Dr Teresa Berganza

Admired internationally for her technique, musicality and stage presence, the Spanish mezzosoprano is considered one of the best voices in the second half of the 20th century. Ms Berganza is frequently associated with characters from operas by Rossini, Mozart and Bizet and has performed in the most famous theatres around the world, including La Scala in Milan, the Royal Opera House in London and the Metropolitan Opera House in New York. The mezzo from Madrid has received various awards, such as the Prince of Asturias Award for the Arts (1991) and the Spanish National Music Award (1996).