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Serena Malfi

Mezzo-Soprano

Biography

Serena Malfi in action.
Serena Malfi in Il barbiere di Siviglia, The Royal Opera © ROH/Tristram Kenton, 2014

Italian mezzo-soprano Serena Malfi made her Royal Opera debut in 2014 as Rosina (Il barbiere di Siviglia). She returns in the 2018/19 Season as Dorabella (Così fan tutte).

Malfi studied at the Rome Conservatory and the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia. She made her operatic debut in Salieri’s La grotta di Trofonio at the 2009 Winterthur Festival and has since appeared for such companies as the Metropolitan Opera, New York, La Scala, Milan, Paris Opéra, Vienna State Opera, Berlin State Opera, Théâtre des Champs-Elysées, Rome Opera, Teatro Comunale, Florence, Opera de Oviedo, Teatro Real, Madrid, Palau de les Arts Reina Sofía, Valencia, Teatro Colón, Buenos Aires, and Zürich Opera, and at the Amsterdam Concertgebouw, Drottningsholms Slottstheater and the Enescu Festival, Bucharest

Malfi’s repertory includes Rosina, the title role in La Cenerentola, Dido (Dido and Aeneas), Ruggero (Alcina), Romeo (I Capuleti e i Montecchi), Cherubino (Le nozze di Figaro), Annio (La clemenza di Tito), Despina (Così fan tutte, in her La Scala debut under Daniel Barenboim), Dorabella, Zerlina (Don Giovanni), Pippo (La gazza ladra) and roles in Pergolesi’s Flaminio?and?Salustia. Her concert appearances include Beethoven’s Symphony no.9 at the Vienna Konzerthaus. She has appeared in recital as part of the Rosenblatt Recital Series at St John’s Smith Square.

Photos

Production photo of Così fan tutte, The Royal Opera

Production photo of Così fan tutte, The Royal Opera

Salome Jicia as Fiordiligi, Gyula Orendt as Guglielmo, Paolo Fanale as Ferrando and Serena Malfi as Dorabella in Così fan tutte, The Royal Opera

Salome Jicia as Fiordiligi, Serena Malfi as Dorabella and the Royal Opera Chorus in Così fan tutte, The Royal Opera

Serena Malfi as Dorabella and Gyula Orendt as Guglielmo in Così fan tutte, The Royal Opera

Thomas Allen as Don Alfonso, Serena Malfi as Dorabella, Gyula Orendt as Guglielmo, Salome Jicia as Fiordiligi, Paolo Fanale as Ferrando and Serena Gamberoni as Despina in Così fan tutte, The Royal Opera

Production photo of Così fan tutte, The Royal Opera

Lucas Meachem as Figaro and Serena Malfi as Rosina in Il barbiere di Siviglia

Maurizio Muraro, Serena Malfi, Lucas Meachem, Michele Angelini and Alessandro Corbelli in Il barbiere di Siviglia

Production photo of Così fan tutte, The Royal Opera

Paolo Fanale as Ferrando, Salome Jicia as Fiordiligi, Serena Malfi as Dorabella and Gyula Orendt as Guglielmo in Così fan tutte, The Royal Opera

Serena Malfi as Dorabella and Salome Jicia as Fiordiligi in Così fan tutte, The Royal Opera

Serena Malfi as Dorabella, Serena Gamberoni as Despina and Salome Jicia as Fiordiligi in Così fan tutte, The Royal Opera

Serena Malfi as Dorabella, Salome Jicia as Fiordiligi, Serena Gamberoni as Despina, Paolo Fanale as Ferrando and Gyula Orendt as Guglielmo in Così fan tutte, The Royal Opera

Serena Malfi as Dorabella, Serena Gamberoni as Despina and Salome Jicia as Fiordiligi in Così fan tutte, The Royal Opera

Serena Malfi

Serena Malfi as Rosina in Il barbiere di Siviglia

Alessandro Corbelli as Doctor Bartolo and Serena Malfi as Rosina in Il barbiere di Siviglia

Serena Malfi as Rosina, Michele Angelini as Count Almaviva and Lucas Meachem as Figaro in Il barbiere di Siviglia

Production photo of Così fan tutte, The Royal Opera

Salome Jicia as Fiordiligi, Serena Malfi as Dorabella and Serena Gamberoni as Despina in Così fan tutte, The Royal Opera

Serena Malfi as Dorabella and Serena Gamberoni as Despina in Così fan tutte, The Royal Opera

Salome Jicia as Fiordiligi and Serena Malfi as Dorabella in Così fan tutte, The Royal Opera

Gyula Orendt as Guglielmo and Serena Malfi as Dorabella in Così fan tutte, The Royal Opera

Paolo Fanale as Ferrando and Serena Malfi as Dorabella in Così fan tutte, The Royal Opera

Serena Malfi as Dorabella in Così fan tutte, The Royal Opera

Serena Malfi in Il barbiere di Siviglia, The Royal Opera

Michele Angelini as Count Almaviva and Serena Malfi as Rosina in Il barbiere di Siviglia

Serena Malfi, Michele Angelini, Alessandro Corbelli, Maurizio Muraro, Lucas Meachem, Janis Kelly and the Royal Opera Chorus in Il barbiere di Siviglia

Production photo of Così fan tutte, The Royal Opera

Production photo of Così fan tutte, The Royal Opera

Production photo of Così fan tutte, The Royal Opera

Production photo of Così fan tutte, The Royal Opera

Serena Malfi as Dorabella, Paolo Fanale as Ferrando, Gyula Orendt as Guglielmo and Salome Jicia as Fiordiligi in Così fan tutte, The Royal Opera

Serena Malfi as Dorabella, Thomas Allen as Don Alfonso and Salome Jicia as Fiordiligi in Così fan tutte, The Royal Opera

Thomas Allen as Don Alfonso, Salome Jicia as Fiordiligi and Serena Malfi as Dorabella in Così fan tutte, The Royal Opera