Biography of Vargas Marília:
Born in Curitiba (Brazil) in 1977, Marília Vargas started her vocal education with Neyde Thomas. Soloist diploma at the Schola Cantorum in Basle with Ulrich Messthaler. Advanced studies with Christoph Prégardien at the College for Music and Theatre in Zurich. Master classes among others with Montserrat Figueras and Silvana Bazzoni-Bartoli. In 2001 she received the 2nd prize at the International Singing Competition Bidù Sayào (Belém, Brazil), and she was awarded the prize for the artistic ”talent of the year” by the government of the Brazilian federal state of Paraná. In 2003 she received the 3rd prize in the Maria Callas National Competition (Sao Paulo, Brazil), and in 2004 the 2nd prize of the Marguerite Meister Foundation Zurich. She performed with the Aargau Symphonic Orchestra, the Zurich Chamber Orchestra, as well as the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment. She gave concerts in Japan, Brazil, Austria, France and Germany. Among her opera roles there are Mozart’s Bastienne and Susanna in Figaro, Almidoro in La Cecchina by Piccinni, Alceste in Arianna in Creta by Händel. Marília Vargas works with various ensembles for Ancient Music, among others Les Flamboyants and Turicum. Since 2000 she has been singing with La Capelle Reial de Catalunya under Savall.