Alma Alvarez
About
In her teens Alma was a top model, appearing on many catwalks, TV and  for many advertising campaigns. 

She received her associateship in Singing from the University of Guadalajara School of Music, where she studied under Enrique Suárez and Roberto Gutiérrez. Further studies with David Small, Leszek Sawadka (lieder), Guillermina Higareda, Kimball Wheeler in Guadalajara.

In 2012 Alma has moved to the U.K. to study with the Mezzo-soprano Helen Cannell in London. 

Alma gives regular performances in the role of Amahl’s mother in the opera “Amahl and the night visitors” by Gian Carlo Menotti including at the Cathedral of Guadalajara, Teatro Degollado, Teatro Jaime Torres Bodet. and also appeared in Moisés Orozco’s production conducted by Marco Antonio Verdín at the Instituto Cultural Cabañas (which is considered a World Heritage site by  UNESCO). 

In 2009, she covered Adina in a production of  “L’elisir d’amore” working with Opera de Ajijic for the first time and in 2010, she was invited back to appear in Opera de Ajijic’s production of  “Rigoletto” as the countess Ceprano, the page and the cover of Gilda. 

She regularly appears in song recitals all over México including works by W. A. Mozart, Franz Schubert, Robert Schumann, Alban Berg, Alberto Ginastera, Carlos Guastavino, Manuel M. Ponce, Blas Galindo, Domingo Lobato and Others. In 2010 she gave the first performance of  “Sieben frühe Lieder” by Alban Berg in Guadalajara. 

Alma participated in the album recording of works by young Mexican composer Demian Galindo. She worked as well with Mexican composer Ivan Zena, who wrote 3 songs specially for her.

She also regularly appears in recitals of Mexican and Latin American songs in England and the Netherlands introducing this beautiful and barely known music to a wider public. 

She is part of Aria Duo: http://www.ariaduo.co.uk.