Maren Favela
Mezzo-soprano

“Maren Favela demonstrated an exquisite vocal presence” (Frankfurter Rundschau, July 2015)

Contacts

Shirley Thomson +44 (0)20 3725 9173
Clare Erskine +44 (0)20 3725 9145

Biography

Acclaimed for her “expressive nuance, a powerful, soft-edged sound, and tremendous physical freedom, Maren Favela delighted audiences last season with her portrayals of both Cherubino (Le nozze di Figaro) with the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra under Edo de Waart, and Zerlina (Don Giovanni) in Richard Jones’ production for Theater Basel. A former member of the Opera Studio of Oper Frankfurt, Maren Favela spent the 2016/17 season as a member of Theater Basel where she appeared in a variety of different productions, including as Kasturbai in the Swiss premiere of Glass’ Satyagraha under Jonathan Stockhammer. From concert performances of Carmen with the Singapore Symphony Orchestra under Lan Shui to her debut at Opéra national de Paris in Schönberg’s Moses und Aron conducted by Philippe Jordan, Maren Favela’s musicality and energy leaves a lasting impression. 

Acclaimed for her “expressive nuance, a powerful, soft-edged sound, and tremendous physical freedom, Maren Favela delighted audiences last season with her portrayals of both Cherubino (Le nozze di Figaro) with the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra under Edo de Waart, and Zerlina (Don Giovanni) in Richard Jones’ production for Theater Basel. A former member of the Opera Studio of Oper Frankfurt, Maren Favela spent the 2016/17 season as a member of Theater Basel where she appeared in a variety of different productions, including as Kasturbai in the Swiss premiere of Glass’ Satyagraha under Jonathan Stockhammer. From concert performances of Carmen with the Singapore Symphony Orchestra under Lan Shui to her debut at Opéra national de Paris in Schönberg’s Moses und Aron conducted by Philippe Jordan, Maren Favela’s musicality and energy leaves a lasting impression.  

The current season sees a return to Oper Frankfurt as Mlle. Dangeville in Vincent Boussard’s production of Adriana Lecouvreur under Steven Sloane and she expands her concert repertoire with Mahler’s Symphony No.2 with the Brandenburgisches Staatsorchester Frankfurt. 

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Contacts

Shirley Thomson +44 (0)20 3725 9173
Clare Erskine +44 (0)20 3725 9145

Reviews

“As his wife Kasturbai, Maren Favela was spry and supportive, her voice beautifully moderated throughout.” (Bachtrack, April 2017)

“Among the female roles, Maren Favela was perfect as Zerlina; her efforts to dispel Masetto’s jealousy showed the finest mix of the genuine and devious.” (Bachtrack, February 2017)

“Nicholas Crawley and Maren Favela portray the pair of Masetto and Zerlina sensitively, their affection repeatedly wavering and always shimmering musically.” (Neue Zürcher Zeitung, January 2017)

“Mezzo-soprano Maren Favela used expressive nuance, a powerful, soft-edged sound, and tremendous physical freedom to create a believably boyish Cherubino.” (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, September 2016)

 

“As his wife Kasturbai, Maren Favela was spry and supportive, her voice beautifully moderated throughout.” (Bachtrack, April 2017)

“Among the female roles, Maren Favela was perfect as Zerlina; her efforts to dispel Masetto’s jealousy showed the finest mix of the genuine and devious.” (Bachtrack, February 2017)

“Nicholas Crawley and Maren Favela portray the pair of Masetto and Zerlina sensitively, their affection repeatedly wavering and always shimmering musically.” (Neue Zürcher Zeitung, January 2017)

“Mezzo-soprano Maren Favela used expressive nuance, a powerful, soft-edged sound, and tremendous physical freedom to create a believably boyish Cherubino.” (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, September 2016)

“Maren Favela and Katharina Ruckgaber were convincing with their youthful soprano voices as Giannetta and Nunziella.” (Online Musik Magazin, January 2016)

“Maren Favela underpins the tonally rich and balanced quartet with her slender, expressive voice” (Opernnetz, July 2015)

“[Maren Favela] demonstrated an exquisite vocal presence” (Frankfurter Rundschau, July 2015)

“Maren Favela and Julien Prégardien are vocally convincing as the pair of servants” (Online Musik Magazin, May 2014)

“Maren Favela gave an intense performance as Miss Dangeville” (Online Musik Magazin, March 2012)

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