Maria Novella Malfatti



Italian soprano Maria Novella Malfatti is quickly becoming recognized for her beautiful voice, sensitive artistry, and compelling stage presence.

Ms. Malfatti is currently a member of the Ryan Opera Center at Lyric Opera of Chicago. During the 2021-2022 season, she will debut at Lyric Opera of Chicago as one of the three apparitions in Macbeth, directed by Sir David McVicar and under the baton of Enrique Mazzola. She will also cover Adina in L’elisir d’amore and Pamina in Barrie Kosky’s production of Die Zauberflöte.

In 2020, Ms. Malfatti debuted at both the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam as Azema in Semiramide, conducted by Michele Mariotti, and at Dutch National Opera in Weill’s Aufstieg und Fall der Stadt Mahagonny, under the baton of Markus Stenz.

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​“Musetta, the tart with a heart, and Marcello, respectively performed by soprano Maria Novella Malfatti and baritone Krum Galabov. Malfatti excellently delivered the goods during her great moments in Act two…”

Albert Storace

The Times (Malta)

“Similarly, soprano Maria Novella Malfatti proved to be an adept storyteller with “Magia” (“Magic”) by Gino Mescoli and Andrea Lo Vecchio. Here was a case where pop star charisma meets classical training, and the results were compelling.”

M.L. Rantala

Hyde Park Herald