Born in Tolosa (GuipĂșzcoa), Ainhoa Arteta was the winner of the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions in New York and the Concours International de Voix dâOpera PlĂĄcido Domingo in Paris.
Her operatic debut took place in 1990 in the United States. From hereon her career developed in an international direction at theatres like the Metropolitan Opera House in New York, Covent Garden in London, Bayerische Staatsoper in Munich, Amsterdam Opera, Bonn Opera, Teatro Bellas Artes in MĂ©xico, San Carlo in Naples, Washington Opera, San Francisco Opera, Arena in Verona, etc.
A milestone moment was reached in her career following performances alongside Michael Tilson Thomas and the New World Symphony as well as her debut at Carnegie Hall in New York, with Dolora Zajick and PlĂĄcido Domingo, who she performed with in concerts in Spain, the United States, Brazil, Lebanon, France, Turkey, England, Germany and Austria.
Her most acclaimed performances include her role in the opera âFaustâ at the Bayrische Staatsoper in Munich and at the MĂŒnchner Opern-Festspiele alongside Rolando VillazĂłn, directed by Friedrich Haider, the Teatro Cervantes in Malaga and the Palau de la MĂșsica in Valencia; âLa Traviataâ at the Metropolitan Opera, Detroit, Washington, Cincinnati, Amsterdam, Teatro de la Maestranza in Seville, Festival de Peralada, Graz (Austria) and the Teatro Perez GaldĂłs in Canarias; âLa BohĂšmeâ at the Metropolitan Opera, Teatro San Carlo in Naples, San Francisco, Auditorio Alfredo Kraus in Las Palmas, Teatro Villamarta in Jerez, Amsterdam Opera; Arena in Verona and Teatro Verdi in Trieste, directed by Daniel Oren; âTurandotâ (LiĂș) during the Temporada de Opera in Bilbao (A.B.A.O.), âRomeo et Julietteâ at the Teatro Campoamor in Oviedo and the Palacio Bellas Artes in Mexico also with Rolando VillazĂłn, Teatro PĂ©rez GaldĂłs in Las Palmas and Teatro Cervantesde Malaga; âLes Pecheurs de perlesâ at the Seattle Opera, Burdeos, Riga Opera and Bilbao Opera; Fiordiligi (Cosi fan tutte) and âLa Rondineâ (Magda) at the Washington Ăpera and Bonn Opera; âCarmenâ (Micaela) with the Scottish Opera; âFedoraâ (Olga) at the Metropolitan Opera, alongside PlĂĄcido Domingo and Mirella Freni and âLes Mamelles de TirĂ©siasâ in Poulenc at the Metropolitan with James Levine as conductor.
She recorded âDoĂ±a Francisquitaâ for Casa Sony, a Zarzuela album for R.T.V.E. music with the Orquesta de R.T.V.E, and another album of renaissance music for Helicon, "Ainhoa Arteta-Recital" for the Sello Ensayo, operas "Romeo et Juliette" (Juliette) and "Turandot" (LiĂș), live for R.T.V.E. MĂșsica and the Cantata âHerminieâ with the Orquesta de CadaquĂ©s directed by Sir Neville Marriner for TritĂł.
Her extensive recitals include a concert in the White House, her debut at the Royal Opera Covent Garden in London and the Baalbeck concert (Lebanon), both performed with PlĂĄcido Domingo, the 70th anniversary Commemorative Concert for the Palacio Bellas Artes in Mexico with RamĂłn Vargas; her interpretation of the Arias Concierto by Mozart at Palau de la MĂșsica in Valencia with the Orquesta de Valencia directed by Miguel Ăngel GĂłmez MartĂnez, âVier letzte Liederâ by Richard Strauss with the Orquesta SinfĂłnica de Tenerife directed by VĂctor Pablo PĂ©rez, as well as her interpretation of âHerminie" by Arriaga at the Orquesta SinfĂłnicaâs closing of Seaton in Bilbao and the Quincena Musical in San SebastiĂĄn, with the Orquesta de CadaquĂ©s directed by Sir Neville Marriner.
Over the last ten years, she has received numerous awards, such as the Hispanic Society of America award for her contribution to the Arts; an award for the âMejor Artista de MĂșsica ClĂĄsicaâ in the 5th Edition of the Premios de la MĂșsica; an âONDASâ award for the most outstanding effort in classical music; the âFederico Romeroâ award by the FundaciĂłn Autor for her internationally orientated career; Medalla de Oro from the Palau de la MĂșsica in Valencia; Presidenta de Honor for the âMaestro Segoviaâ association; Miembro del Patronato of the FundaciĂłn Winterthur; Academic at the Real Academia de Bellas Artes in Cadiz; Vasca Universal; Patron of the FundaciĂł OrfeĂł CatalĂ -Palau de la MĂșsica; âArtista en Residenciaâ at the Orquesta de CadaquĂ©s and MicrĂłfono de Oro by the FederaciĂłn de Asociaciones de Radio y TelevisiĂłn de EspaĂ±a, for her magnificent trajectory as a universal figure of Spanish lyricism.
Over recent seasons she has enjoyed great acclaim for her performances, which includes her debut performance in âManonâ by Massenet in Bilbao, the premiere of âDulcineaâ by Lorenzo Palomo at the Konzerthaus in BerlĂn; a tour with Sir Neville Marriner and the Orquesta de CadaquĂ©s; her debut performance in Musikverein in Vienna with the pianist Roger Vignoles; a concert with the Orquesta SinfĂłnica de Galicia and Miguel Ăngel GĂłmez MartĂnez; the ninth Beethoven symphony with the Orquesta SinfĂłnica de Tenerife directed by VĂctor Pablo PĂ©rez, âLa BohĂšmeâ at the Metropolitan in New York directed by Carlo Rizzi and her debut performance as Blanche in âDialogues des CarmĂ©litesâ in Bilbao. After opening the Temporada del Centenario at the Palau de la MĂșsica Catalana with pianist Roger Vignoles, she will take part in the Gala LĂrica de Navidad with the tenor JosĂ© Carreras in the same concert hall, and she will draw the year to a close with a tour of recitals alongside the pianist Malcolm Martineau.
Her most noteworthy recent performances and upcoming commitments include La BohĂšme at the Metropolitan, Genova, Liceo in Barcelona and Scala in Milan, Eugene Onegin in Corunna, Manon Lescaut in Las Palmas and Turandot again at Liceo. Concerts with the Orquesta Nacional de EspaĂ±a, SinfĂłnica de Galicia, SinfĂłnica de Euskadi, Orquesta de CadaquĂ©s, conducted by prestigious figures such as Sir Neville Marriner, Gianandrea Noseda, VĂctor Pablo PĂ©rez, Miguel Ăngel GĂłmez MartĂnez and Vasily Petrenko.