Gabriella R. Macfarland
My name is Gabriella Rodriguez Macfarland, I’m a Mexican-American soprano born in San Diego, California and raised in Tijuana, Mexico. I’m a natural born dreamer and believe that anything is possible! I love the arts and have some background in fine arts and theatre. Studied dramatic arts in San Diego, California and in Madrid, Spain. I speak Spanish, English and Italian and a little bit of French. Discovering opera was what brought me to study classical singing in Italy and later on to study with soprano Erika Pagan. It completely changed my life! I had the incredible opportunity to debut my first operatic role as Donna Elvira in Mozart’s Don Giovanni at the historic Teatro Giuseppe Verdi in Busseto, Verdi’s hometown. What I love about opera is that it encompasses all arts in one larger-than-life performance as the incredible Wagner once coined it: ‘Gesamtkunstwerk’. I also love reading, cooking, good wine, spending time with loved ones, laughing and learning new things. Life moto: believe in yourself or no one else will!