Italo-Argentinian mezzo-soprano. María Luján Mirabelli begins her musical education at the early age of four.
She holds a degree in Music and Singing from the Consejo Superior de Educación Católica.
She also earned a master’s degree in Canto Lírico from the Instituto Superior de Arte del Teatro Colón de Buenos Aires.
She became a disciple of Italian mezzo-soparno Franca Mattiucci in 1992.
At the moment Ms Mirabelli is perfecting her studies with soprano María Rosa Farré and prepares her repertoire with Maestra Susana Cardonnet and Maestro Reinaldo Censabella.
She participated in many international competitions, having been awarded in almost all of them, for example: Luciano Pavarotti, Belvedere, el Viotti de Vercelli, Italy, dedicated to Dionizetti and Bellini, where jury presidents John Sutherland and Alfredo Kraus awarded her the first prize to best opera interpreter.
María Luján Mirabelli made her operatic debut in Puccini´s Madama Butterfly, as Suzuki in 1992,thus, beginning a thriving career which led her to perform in Argentina´s most prestigious theatres, namely: Teatro Colón de Buenos Aires, Argentino de la Plata, Avenida, Coliseo, Roma de Avellaneda, Margarita Xirgu, Colón de Mar del Plata, Círculo de Rosario, Municipal de Santa fe, 3 de Febrero de Paraná, Municipal de Bahía Blanca, Auditorio Tomás Luis Victoria de San Juan.; as well as theatres in Latin América (Uruguay, Chile, Costa Rica and Brazil.)
Ms Mirabelli performed roles as Bellini’s Norma’s Adalgisa, Lucrezia Borgia’s Maffio Orsini, Roberto Deverux’s Sara of Nottingham, Marie Stuart’s Elizabeth, Anne Boleyn’s Jane Seymour, Donizetti’s La Favorita’s Leonora, Massenet’s Werther’s Charlotte. In 2003 she played Bizet’s Carmen in many productions gaining the recognition of the public and critic.
In 2003 Ms Mirabelli debutes as Verdi’s Aida’s Amneris, which has become his most sung role and also most acclaimed by audiencies, especially due to its powerful scene of the judgement.
In 2004, she gives her first performance in the Teatro Argentino de La Plata interpreting Amneris; in 2006 she sang as Azucena from Il Trovatore; in 2007 Norma’s Adalgisa; in 2008 Santuzza from Cavalleria Rusticana; in 2009 Marguerite from Berlioz’s La Damnation de Faust.
Since 1997, María Luján Mirabelli has joined the official seasons at the Teatro Colón de Buenos Aires, taking part of the operas Suor Angélica; Macbeth with Leo Nucci; The Gentleman of the Rose, Othello’s Emily along with José Cura and Verónica Villarroel , Lola from Cavalleria Rusticana; Zaida from Il Turco in Italia; Giulietta from Hoffman’s stories; Meg Page in Falstaff with Renato Bruson, Mariana Pentcheva and Joseph Bross, Dido from Dido and Eneas, Eboli from Don Carlo; Requiemfrom Verdi, Ducinea from Massenet’s Dom Quixote; I Lombardi; The Valkirye, among others.
In the upcoming season, Ms mirabelli will play Preziosilla from Verdi’s La Forza del Destino.
In Chile she performed Suzuki and Cherubino at the Teatro de la Universidad de Concepción and the Teatro Municipal de Temuco. She sang Dorabella for the Teatro Municipal de Santiago in Punta Arenas and she was hired as Romeo from Bellini’s I Capuletti e I Montecchi and Lauro from Poncchielli’s La Gioconda.
At the Teatro Melico Salazar in Costa Rica she played the leading part in the zarzuela Luisa Fernanda by Moreno Torroba.
In Lima, Peru, she joined the seasons of the Asociación Romanza in 2008, performing Carmen, Verdi’s Réquiem, Santuzza and at the present she is playing Azucena for the inauguration of the Teatro Municipal.
At the Teatro Solís in Montevideo, Uruguay, she sang for the SODRE Beethoven’s Symphony No 9 and in the current season the played Santuzza.
She has recently made her debut in Porto Alegre, Brazil as Carmen at the Auditorio PUCRS.
In 2009 she sang the Solemn Mass of the Consecration of the Abby of Grant by Franz Liszt and recently Amneris in a selection from Aida as a concert.
Ms Mirabelli also teaches master classes for young singers from all over the country. It is worth mentioning the cities of Rosario, Santa Fe and Paraná, Entre Ríos where her presence she was pronounced of cultural importance by the Secretary of Culture of the mentioned cities.