Yolanda Soares

Yolanda Soares is a Portuguese soprano singer, songwriter and "crossover" solo artist.[1] Soares' performances are operatic productions which blend pop arrangements and classical vocals, most notably fado.[2]

Yolanda Soares
Yolanda Soares in 2008
Yolanda Soares in 2008
Background information
OriginLisbon, Portugal
GenresClassical crossover, operatic pop, fado
Occupation(s)Singer, artistic director, lyricist
InstrumentsVocals, piano
Years active1996–present
LabelsUniversal Music Portugal, By The Music

Early life and careerEdit

Soares was born in Lisbon, the daughter of Fernando and Mila Soares. She credits her parents for her background in traditional fado and dance.[3] Soares entered the "Conservatorio Nacional de Lisboa" (Lisbon's National Conservatory) to study ballet, but soon changed to singing.

In 2007 Soares released her first album, entitled Music Box – Fado em Concerto. For the CD, she was nominated as Musical Newcomer of the Year (Revelação do Ano) at the 2007 Portuguese Golden Globe awards.[4] Soares released her second album, Metamorphosis, in 2010.[5][6]



  1. ^ – Yolanda Sores Archived 2 October 2011 at the Wayback Machine, Universal Music Group – Portugal, UniversalMusic.pt. Retrieved 18 May 2010
  2. ^ * Festival dos Oceanos – Yolanda Soares aproxima o fado do flamenco e napolitanas Archived 18 December 2009 at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ Lusa, "Yolanda Soares em CD de estreia modifica o fado e torna-o barroco"[permanent dead link], Sol, 4 November 2006. Retrieved 5 November 2009
  4. ^ "Revelação do Ano" Archived 13 April 2008 at the Wayback Machine, 2007 Globos de Ouro, SIC TV network, sic.sapo.pt. Retrieved 5 November 2009
  5. ^ "Yolanda Soares lança novo trabalho" [Yolanda Soares launches new album] (in Portuguese). Rádio e Televisão de Portugal. 23 May 2010. Retrieved 11 April 2011.
  6. ^ Rohter, Larry (25 March 2011). "Ana Moura Is Among Singers Reinvigorating Fado". The New York Times. Retrieved 8 April 2011.

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