Luanda Siqueira
Renaissance & Danses Barok Ensemble
Luanda Siqueira, Soprano  
Born in Rio de Janeiro, Luanda Siqueira finished his studies in classical singing at the National Conservatory of Music in Rio de Janeiro in 1999. Following his meeting with Monique Zanetti at early music festivals in Brazil, in 2000 she received a scholarship from the French government to perfect Baroque singing at the Paris National Conservatoire, where she won the prize in 2003 unanimously and with congratulations from jury. In 2002, Luanda also won first prize at the International Baroque Vocal competition of Castle Chimay chaired by William Christie. 

From 2003 to 2005 Luanda includes the Young Voices of the Rhine, the opera workshop of the Opera National du Rhin. She has the opportunity to interpret the Blummenmädchen and Barbarina, Papagena, and Damigella Polymie, under the direction of Günter Neuhold, Dietfrid Bernet, Emmanuelle Haim and Rinaldo Alessandrini. She performs several times as a soloist with The Parlement of Music, directed by Martin Gester. With Harmonic Poem, led by Vincent Dumestre and Benjamin Lazar, Luanda plays the role of Juno in Cadmus and Hermione by Lully at the Opéra-Comique, Rouen Opera, Caen Opera, Provence Great Theater and the Luxembourg Theater. She also sang the role of The Strawberry Woman in Porgy and Bess at the Lyon Opera, at the Edinburgh Festival, conducted by William Eddins and the Montalvo-Hervieu Company. 

Under the direction of David Stern and Jay Bernfeld and all Opera Fuoco, Luanda interprets the roles of Second Woman and Second Witch in Dido and Aeneas, production achieved in a concert version as part of the Festival of St. Gallen in Switzerland and Champs Elysées Theater in Paris. Always within Opera Fuoco, Luanda embodies Orasia in Opera Orpheus Theater in Magdeburg Telemann and the Saint Quentin en Yvelines Theater, with staging by Jacob Peters-Messer. With the ensemble Justiniana, under the direction of Charlotte Nessi and Sylvie Leroy, Luanda is part of the concept of "Opera walk» embodying Frasquita during the tour of Carmen in the Franche-Comté and Bretagne regions.