Originally from Mendoza, Argentina, Mariana Flores studied singing at the University of Cuyo and then at the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis in Basel. She has participated in master classes with Patricia Pease (USA), Jennifer Smith (England), Margreet Honig (Netherlands), Jennifer Larmore (USA), and Bernarda Fink (Buenos Aires, Slovenia).
Mariana sings frequently under direction of Leonardo García Alarcón with the ensembles Cappella Mediterranea and Clematis. She has worked previously with Daniela Dolci (Musica Fiorita), Gabriel Garrido (Ensemble Elyma), Michael Form, Manfred Kraemer, Martin Gester (Le Parlement de la Musique), Andrea Marcon, Andreas Stoehr, Christina Pluhar (L’Arpeggiata), and Vincent Dumestre (Le Poème Harmonique), among others..
Flores is a versatile singer, performing repertoire from the 17th century to the 20th century, primarily Monteverdi, Strozzi, Cavalli, Handel, Mozart, and Piazzolla.
Her discography includes Madrigals and Motets by Peter Philips (Cappella Mediterranea, Ambronay Editions, 2007), Madrigals by Barbara Strozzi (Cappella Mediterranea, Ambronay Editions, 2008, winnner at Midem Classical Awards in 2009), Gli amori d’Apollo e di Dafne by Cavalli (Ensemble Elyma, 2008), Dido and Aeneas by Henry Purcell (Ambronay Editions, 2009), Il regno d’amore, arias by Girolamo Frescobaldi (Clematis, Ricercar, 2010, prize: Klassiek Central), Romerico Florido by Matheo Romero (Cappella Mediterranea, Ricercar, 2010), Vespro a San Marco by Antonio Vivaldi, with Leonardo García Alarcón (Ambronay Editions, 2011, prize: Le Choc de Classica, France), Ave Maria by Giovanni Giorgi (Ricercar, 2011, prize: Le Choc de Classica, France), Il diluvio universale by Michelangelo Falvetti (Cappella Mediterranea, Ambronay Editions, 2011), Music for Weddings and Other Festivities (Clematis, Ricercar, 2012), Piazzolla - Monteverdi: Una utopia argentina (Cappella Mediterranea, Ambronay Editions, 2012), Ulisse all’issola di Circe 1650 (Venere) by Gioseffo Zamponi (Cappella Mediterranea, Ricercar, 2013), Nabucco by Michelangelo Falvetti (Cappella Mediterranea, Ambronay Editions, 2013), Carmina Latina (Cappella Mediterranea, Ricercar, 2013), Monteverdi’s Vespro della Beata Vergine (Cappella Mediterranea, Ambronay Editions, 2014), and Cavalli: Heroines of the Venetian Baroque (Cappella Mediterranea, Ricercar, 2014)..
She participates in many festivals as soloist: Festival Ambronay, France; Festival Grec, Barcelona, and Festival Ubeda y Baeza in Spain; Festival Sablé and Festival de Saint-Michel en Thiérache, France; Freunde alter Musik Basel, Tenebra Alte Musik-Festival Zurich, and Festival Saint-Germain in Geneva, Switzerland; and Festival Midis Minimis in Brussels and Stavelot, Belgium; among others.
Recent opera engagements include L’Egisto by Cavalli, with Le Poème Harmonique conducted by Vincent Dumestre at the Opéra Comique and at the Opéra de Rouen; Ulysse dans l’île de Circé by Zamponi with Clematis conducted by Leonardo García Alarcón in Liège at the Salle Philharmonique; Così fan tutte by Mozart (Despina), at Perm Opera and Ballet Theater in Russia, conducted by Teodor Currentzis; Il Paride by Bontempi, with L’Arpeggiata conducted by Christina Pluhar at the Innsbruck Festival; and Elena by Cavalli, conducted by Leonardo García Alarcón at the Festival d’Aix en Provence in 2013.