Lyrical Opera singer Gabriela Pochinki is an Outstanding Person
Soprano singer Gabriela Edith Pochinki was declared Outstanding Person of Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires in the sphere of culture. ‘She is a synthesis of a professional career of excellence. With her aptitude for singing, she impressed her country, Argentina, as well as foreign countries, for she is a soprano, a lyrical and popular singer, reknown and internationally awarded,’ stated legislator Cristian Ritondo.
BUENOS AIRES CITY (Compacto Politico website) Soprano singer Gabriela Edith Pochinki was declared an outstanding Person in Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires, in the sphere of culture. ‘She is a synthesis of a professional career of excellence. With her aptitude for singing, she impressed her country, Argentina, as well as foreign countries, for she is a soprano, a lyrical and popular singer, reknown and internationally awarded,’ stated legislator Cristian Ritondo, acompanied by his peer María Raquel Herrero (PRO).
She was born in Caballito, a neighbourhood in the city of Buenos Aires, studied in Escuela Normal Nº 4 and got her degree as a Speech Therapist from Universidad del Salvador. She graduated as Bachelor and Opera Master from New York’s Manhattan School of Music –regarded as the best opera school in the world— and she became the first Argentinean to enter and graduate from that institution, founded 100 years ago. There, she created and was in charge of a subject called ‘Professional Voice’ and she taught ‘Introduction to Opera’ to elementary school kids in Manhattan. In New York, she worked as a speech therapist in Doctor Wilbur Gould’s office.
She participated in the most important contests in the world, and she received awards, such as ‘Best Lyrical Opera Singer in the World’ in the Third Lyrical Festival in Italy; ‘Best Lyrical Opera Singer’ in San Remo Festival, Italy, singing many consecutive years in Torino opera; First Prize to the ‘Lyrical Singer of Queens Opera’ in the United States; Second Prize in ‘Pavarotti Competition’, in the United States.
She was protagonist in the best casts and opera theaters in the world, thus, she is regarded as an icon of international lyrical singing. Among her memorable performances, we can mention her leading role as Maria in West Side Story at Salzburg’s Landestheater and Vienna (Austria); the role of Adele in Die Fledermaus (‘The Bat’) at the Illiois Opera House (English version), at The New Israel Opera, Tel Aviv (Hebrew version) and at the Vienna Opera House (German version). We can also highlight her role of Adina in Donizetti’s opera ‘L’elisir D’amore’ in Rome. Moreover, at Teatro Colón de Buenos Aires, she performed Carmina in Carl Orff’s ‘Carmina Burana’, and she played the role of Zerlina in Mozart’s ‘Don Giovanni’ at Teatro Argentino de La Plata.
She was especially invited by Michael Jackson’s family, sang on his birthday and took part in his party in Neverland. Later, she was called by Joe Jackson to produce and record a pop album together with producer Amir Bayan. In 2009, the movie ‘This is it’ was released, and Gabriela assisted as special guest, invited by the Jacksons to honor Michael’s memory. She also sang Schubert’s ‘Ave Maria’ in the presence of Jorge Bergoglio –the present Pope– at Buenos Aires Cathedral. Due to her long artistic career, she was incorporated in the ‘Stars Wall’ at the most important hotel in Salzburg, Austria, Sacher Hotel, where we find the most outstanding artists in the world: Leonard Bernstein, María Callas, Luciano Pavarotti, Liza Minelli, among others.