Serena Malfi, on singing Rosina Photo by Pietro Spagnoli

Serena Malfi, on singing Rosina

Jenna Simeonov

Italian mezzo-soprano Serena Malfi has been in Toronto for the last month (enjoying the weather, I’m sure), preparing to sing Rosina with the Canadian Opera Company, in Els Comediants’ production of The Barber of Seville (opening this Friday night). She was delightful to chat with; I asked her a bit about singing the role of Rosina, and the fun of switching from trouser roles into dresses.

The Barber of Seville plays for 13 performances until May 22nd; Serena Malfi shares the role of Rosina with American mezzo Cecelia Hall. Click here for full details.

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