Boulanger & Co.
works of Boulanger, Debussy, Finzi, Quilter, Satie, Schubert, Sondheim
Friday, 25 April 2014
Judith Malafronte, mezzo-soprano
David Hughes, piano
Judith Malafronte is a Lecturer in Voice at Yale University, where she teaches a freshman seminar on Shakespeare and Music as well as graduate level courses in historical performance. Former director of the Yale Collegium Singers, Malafronte has curated and produced numerous concerts and theater projects in collaboration with Yale’s museums, libraries, professional schools and social clubs. In addition she teaches a popular course on opera for Yale Alumni College.
Malafronte has appeared as mezzo-soprano soloist with the San Francisco Symphony, the Los Angeles Philharmonic at the Hollywood Bowl, the St. Louis Symphony, and Mark Morris Dance Group as well as opera companies in Europe and oratorio societies and early music groups throughout the United States. Master classes have taken her Europe and Asia, and she maintains an active private voice studio in New York City.
After earning degrees from Vassar College and Stanford University, Malafronte studied in Paris with Mlle. Nadia Boulanger and with Giulietta Simionato as a Fulbright scholar to Italy. She has recorded for major labels in a broad range of repertoire, from medieval chant to contemporary music, and writes regularly for online and print outlets including Opera News, Early Music America Magazine, The Classical Review, and Parterre Box.