Born in Italy to Costa Rican parents, Alma grew up in the Opera world and studied singing, acting and dancing from an early age. She moved to the UK in 2005 to read English Literature and Drama at the University of East Anglia.Read more >>
Born in Italy to Costa Rican parents, Alma grew up in the Opera world and studied singing, acting and dancing from an early age. She moved to the UK in 2005 to read English Literature and Drama at the University of East Anglia.
Whilst at UEA she continued to perform in Italy, playing the part of the Trujaman in Manuel de Falla's short opera "El retablo de Maese Pedro" in Florence (La Pergola), Arezzo (Teatro Comunale) and Milan (Sala Verdi), also recording the piece for classical music magazine Amadeus in 2006 with the ensemble Nuovo Contrappunto. With the same ensemble she also played Testo in Berio's version of Monteverdi's "Il Combattimento di Tancredi e Clorinda" at the Filarmonica of Rome. In 2009 she made her UK professional debut as Polly Peachum in Theatre Paradisum's production of the Brecht/Weill Threepenny Opera at the Norwich Playhouse.
Continuing her training Alma graduated from Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts in 2011 where she studied Musical Theatre. Her most recent credits include a sell out run of a new opera by composer Adam Donen ("Jokasta: A Puppet Opera"), a performance at the Soho Theatre as part of "Blast Off" and a successful run as Agatha in the first ever English stage adaptation of "Les Enfants Terribles" at the White Bear Theatre last July.
In October 2012 Alma performed at the Trafalgar Studios in a showcase for an exciting new musical by Paul O'Mahony and Rob Castell (the composer behind Barbershopera): "A Matter of Love and Death", which received another performance in January 2013 under the new title of "Olympia". The musical continues to be developed and should receive its first run later this year.