camilla de falleiro
Camilla de Falleiro has been praised for her “crystal clear tone, beauty of sound, rapid fire coloratura, and warmth of personality” (Opera Today). Also, known for her flexible, “secure and exuberant voice” (Il Giornale della Musica) extensive vocal range and musical styles, as well for her interpretive and acting skills, she has been particularly recognized as a specialist in baroque music.
Featured at renowned international festivals, including the Wiener Festwochen, the Internationale Barocktage Stift Melk, the Berliner Tage für Alte Musik , Ludwigsburger Schlossfestspiele, the Innsbrucker Festwochen der Alte Musik, Freunder Alte Musik Basel, the Gulbenkian Foundation, Wratislavia Cantans International Music & Fine Arts Festival, Donau Festwochen, and the MaerzMusik Berlin, as soloist in oratorios, operas and both contemporary and early music, Camilla enjoyed working with conductors and musicians such as Michael Hofstetter, Sébastien Rouland, Michael Form, John Neschling, Rachid Safir, Bernard Héritiér, Christoph Rousset, Christoph Coin, Daniela Dolci,Christina Pluhar and Beat Furrer.
In guest appearances at the Theater Basel, at the Rokoko Theater in Schwetzingen, the Markgräfliche Opernhaus Bayreuth, the Volksbühne am Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz in Berlin, Theater Heidelberg, and at the Stuttgart Opera as Bellezza, Idaspe, Gianisbe, Clorinda, Amore, Mauxalinda, Dorine, Ines, Morte, Hercules and Atalanta in works from Händel, Vivaldi, Monteverdi, Lampe, Durón, Porsile, de la Guerre, Furrer, Draghi and Verdi she worked with several stage directors including Michael von zur Mühlen, Daniel Pfluger, Christoph Marthaler and Calixto Bieito.
Further appearances include solos in both St. Matthew and St John Passions, Christmas Oratorio, Magnificat and in the Mass in B-minor from J.S. Bach, in Buxtehude and Cossoni's Solo Cantatas, in Händel’s Dixit Dominus, Gloria and Silete Venti, in Monteverdi’s Vespers as well in Mozart’s Exultate, Jubilate and in the Mass in C-minor in Germany, France, Poland, Brazil, Czech Republic, Portugal, Latvia, Switzerland and Austria.
Camilla de Falleiro is beneficiary of the exchange program award for young artists from the International Center les Chemins du Baroque (France) and as well from the Itau Cultural (Brazil). Being a recurred holder of the R. & H. J. Rapp-Stiftung’s grant (Switzerland) she succeeded as best singer in the International Competition for Early Music Soloists in Upper Austria and was prizewinner in the International Mozart Competition of Graubündner Philharmonie.
Born in São Paulo of Italian and Indian heritage Camilla is a citizen of both Brazil and Italy. After receiving her bachelor in music pedagogy and classical piano from the Conservatory of Music and Dramatic Arts in São Paulo, she undertook belcanto vocal training with Benito Maresca and studied Art Song under the guidance of Lenice Prioli. She then first went to France to specialize in Baroque singing (French repertoire) at the Conservatoire National de Région Strasbourg with Michèle Ledroit and Martin Gester before commencing postgraduate studies at the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis with Evelyn Tubb in Switzerland which she completed with the Specialized Master Soloist Diplom.
Master classes with Ileana Cotrubas, Max van Egmond, Eva Lindqvist, Heidi Wölnerhanssen, Krisztina Laki, Margreet Honig and Kurt Widmer, among others rounded off her vocal training.
CD recordings for Ars Produktion, Pan Classic, OehmsClassics, Kairo, Musiques Suisses, Eldorado and ORF document her artistic work.