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 in Teatro Gral. San Martín (Buenos Aires) in 2021. As a freelance artist, Natalia creates intimate small worlds in a variety of settings, developing musical projects herself with an avant garde, engaged perspective to re-hear the voice of women.

As a member of Konzertvereinigung Wiener Staatsopernchor and Philharmonia Chor Wien she has worked with distinguished conductors, including Riccardo Muti, Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Marc Minkowski, Mariss Jansons, Sir Simon Rattle, and scene directors as Bob Wilson, Christoph Loy and Andreas Kriegenburg, among others. She graduated with distinction from the University for Music and Performing Arts Vienna, studying with Prof. Dr. Gertraud Berka Schmid, repertoire with Ilse Schumman-Montocchio and Stephen Delaney. Later on she continued her vocal training with Prof. Rannveig Braga Postl and repertoire with Anton Ziegler. Her concerts have taken her to Athens, Bratislava, Venezia, Beijing, Buenos Aires, Umbria and Paris. 

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

*Last updated November 2021

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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.”