The Portuguese soprano Camila Mandillo is currently studying towards her master’s degree at the Hochschule für Musik “Hanns Eisler” Berlin under the guidance of Professors Martin Bruns and Uta Priew.
She was a scholarship holder of the Deutschland Stipendium, and is currently a holder of the Yehudi Menuhin Live Music Now Berlin e.V. and Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation scholarships.
Camila began her musical studies at the National Conservatory of Lisbon School of Music, where in 2014 she graduated both singing and classical guitar. She was a founding member, soloist and artistic assistant of the University of Lisbon Youth Choir.
She has performed in numerous masterclasses from artists including Deborah York, Jill Feldman, Sarah Maria Sun, Janet Williams, Scot Weir and Robert Dean Smith among others.
Her operatic roles have included, amongst others: Susanna in Mozart's "Le Nozze di Figaro", as part of the "Saluzzo Opera Academy" (SOA) in Italy; Zerlina in Mozart's “Don Giovanni” (Teatro Thalia and CCB); Morgana in Handel’s “Alcina” (Eisler Studiosaal, Berlin); Belinda in Purcell’s “Dido and Aeneas” and Premier Cousin in Offenbach's “La Périchole” (Ehemaliges Stummfilmkino Delphi, Berlin); Menina Gotinha in “A Menina Gotinha de Água” by Miguel Azguime (Cinema S. Jorge and CCB); and solo soprano in “Canti D’Amor II Musiek Jongenopera Transparants” inspired by Monteverdi madrigals (De Singel, Antwerp and Theater Louis Jouvet, Paris).
She is active in the contemporary music scene, with notable performances including her debut at the Deutsche Oper Berlin in a principal role in “Neuen Szenen IV” a production included in the 18/19 theatre programme; a solo performance of Gérard Grisey's “Quatre chants pour franchir le seuil” with the Echo Ensemble under the direction of conductor Manuel Nawri (Eisler Studiosall, Berlin); a solo performance in the “Poesie und Musikverbinden Zeiten und Welten” event, organised by Mendelssohn Gesellschaft Berlin; a recital part of the “Emerging Talents Cycle” of the Música Viva 2018 Festival (O'culto da Ajuda); a solo performance in “Miguel Azguime Monographic Concert” with the Sond’Ar-te Electric Ensemble under direction of conductor Pedro Neves (São Luiz Teatro Municipal, Lisboa and Casa da Música, Porto); and a radio recital for the Antena 2 - Classical National Radio Channel of Portugal, in collaboration with the pianist Elsa Silva (O’culto da Ajuda).