Malena Dayen is an Argentinian singer and director that creates opera performances using new and interactive technology.
In 2020 Malena won the 1st Prize in Catapult Opera’s competition for innovation in opera and directed Teatro Grattacielo’s Fedora and Mefistofele video productions, that were selected to the Munich Music Video Awards, the 4th Dimension Independent Film Festival and the London International Music Video Awards.
Malena directed The Late Walk, a new opera in collaboration with Bare Opera and the Decameron Opera Coalition that has been inducted into The Library of Congress's Performing Arts COVID-19 Response Collection.
She starred and directed a production of Piazzolla’s Maria de Buenos Aires and Don Giovanni with Bare Opera in New York City.
Along with collaborator Sangmin Chae Malena co-created Exercises on The Presence of Odradek, a new experimental operatic work performed live online.
Malena holds an MFA from CUNY Brooklyn College in the PIMA program and a MM and a PSD from the Mannes College.