Ana Quintans was born in Lisbon and developed her artistic skills in many directions as she did her first steps in theater and dance. After graduating in Sculpture in Lisbon Fine Arts University (1998) she studied singing at the Music Conservatory in Lisbon and joined the Flanders Operastudio in Gent (with a scholarship by Gulbenkian Foundation). Devoting most of her work to the baroque repertoire, Ana Quintans has collaborated with many leading baroque orchestras as Les Arts Florissants, Il Complesso Barocco, Les Musiciens du Louvre, Le Poème Harmonique, Ensemble Pygmalion, Al Ayre espanol, Concerto de' Cavalieri, Il Pomo d'Oro, Les Folies Françoises, Divino Sospiro, Músicos do Tejo and Real Câmara. The portuguese composer Luis Tinoco wrote for her voice works like From the Depth of Distance, Songs of a Solitary Dreamer and the role of Nancy in Evil Machines, a musical fantasy staged by Terry Jones. Recent engagements included the role of Despina in Così fan tutte by Mozart in Glyndebourne; Ilia in Idomeneo by Mozart in São Carlos, Lisbon; Minerva in El Prometeo by Draghi in Dijon; Drusilla and Virtù in L'incoronazione di Poppea by Monteverdi in Salzburger Festspiele.