"Strength and Beautiful Clarity"
Colombian native soprano Camila Parias brings a versatile and unique tone of voice to a variety of styles to the musical scene. Her repertoire ranges from Medieval works to New Music. This allows her to perform with various groups such as The Boston Camerata, Handel+ Haydn Society, La Donna Musicale and Dünya. Parias has performed at Boston Symphony Hall, Jordan Hall, The Palais the Chaillot, Oulu City Theatre, Biblioteca Luis Angel Arango, among other worldwide venues. She is also a chorister of the all-professional Choir of The Church of the Advent.
In 2013 Parias was exclusively featured by the Boston Globe in the article "Camila Parias hits a high note in Boston" for her participation in the production of The Boston Camerata's Carmina Burana. This project marked her first collaboration with this internationally acclaimed early music ensemble. As part of the Camerata's productions, Parias sings the roles of "Queen" and "Angel" in the Play of Daniel. She toured to Finland and France as part of the show Borrowed Light, a collaboration between The Tero Saarinen Dance Company and The Boston Camerata. She has also travelled nationally performing various Christmas and Americana shows where she has been described for having a "intimately crystalline, shiver-inducing solo performance" (The Boston Musical Intelligencer).
As a soloist, recently Parias has participated in the New York Festival of Song singing the world premiere of Lautaro Mantilla's "Bravement" and appears in the first CD of the latin-baroque fusion ensemble Rumbarroco. Parias is also now performing her third season with the ensemble Dünya where she plays the role of "Suzan" in the GRAMMY® nominated Mehmet Ali Sanlikol's opera Othello in the Seraglio. Othello in the Seraglio brings out the fusion of seventeenth century Italian music and traditional Turkish music.
Camila holds a Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance from the Pontificia Universidad Javeriana and a M.M in Historical Performance at the Longy School of Music of Bard College under a Presidential Scholarship.