María Belén Rivarola


Biografía María Belén Rivarola


Born in 1987 and raised in Rosario, Argentina, she attended the Fine Arts Institute at the National University. In 2006 she won the first prize in the Young Music Student Contest organized by the Santa Fe Mozarteum and in 2007 she also won the International Opera Contest in San Juan, where she made her stage debut as Adina in Donizetti´s opera L’elisir d’amore. In 2007 she was awarded the LyricRevelation Prize of the year by the Classic Radio and the Italian Consulate in Rosario. In 2014 resulted third price in the Chamber Music Interpretation Contest organized by Lumen Artis.

She has been awarded several scholarships from the Argentine Mozarteum. In 2012 won 1º Prize in the First Lyric Contest Enrique R. Francovigh at Rosario, Santa Fe. In 2014 won the International Singing Contest “Premio Ciudad de Trujillo” in Peru.

In Buenos Aires appeared in several opera companies in roles including: Leilà (Les pescheurs de perles) at the “Teatro Roma, Avellaneda”; Kate Pinkerton (Madama Butterfly), Nanetta (Falstaff), Ännchen (Der Freischütz), Clarice (Il mondo della luna), Suor Genovieffa (Suor Angelica), Anna (Anna Bolena), Donna Elvira (Don Giovanni), Elvira (Ernani) and Musetta (la Boheme) for “Buenos Aires Lírica”; Anna (Anna Bolena) for “ONG Clásica del Sur”, Antonia (Les contes de Hoffmann) for “Juventus Lyrica”; Musetta (La Boheme) in Tucuman and Violetta (La Traviata) in Chile. For the concert stage she has performed as soloist in the Mozart and Brahms Requiem, Orff’s Carmina Burana, Dvorak and Rossini’s Stabat Mater, Beethoven´s Ninth Symphony and the Messe Solennelle Sainte-Cécile by Gounod.

Currently she teaches Vocal technique at the University of La Rioja, Argentina. She also keeps working in opera repertoire with Andrea Katz (Melbourne University, Australia), Rozita Zozoulia and Reinaldo Censabella (Teatro Colon). She has studied vocal technique with teacher Horacio Amauri Díaz.

In 2017 she got her degree as a singer in the “Instituto Superior de Arte del Teatro Colón”, she sang “La clemenza di Tito” (Vitellia) with amazing countertenor Franco Fagioli and made her debut at the Teatro Colon in Buenos Aires in the premier of Dvorak’s opera Rusalka as one of the water nymphs. In same year she has won the “Alejandro Cordero Vocal Competition” performing for the Argentinian Embassy, Manhattan School of Music and Americas Society in New York City.

In april 2018th, she has obtained the 1º prize in prestigious ”Maria Callas Vocal Competition” and she became semifinalist in “The Paris Opera Competition, Concours Vernes”. This november she won the “2018 Dr. Luis Sigall International Vocal Competition” in Viña del mar, Chile and she became semifinalist in “Premier Opera.

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