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María Dolores Pradera


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María Dolores Fernández Pradera, María Dolores Pradera (born August 29, 1924 in Madrid) is a Spanish melodic singer and actress, and one of the most prestigious voices in Spain and Latin America. She’s also known as “María Dolores” or “La Pradera”.

She started her career as an actress, working in the theatre and in some of the most famous Spanish movies from the 1940 decade.

During the 1950s, she started singing professionally, eventually abandoning her career as an actress in the 1960s. Since then, she has recorded more than 35 albums.

As a singer, she has specialized in traditional Spanish and Latin American music: bolero, copla, ballad, ronda, vals, and folk music (Peruvian, Argentinian, Mexican, and Venezuelan). Her voice tone is clear and slightly low, and she has an extremely proper Spanish pronunciation. She typically sings with the only company of guitars, requintos, and drums.

She sang for close to 30 years with the same group, Los Gemelos, formed by two twin brothers, Santiago López Hernández and Julián López Hernández, until the death of Santiago in the early 1990s.


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  • angelnietoperu

    Hola. Es hora de que la sra. Maria Dolores Pradera diga de quien son los temas que canta,por que muchos de ellos son peruanos como yo que soy cantante peruano,radicado 23 años en españa y hasta ahora no la escucho aclarar esto me parece patético que se aproveche así de mis colegas compositores peruanos porque ellos no la denuncian , ¡ ya está bien de tanta mentira, sea ud. honesta !.Encima no sabe cantar el vals peruano; la verdad duele,pero es la verdad.Un saludo.

    5 Apr 2014 Reply
  • BesottedByStars

    ¿Ella todavía canta en los conciertos? Diosa!

    29 May 2012 Reply
  • tiuntaier

    Acabo de descubrir cuantos años tiene. Es fantastico que su voz parezca tan mas fuerte y majestuosa con la edad! Lo siento mucho que no sea capaz de llegar a su concierto en Barcelona.

    22 Feb 2012 Reply
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  • nosolomusica

    Una dama de la canción. Disculpadme: la dama de la canción. Y es española, no mexicana :-P

    10 Nov 2011 Reply
  • mculibrk

    Great one of the best!

    29 Jul 2010 Reply
  • soppoi

    Entrañable is the best album!

    7 Jun 2010 Reply
  • aykutalp

    Echad un vistazo a mi nuevo grupo: Barco Blanco

    11 Nov 2009 Reply
  • TinyPliny

    If a voice could be the sonic equivalent of pure velvet, it is María Dolores Pradera's. :)

    12 Aug 2009 Reply
  • versamare

    for bolero lovers

    29 Mar 2009 Reply
  • TinyPliny

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    4 Feb 2009 Reply
  • primaveraa

    me encanta su voz

    1 Apr 2007 Reply

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