MARIA CARMILA L. MOLINA

Lecturer, Department of Voice and Music Theater and Dance
College of Music, University of the Philippines, Diliman

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Camille studied voice at the University of the Philippines College of Music. She obtained her Professional Diploma in Music, majoring in Opera Studies, from the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts in 1996. She then proceeded to Vienna, Austria where she studied Gesang until 2001 at the Konservatorium der Stadt Wien under Prof. Marija Sklad-Sauer and Prof. Julia Conwell.
She has sung in opera, operetta, oratorio, music theater, zarzuela, concerts and recitals. Her roles include Eboli in Verdi’s DON CARLO, Santuzza in Mascagni’s CAVALLERIA RUSTICANA, Nedda in Leoncavallo’s PAGLIACCI, Mimi in Puccini’s LA BOHEME, Suor Angelica in Puccini’s SUOR ANGELICA, Metella in Offenbach’s LA VIE PARISIENNE, Giulietta in Offenbach’s LES CONTES D’HOFFMANN, Mrs. Grose in Britten’s THE TURN OF THE SCREW, Cio-cio San in Puccini’s MADAME BUTTERFLY, Carmen in Bizet’s CARMEN, and Fanny in Rossini’s LA CAMBIALE DI MATRIMONIO.
She is a frequent guest artist of the major orchestras in the Philippines - the Philippine
Philharmonic Orchestra, the Manila Symphony Orchestra, and the Metro Manila Concert Orchestra - having performed under conductors such as Yaacov Bergman, Piero Gamba, Jerome Hoberman, Oscar Yatco, Eugene Castillo, Ruggero Barbieri, and Julian Quirit. At the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, she was soloist of the Academy orchestra under the baton of Maestros Georg Tinter, John Curro, and Alain Paris. At the Konservatorium der Stadt Wien, she won the auditions and sang as soloist of Szymanowsky’s STABAT MATER at the Musikverein.
Camille is a three-time ALIW AWARDEE for Best Female Classical Performer. She has also served as Chairman of the Voice Competitions of the National Music Competitions for Young Artists (NAMCYA). She is one of the founders and artistic director of VIVA VOCE VOICE WORKSHOP, an intensive summer voice camp, the first of its kind in the Philippines. Most recently, she was music director and vocal coach of the following: Dulaang UP’s production of Padilla de Leon’s opera, NOLI ME TANGERE, St. Scholastica’s College Manila and Manila Symphony Orchestra’s production of Mozart’s COSI FAN TUTTE, and FilFest Music Festival’s production of Donizetti’s L’ELISIR D’AMORE featuring the young singers of Viva Voce Voice Workshop.
At present, she is a member of the Voice Faculties of St. Scholastica’s College School of Music and the University of the Philippines College of Music.Camille is one of the most sought after classical sopranos in the country today. She studied voice at the University of the Philippines College of Music, the Hongkong Academy for the performing Arts, and the Konservatorium der Stadt Wien. She is regularly invited to be the guest artist of the country's premier orchestras together with her husband tenor,Pablo Molina. She is concurrently Area Coordinator and member of the faculty of the St. Scholastica's College School of Music Voice Department and Centro Escolar Univeristy College of Music.