The Arts Fuse lauds de la Guardia’s sound as “lovely, natural” and “as clear and powerful as grain alcohol.”
As an active soprano vocalist, Aliana de la Guardia has garnered acclaim for her “dazzling flights of virtuosity” (Gramophone) in “vocally fearless” performances that are “fizzing with theatrical commitment” (The Boston Globe).
A graduate of the Boston Conservatory and consummate interpreter of new classical concert repertoire, she has enjoyed collaborations with many ensembles featuring today’s most eminent composers including “Scenes from a Novel” and “Kafka Fragments” with violinist Gabriela Diaz by György Kurtág, “Aspen Suite” by Salvatore Sciarrino,“Nenia: the Death of Orpheus” by Harrison Birtwistle conducted by Jeffery Means, and the world premiere of “Earth Songs” by Ronald Perrera with New England Philharmonic, among others.
Some favorite new operatic roles include the Doctor in Persona by Keeril Makin, based on the Ingmar Bergman film,under the music direction of Evan Ziporyn with Beth Morrison Projects, and the Voice in Oration by Line Tjönoi with the Center for Contemporary Opera under the music direction of Lidiya Yankovskaya.
She has enjoyed additional collaborations featuring today’s most eminent composers with American Lyric Theater, Boston Modern Orchestra Project, Boston New Music Festival, Dinosaur Annex, Enigma Chamber Opera, Ludovico Ensemble, Monadnock Music, New Gallery Concert Series, the PARMA Festival, Transient Canvas, and Winsor Music, among others.
As a recording artist, she can be heard singing the title role of “Loose” on Guerilla Opera’s Loose, Wet, Perforated by Nicholas P. Vines, and in compilations of music by composers Alan Beeler, Gordon Eagle, Carl Vollrath, and Marvin J. Carlton on Navona and Ravello Records. Aliana can also be heard on classical label imprints of PARMA Recordings, on BMOP Sound singing lead roles in the opera Cymbeline by Charles Fussell, as well as on independent labels featuring compilations of music by composers Andy Vores and Oliver Caplan, and of Curtis K. Hughes in the lead role of Sarah Palin on Guerilla Opera’s Say It Ain’t So, Joe and in the compilation album Danger Garden.
A skilled actor and theater artist who specializes in new music, Aliana de la Guardia is especially fit for premiering new operas, genre-bending performance art, devised works, video and film projects, and intimate performances such as with Mountain Time Arts “Stand by Snow: Chapter One” and the multidisciplinary work of Atlas Unlimited. She has also been featured on television guest-starring on ABC’s “Body of Proof.”