Born in Buenos Aires, Vienna-based soprano Natalia Hurst shines with versatility and irreverence in comic opera roles as Lucy (Menotti’s The Telephone), Despina (Mozart’s Così fan tutte) or Rosina (Rossini’s Barbiere di Siviglia). With velvety elegance she overflies Weltschmerz to lead the audience through familiar fragrances in her portrayal of lyric characters such as Pamina (Mozart’s Zauberflöte) as well as in Lied and Art Song recitals.

In 2020 she was awarded an Artist’s Scholarship from the City of Vienna to produce her multimedia performance, Opera Triptychon: A quarantine Story, which was premièred 2020 in WUK (Vienna) and presented later on at Teatro Gral. San Martín (Buenos Aires-2021), Teatro Argentino de la Plata (2022), Das LOT in Vienna (2023).

As a freelance artist, Natalia creates intimate small worlds in a variety of settings, developing musical projects with an avant garde, engaged perspective to re-hear the voice of women. This path leaded her to found recently the culture association “OperaTrip”, 2023, with the aim to disseminate, celebrate, rethink and to valorize the feminine and its influence on strengthening the social fabric through performing arts.

She graduated with distinction from the University for Music and Performing Arts Vienna. Her concerts have taken her to Athens, Bratislava, Venezia, Beijing, Buenos Aires, Vienna, Salzburg, Umbria and Paris. 

As a member of Konzertvereinigung Wiener Staatsopernchor and Philharmonia Chor Wien she has worked with distinguished conductors, including Riccardo Muti, Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Jordi Savall, Marc Minkowski, Mariss Jansons, Sir Simon Rattle, and scene directors as Bob Wilson, Christoph Loy and Andreas Kriegenburg, among others.

During her earlier stage-years in Buenos Aires, her hometown, she created the character “Eva Encanto, the Tango Mermaid”. In the shoes of this comedic tango figur, she has taken part in the Carnevale di Venezia in St. Mark’s Square and many other international festivals, such as the Ljubljana Tango Festival, International Tango Festival Munich and the Festival Internacional de Tango de Buenos Aires, Akzent Theater and Volkstheater Rote Bar.

Her album debut, Lieder der Unterwelt (Underworld Songs), featuring Kurt Weill, Hugo Wolf and Arnold Schönberg’s songs, is available at Spotify and Apple Music.

*Last updated Januar 2024

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“She brings chuckles and glitter as an old school Troubadourin on stage, delivering playful food for the soul in each of her appearances.”