Sílvia Sequeira
soprano | Portugal, °1992
VOICE 2023 : Laureate
Sílvia Sequeira performs a vast repertoire that ranges from classical music to nineteenth-and twentieth-century Italian verismo. She studied at the Conservatorium Maastricht, where she was taught by Yvonne Schiffelers, and is currently honing her skills under the guidance of Chelsea Bonagura. Last November, she won the ARIA competition for opera singers, which earned her an opportunity to train at the Opera Studio of the Dutch National Opera in Amsterdam. Sílvia Sequeira won Third Prize at the Vincerò competition, the public prize at the Concurso International de Canto Lírico de Lousada (CICLO), and the Wagner Prize and the Audience Prize at the International Vocal Competition ’s-Hertogenbosch. In 2021, she sang the part of Micaëla in Bizet’s Carmen, in a production by Björn Reiken. In May, she made her debut at the Dutch National Opera in Amsterdam in the role of Anna Kennedy in Donizetti’s Maria Stuarda.


2022 - : Chelsea Bonagura
2020 - 2022 : Yvonne Schiffelers


2020 - 2022 : Master in Opera, Conservatorium Maastricht


2022 : Theatre aan het Vrijthof - Poéme de l'amour et de la mer - Chausson, Conservatorium Maastricht, Conservatorium Maastricht orchestra, Federico Santi
2016 : Coliseu do Porto - Wesendonklieder - R. Wagner, ESMAE, ESMAE sinfonic orchestra, António Saiote


2022 : Wagner prize and Audience prize, International Vocal Competition - Netherlands
2022 : Audience prize, Ciclo Lousada
2022 : 3rd prize, Vinceró Competition - Italy
2022 : 2nd prize, best dramatic voice, audience prize and special prize, Ebe Stignani competition - Italy
2022 : 1st Prize, ARIA - Netherlands
2021 : 2nd prize, Concurso de canto lirico da fundação Rotários Portuguesa
Final 2023 : Silvia Sequeira
Semi-final 2023 : Sílvia Sequeira
First round 2023 : Silvia Sequeira
Final (02/06/2023)
Giacomo Puccini Tu che di gel sei cinta (Turandot)
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart D'Oreste, d'Ajace (Idomeneo)
Giacomo Puccini Senza mamma, o bimbo tu sei morto (Suor Angelica)
Richard Wagner Dich, teure Halle (Tannhäuser)
Sílvia Sequeira, voice
La Monnaie Symphony Orchestra, dir. Alain Altinoglu
Semi-final (24/05/2023)
Jules Massenet Celui dont la parole - Il est doux, il est bon (Hérodiade)
Richard Strauss Beim Schlafengehen (Vier letzte Lieder)
Francesco Cilea Ecco : respiro appena - Io son l'umile ancella (Adriana Lecouvreur)
Giuseppe Verdi Pace, pace mio Dio (La Forza del Destino)
Sílvia Sequeira, voice
Abigail Richards, pianist accompanist
First round (22/05/2023)
Richard Wagner Dich, teure Halle (Tannhäuser)
Christoph Willibald von Gluck Divinités du Styx (Alceste)
Sílvia Sequeira, voice
Abigail Richards, pianist accompanist
Relive the performances of Voice 2023
The Competition's CD's
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