New York University - M.M.
Faculdade de Artes Alcântara Machado (Brazil) - B.M.
Flávia Darcie (she/her) is a Brazilian Mezzo-Soprano based in New York City. She received her Master’s Degree in Classical Vocal Performance from New York University and her Bachelor’s in music with concentration in Conducting from FAAM, university located in São Paulo, where she was born and raised. Her musical path started at the age of ten, as a classical pianist. Her passion and curiosity for many art forms led her to explore choir and orchestral conducting, acting and singing. Later she realized that as an Opera Singer she would finally be able to unite these different means of expression.
She is a member of The Opera Collective and IBOC (International Brazilian Opera Company). Performance Highlights include the title role in the world professional premiere of Juana with Dell’Arte Opera Ensemble, the award-wining Immersive theatrical experience Voyeur: The Windows of Toulouse-Lautrec with Bated Breath Theater Company, Hildegard in Waiting for the rain, Poeta in Prima la musica e poi le parole, Chinese tea cup and Dragonfly in L’enfant et les sortilèges , Sister Anne in Dialogues of the Carmelites and Third Lady in A Game of Chance. Other experiences are the Young Artist Program Premiere Opera International in Italy, the Conducting Workshop with The String Orchestra of Brooklyn, The Messiah at Lincoln Center with the DCINY’s Orchestra (Distinguished Concerts International New York), an her debut EP Unmasking (available on all music streaming services).
As a teacher, Flávia creates an environment that is supportive, nurturing and safe, always wanting her students to have a pleasant time learning. In her lessons, she covers the two main pillars of vocal art, Technique and Expressivity, helping the students develop their artistry in a healthy way. Because of her diverse background in different artistic fields, as a conductor, a pianist, actress, choir singer and opera singer, she is able to teach music in a more comprehensive way, helping the students explore their songs from many angles.
Teaching philosophy: She believes that the role of a teacher is to provide the students with the tools for them to become their own teachers, meaning, being able to trust their ears, their sensations, their instincts, and knowing how to use these tools. That is how they will find their own voices as artists.