Italian mezzo-soprano Serena Malfi studied at the Conservatorio and Accademia di Santa Cecilia in Rome, making her debut in Salieri’s La Grotta di Trofonio at the Winterthur Festival in 2009.
Since that debut, she has sung in Zurich, Teatro Comunale Firenze, Jesi Festival, Teatro dell’Opera Roma (Terme di Caracalla) , Concertegebouw Amsterdam, Palau de les Arts Valencia, Teatro Real Madrid, Opera de Oviedo, Opéra National de Paris, Theatre des Champs Elysees ,Teatro Colon Buenos Aires, the Wiener Staatsoper, Teatro alla Scala, Milano, Royal Opera House (Covent Garden) in London, the Bayerische Staatsoper in Munich, the Metropolitan Opera in New York and the Canadian Opera Company in Toronto.
Previous engagements include La Cenerentola in Valencia , Moscow, Wildbad, Teatro Colon Buenos Aires, Opéra de Paris. and Wiener Staatsoper. She made her debut at the Teatro Real as Annio in La Clemenza di Tito and repeated this role at the Wiener Staatsoper and the Bayerische Staatsoper. In Vienna she sang her first Cherubino in The Marriage of Figaro and also repeated the role at the Teatro Colon in Buenos Aires, the Royal Opera House Muscat in Oman with Wiener Staatsoper and at the Metropolitan Opera House in New York.
Another role important in her career to date is Rosina in The Barber of Seville, in which she made her debut at the Zurich Opera in the 2010 season. She also sing the role at the Royal Opera house in London, Teatro Real, Madrid, Staatsoper, Berlin and the Canadian Opera Company in Toronto.
Serena made her debut at Teatro alla Scala in Cosi fan tutte conducted by Daniel Barenboim.
She has appeared twice at the Pergolesi Festival in Iesi. In 2010 in Flaminio and in 2011 in the title role of La Salustia. Both of these opera have now been released on DVD.
She has sung the role of Angelina in La Cenerentola at the San Carlo Napoli, Opera de Lausanne and at the Teatro dell’Opera Roma and most recently she made her debut as Ruggero in Handel’s Alcina at the Semper Oper, Dresden.
Future engagements include, a return to the Metropolitan Opera as Zerlina in Don Giovanni, her debut as Romeo in I Capuleti e Montecchi at Oviedo’s Teatro Campoamor and a return to Teatro alla Scala for La Gazza Ladra conducted by Riccardo Chailly.