María Savastano was born in Buenos Aires and has been hailed by La Nación as “the new Argentinean promise of classical singing.” The remarkably versatile and expressive singer was a member of the Instituto Superior de Artes del Teatro Colón and of 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.
In 2005, at the age of only 22, she won the Grand Prize at the “Neue Stimmen” competition (Gütersloh, Germany). In addition, Maria has been awarded the “Stimulus Award” from the Argentinean Association of Critics, the “Prix Lyrique du Cercle Carpeaux” in Paris, and the “Prix AROP” (Association pour le Rayonnement de L’Opéra de Paris).
She made her debut on the main stage of Paris’ Opera Bastille in 2008, singing Papagena in Mozart's Magic Flute, conducted by Thomas Hengelbrock. Since then she has made her mark as an exceptional interpreter of Mozart and Donizetti. Today she is an internationally acclaimed singer and works with conductors such as Philippe Jordan, Emmanuelle Haïm, Paavo Järvi, Tomáš Netopil, Jérémie Rhorer and Andreas Spering.
She has sung with great success at the Teatro Real in Madrid, the Paris Opera, the Teatro Colón and the opera houses of Lille, Dijon, Nancy, Saint-Étienne and Rennes. Her roles have included Despina, Adina, Susanna, Serpetta, and Servilia.
Equally at home in the oratorio repertoire, she recently sang in Oxford (Brahms’ Requiem) and Japan (Mozart’s C-Minor Mass under Mark Minkowski).