Maria Savastano was born in Buenos Aires, and has been hailed by the newspaper LA NACION as “the new Argentinian Promise of classical singing”.
Ms. Savastano won the Grand Prize at both the Neue Stimmen competition (Gütersloh, Germany), and the Festspiele competition (Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany). In addition to these prizes, Maria has been awarded the “Stimulus Award” from the Association of critics of Argentina, the “Prix Lyrique du Cercle Carpeaux” in Paris, and the “Prix AROP” (Association pour le Rayonnement de L’Opéra de Paris).
She was a member of the Instituto Superior de Artes del Teatro Colon, and the Atelier Lyrique de l’Opéra National de Paris, where she performed in many operas and concerts, with repertoire ranging from Monteverdi to the contemporary Swiss composer Xavier Dayer.
Ms. Savastano has performed at Teatro Colon, Teatro Avenida des Buenos Aires, Opéra de Rennes, Palais Garnier, and made her debut on the main stage of Opera National de Paris Bastille, singing Papagena Die Zauberflöte and Barbarina Le Nozze di Figaro (cond. Philippe Jordan). Other repertoire includes Corilla Le Convenienze ed Inconvenienze Teatrali (Donizetti), Belinda Dido and Aeneas, Norina Don Pasquale, Zerlina Don Giovanni, Monica The Medium, Musetta La Boheme, Despina Cosi fan tutte (cond. Anthony Hermus), Elisetta Il matrimonio segreto (Cimarosa), Adina L’Elisir d’amore.
In concert, Maria has performed Musetta La Bohème, for the AIDS foundation in Berlin with Lawrence Foster, she sang Mozart and Rigel in Bremen with Jéremie Rhorer, she made concerts at the Palais Garnier with l’Orchestre de l’Opéra National de Paris, and a concert with L'Orchestre de Paris with Paavo Järvi’s Fauré programme Super flumina Babylonis, which has been released by Virgin Records..
She made her debuts at the Opéra de Dijon singing Adina in Donizetti’s L’Elisir d’amore, and at Teatro Real, Madrid as Barbarina Le nozze di Figaro, as well as Despina Cosi fan tutte in Cergy, France and Clarice Il Mondo della Luna in Buenos Aires (cond. Rodolfo Fisher). Ms Savastano subsequently returned to Teatro Real for Servilia La Clemenza di Tito, performed Angelo in Handel’s La Resurrezione at the Bastille Amphithéâtre for Opéra National de Paris, and sang Serpetta La Finta Giardiniera in Bobigny, France. Recent engagements have included Brahms’ Requiem in Oxford with Oxford Philomusica, a Mozart’s Mass in C minor with Mark Minkowski on tour in Japan, and the role of Silvia in "Zanetto", Herblay (France).
This season Maria performs Servilia La Clemenza di Tito at Opéra National de Paris, Serpetta La Finta Giardiniera with Emmanuelle Haïm in Lille and Dijon, and Susanna Le Nozze di Figaro in Dijon and Saint- Etienne. Subsequent engagements include Suzanna Le Nozze di Figaro in Bahrain and Amore Orfeo ed Euridice with Accentus in Aix-en-Provence.