After her graduation as an architect, the Portuguese Soprano Anabela Marcos started her singing studies at the Lisbon Conservatory.
She was granted a full, four-year scholarship from the Gulbenkian Foundation to study at the Royal Conservatory in The Hague, the Netherlands, where she received Performance Diploma’s in Singing, Opera and Baroque Singing.
She sung several main parts in opera productions, among which Pamina (“Die Zauberflöte), Suzanna (“Le Nozze de Figaro”), Zerlina (“Don Giovanni”), Titania (“Midsummer Night’s Dream”, Britten), Clori (“L’Egisto”, Cavalli), Venus and Cupid (“King Arthur”, Purcell) and Daphne (“Apollo and Daphne”, Händel).
As a soloist she performed all over Europe and worked with conductors such as Ton Koopman, Jos van Veldhoven, Sigiswald Kuyken and Michel Corboz.
In the field of chamber music she is a member of the baroque-ensemble La Primavera and has a duo with the pianist Ana Sanchez Donate.
Her engagements for the near future are, amongst others, fully staged performances of Bach’s ‘Peasants Cantate’ and ‘ Pyramus and Thisbe’ from Montéclair with the Apollo Ensemble, and in February 2013 she will travel to Brazil to sing the part of Belinda in Purcell’s ‘ Dido and Aeneas with Ensemble La Primavera
Anabela has been giving singing lessons at the BSN in Voorschoten since 1999.