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Gabriela Edith Pochinki is a singer of Opera and popular music. She was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and has begun her career when she was a child. She has been awarded prizes at major Opera competitions, including "Best Female Opera Singer" at the Sanremo Festival and "Best Singer In The World" at the 3º Festival della Lirica of the Sanremo Musica Festival, both in Italy. She got the second prize at the Pavarotti Competition, where she met Luciano Pavarotti, who had said about her: "The quality of Gabriela’s voice is stunningly beautiful".
She first received a Bachelor's degree and then a Master’s degree in Music from the Manhattan School of Music. She also received a degree in Speech Therapy from Universidad de Medicina de El Salvador in Buenos Aires.Apart from Opera, she recorded many songs in different styles and genres such as Tango, Pop Music and liturgical chants. Pochinki played different characters in many popular Operas, not only in Argentina but also in United States and Europe. For nine months she played the role of Maria in Leonard Bernstein's West Side Story at the Landestheater in Salzburg and at the Vienna's Volksoper. During her stay in the United States she toured many cities with the Virginia Opera, where she was the only non-North American performer of the original English-language Broadway version of West Side StoryApart from playing a Maria in Bernstein's West Side Story, Gabriela also played Gilda in Verdi's Rigoletto, Rosina in Rossini's The Barber of Seville, and Marie in Donizetti's The Daughter of the Regiment. Besides, she performed famous songs like “Somewhere over the Rainbow" from The Wizard of Oz.