SUBJECT OF THE COURSE: free choice repertoire
COURSE DURATION: 24.07 – 31.08.2020
AUDITION: 24.07.2020 at 10.00 a.m.
Born in Rovereto (Province of Trento), she studied in the city of Trento and in Rome at the local Opera School and in 1959 she won the Spoleto “Voci Nuove” Competition. Her debut was in La Bohème at the “Festival dei Due Mondi” conducted by Thomas Schippers and directed by Giancarlo Menotti. As well as Puccini, her repertoire includes, French, Slavonic and Russian composers such as Bizet, Massenet, Charpentier, Tchaikovsky, Musorgskij, Janácek. She has also been a virtuoso interpreter of Italian 18th century music, from Traetta to Paisiello, as well as 20th century works, by Rota, Pizzetti, Poulenc and Barber. She has also performed ancient and modern concert pieces as well as oratorios. In “Perosiano Year” she took part in the inauguration of the Sala Nervi in the Vatican with “Il Natale del Redentore” in the presence of the Pope Paolo VI. She has been invited to perform in the most important theaters world wide: Scala Milano, Arena Verona, Teatro Comunale Firenze, Teatro dell’Opera Roma, San Carlo Napoli, Teatro La Fenice Venezia, Staatsoper Hamburg, Staatsoper Wien, Bayerische Staatsoper Munich, Operà Paris, Opera Lyrics Center Chicago, Prague Spring International Music Festival, Covent Garden London, Metropolitan New York, Concert Gebouw Amsterdam, Colòn Theater Buenos Aires, Sidney Opera House, Tokyo Bunka Kaikan, etc. Among the most important conductors she has worked with: Riccardo Muti, Zubin Metha, Efrem Kurtz, Giannandrea Gavazzeni, Yuri Ahronovitch, Tullio Serafin, Thomas Schippers, Herbert Von Karajan and George Prêtre. Among the most important partners: Giuseppe Di Stefano, Mario Del Monaco, Richard Tucker, Gianni Raimondi, Luciano Pavarotti, Alfredo Krauss, Veriano Luchetti and Josè Carreras. She thought at the Spoleto Sperimentale for 5 years and is regularly invited as a juror to many national and international competitions. Puccini prize in 1999. She is a member of the “Accademia deli Agiati” and is artistic director of the “Riccardo Zandonai” International Competition for young opera singers. In 2010 she was invited by Prof. Beniamino Quintieri, Commissioner General of Italy for Shanghai World Expo 2010 “Better City, Better Life” to realize a special edition of the “Riccardo Zandonai” competition in the Italian Pavillion.
Piano accompanists: Raffaele Centurioni