Amalia Avilán

Amalia Avilán

Lyric Soprano

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«"Amalia Avilán apporte à la délicate cousette une voix fruitée, qui fait merveille dans «Mi Chiamano Mimì»"»
Opéra Magazine (2016)
«"Colombian soprano Amalia Avilán Castillo worked on "Addio, senza rancor" from Puccini's La Bohème. Her vulnerability was praised and she was given permission to enjoy her "big moments"»
Voche di meche Reviews (2016)
2017Gluck: Orfeo ed EuridiceEuridice
2017Gluck: Orfeo ed EuridiceEuridice
2016Verdi: OtelloDesdemona
2016Bizet: CarmenMicaëla
2016Mozart: RequiemSoprano
2015Verdi: RigolettoCountess Ceprano
2015Puccini: La BohèmeMimì
2015Debussy: L'enfant prodigue, L. 57Lia
2012Massenet: Cendrillon4th Spirit

Bio


You might have seen the colombian lyric soprano Amalia Avilán at the 2016 edition Masterclasses of Joyce DiDonato at Carnegie Hall that recently was broadcast by medici.tv. If you did then you would certainly have noticed her warm and round timbre. This unique quality of voice plus 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 as Mimì (La Bohème, Puccini) in 2015, 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 studied musical pedagogy at the Colombian National University of Pedagogy, singing with the Cuban baritone 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, Nelly Miricioiu and June Anderson among other great artist.

Throughout Europe, Colombia, and Chile she has performed concerts and recitals, and recently debuted in Mozart’s Requiem with the Bogota Philharmonic Orchestra and the conductor Patrick Fournillier.


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CV & Repertoire

Musical Work Role Jump-in ready? Company Year
Gluck: Orfeo ed Euridice Euridice No Opera De Colombia, Bogotá 2017
Gluck: Orfeo ed Euridice Euridice Teatro Julio Mario Santodomingo 2017
Verdi: Otello Desdemona No 2016
Bizet: Carmen Micaëla 2016
Mozart: Requiem Soprano Immediately Orquesta Filarmónica De Bogotá (Bogotá) 2016

Awards

Auditions of Annual Mc in Carnegie hall
2016