Mariana Florès Soprano
Mariana Flores was born in Mendoza, Argentina, in 1980. She was the flag bearer of the Arts and Design College, which belongs to the Universidad Nacional de Cuyo. She graduated from this College as a Specialist in Music in the field of Singing in 2003. In Switzerland she finish in July 2008 her studies in the “Schola Cantorum Basiliensis”, as a student of the mezzo-soprano Rosa Domínguez.
Miss Flores has attended courses as an active singer with: Denise Dupleix, Juan Manuel Quintana, Patricia Pease, Jennifer Smith, Margreet Honig and Bernarda Fink.
Since she lives in Basle she worked: 2005 in the opera “Chepale e Procris” from E. Jacquet de la Guerre, Aurora’s role, in the Kunstmuseum Basel, with “Musica Fiorita” conducted by Daniela Dolci. She worked with Manfredo Kraemer singing the “Magnificat” from Carl Ph. E. Bach and also “Membra Jesu Nostri” by D. Buxtehude. She participated in the “La Selva Morale” from Monteverdi, conducted by Leonardo García Alarcón. In 2006 she was selected in the “Ambronay Academie”, singing Giunone by the opera from Cavalli “Ercole Amanti”, conducted by Gabriel Garrido. In 2007 she sang in Mexico the role of Asprano in the opera “Motezuma” by Vivaldi, conducted by Michael Form. She worked with the “Ensemble Clematis” in the festival “Klara in Dendermonde”, Belgium, singing music by Jean-Jaques Robson and Servaas de Konink conducted by L. Garcia Alarcon. In summer 2007 she sang “Musica” in the “Orfeo” by Monteverdi, conducted by G. Garrido. She sang with “Capella Mediterranea”, conducted by L. Garcia Alarcon in Ambronay Festival, presenting Motetes and Madrigals by Peter Philips. They also made a cd recording with “Harmonia Mundi, France”. She sang with the Ensemble “Elyma”, music repertoire by Juan de Araujo and Gaspar Fernandes, in the Festival of Ubeda y Baeza, Spain. En 2008: she sings « Der für die Sünde der Welt gemarterte und sterbende Jesus »(Brockes-Passion, Gotha 1725) by Gottfried Heinrich Stölzel (Freunde alter Musik Basel, Martinskirche) and in « Tenebrae-Festival Alte Musik Zürich »,conducted by J. Andreas Bötticher et Gerd Türk. She sings in differents music festivals: Festival de Musique Ancienne in Saint Michel en Thiérache, with “Clematis”, Festival Grec in Barcelona (Palau de la Música Catalana), “Canto de Amor y Lágrimas”(Torquato Tasso), Festival de Sablé both with “Elyma”. She sings the role of Aurora in the production of "Cephale et Procris" d'E. Jacquet de la Guerre, with "Musica Fiorita" conducted by Daniela Dolci in Bayreuth (Markgräfliches Opernhaus). With « Cappella Mediterranea », she sings madrigali and cantate a solo by Barbara Strozzi in Ambronay 2008 and also she made a recording for Label Ambronay (Harmonia Mundi).
She was engaged for a season in Schwetzingen(Rokoko Theater) where she sang Manlio's role in »Tito Manlio» by Vivaldi, conducted by Michael Form (Theater der Stadt Heidelberg).