The Guatemalan soprano Adriana González is making her debut in Germany, as the Countess in Le nozze di Figaro at Oper Frankfurt. She won Operalia, a competition started by Placido Domingo, in 2019 and the Pepita Embil Zarzuela Prize in Prague. Future plans include Mimì (La Bohème) at the Gran Teatre del Liceu in Barcelona, at the Harousai Tokyo Spring Festival and Opéra de Toulon, where she will also sing Micaëla in Carmen, and the title role in the world premiere of Jaume Pahissa's Marianela at the Teatro de la Zarzuela in Madrid. She can be heard as the Countess again soon, at the Grand Théâtre de la Ville de Luxembourg. Her first recording (released early 2020): Mélodies Dussaut & Covalti (Audax Records) with the conductor and pianist Iñaki Encina Oyón won a German recording critics' prize. She won the Hemeroteca Nacional de Guatemala's 2009 New Upcoming Artist Award. After studying at the Universidad del Valle de Guatemala she joined the Académie de l'Opéra national de Paris for the 2017/18 season, where she sang Zerlina (Don Giovanni), Despina (Così fan tutte) and Sapho/Iphise (Rameau's Les fêtes d’Hébé). She was awarded the 2017 Prix Lyrique du Cercle Carpeaux before leaving the opera studio in Paris. In 2016 she won 1st prize at the International Otto Edelmann Singing Competition in Vienna and the Oper Burg Gars prize for her interpretation of Pamina (Die Zauberflöte) and 2nd prize at the 2017 Concurso Tenor Viñas in the Grand Teatre del Liceu. Adriana González was also a member of Opera Zurich's International Opera Studio.