Puccini's "Donde lieta" from La Bohème. Joyce DiDonato, Mezzo-soprano, Adam Nielsen, Piano
MClass Carnegie Hall
The Colombian Lyric Soprano Amalia Avilán was a member of the 2016 edition Masterclasses of Joyce DiDonato at Carnegie Hall that has successfully broadcasted by medici.tv.
Her warm and round timber, years of dedication and perseverance have led her to perform in great venues such as: Julio Mario Santodomingo’s Theater in Colombia, La Monnaie, Flagey and Bozar in Belgium, The Odeon of Herodes Atticus in Greece to name a few. She debuted in 2017 Eurydice (Orphée, Gluck/Berlioz) Colombia’s opera, Mimì (La Bohème, Puccini), Countess Ceprano (Rigoletto, Verdi), Manuela (Romeo and Juliette, Gounod), A Young lady and Spirit (Cendrillon, Massenet) and projects in her repertory roles as Desdemona (Otello,Verdi) and Liu (Turandot, Puccini).
She speaks fluently Spanish, English and French, studied musical pedagogy at the Pedagogy National University of Colombia, singing with the Cuban baryton Ramón Calzadilla before going on to a 4 years opera studio program in Belgium at the Queen Elisabeth Music Chapel in the class of José van Dam. Supported by the European Opera Network (Enoa) she has been given the opportunity to work with Tom Krause, Anita Garanča, Cheryl Studer and June Anderson among other great artists.
She performs throughout Europe, Colombia, and Chile concerts and recitals, and recently debuted Mozart’s Requiem with the Bogota’s Philharmonic Orchestra, conductor Patrick Fournillier and with the Opera of Colombia, Euridice (Orfeo, Gluck/Berlioz) next to the Cali’s Philharmonic Orchestra, musical direction of Adrián Chamorro and stage direction of Alejandro Chacón.
Artistic concept between San Damon and Amalia Avilan.
The two artists decided to take a refined look between poetry and opera. And this through music of the classical repertoire and original music with a wink of these music that have crossed the 7th art.En sum, a kind of trilogy. The idea of purifying, undressing the voices so that they are pure, does not mean that they will be completely interpreted “a capella”. Indeed, various famous musicians will come to join them; such as a cellist, a pianist, a flutist, etc …. and this on specific pieces.
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Competition New Voices of Sevilla. Award by Fundación Goñi y Rey. 15th March 2017.