Aliana de la Guardia
Aliana de la Guardia has garnered acclaim for her “dazzling flights of virtuosity” (Gramophone) in performances that are “fizzing with theatrical commitment” (The Boston Globe). Specializing in new music and a skilled actor this Cuban-American artist stands out as a transformative artist made for the arts landscape of today, with experience premiering experimental operas, genre-bending performance art, devised works, intimate performances and film. A co-founding artist and Artistic Director of Guerilla Opera, she has produced more than thirty world premiere operas with roles tailor-made for her ferocious stage presence. She has enjoyed new music and opera collaborations featuring today’s most eminent composers with American Lyric Theater, Beth Morrison Projects, Boston Modern Orchestra Project, Boston New Music Festival, Center for Contemporary Opera, Dinosaur Annex, Enigma Chamber Opera, Ludovico Ensemble, New Gallery Concert Series, the PARMA Festival, among others. She enjoys a multifaceted career as a classical soprano, actor, educator, and opera producer. She was selected as a protégée for OPERA America’s 2020 Women’s Opera Network Mentorship Program for Women in Opera, paired with Lee Anne Myslewski from the Wolf Trap Foundation, as well as the recipient of a Public Art Learning Fund grant from the New England Foundation for the Arts to mentor with the renowned Double Edge Theatre ensemble. She is the owner and founder of Dirty Paloma Voice Studio in Haverhill, MA, treasurer of Granite State National Association of Teachers of Singing, and the 2020 Haverhill Multicultural Festival planning committee. Aliana has degrees in vocal performance and opera from The Boston Conservatory. Additional studies with SITI Company, Movement Theater Studio, and New Repertory Theater.
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