Rocío Olalde was born in
Mexico and studied at the University of Music and
in Vienna, under the
leadership of Professor Ralf Döring as well as at the
Instituto Cardenal Miranda in Mexico City under Xavier
Gozález and Rosa Rimoch. She has had master classes with
the Italian tenor Antonio Carangelo and the Swedish
soprano Karin Mang-Habashi.
Rocío has toured Sweden in varius production. She has
performed as a soloist at several international
festivals such as FAOT
2008 in Mexico, to rave reviews, as well as
at the Malmö Festival in
Sweden, the Vienna Bezirk Festival week and
kaleidoskopio des Nationen (also in Vienna).
FAOT International in Mexico, 2008
"With elegance, stylistic assurance, marvellous
volume and powerful emotion Rocío won over
the audience despite a challenging repertoire."
Carlos Moncada | Crítica
"Singing is her word, her career took shape by
persistence and conviction."
M.Contreras | El Imparcial
Concert at the City Hall in Lund, Sweden 2006
"Rocío Olalde has a powerful and resonant voice, to
which she adds powerful emotion finesse and
Federico Ferrando | Liberación
Jeriko in Malmö, Sweden 2004
"There was no lack of emotion and acting when Rocío
Olalde sang. The Mexican songs were
very similar to the European romantic tradition. But
her acting was filled with Latin-Amarican fire. It was
captivating and beatiful."
Lars Erik Larsson | Skånska Dagbladet
Kabusa Art Gallery in Ystad, Sweden 2003
"Rocío Olalde's performance as Michaela from Carmen
was full af expression."
Carl-Håkan Larsén | Sydsvenska Dagbladet
"The Mexican born soprano Rocío Olalde performed
Micaela's aria " Je dis que rien ne m`epouvante" from
Bizet's Carmen, expressing the shifting emotions with a
pleasant, soft and lyrical tone."
Ingemar Olander | Skånka Dagbladet
Priestess in Osiris,
Freemason's Hall in Malmö, Sweden 2003
"Rocío Olalde played a tempel singer and had a fine
coloratura aria which she performed with great delicacy."
Ingemar Olander | Skånska Dagbladet