The soprano Rocio Ignacio was born in Seville. She earned a Bachelor’s degree in Music and received training as a Piano Teacher in the Francisco Guerrero Professional Music Conservatory.
Later, she obtained her Bachelor’s degree in Vocal Performance from the Superior Conservatory of Cordoba. Currently her vocal and artistic mentor is Alfonso Cargía Leoz.
In 2009, she won the 1st Prize in the International Classical Singing Competition in the city of Logroño, La Rioja, as well as the 3rd Prize in Irún and Barcelona among others.
She had a remarkable career in Oratorio and Concert throughout all over Spain, alternated with opera performances. Her Operatic debut was in December 2003 with Rigoletto, and since then she has become a regular presence in Spanish theatres performing various productions of Rigoletto in in cities such as Coruña, Santander, Jeréz, Jaén, Mallorca, Santa Cruz de Tenerife; Die Zauberflöte (Pamina) in Murcia; L’Elisir d’Amore in Córdoba, Málaga, Castellón, Palau de Les Arts and Bilbao, including other titles such as: Falstaff, Viaggio a Reims, Werther, Marina, Francisquita, Caserío, etc.
Since 2011, the majority on Rocío’s career has developed in Italy and Spain performing in opera works such as Quatro Canções la Floresta do Amazonas and L’Elisir d’Amore in Bologna; Gala Opening and “Babeire di Siviglia at the Arena di Verona; La Bohéme, Viaggio a Reims y L’ Elisir d’ Amore at the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino; Rigoletto at the Teatro Regio di Calabria, Palermo and Taormina; Don Giovani (Dongna Anna) at the Teatro Massimo in Palermo and Regio di Torino; Misterium at the Teatro San Carlo in Naples and Rome; Carmen (Micaela) at las Arena de Avenches and Verona; Turandot (Liú) in Rome (Caracalla) and Teatro di Verona. Falstaff (Alice) in Genoa and Turin among others. In Spain she performed Carmen (Micaela) and La Marcharena at the Teatro la Zarzuela in Madrid, La Marcharena at Tetro Campoamor in Oviedo; Don Giovanni in Tampa USA and Barberie di Siviglia in Dubai.
However, it is in her last two seasons where her career has taken a significant leap, tackling lyrical roles such as Katiuska in Madrid, Desdemona in Otello in Malaga Helene in Jerusalem in Bilbao, Christmas Gala in Madrid and Pamina in The Magic Flute in Jerez. The specialized critics lavish praise on her repertoire change: “A Captivating Rocío Ignacio concluded the solo trio… Rocío Ignacio portrayed a solid Desdemona, thanks to her confident control on her vocal instrument, showcasing her mastery in the middle range and commanding strength in the high notes (OA Ópera Actual). Her Hélène sounded so musical, excelling in her beautiful intervention in the third act “Que m’importe la vie…” (OA Ópera Actual). “The audience in Villamartin was delighted with the portrayal of Pamina, excellently sung and performed by the Sevillian soprano Rocío Ignacio who starts this 2020 with a resounding triumph at the Jerez Coliseum” (Diario de Jerez).
Over the course of her latest season, she debuted in Málaga with opera Simone Boccanera: “Rocío Ignacio excelled in her portrayal of the heroine, tremendous crescendos in the silences and sovereign in tone. The duet between Álvarez and Ignacio elicited applause even from de audience members affected by the pandemic. She also played the role of Duquesa Carolina in Luisa Fernanda and Rosa in El Rey que Rabió at the Teatro de la Zarzuela, starred a Grand Gala in Bilbao alongside baritone Carlos Álvarez and participated in the concert for the 30th anniversary of the Teatro de la Maestranza in Seville, where critics wrote: “ Rocío Ignacio possesses a different vocal range , more grounded, firm, with a beautiful singing line as she demonstrated in Dove Sono from “Las Bodas Mozartinas” overflowing with lyricism and leaving us wanting more.
Well-tempered, direct and firm high notes culminated her performance in the aria of Conchita from Zandonai” (ABC Sevilla).