Margarita de Arellano
" … at first glance, some people may say that I am superficial; but in reality, my dynamic soul is
sometimes too much for my small framed body. I am dynamic and full of life: I quess it has to do with
being an artist! I am an American with Latina roots and believe me; judging from my hair, I do have
that Spanish, Indigenious and maybe African background that means Latina!
After my formal studies at the University of Miami and The Juilliard School in New York graduating
with a Master's Degree in Music, I followed through with some contacts I had met along the way and
pursued my goal to move over to Europe.
One of those contacts was musician Diego Monjo from Spain who introduced me to a festival in the
Island of Menorca at the Baroque styled Teatre Principal de Maó where I sang Gilda in Rigoletto
opposite Baritone Leo Nucci and Bass/Baritone Juan Pons."
Arellano has worked with great conductors like Zubin Mehta, Kurt Sanderling, Sir Georg Solti, Wolfgang
Sawallisch, Semion Bychkov, Guiseppe Sinopoli, Marcello Viotti and with stage directors like Jean-Pierre
Ponnelle, Harry Kupfer, David Alden, Peter Sellars, Helmut Lohner and Peter Stein.