Alejandra Malvino


Alejandra Malvino

She was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, where she acquired her musical education and got her university Degree in Language Therapy. She began studying vocal technique with Masters Víctor Srugo and Aída Fileni. In opera repertory she had teachers like Eduardo Ferracani, Gustavo Valerio and Bruno D'Astoli.

In 1990 she entered the Superior Institute of Art of the Colón Theatre, where she accomplished the Singing Career in 1993. The following year she obtained her master's degree (first wave), at the same Institute.

She obtained from Colón Theatre's Foundation a scholarship between 1992 and 1993, as being considered the best average of the degree. Then, with this scholarship, she was semifinalist of the International Competition "Belvedere" (1994) -held in Viena (Austria). Also she achieved the same instance in 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 also gained Karín Zangerl scholarship, oriented to German Lied Interpretation, in charge of Master Guillermo Opitz.

She debuted at the Colón Theatre in 1994's opera season with "Hänsel und Gretel" (as part of the series "Let's Go to the Opera", organized by Konex Foundation), "Prosperina y el Extranjero" (Castro) and "Madama Butterfly". Afterwards, she took part of the main National Opera House's seasons in: "Wozzeck", "Elektra", and "Pique Dame" (1995); "L'incoronazione di Popea", "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 receiving outstanding critics) and "Francesca da Rimini" (2000); "The 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) and "Wozzeck" (as Marie, 2007).

"Un ballo in maschera"(2013)"Parsifal"(2015)"Beatrix Cenci"(2016).

This "2018 SeasonTeatro Colon" she will sing Adalgisa "Norma".

In 1997 she played the role "Mme. Flora" in "The Medium" (Menotti), under Master Mario Perusso's conduction at the Argentine Theatre of La Plata. This same role was given to her in 1999, under Master Bruno D'Astoli's baton, to be played at Avenida Theatre.

She participated in the opening of the new Argentine Theatre (La Plata), occurred the 12th of October, 1999, playing Amneris from Aida's second act. In the last seasons she sang in operas such as "Cavalleria Rusticana", "Estaba la madre" (Bacalov) and the international premiere of "El Ángel de la muerte" by Master Perusso (2008).

She was called by Master Daniel Barenboim (conductor) to sing in "El sombrero de tres picos" (Manuel de Falla), performed in São Paulo (Brazil) and at the Colón Theatre (Buenos Aires) with the Symphony Orchestra of Chicago in October, 2000.

She starred, together with the tenor Luis Lima, "Carmen", in a production held in Luna Park Stadium (Buenos Aires, 2003).

With the opera company "Buenos Aires Lírica", she took part of the productions of "Werther" (playing Charlotte) and "Il trovatore" (as Azucena, with great success).

She gave several concerts with the National Symphony and Philharmonic Orchestras in different theatres of the country with masterpieces like "Requiem" (Mozart); "Messa da Requiem" (Verdi); "Magnificat", "St. John Passion" and "Mass in B Minor" (Bach); "Messiah" (Händel); "Gloria" and "Juditha Triumphans" (Vivaldi); "Requiem" (Bruckner); "Stabat Mater" (Pergolesi); "Alto Rhapsody" (Brahms); "Magnificat" (premiere of Master A. Russo), "Missa Solemnis" (Beethoven), "Alexander Nevsky" (Prokofiev); "Les nuits d'été" (Berlioz); "Gurrelieder" (Schönberg); "Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen", "Rückertlieder" and "Das Lied von der Erde" (Mahler); "Petite Messe Solennelle" and "Stabat Mater" (Rossini).

Internationally, she sang at the Municipal Theatre (Chile) in "Madama Butterfly" (produced by Master Keita Asari) and "Lord Nelson Mass" (Haydn, under Master Gabor Ötvos's conduction). Likewise, she sang with the Symphony Orchestra of Bogotá -conducted by Master Rettig- "Symphony No. 9" (Beethoven), "Symphony No. 2" (Mahler) and "Bluebeard's Castle" (this same opera production was offered at the Municipal Theatre of Caracas, Venezuela). In Medellín (Colombia) she sang "Il trovatore"and with the Filarmonic Orchestra of Medellin she has sung "The Earth Song" " Symphony N°3" and "Rúckertlieder" (Mahler) and"Lyric Symphony" of Zemlinsky under direction Mtro Rettig.. Together with the Symphony Orchestra of Rio de Janeiro she performed "Cantata para América Mágica" (Ginastera), under Ligia Amadio's baton. Besides, she took part of the opera seasons of the Solís Theatre in Montevideo (Uruguay), singing in "Rigoletto" and "Madama Butterfly".

She participated in the Chamber Opera of the Colón Theatre (2003) in "Der Kaiser von Atlantis" (Ullmann) and "I due Timidi" (Rota).

She has been selected to receive a Konex Award 2009 (Merit Diploma for Female Singer), for having stood out in Classical Music in the last decade.