Judith Malafronte has appeared as mezzo-soprano soloist with the San Francisco Symphony, Los Angeles Philharmonic at the Hollywood Bowl, St. Louis Symphony, and Mark Morris Dance Group, as well as opera companies in Europe and oratorio societies and early music groups throughout the United States. As a vocal coach and continuo player, she has given master classes in Europe and Asia, and she maintains an active private voice studio in New York City.
Malafronte taught for 15 years at Yale University, having created undergraduate courses on Shakespeare and Music, Literature and Opera, and The Material Culture of Music. In addition, she taught graduate level courses in historical performance, oratorio repertoire, and the music of Handel, and provided vocal instruction to choral conducting majors. She curated and produced concerts and theater projects in collaboration with Yale’s museums, libraries, professional schools, and social clubs, and led the Yale Collegium Singers for six years. She continues to give popular courses on opera for Yale Alumni College and the Yale University Women’s Organization.
Malafronte earned degrees from Vassar College and Stanford University, and studied in Paris with Mlle. Nadia Boulanger and in Milan with Giulietta Simionato as a Fulbright scholar. She has recorded for major labels in a broad range of repertoire, from medieval chant to contemporary music, and writes regularly for online and print outlets including Opera News, Early Music America Magazine, The Classical Review, and Parterre Box.