About Me

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

Amalia


Biography


The Colombian Soprano, Amalia Avilán was born in 1986. She began her musical studies at the Luis A. Calvo Academy, obtaining later a Bachelor in music from the National Pedagogical University of Colombia.

 

She studied singing with the Cuban baritone Ramon Calzadilla. In 2010 moved to Belgium and was accepted at the Queen Elisabeth Music Chapel, which is also the opera studio of La Monnaie (National Opera of Belgium), and there she continued improving her singing skills thanks to the guidance of experienced coaches and the Belgium baritone Jose Van Dam.

 

In several opportunities she has participated in master classes with renowned experts as Helmut Deutsch, Jocelyne Dienst, Eythan Pessen and Philippe Riga, and has studied with teachers such as: Claudio Desderi Anita Garança, Nelly Miricioiu, June Anderson, Tom Krause and worked with major musical and stage directors as Jérémie Rhorer, Alain Altinoglu, Jean-Claude Casadesus, Christopher Warren-Green, Dirk Brosse, Patrick Fournillier, Laurent Pelly, Mariusz Trelinski Tatjana Gürbaca and Paul-Emile Fourny, she was recently one of the four participants of the prestigious annual masterclasses by Joyce DiDonato in the Weil Institute of Music at Carnegie Hall.

    Opera


  • 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


  • 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
  • E. Granados: Tonadillas: - El Majo discreto - El mirar de la maja - Amor y odio
  • F. Obradors: - Del cabello más sutil
  • A. Ginastera: - Triste
  • Roles

  • C. W. Gluck/Berlioz - Orphée et Eurydice - Eurydice
  • G. Puccini: - La Boheme – 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

  • H. Wolf: - Verborgenheit
  • F. Schumann: - Liederkreis op 39
  • F. Schubert: - Nacht und Träume
  • R. Strauss: - Wiegenlied, Waldseligkeit, Mädchenblumen Op 22
  • 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
  • Tosti: - L’ultimo bacio
  • Chamber Music and Concert Arias

  • 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

  • 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