Born in Venice, Italian Mezzo-Soprano Miriam Albano studied singing with Stella Silva at her home town Conservatory, and violin for 8 years. She then moved to Vienna where she studied at the University of Music and Performing Arts with her voice coach Claudia Visca. She finished a master’s degree in “Lied und Oratorium” with Robert Holl, Stephan Matthias Lademann, Charles Spencer and took part in masterclasses with Brigitte Fassbaender, Helmut Deutsch, Malcom Martineau, Anne Sophie von Otter and Ann Murray.
Member of the Young Singers’ Programme in 2016 at the Salzburg Festival, Miriam appears in The Fairy-Queen as Puck (main role).
She has won prizes at the following International Singing Competitions: Neue Stimmen, Francisco Viñas Competition, Ferruccio Tagliavini, Centre de Musique Baroque de Versailles, Pietro Antonio Cesti for Baroque Opera (Innsbruck), Ada Sari (Poland). She is a finalist for the BBC Cardiff Singer of the World.
In 2016 Miriam Albano became a member of the Vienna State Opera Ensemble where she made her debuts as Cherubino in Le Nozze di Figaro and as Annio in La Clemenza di Tito.
Other notable highlights include Amore in Orfeo ed Euridice at the Teatro Malibran in Venice, Cherubino in Le Nozze di Figaro at the Schönbrunn Schlosstheater in Vienna and her debut as Sidonie in Lully’s Armide at the Innsbruck Festival of Early Music.
Miriam has appeared in performances with Diego Fasolis in Vivaldi’s Gloria in Lugano and with Leopold Hager in Berlioz’ Les Nuits d’été at the Radiokulturhaus in Vienna.
She has given solo recitals, of which she is particularly fond, at the Doge’s Palace in Venice and at the Beethoven Center in Vienna. In 2016 she performed a lieder recital at the Eppaner Liedsommer with Brigitte Fassbaender and sang Schubert lieder at the International Lied Festival Zeist with Robert Holl.
Future engagements include Cherubino in Le Nozze di Figaro at the Rome Opera in a new production by Graham Vick, Rosina in Il Barbiere di Siviglia with Marc Minkowski staged by Laurent Pelly at the Opéra National de Bordeaux and Angelina in La Cenerentola at the Deutsche Oper am Rhein.
Miriam speaks fluent German – she currently lives in Austria.