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MALENA DAYEN

Malena Dayen teaches singing at UNIS since 2012.

Since 2015 she is a collaborative artist for the Lullaby Project at the Weill Music Institute at Carnegie Hall. Malena is also a member of the voice faculty of the Bard College Conservatory Preparatory Division and the New York Lyric Opera Theatre Summer Programs.

As a classical singer Malena was praised by the New York Times as “Outstanding” for her March 2013 performance at Carnegie Hall in Moravec's The Blizzard Voices with the Oratorio Society of New York. Her operatic roles include Carmen, Cherubino (Le Nozze di Figaro) and Dorabella (Cosi fan tutte) and she has performed at the Teatro Municipal de Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro in Brazil, the Natchez Opera Festival, Festival d’Art Vocal de Montreal among others.

Born and raised in Argentina, Ms. Dayen is a Spanish music and tango specialist, performing this repertoire in venues such as Weill Hall at Carnegie Hall, the Queen Sofia Spanish Institute and the Centro Cultural Kirchner in Buenos Aires. In March 2015 she sang the title role in Piazzolla’s Maria de Buenos Aires with Opera Naples in Florida. Malena is the lead singer with New Aires Tango, an ensemble that performs contemporary arrangements of tangos and boleros since 2010.

Malena has concertized extensively with the Oratorio Society of New York, with whom she has toured Hungary, Italy, Uruguay and Brazil. Other international appearances include concerts with the Teatro Colón Orchestra, the Israeli Chamber Orchestra, and the Orquesta Sinfónica de Puerto Rico. Frequently sought after by composers Ms. Dayen recently was a featured soloist for the New York premiere of The Blizzard Voices (Paul Moravec) and Requiem (Bradley Ellingboe), both at the Stern Auditorium at Carnegie Hall. She created the role of the Nurse in the world premiere of Phaedra ed Hippolytus (Chris Park) at the Palacio das Artes in Belo Horizonte, Brazil and premiered Robert Cuckson's Der Gayst funem Shturem, a song cycle for Mezzo soprano and chamber orchestra based on poems in Yiddish by Binem Heller. Malena is a member of Moving Star, a vocal improvisation collective based in Carnegie Hall and is a graduate of the Mannes College of Music in New York City.

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