Ainhoa Arteta Ibarrolaburu, born 24 September 1964 in Tolosa (Guipúzcoa), Spain, is a Spanish soprano.
After studying in Tolosa and Italy, she later studied under Ruth Falcon.
After winning the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions in 1993, her debut at the Metropolitan Opera House in October 1994 was as Mimì in La Bohème. She has performed at the Metropolitan Opera in Giordano's Fedora with Plácido Domingo and Mirella Freni, and also in Poulenc's Les Mamelles de Tirésias directed by James Levine.
She was accompanied by Plácido Domingo for her debut at London's Covent Garden.
For her Carnegie Hall debut she was accompanied by Dolora Zajick and Plácido Domingo, with whom she has toured several countries.
She has also performed at Bayerische Staatsoper in Munich, Amsterdam Opera, Bonn Opera, Teatro Bellas Artes in México, Teatro di San Carlo, Washington Opera (La Rondine), San Francisco Opera, Arena di Verona, among others.
She has performed Faust at the Bayrische Staatsoper and Münchner Opern-Festspiele with Rolando Villazón, directed by Friedrich Haider.
She has sung with the Orquesta de Cadaqués conducted by Sir Neville Marriner, with Michael Tilson Thomas and the New World Symphony Orchestra.
She has also performed and recorded with her former husband Dwayne Croft.
Among other awards, she has the Concours International de Voix d'Opera Plácido Domingo (Paris, 1993).
In December 2008 she gave a series of recitals accompanied by Malcolm Martineau.