Maltese mezzo soprano Marvic Monreal owns a beautiful and powerful voice with a rare combination of darkness and luminosity.
She has been a member of the Opera Studio of Frankfurt between 2020 and 2022 where she has been singing the roles Martha (Iolanta), Iseut de Blanches Mains (Le vin herbé) Lucia (La gazza ladra), The Deachoness (Krol Roger), La Maestra delle Novicie (Suor Angelica).
After her Master’s degree at the Royal Academy of Music, Marvic Monreal was a young artist at the National Opera Studio in London from 2018 to 2019. During this time, she covered Charlotte (Werther) and Mercedes (Carmen) at the Royal Opera House in London; she performed at Codogan Hall, Welsh National Opera, Opera North, Scottish Opera and worked with directors such as Keith Warner and Tim Albery.
For “Royal Academy Opera”, Marvic performed the leading role of Carmen (La tragédie de Carmen), Older woman (Flight), Mrs. Peachum (Die Dreigroschenoper), Venus (Orphée aux enfers) and Bradamante (Alcina). She has performed Alisa in (Lucia di Lammermoor) at Teatru Astra in Gozo and Dido (Dido and Aeneas) at Teatru Manoel in Malta. She also sang Tisbe and covered Angelina (La Cenerentola) with the New Generation Festival in 2021.
As a concert singer she has performed the alto solo in Mahler’s Symphony No. 2 conducted by Semyon Bychkov at the Royal Festival Hall. She sang Beethoven Symphony No.9 in Europe Day Malta and has been invited as a guest artist for a Malta Philharmonic Orchestra concert featuring Diana Damrau. She also sung the Verdi Requiem alongside Joseph Calleja, Sondra Radvanovsky and Christian Van Horn as well as Handel’s Messiah in the renowned Valletto Baroque Festival.
Recently, she has performed Maddalena (Rigoletto) in Vilnius, Mercedes (Carmen) and Daniel (Belshazar) in Malta.
Among her projects: Olga (Onegin) at Oper Frankfurt, Erste Norn (Die Götterdämmerung) and Schwertleite (Die Walküre) at Festspiele Erl.
Marvic Monreal had started her training under the supervision of soprano Gillian Zammit. In 2014, she enrolled in the postgraduate vocal studies programme at the Royal Academy of Music (RAM), where she studied with Elizabeth Ritchie, James Baillieu and Ingrid Surgenor.
She has been awarded the Edna Bradford Prize, the A M Parker Prize, the Esther Hulbert Award, and the Isabel Jay Prize. In 2016, she was a Jerwood Young Artist at Glyndebourne Festival Opera. She has received the Fordyce Scholarship and support from Malta Arts Scholarships and the BOV Joseph Calleja Foundation. During her time at the Royal Opera House, she was supported by Kiri Te Kanawa Foundation. Marvic is also a Georg Solti Accademia scholar and was part of the Young Singers Project at Salzburg Festival.
Marvic Monreal speaks Maltese, English and Italian, and has good knowledge of German & Spanish.