Claudia Guarín

CLAUDIA GUARIN, Soprano ARTIST BIOGRAPHY
Claudia Guarin showed herself to be one of the leading singers of her generation at the International Haydn Festival, Eisenstadt, in 2004, when at the last moment she stepped in for an indisposed singer. With Adam Fischer conducting, the young Claudia Guarin celebrated a triumph as Vespina in “L’infedelta delusa”. Months before she had performed the same role at the Wiener Kammeroper, under the baton of Daniel Hoyem- Cavazza, with considerable success: “Claudia Guarin was outstanding as Vespina, with her perfect technique, wide vocal range, stage presence and the seemingly effortless way in which she blossomed in her challenging role and enhanced the strengths of this production.” opined the critics. Claudia Guarin was born in Bogota, Colombia, and completed her singing studies at the University for Music and Performing Arts in Vienna. Earlier, she had studied viola in her home country and acquired invaluable experience as full-fledged member of the Bogota Philharmonic Orchestra. Her opera debut was in 1999 when she sang the role of Pamina in Mozart’s “Magic Flute” in a production by the University. This led to a contract with the Volksoper in Vienna where she sang such roles as Eleonore and Rosalinde in Offenbach’s “Ritter Blaubart”,. Maria in Vives “La Generala” and Taumännchen in Humperdinck’s “Hansel and Gretel”. She also portrayed an opera singer in a production of Pirandello’s “Mit Leidenschaften ist nicht zu spaßen” at the Burgtheater in Vienna. Since then Claudia Guarin has sung the roles of Nella (“Gianni Scchichi”), Clorinda (“Cenerentola” ), Galathee (“Die schöne Galathée ), Papagena (Mozart’s “Magic Flute”), Clarice (Haydn’s “Il mondo della luna”), Serpetta (Mozart’s “La finta giardiniera”), Susanna (Mozart’s “Marriage of Figaro”) and Gretel (“Hänsel u.Gretel”). She also starred as Rosina in Rossini’s “Il Barbiere di Siviglia” by the Stadttheater Baden Japan Tour in 2001. Her interpretation of Cleonilla in Vivaldi’s “Ottone in villa” at the Kammeroper Graz in 2004 was widely acclaimed, where she again sang the role of Clarice in Haydn’s “Il mondo della luna”in 2005, as well as Serpetta in Mozart’s “La finta giardiniera” at the Wiener Kammeroper under the baton of Joji Hattori. An important aspect of Claudia Guarin’s work are her concert performances. She has sung the soprano solo part in Pergolesi’s “Stabat Mater”, Handel’s “Messiah”, Bach’s “Matthew Passion” and “Christmas Oratorium”, Haydn’s “Creation”, Mozart’s “Requiem” and “Grabmusik”, Orff’s “Carmina Burana” as well Mahler’s Fourth Symphony and Villalobos’s “Bachiana and Brasiliera No. 5 under Andres Orozco-Estrada. She has been a guest artist at the Festival Musica Sacra Zilina, Europäischen Wochen Passau, Vienna’s Konzerthaus and Musikverein, to name a few, and with orchestras such as the Camerata de Bourgogne, Concerto Tivoli, l. Frauen Kammerorchester Österreichs, Bogota Philharmonic Orchestra and the Wiener Symphoniker. Claudia Guarin created the role of „Allegorie der Trofen“ for the first world performance and CD recording of Wolfgang Sauseng’s church opera “Das Staunen des Ezechiel” under the direction of Erwin Ortner. Claudia Guarin has also performed in Gibraltar, St. Petersburg, France, Germany, Poland, Czech Republic, and Slovakia and her television appearances include the Hungarian Broadcasting Company, as well as ORF (austrian television) and ZDF (german television) in live performances. Claudia Guarin has taken master classes with Klessie Kelly (Academie de Musique de Sion), Helena Lazarska (Internationale Sommerakademie Salzburg), Paul Hamburger (Guildhall School of Music and Drama), Ubaldo Gardini (Covent Garden) and Paula Anglin (London) with whom she continues to study to this day. She was a finalist in the 3. International Hilde-Zadek Song Competition in Vienna, in 2003.
Stand Oktober 2008
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