Sandra Rubalcava

(Ellen cover) soprano, made her Rimrock Opera debut as Donna Anna in Don Giovanni, last year.  She has earned rave reviews with her spirited interpretations of the lyric coloratura repertoire.  This Mexican soprano’s roles include Susanna in Le Nozze di Figaro, Norina in Don Pasquale, Adele in Die Fledermaus, Valencienne in The Merry Widow, Rosina in The Barber of Seville, Adina in The Elixir of Love, Gilda in Rigoletto, Nannetta in Falstaff, Despina in Cosi Fan Tutte, the title role in Manon, and Clorinda in La Cenerentola.  Other roles she has performed include Musetta in La Bohème,  Leila in The Pearl Fishers, Tuptim in The King and I, Mimi in La Bohème , the Third Knitter in A Game of Chance, Monica in The Medium, Marguerite in Faust, and Pamina in The Magic Flute.  

Ms Rubalcava performed the role of Rosina in The Barber of Seville with the Israel Vocal Arts in Tel Aviv, Israel and also had the opportunity to perform Donna Anna in Rimrock Opera’s production of Don Giovanni. Equally comfortable on the concert stage she has sung Orff’s Carmina Burana and Schubert’s Mass in g minor with The Santa Clara Chorale and she has sung excerpts from Don Giovanni with The San Jose Symphony. Other concert work includes Mozart’s Missa Solemnis at the annual St Joseph concert with the San Jose State University Symphony, and Mendelssohn’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream with the San Jose Symphony and Cleveland Ballet. 

Ms. Rubalcava   had the distinct honor of singing Mozart’s Requiem at San Francisco’s Grace Cathedral with Maestro George Cleve with the Midsummer Mozart Festival in 2002, and 2003, to honor those lost on September 11, 2001.  She most recently had the opportunity to sing at Villamontalvo with the Midsummer Mozart Festival as a last minute substitute for Frederica von Stade. Miss Rubalcava has been a finalist in The Palm Beach Vocal Competition, a three times NATS winner in her division, recipient of The Sturgeon Fellowship, The Friends of Music scholarship, Eleanor McKnight-Haines scholarship, and National Hispanic Scholarship.  Sandra holds a Master’s Degree from The Manhattan School of Music


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