Lewis Center Fellows
Malena Dayen is an Argentinian opera singer and director. In 2020 Malena won First Prize in Catapult Opera’s competition for innovation in opera for her video of Wallen’s The Silent Twins. Dayen has directed Teatro Grattacielo’s Fedora and Mefistofele video productions in 2020, as well as the productions of El Amor Brujo and L’Amico Fritz at LaMama in 2021. She co-created The Presence of Odradek, a new opera performed live online in May 2020. As creative director of Bare Opera, Dayen directed Piazzolla’s Maria de Buenos Aires, Don Giovanni, Heroes of New York and The Late Walk that was inducted into The Library of Congress’ Performing Arts COVID-19 Response Collection.
During her Hodder Fellowship year, Dayen will work on creating innovative operatic performances with new and interactive technologies that explore ways to make live opera more accessible to all.