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Marcela Pan (Mezzo-soprano)

Born: January 23, ____ - Buenos Aires, Argentina

The Argentinean mezzo-soprano, Marcela Pan, studied at Conservatorio Nacional de Música "Carlos López Buchardo" in Buenos Aires. She is a graduate and apprentice at the Teatro Colón de Buenos Aires. In recognition of her talents, she was granted a scholarship by the Colón Opera House Foundation to specialize in Baroque Opera and was also awarded Special Prize of the Jury at the Athens Singing competition. Shne ibtaned her PhD in Musicology (17th century music, Performance Practice. · Music in the Latin American Colonies during the 17th century) from University of Southern California in Los Angeles.

Marcela Pan has performed in the most preeminent theaters in her homeland, including the Colón Opera House, Teatro San Martín, Centro Experimental de Opera del Teatro Colón and Teatro Argentino de La Plata among others. Her roles have included Dorabella in W.A. Mozart's Cosi fan Tutte, Cherubino in W.A. Mozart's The marriage of Figaro, Ottavia in The Coronation of Poppea, and Rosina in Barber of Seville. She has also appeared regularly in recitals and has sung in numerous oratorios in her country and abroad. She has sung under conductors such as Claudio Abbado, Pierre Boulez, Helmuth Rilling and Georg Solti among others.

Marcela Pan has performed as a guest singer with important American orchestras, appearing as a soloist in works such as J.S. Bach´s Christmas Oratorio (BWV 248) and St Matthew Passion (BWV 244), de Falla´s El Amor Brujo, W.A. Mozart's Requiem and George Frideric Handel's Messiah. She has also appeared in solo recitals for different institutions and auditoriums in the USA. In the USA, she has performed in prestigious venues as Carnegie Hall, Hollywood Bowl and Disney Hall. She currently lives in Irvine, California. She works as Music Librarian at University of Southern California. She got married in 2016.

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Source: Marcela Pan Website & Facebook profile
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Aryeh Oron (December 2016)

Recordings of Bach Cantatas & Other Vocal Works




H. Vincent Mitzelfelt


Video (2012): BWV 36
Video (2011): Aria from
BWV 244
Video (2011):
BWV 248

Links to other Sites

Marcela Pan - Mezzosoprano (Official Website)
Marcela Pan on Facebook

Marcela Pan (Artist Trove)

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