Italian mezzo-soprano Serena Malfi studied at the Conservatorio and Accademia di Santa Cecilia in Rome making her debut in Salieri’s La Grotta di Trofonio at the Winterthur Festival in 2009. Since this debut she has sung in Zurich, Teatro Comunale Firenze, Jesi Festival, Teatro dell’Opera Roma, Concertegebouw Amsterdam, Palau de les Arts Valencia, Teatro Real Madrid, Opera de Oviedo, Opera National de Paris, Theatre des Champs Elysees ,Teatro Colon Buenos Aires and the Vienna State Opera.
She has worked with Silvain Cambreling, Louis Langrée, Riccardo Frizza, Michele Mariotti, Ottavio Dantone, Alan Curtis, Corrado Rovaris, Alain Altinoglu, Jeremy Rohrer and Thomas Hengelbrock,Sir Mark Elder among others.
Earlier engagements include La Cenerentola in Valencia , Moscow, Wildbad and at the Teatro Colon Buenos Aires. She made her debut at the Teatro Real as Annio in La Clemenza di Tito and repeated this role in her debut at the Vienna Staatsoper in 2012 in a new production. In Vienna she also sang her first Cherubino in Le Nozze di Figaro also sung this role at the Teatro Colon in Buenos Aires and at the Royal Opera House Muscat in Oman with Vienna State Opera and the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra.
She has appeared twice at the Pergolesi Festival in Iesi. In 2010 in Flaminio and in 2011 in the title role of La Salustia. Both of these opera have now been released recently on DVD. In 2013 she sung the title role in Rossini’s La Cenerentola at the Paris Opera, Zerlina in Don Giovanni at the Theatre des Champs Elysees and Dido in Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas at the Terme di Caracalla in Rome.
Another role important in her career to date is Rosina in Il Barbiere di Siviglia in which she made her debut at the Zurich Opera in the 2010 season. She also sing the role at the Royal Opera house in London, Teatro Real, Madrid and Berlin and has further performances planned with the Canadian Opera Company at Toronto.
Serena made her debut at La Scala in Cosi fan tutte conducted by Daniel Barenboim. This season she has also made her debut at Royal Opera House in London, the Bayerische Staatsoper in Munich and the Metropolitan Opera House in New York.
Future plans include returns to Paris and Vienna.