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Alejandra Malvino

Alejandra Malvino was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, where she acquired her musical education and completed her university degree in Language Therapy. She began her vocal training with maestri Víctor Srugo and Aída Fileni. In operatic repertoire, her coaches were Eduardo Ferracani, Gustavo Valerio and Bruno D’Astoli.

In 1990 she entered the Teatro Colón’s Superior Art Institute, where she obtained her degree in Lyrical Singing with honors in 1993. The following year, she obtained her Master’s degree, from the same Institute.

She was awarded a scholarship from Teatro Colón’s Foundation between 1992 and 1993, for best academic performance. The next two years include the following awards: semifinalist both at the International Competition “Belvedere” (1994) – held in Vienna (Austria) and at the International Competition “Luciano Pavarotti” (1995).

In 1994, she participated in the “Technique and Interpretation” course, given by Regine Crespin and Denise Duplas and organized by “Leonor Hirsch Scholarships”. She won the Karín Zangerl scholarship, dedicated to German Lied Interpretation, in charge of Maestro Guillermo Opitz.

Her debut at Teatro Colón was in the 1994 Opera season with Hänsel und Gretel (as part of the series “Let’s Go to Opera”, organized by Konex Foundation), Prosperina y el Extranjero (Castro) and Madama Butterfly. Since then, Ms. Malvino has uninterruptedly appeared at Teatro Colón’s Opera seasons receiving great acclaim in: Wozzeck, Elektra, and Pique Dame (1995); L’incoronazione di Poppea, Andrea Chenier, Die Walküre and Saverio el cruel (Gonzáles Casellas 1996); Suor Angelica, Gianni Schichi, Rigoletto and Eugene Onegin (1997); Götterdämmerung, Der Rosenkavalier, Don Juan (Zorzi’s premiere, 1998); Die Tote Stadt and The consul (1999); Cavalleria Rusticana, Madama Butterfly (playing Suzuki and winning outstanding critical acclaim) and Francesca da Rimini (2000); Rake’s Progress (2001); Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny, Dido and Aeneas and Bluebeard's Castle (2002), Bomarzo (Ginastera), Der fliegende Holländer, Armide and Carmen (2003); Das Rheingold, Dialogues des Carmélites and Manon Lescaut (2004); Die Walküre and Capriccio (2005); A Midsummer Night's Dream and Boris Godunov (2006), Wozzeck (as Marie, 2007) and Un ballo in maschera (2013), among others.

Invited by Maestro Daniel Barenboim to sing El sombrero de tres picos (Manuel de Falla), she performed under his baton in São Paulo (Brazil) and at Teatro Colón in Buenos Aires, with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra in October 2000.

In 2003 she starred, together with tenor Luis Lima, in a production of Carmen, staged at Luna Park Stadium in Buenos Aires.

She participated in Teatro Colón’s Chamber Opera (2003) in Der Kaiser von Atlantis (Ullmann) and I due Timidi (Rota).

With the Buenos Aires Lírica Opera company she took part in the productions of Werther playing Charlotte, and Il Trovatore, as Azucena, with great success.

In 1997 she played the title role of Madame Flora in The Medium (Menotti), under the baton of Maestro Mario Perusso at Teatro Argentino de La Plata. She played this role again in 1999, under the direction of Maestro Bruno D’Astoli’s, at Teatro Avenida.

She participated in the reopening of the Teatro Argentina de La Plata, in October 1999, playing Amneris at the concert staging of Aida’s second act.

Ms. Malvino has given numerous concerts with the National Symphony and Philharmonic Orchestras in different theatres: Mozart’s Requiem, Verdi’s Messa da Requiem, Bach’s Magnificat, St. John Passion and Mass in B Minor, Handel’s Messiah, Vivaldi’s Gloria and Juditha Triumphans, and Bruckner’s Requiem; Stabat Mater (Pergolesi); Alto Rhapsody (Brahms); Magnificat (premiere of Maestro A. Russo), Beethoven’s Missa Solemnis, Prokofiev’s Alexander Nevsky; Berlioz’s Les nuits d’été, Schonberg’s Gurrelieder, Mahler’s Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen, Rückert Lieder and Das Lied von der Erde, and Rossini’s Petite Messe Solennelle and Stabat Mater.

International performances of operas and concerts have also earned her great acclaim. She has sung at the Municipal Theatre of Chile in Madama Butterfly, produced by Maestro Keita Asari, and Lord Nelson Mass by Haydn, under maestro’s Gabor Ötvos’s baton. She has sung with the Bogota Symphony Orchestra – conducted by Maestro Rettig- Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9, Mahler’s Symphony No. 2, and Bluebeard's Castle (this same opera production was staged at the Municipal Theatre of Caracas, Venezuela). In Medellín, Colombia, she has performed Il trovatore; and with the Medellín Filarmonic Orchestra she has sung Das Lied von der Erde, Symphony N°3 and Rückert Lieder (Mahler) and Lyric Symphony of Zemlinsky under direction of maestro Rettig. With the Rio de Janeiro Symphony Orchestra, she has performed Cantata para América Mágica by Ginastera, under Ligia Amadio’s baton. In addition, she has appeared in stage productions at Teatro Solís in Montevideo, Uruguay, singing in Rigoletto and Madama Butterfly.

She has performed in Il Trovatore, Aida and Otello in Porto Alegre. And in 2014, she played the role of Herodias in Salome by Strauss and Eugene Oneguin at Teatro Municipal de São Paulo, Brazil.

In the last Opera seasons at Argentine Theatre of La Plata she has appeared in operas such as Cavalleria Rusticana, Estaba la madre (Bacalov) and the international premiere of El Ángel de la muerte by Maestro Perusso (2008). Il Trovatore (2009), Lady Macbeth (2010), and Wagner’s Das Rheingold, as Fricka (2012).

At the 2011 Teatro Colón’s Opera Season she played the title role in the world premiere of Fedra by Maestro Mario Perusso.

Ms. Malvino has been selected to receive a Konex Award 2009 (Merit Diploma for Female Singer of the decade), for outstanding performance in Classical Music throughout the last decade.

Since 2012, Ms. Malvino has taught Vocal Technique for the Young Artists at the Superior Institute of Art of the Teatro Colón.

Future engagements include Il Trovatore, Aida, Mahagonny, Andrea Chénier among other operas and concerts to be held both in Argentina and abroad.