Ana Quintans, soprano

soprano voice
About
Portugese soprano Ana Quintans is known for her playful lightness in voice and movement as well as for her touching and profound interpretation of characters.

Recent projects include her debut at the Festival d´Aix-en-Provence singing the role of Jonathas in Charpentiers David et Jonathas with Les Arts Florissants under William Christie, a production also presented at the Edinburgh International Festival, the Opéra Comique in Paris and the BAM in New York. She sang the title role in De Almeida´s Ippolito at the Festival d´Ambronay, the Casa da Musica Porto and in concerts with Les Musiciens du Louvre under Marc Minkowski. Last summer she made her debut at the Glyndebourne Festival in Rameau´s Hippolyte et Aricie.
This season she sang
Armide by Gluck under Ivor Bolton at the Netherlands Opera and the role of Amor in Orfeo ed Euridice with Les Musiciens du Louvre Grenoble under Marc Minkowski at the Mozartwoche Salzburg, at the MC2  Grenoble and in concert in Madrid. She also performed the role of Belinda in Dido and Aeneas with Le Poème Harmonique at the Opéra de Rouen and the Opera Royal de Versailles.
latest News
New CD release 13. May 2015

Portoguese soprano ANA QUINTANS presents a new CD with arias by Tomaso Albinoni, accompanied by the ensemble Concerto de´ Cavalieri led by Marcello de Lisa. "Albinoni" appears this month on the label Deutsche Harmonia Mundi.

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Short Profile

NameQuintans, Ana
Born inPortugal, Europe
Home LocationLisbon, Portugal
Main languagePortuguese
Additional languages English,  French 

Ana Quintans
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Ana Quintans as Jonathas
 The Telegraph,
"The part of Jonathas (played, in male costume, by the outstanding Portuguese soprano Ana Quintans).
The scene in which Quintans's Jonathas laments what he foresees as the death of David in battle has a heartbreaking power...
"
(Mark Brown)
REVIEW from
Scene Stealing Amore
2015-04-01 Opera Magazine (UK), London
""Ana Quintans (was) a scene-stealing Amore - not just because of her blonde wig and glamorous pink polka-dot dress (apparently a reference to 1950s Hollywood) but because of her imposing presence, full-bodied soprano and intelligent diction"
Andrew Clark - Opera Magazine - April 2015
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(Andrew Clark)
REVIEW from 2015-04-01  
Voice of an angel?
2014-10-16 Toutelaculture.com, FR
"La soprano portugaise Ana Quintans déploie un timbre clair, une voix lumineuse et souple, sans trop d'effets. Celle d'un d'ange?"
(Victorine de Oliveira)
REVIEW from 2014-10-16  
Ana Quintans's stylish singing...
2015-09-01 The Gramophone,
"Ana Quintans's brilliant singing proves a match for the splendid trumpet obbligato and rattling timpani. (...) Concerto de' Cavalieri's boldly committed playing, Di Lisa's energetic conducting and Quintans's stylish singing reveal Albinoni's talents for musical invention and tunefulness."
(David Vickers)
REVIEW from 2015-09-01  
Ana Quintans sings Fado

"É Somente a Minha Vida" from the album "As Sementes do Fado"

Ana Quintans with Os Músicos do Tejo 
Ana Quintans as Cupid in Rameau´s Hippolyte et Aricie
Ana Quintans sings Cupid in the newly released DVD of last year´s Glyndebourne production of Rameau´s Hippolyte et Aricie, conducted by William Christie and directed by Jonathan Kent.   
Ana Quintans as Jonathas
 Le Monde,
"La jeune Ana Quintans est bouleversante, parfaitement crédible dans ce rôle tenu à la création en 1688 par un garconnet."
(Marie-Aude Roux)
REVIEW from
Ana Quintans as Amor
 Oe24,
"Die portugiesische Sopranistin verfügt über Witz, Beweglichkeit, Anmut und vor allem über eine wunderbar schlanke Stimme, die man sich sofort für Mozart wünscht - ein erstklassiges Salzburg-Debüt."
REVIEW from
Ana Quintans as Amor
Mozartwoche Salzburg.
Production with Les Musiciens du Louvre 2014. 
Spectacular Amor in Madrid
 Operaworld,
"La portuguesa Ana Quintans ha sabido rodearse en su meteórica carrera de tres de las más destacadas  orquestas –puristas, ¿por qué no reconocerlo?– que tanto y tan significativamente han contribuido a la recuperación del repertorio barroco europeo: Les Arts Florissants, Il complesso barocco y en esta ocasión, Les Musiciens du Louvre. ¿Alguien daría más?. Su experiencia en estas lides quedó manifiesta durante su brillante actuación en El Auditorio Nacional. Su arrolladora expresividad, su voz gigantesca que inundó el espacio escénico y su jovial sentido musical –Gluck vs. Mozart– convirtieron su recitativos ariosos en un placer para los sentidos. Quintans fue capaz de cantar dirigiéndose a los protagonistas mientras parecía dirigirse a todos y cada uno de los que allí estábamos presente, apoyando su mano en nuestro hombro y haciéndonos partícipes de la trama nupcial. Pocos cantantes poseen la capacidad de subir al público al escenario, de arrastrar al espectador al centro mismo de la trama con una voz rotunda, muy bien cincelada y cómplice donde las haya. Su registro, no menos lucido que el resto de personajes, redunda en la mejor elección posible por parte de Minkowsky de una intérprete inquieta –evocando la inquietud de su amplio repertorio–  para este papel ¿secundario? cuya presencia en el escenario nos supo a poco."
(Diógenes Granada)
REVIEW from
Ana Quintans as Amor
Mozartwoche Salzburg 2014 
Ana Quintans
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Ana Quintans in Charpentier's David et Jonathas

Ana Quintans as Jonathas in Marc Antoine Charpentier's opera David et Jonathas

Act V

Les Ars Florissants under the musical direction of William Christie
David: Pascal Charbonneau

Stage Direction: Andreas Honoki

Live from the Aix-en Provence Festival 2012 
Ana Quintans as Belinda
2014-03-13 Forum Opera,
"Ana Quintans, charmante Belinda à la voix fraîche et cristalline."
( Brigitte Cormier)
REVIEW from 2014-03-13  
New CD featuring ANA QUINTANS
There it is! The new recording presented by the German Label Harmonia Mundi featuring portuguese soprano ANA QUINTANS with arias by Tomaso Albinoni: 
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