competition 2011
Best Female Voice of the Year 2016
Opera fans National Asociation, Cordoba (Spain)
Vincenzo Bellini (1801 - 1835)
Il Pirata - Imogene
Norma - Norma
Zaira - Zaira
Georges Bizet (1838 - 1875)
Carmen - Micaëla
Alfredo Catalani (1854-1893)
La Wally - Wally
Gaetano Donizetti (1797 - 1848)
Lucia di Lammermoor - Lucia Ashton
Umberto Giordano (1867-1948)
Andrea Chenier - Maddalena
Ruggero Leoncavallo (1857 - 1919)
I Pagliacci - Nedda
W.Amadeus Mozart (1759 - 1791)
Cosí fan tutte - Fiordiligi
Giacomo Puccini (1858 - 1924)
Il Tabarro - Giorgietta
La Bohéme - Mimí
Madama Butterfly - Cio Cio San
Suor Angelica - Suor Angelica
Tosca - Floria Tosca
Amilcare Ponchielli (1834-1886)
La Gioconda - Gioconda
Jacques Offenbach (1819 - 1880)
Les contes d'Hoffmann - Olympia
Gioachino Rossini (1792 - 1868)
Il Barbiere di Siviglia - Rosina
Guglielmo Tell - Mathilde
Johann Strauss (1825 - 1899)
Die Fledermaus- Rosalinde
Giuseppe Verdi (1813 - 1901)
Aida - Aida
Attila - Odabella
Un Ballo in maschera - Amelia
Il Trovatore - Leonora
La forza del destino - Leonora
La Traviata - Violetta
Luisa Miller - Luisa Miller
Macbeth - Lady Macbeth
Nabucco - Abigaille
Rigoletto - Gilda
Riccardo Zandonai (1883-1944)
Francesca da Rimini - Francesca
Ruperto Chapí (1851 - 1909)
Curro Vargas - Soledad
Los hijos del batallón - Micaela
Manuel Fernández Caballero (1835 - 1906)
La Marsellesa - Flora
Manuel Penellá (1880 - 1939)
El gato Montés - Soleá
Pablo Sorozábal (1897 - 1988)
La Tabernera del Puerto - Marola
R.Soutullo (1880 - 1932) J.Vert (1890 - 1931)
La del Soto del Parral - Aurora