About Me

"Amalia Avilán apporte à la délicate cousette une voix fruitée, qui fait merveille dans «Mi Chiamano Mimì»"
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Amalia


Biography


The spinto soprano Amalia Avilán, is native of Colombia, she has grow as a solid artist in her motherland and in Belgium. The roundness and sound rich of deepness, clarity in the whole register and her personality have been appealing factors that have led her perform in magnificent music halls, masterclass, festivals and Operas such as the Julio Mario Santodomingo Theater in Colombia, Teatro Colón of Bogotá La Monnaie, Flagey, Bozar Palais des Beaux Arts in Belgium and  The Odeon of Herodes Atticus in Greece. The 2016 edition of the Masterclass by Joyce DiDonato at Carnegie Hall in New York, by José Van Dam in the Queen Elisabeth Music Chapelle in Waterloo.

Likewise has debuted as The Governess in The Turn of the Screw by B. Britten,  Euridice in Orphée by C.W. Gluck and H. Berlioz, Mimì in La Bohème by G. Puccini, Countess Ceprano in Rigoletto by G. Verdi, Manuela in Romeo and Juliet by C. Gounod and A young Lady and Spirit in Cendrillon by J. Massenet.

Passionate about languages, literature and poetry, Amalia has shown great interest in the repertoire of the Mélodie Française , Lieder , Spanish and Latin American Art Song, she has co founded de Duo Dacnis with the pianist Caterina Roberti.

In the chamber music world, he has participated twice consecutively in the Northen Lights, Festival de Febrero in Mexico, along with artists such as Susan Hoeppner, David Fung, Gryphon Trio and Julian Rachlin and she currently works in Duo with Caterina Roberti.

In   Europe and Latin America has performed in concerts and recitals such as: Requiem   K626 of   WA Mozart   in Colombia, Requiem de Bottesini in Belgium, Bachianas Brasileiras nº 5 by H.Villa-Lobos in Poland, Vier Lezte Lieder by R. Strauss, Sieben Frühe Lieder by A.Berg in Vienna, Poems in the Form of Songs by E. Granados in Spain, Two songs about Poemas de Ronsard by A.Roussel in Mexico to name a few.

Supported by the European Opera Network (Enoa), she has had the opportunity to work with Tom Krause, Anita Garanca, Nelly Miricioiu, June Anderson, among other great artists such as Cheryl Studer and Sara Mingardo.

He has obtained the title of Bachelor of Music in the Pedagogic National University of Colombia and singing studies with baritone Ramón Calzadilla. Subsequently she has done superior studies at the Royal Conservatory of Ghent with Gidon Saks to then enter la Chapelle Musicale Reine Elisabeth in Belgium under the tutelage of the baritone José van Dam, Jocelyne Dienst, Philippe Riga. She has equally trained with the mezzosoprano Rosa Dominguez and the tenor Miguel Sanchez.

    Opera


  • The Governess - The Turn of the Screw, B. Britten - Symphony Orchestra of Bogota - Festival Opera al Parque/ Roberto Arias Perez's theater - Conductor: Guerassim Voronkov. 2018
  • Euridice - Orphée, C. W Glück/Berlioz - Philarmonic Orchestra of Cali - Opera of Colombia / Julio Mario Santodomingo’s Theater - Conductor: Adrian Chamorro. 2017
  • Mimì - La Bohème of G. Puccini - Les Escales Liryques. l’Île d’Yeu. 2015
  • Contessa di Ceprano - Rigoletto of G. Verdi- Philarmonic Orchestra of Bogotá - Julio Mario Santodomingo’s Theater - Conductor: Patrick Fourniller. 2015
  • Mimì - La Bohème of G. Puccini. (cover) - Orchestra of Massimo Bellini’s Theater of Catania. Grand Theater of Pompeii’s Scavi - Conductor: Alberto Veronesi. Pompeii. Italy. 2014
  • Madrigaliste - Manon Lescaut of G. Puccini - Theater and Orchestra of La Monnaie. Conductor: Carlo Rizzi. 2013
  • Manuela - Romeo and Juliet of Gounod- Orchestra of La Monnaie - Bozar Palace of Fine Arts -Conductor: Evelino Pido. 2013
  • A Fairy (Soprano solo) - In A Midsummer night’s dream of F. Mendelssohn conducted by Jérémie Rhorer – Theater and Orchestra of La Monnaie. 2012
  • 4 Espirit of the fairy - Cendrillon J. Massenet - Theater and Orchestra of La Monnaie. Conductor: Alain Altinoglu. 2011


Languages: Reading, Speaking, writing skills in Spanish, English and French.

    Concerts


  • Recreo Filarmónico con La Orquesta Filarmónica de Bogotá - Bogotá. 2018
  • Liederabend. Berg and Strauss - Vier Letzte Lieder Op 150 from Richard Strauss and Sieben frühe Lieder from Alban Berg. Piano: Jonathan Floril
  • Concert – Cello’s quartet of Łódź Opera - Works of Villa-lobos, Chapi, Previn. Opera of Łódź. Poland
  • Requiem in D minor. W.A. Mozart - Soprano Solo. Philharmonic Orchestra of Bogotá and Santa Cecilia's choral society. Conductor: Patrick Fournillier.
  • Concert Mélodie Française, Berlioz, Debussy - Theater of Vaudeville. 2015
  • Requiem of G. Botessini - Orchestral ensemble of Brussels - Bozar Palace of Fine Arts. 2015
  • Concert José Van Dam & You - Belgium National Orchestra - Bozar Palace of Fine Arts -Patrick Fourniller. 2014
  • Le Festival des Nuits du Château de la Moutte - Saint-Tropez, France. 2014
  • Opera Gala - Polish National Opera. 2014
  • Charity Concert: Ensemble Orchestral de Bruxelles - Concert with José van Dam in Flagey studio 4. 2013
  • Les Nuits d’été, Berlioz - National Museum of Bogotá. 2012
  • Dance X Music 2, Schubert - Theater of La Monnaie. 2012
  • Queen Elisabeth Musical Voyage - Concert tour from Istanbul to Athens in beautiful scenarios such as The Hagia Irene Church, The Palamidi Fortress and the The Odeon of Herodes Atticus with Sinfonía Varsovia next to Augustin Dumay, leading by of Christopher Warren-Green and Jean-Claude Casadesus. 2011

Repertory

    Zarzuela Arias

  • P. Luna: - De España Vengo. El niño judio
  • R. Chapi: - Carcelas - Las Hijas de Zebedeo
  • Jacinto Guerrero: - Romanza de Adriana. Los Gavilanes
  • Gonzalo Roig: - Berceuse. Duerme hija mia. Cecilia Valdés
  • Fernando Torroba: - Tres horas antes del día. La Petenera. La Merchenera
  • Spanish and Latin-American Songs

  • J. Turina, From “Poemas en forma de Canción”: - Dedicatoria - Nunca Olvida – Cantares – Los dos miedos – Las locas por amor
  • M. de Falla, From “7 canciones populares”: - Asturiana – Nana – El paño moruno
  • C. Guastavino: - Encantamiento – El Sampedrino – Pueblito mi pueblo - La rosa y el sauce - Hermano
  • E. Granados: Tonadillas: - El Majo discreto - El mirar de la maja - Amor y odio
  • F. Obradors: - Del cabello más sutil
  • A. Ginastera: - Triste, Canción del árbol del olvido
  • Roles

  • B. Britten: - The Turn of the Screw - The Governess
  • C. W. Gluck/Berlioz - Orphée et Eurydice - Eurydice
  • G. Puccini: - La Bohème – Mimì
  • G. Bizet: - Carmen - Micaëla
  • G. Puccini: - Manon Lescaut - Madrigaliste
  • J. Massenet: - Cendrillon- Young girl, 4th spirit
  • C. Debussy: - L'enfant prodigue (Cantata) - Lia
  • G. Verdi: - Otello - Desdemona
  • G. Puccini: - Turandot - Liú
  • Mélodie

  • H. Berlioz: - Les nuits de été H81
  • C. Debussy: - Proses Lyriques L. 84
  • G. Fauré: - Après un Rêve Op 7 No1, Les Berceaux Op 23 No1
  • H. Duparc: - Chanson Triste
  • J. Massenet: - Élégie


    Lieder

  • Albar Berg: - Sieben Frühe Lieder (1907)
  • H. Wolf: - Mörike Lieder: Verborgenheit, In der Frühe, Denk es, O Seele, Selbstgeständnis.
  • F. Schumann: - Liederkreis op 39
  • F. Schubert: - Nacht und Träume
  • R. Strauss: - Vier Letzte Lieder Op 150. Mädchenblumen Op 22. Wiegenlied, Waldseligkeit,
  • Italian Song

  • G. Verdi: - In Solitaria stanza – Ad una stella – Deh Pietoso oh addolorata – Perduta ho la pace – Il tramonto
  • G. Puccini: - Vocal chamber compositions: Sole e amore – Morire? – Sogno d’or
  • V. Bellini: - Per pieta, bell’idol mio
  • G. Sarti: - Lungi dal caro bene
  • Bellini: - Vaga luna che inargenti
  • F. P. Tosti: - L’ultimo bacio
  • Chamber Music and Concert Arias

  • Songs From Abancay, Cochucos and Rencuay - Four Popular Songs of Peru (Flute, Piano, Voice)
  • J. McCabe - Three Folk Songs Op 19 (Clarinet, piano and voice)
  • F. Villalobos: - Bachianas Brasileiras No 5. Cantilena, Dança
  • M. Emmanuel: - Trois Odelettes anacréontiques Op 13 (Flute, piano and voice)
  • F. Schubert: - Der Hirt auf dem Felsen D965 (Clarinet Bb, piano and voice)
  • F. Schubert: - Auf dem Strom D943 (E. Horn, piano and voice)
  • F. Mendelssohn: - A Midsummer night's dream - 1 Fairy
  • Arias

  • W.A Mozart: - Ecco il punto, Non più di fiori. La Clemenza di Tito. Vitellia
  • M. De Falla: - Allí está riyendo. La Vida breve. Salut.
  • C. Debussy: - L’année en vain chasse l’année. Azael, Azael. L’enfant prodigue. Lia
  • G. Verdi: - Canzon del Salice, Ave Maria. Otello. Desdemona
  • W.A Mozart: - Porgi amor. Le Nozze di Figaro. Contessa
  • W.A Mozart: - Tutte nel cor vi sento. Idomeneo. Elettra
  • G. Puccini: - Tu che di gel sei cinta. Turandot. LIÙ
  • E. Granados: - La Maja y el ruiseñor. Goyescas. Rosario
  • M. De Falla: - Vivan los que rien, mueran los que lloran. La Vida breve. Salut.
  • F. Cilea: - Ecco respiro appena. Adriana Lecouvreur. Adriana
  • F. Cilea: - Poveri Fiori. Adriana Lecouvreur. Adriana
  • A. Dvorak: - Měsíčku na nebi hlubokém. Rusalka. Rusalka
  • C.M von Weber: - Und ob die Wolke, Der Freischütz. Agatha
  • G. Puccini: - Mi chiamano Mimì. La Bohème. Mimì
  • G. Puccini: - Addio senza rancor. La Bohème. Mimì