Judith Malafronte
Mezzo-Soprano
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Judith Malafronte has an active career as a mezzo-soprano soloist in opera, oratorio and recital. She has appeared with the San Francisco Symphony, the Los Angeles Philharmonic at the Hollywood Bowl, the St. Louis Symphony, the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, the Handel and Haydn Society and Mark Morris Dance Group. She has sung at the Tanglewood Festival, the Boston Early Music Festival, the Utrecht Early Music Festival, and the Gottingen Handel Festival. Winner of several top awards in Italy, Spain, Belgium and the U.S., including the Grand Prize at the International Vocal Competition in Hertogenbosch, Holland, Malafronte holds degrees with honors from Vassar College and Stanford University, and studied at the Eastman School of Music, in Paris and Fontainebleau with Mlle. Nadia Boulanger, and with Giulietta Simionato in Milan as a Fulbright scholar. She has recorded for major labels in a broad range of repertoire, from medieval chant to contemporary music and her writings have appeared in Opera News, Stagebill, Islands, Early Music America Magazine, Schwann Inside and Opus. B.A., Vassar, M.A., Stanford.