Andalusian mezzo-soprano Magdalena Llamas, currently based in Manhattan, trained at The Juilliard School in opera. She has won First Prize in numerous competitions including the Visconti and Rossini competitions, and was awarded the Portland Opera Fellowship.
She has studied under Carlos Serrano, Fedora Barbieri, Sharon Sweet, Jessye Norman and Shirley Verrett, and has appeared as a soloist at Carnegie Hall, the Guggenheim Museum, the Kimmel Center, The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, the Metropolitan Opera, the New York City Opera, the Auditorio Nacional, the Auditorium Marianum, the Pontificio Instituto de Musica Sacra (Vatican), the Merkin Concert Hall and the Konzerthaus Berlin.
She has worked with Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos, Arturo Tamayo, Jesús López Cobos, Miguel Ángel Gómez Martínez, Pablo González, Víctor Pablo Pérez, Cristóbal Halffter, José Ramón Encinar, Alberto Zedda, Claudio Abbado and Charles Dutoit.
Llamas has served as a professor at Fordham University and the City University of New York and has recorded with the OCRTVE, ORCAM, JONDE, OCG and the BBC Concert Orchestra, among others.