Maria Novella Malfatti


Ryan Opera Center Ensemble

Maria Novella Malfatti is sponsored by two Anonymous Donors and Patricia A. Kenney and Gregory J. O’Leary.

Italian soprano Maria Novella Malfatti is a second-year Ryan Opera Center member. Malfatti debuted in 2020 at Amsterdam’s Concertgebouw as Azema/Semiramide, conducted by Michele Mariotti, and at Dutch National Opera she sang Weill’s Aufstieg und Fall der Stadt Mahagonny. Previously she performed in Mahagonny for the Festival d’Aix-en-Provence conducted by Esa-Pekka Salonen. Her frequent appearances at the Tiroler Festspiele Erl in Austria include Musetta/La bohème, Tamiri/Il re pastore, Cleone/Ermione, the Shepherd/Tannhäuser, and as soprano soloist in Bach’s St. Matthew Passion and Christmas Oratorio. Malfatti was a finalist in the 52nd international vocal competition of s'Hertogenbosch, and, in 2016, she was awarded third prize at the Ferruccio Tagliavini International Competition for Opera Singers in Deutschlandsberg, Austria. Malfatti graduated cum laude in Master Classical Voice at the Conservatorium in Amsterdam, following her studies in violin at the Conservatorio L. Boccherini in Lucca, Italy.

In Lyric’s 2020/21 season virtual programming, Malfatti appeared in Master Classes with Sir Andrew Davis, Sole e Amore, Magical Music Around the World, and Rising Stars in Concert.

For 2021/22 she performs in Sunday in the Park with Lyric’s Rising Stars and as Second Apparition/Macbeth.