Juries (short CVs)

Piano and piano section 4 hands

GIANFRANCO CARLASCIO, President of the Jury, pianist

Livornese, he graduated under the guidance of Itala Balestri Del Corona with full marks and honors. He then perfected himself with Ilonka Deckers Kuszler and Antonio Bacchelli, and with Marta Del Vecchio and Dario De Rosa for the chamber and four-hands repertoire, which he regularly practiced together with the soloist.

He distinguished himself in various competitions, first prize at the "F:Liszt" review and in Osimo, and at the Young Concert Players Review in Rome; he also established himself as Best Placed in the Competition, always dedicated to Liszt, held in Sopron (Hungary) and reserved only for the winners of the various European National Reviews named after this author. He has carried out concert activity as a soloist, also in Germany and Austria (in particular at the Estérhazy Castle in Eisenstadt), also invited among the pianists who performed in Liszt's birthplace in Raiding: – He has also performed in various chamber ensembles. He attended the Composition Course and also graduated in Philosophy at the University of Pisa with a thesis on Aesthetics.

He held the chair of Principal Piano in various Italian Conservatories and in particular, since 1996 at the "N.Paganini" Conservatory in Genoa.

Invited to the jury in various competitions, he collaborates with various institutions, including the Unitre of Alessandria for which he has been a speaker for the history of music course for years.

GIANMARIA BONINO, pianist

Gian Maria Bonino graduated in piano at the Giuseppe Verdi Conservatory in Milan with Lydia Arcuri and at the Lucerne Conservatory with Maestro Myeczislaw Horszowski. He graduated in harpsichord in 1989 at the Conservatory of Genoa with Alda Bellasich and in January 1999 he graduated in piano at the Conservatory of Winterthur (CH).

Since his youth he has dedicated himself to the artistic activity, playing in numerous Italian cities and abroad in particular for the GoG Society of Genoa, for the Autumn Concerts of Bergamo, for the Theater of Trieste, for the Società dei Concerti in Milan, also for the Moscow Conservatory, as well as in the United States, in 1992 he obtained the third prize in the competition organized by the Bach Society in Washington D.C. on the “Golberg Variations”.

He has played as a soloist and in formation in international festivals such as that of Ljubljana, the Festival of Mediterranean Sounds, the Floraisons Musicales in Chateauneuf-Du-Pape, the Emilia Romagna Festival and others such as the Llìvia Festival. Founder, in 2011, of the "Camerata Mistà" and of the "Musici di Vivaldi", together with the violinist Glauco Bertagnin he has held concerts for prestigious institutions; recently with the Chant de Lions recording company in Brussels he has made, together with the flautist Andrea Oliva, the complete works of Handel's sonatas and with the Polhymnia recording company together with flautist Luca Ripanti the complete works of J.S. Bach. He has played with numerous orchestras such as the Turin Philharmonic, the Scala Orchestra and the Milan Pomeriggi Musicali and others, with flutists Shigenori Kudo, Maxence Larrieu, Andreof Oliva and with the cellists Enrico Bronzi, Vittorio Ceccanti and Alessandro Lanfranchi. He played with the string quartet Atheneum of the Berliner Philarmoniker, with which he premiered for RaiTrade in February 2005 and at the Festival of Contemporary music of Cincinnati (USA). he has also played and collaborated with the Virtuosen of the Berliner Philarmoniker, the Philarmonische Kamerata Berlin with the oboist Albrecht Meyer at the Lucerne Festival and in Rheingau – he has held numerous tours in Spain, France, Sovenia and Italy. He recently played as a soloist in the Berliner Philarmonie in the opening concerts of the 2007-2008 season of the Berliner Philarmonie concert season with the performance of a contemporary piece by American musician Joel Hoffmann.

GIORGIO VERCILLO, pianist

Born in Alessandria in 1954. Principal piano professor at the A. Vivaldi Conservatory of Alessandria from 1978 to 2019, where he graduated in 1976 with full marks and honors under the guidance of Maestro Giuseppe Binasco, former pupil of Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli and Alfred Cortot.

He studied composition with Maestro Carlo Mosso and graduated in music education with the musicologist Lidia Palomba.

Present on the international concert scene for over fifty years with hundreds of recitals, for prestigious organizations and institutions, often accompanied by well-known soloists.

Multi-awarded in competitions, he won the International Piano Competition "Concours Musical de France" in Paris. Among the various awards for his career, he was awarded the "COMMENDA PALESTRINA" in Brazil (the only European concert artist) by the Federal Minister of Education.

Also involved in contemporary music, there are many works dedicated to him by important Italian and foreign composers and entrusted in first execution both in concert and in record productions.

Invited to juries of national and international competitions, he holds courses, seminars and masterclasses in Italy and abroad.

Chamber music section and soloists

MARIO CARBOTTA, President of the Jury, flutist

A soloist appreciated by the public and international critics, he has given concerts in some of the most prestigious locations in the world including the Musikverein in Vienna, the Rudolfinum in Prague, the Tonhalle in Zurich, Bulgaria Hall in Sofia, the Cairo Opera House, Glenn Gould Hall of the CBC in Toronto, Seoul Arts Center and also in New York, Montreal, Tokyo, London, Beijing, Geneva, Sao Paulo, Istanbul, Bucharest and at the festivals of Santander, Perelada, Ljubliana, Varna, Zagreb.

Among the few contemporary flutists to have performed a large part of the solo repertoire accompanied by over 80 symphonic and chamber orchestras of international standing including: European Union Chamber Orchestra, Tonkü nstlerorchester Nieder österreich Wien, Sofia Sinfonietta, Slovak Sinfonietta, Cairo Symphony Orchestra, lstanbul State Symphony Orchestra, Mexico State Symphony Orchestra, Israel Sinfonietta, Archi della Scala and also in Italy with the I.C.O. of Milan (Pomeriggi Musicali), Bari, Parma, Sanremo, Palermo, L'Aquila, Ancona, in Germany with the orchestras of Mainz, Mannheim, Frankfurt (Deutsches Kammerorchester), Oldenburg, Sondershausen (Loh-Orchester), Konstanz (Südwestdeutsche Philharmonie ), in Poland with the philharmonics of Bydgoszcz, Kraków, Rszezòw, Szezcin, Katowice, in the Czech Republic with the philharmonics of Ceske Budejovice, Teplice and Zlin.

The musicians who conducted his performances are authoritative: Stefan Asbury, Massimiliano Caldi, Alvaro Cassuto, Philippe Bernold, Elio Boncompagni, Diego Fasolis, Piero Gamba, Angelo Persichilli, Jan Talich, Johnatan Webb to name a few. He has edited critical editions of Briccialdi's pieces. Ciardi, Fioroni, Nardini, Lichtenthal, Mercadante, Rolla, Veginy for the Suvini Zerboni, Carisch, Rugginenti, Vigormusic editions. Numerous certifications from the specialized press for his 21 CDs with the labels Dynamic, Tactus, Brilliant classics, Nuova Era, Veermer, including in co-production with RSI the Masonic Songs by C. Fürstenau with the RTSI choir under the direction of Diego Fasolis and the duets of A. Rolla for flute and violin with the violinist Mario Hossen of which he recently appeared in Lugano, Cult - cultural monthly of the Swiss radio signed by Giovanni Conti: The flutist Mario Carbotta gives an extremely convincing reading, confirming himself as not only a musician of the highest caliber but also a researcher capable of bring the results of his musicological experience into practice.

Mario Carbotta teaches flute at the "Luigi Boccherini" Higher Institute of Music Studies in Lucca and in the summer courses of the International Music Academy Orpheus in Vienna.

MAURIZIO CADOSSI, violinist

Brilliantly graduated in violin and viola at the “A. Boito ”in Parma, in 1984 he attended the high-level specialization courses held by H. Szeryng at the Geneva Conservatory, to subsequently improve with Renato Zanettovich (School of Music in Fiesole), Gigino Maestri and Franco Claudio Ferrari.

He also graduated in baroque violin at the “C. Abbado ”in Milan in 2000.

In the chamber sector he owes his training to Elisa Pegreffi and Franco Rossi (string quartet) members of the famous Quartetto Italiano, to Dario De Rosa and Giuliano Carmignola (Chamber Music). He carries out a fervent artistic activity, both as a soloist and as a chamber musician, with the "Trio Brahms" and other important groups, throughout Italy in the context of important festivals and reviews (Teatro Regio di Parma, Teatro Verdi of Trieste, Roman Philharmonic, Baroque Festival of Viterbo, Teatro Massimo of Palermo, Ravenna Festival, Monteverdi Festival of Cremona, Musical Weeks of Stresa, Lodoviciano Festival of Viadana, MITO Festival, Friends of Music of Florence, Concerts of the Quirinale, Voxonus Festival, Antiqua, etc.), throughout Europe (Paris, Lisbon, Porto, Vienna, Prague, Munich, Santander, Amsterdam, Brussels, Nice, Lugano, Dusseldorf, Linz, etc.),

in the United States of America (New York, UN Building, Washington, Baltimore, Athens, etc.), in Canada, Mexico (Cervantino Festival, etc.), South America (Teatro Colon in Buenos Aires) and Japan (performance of Four Seasons by A. Vivaldi at the Kyoto Concert Hall, etc.).

With the Accademia Strumentale Italiana, a formation that saw him as a shoulder violin and a founding member, he was the protagonist of an important musical activity that also materialized at the record level with the Symphonies of L. Boccherini, the Concerts of G. Tartini, Works of Cherubini with Giorgio Bernasconi. The attention to Baroque music led him to deepen the repertoire of the Sixth - Eighteenth century according to the dictates of historically informed performance practice, founding specialized ensembles such as Orfei Farnesiani and Trigono Armonico, collaborating with well-known musical groups such as the Academy of Research, Academy of the Astrusi, Baroque Orchestra of Cremona, etc., performing in important reviews and recording various instrumental works (always as a soloist and concertmaster) such as the Idee per Camera by B. Laurenti, the Sonatas for two violins and bass Opera Postuma by F. Manfredini , sonatas, duets and trios by G. Demachi, the Sonatas for violin and bass by M. D'Alay, the Idee per Camera by G. Valentini, various compositions by A. Luchesi for Tactus, music by Scarlatti for Velut Luna, the Cantate by A. Scarlatti for Elegia.

He is the shoulder of the Savona Symphony Orchestra where he appears among the creators and animators of the Ensemble Voxonus, a team born within the orchestra itself and whose artistic experience is aimed at both philology and contamination, where he is first violin of the Voxonus Quartet , aimed at the classical quartet repertoire, and member of the Voxonus Duo (violin and viola) with C. Gilio. An artistic affinity emerged with the harpsichordist and organist Valentino Ermacora, in a multifaceted executive and didactic dimension, with baroque violin and classical violin together with harpsichord, organ and historical keyboards. This multifaceted situation was also highlighted in the aesthetic proximity to the pianist Eleonora Carapella,

in a musical vision with a nineteenth-century violin and historic piano on one side and a modern violin and piano on the other. The chamber music study is further developed in the collaboration with the pianists Roberto Beltrami, with a careful investigation, as well as on the great repertoire, on the nineteenth-twentieth-century musical literature (of particular interest is the recording version of the opera for violin and piano by L. Senigaglia for

the Classical Movement label) - Lucio Cuomo, with a deep and passionate exploration of the Italian historical twentieth century - and Giorgio Vercillo, with a proposal that ranges from Beethoven to the twentieth century.

He collaborated with G. Carmignola, M. Brunello, U.B. Michelangeli, P. Borgonovo, S. Accardo, U. Ughi, G. Garbarino, G. Bernasconi, F.M. Bressan, P. Stein, M. Crippa, C. Bartoli, K. Ricciarelli, S. Montanari and others. He holds the chair of Ensemble Music for stringed instruments at the "A. Boito" Conservatory in Parma. He was a guest professor of violin and baroque violin at the University of Georgia, Athens (Atlanta U.S.A.).

He regularly holds violin and chamber music courses and seminars.

CARLO DEMARTINI, organist and composer

Born in 1981, he began his musical studies privately under the guidance of Maria Pia Cabona, to continue in the organ class of Massimo Gabba at the Diocesan Academy of Sacred Music of San Rocco in Alessandria. Already titular organist of the Parish of San Pio V in Alessandria, and of the Diocesan Youth Choir of Alessandria, he served as organist for about 20 years at numerous celebrations in the Cathedral of Alessandria. At the same time, he served at celebrations in various Italian dioceses, including the Vicariate of Rome, and at some pontifical celebrations.

He graduated in Sacred Music at the Novara Conservatory, with a thesis on the ministry of the liturgical organist, and in Composition at the Alessandria Conservatory.

He attended masterclasses in organ improvisation with Fausto Caporali, Stefano Rattini and Paolo Oreni, in orchestration with Stefano Fonzi, on 19th century Italian organ music with Marco Ruggeri, and on synthesizers with Roberto Pagani.

He further specialized in composition with Alessandro Ruo Rui.

He is a certified teacher of music word processing with the Finale ® software and, in addition to collaborations with schools, he deals with transcription and music publishing.

He founded, in collaboration with Marcello Bianchi, professor of violin at the Conservatory of Alessandria, the tenth "Hdemia ensemble", as arranger and accompanist pianist, with whom he served at celebrations of the Cathedral of Alessandria and performed in numerous concerts.

He is Artistic Director of the "Musica, Immagine, Parola, Preghiera" series at the Rectory Church of Santa Maria Immacolata all'Esquilino in Rome, which offers chamber, vocal and instrumental music, in the form of concert or spiritual elevation, with particular regard to the valorisation of young musicians, chosen among the best graduates of Italian Conservatories, and by winners of international competitions.

He is the artistic director of the "Cordophonia" review, organized by the LE.ARTI Cultural Association. in Rome, and dedicated to stringed instruments.

He is Maestro director of the Cappella Musicale Servitana di San Carlo in Turin.

He teaches "Elements of analysis and composition for the liturgy" at the school of sacred art "Beato Angelico" in Milan.

He has held and regularly holds courses in liturgical musicology, in presence and in modality online, for choirs, associations, parishes or dioceses, with the aim of increasing the awareness and preparation of those involved, in the liturgy, in the ministerial service of singing and music.

He is active as a composer, arranger and orchestrator, mainly in the liturgical field: his compositions are regularly performed throughout the country, even in concerts and choral reviews.

He is regularly invited to the most prestigious national and international conferences on sacred and liturgical music, organized by the Episcopal Conferences and the Holy See.

He is regularly invited to take part in the juries of prestigious international chamber, vocal and instrumental music competitions.

Opera Singing Section

SILVANO SANTAGATA, President of the Jury, tenor

Graduated in Flute at the “N. Paganini ”in Genoa, he subsequently studied singing with the Baritone Paolo Ancarani and perfected himself under the guidance of the teacher Rosetta Noli. He has taken part in important musical reviews such as: Festival of Villa Imperiale in Genoa - Musical evenings in Milan - September music in Turin and others.

He performed in France - Germany - Switzerland and Sweden where he performed the Petite Messa solennelle by G. Rossini He performed for the Carlo Felice Theater in Genoa the ode Columbus by the composer Angelo Canepa in world premiere and the opera Moro per amore by Alessandro Stradella.

He sang under the direction of world famous Masters such as: D. Sthall - H. Handt - F. Molinari Pradelli - G. Gavazzeni - D. Oren G. Morelli. C. Mandeal. Interpreter of the opera repertoire, he dedicated himself to operetta as the protagonist, successfully performing La vedova allegra - Il Paese del Sorriso - Frasquita - Dream of a waltz The Count of Luxembourg and other titles with public and critical acclaim. He has recorded: Mozart's Requiem - Moro for the love of Stradella The double bass by Valentino Bucchi - Rossini's Stabat Mater Petite solemn masses by Rossini - Mozart's Requiem and The complete CD series of Canto the opera.

He has recently performed Cavalleria rusticana (Turiddu) Tosca (Mario Cavaradossi) Verdi's Requiem. - Puccini's Glory Mass and Mascagni's Glory Mass - Simon Boccanegra (Gabriele Adorno) La Traviata (Alfredo) Pagliacci (Canio) For several years he has collaborated as a teacher with the Claudio Monteverdi Lyric Choir of Genoa and has dedicated himself to orchestral direction.

NANA MIRIANI, soprano

Born in Tbilisi (Georgia), she graduated in Singing at the Conservatory of her city.

In Italy, he attended the Chigiana Academy of Siena and the Training and Advanced Training Course of the "Arturo Toscanini" Academy of Singing in Parma, in Busseto, under the guidance of Carlo Bergonzi, obtaining merit diplomas and scholarships, and the Specialization Course and Vocal Interpretation "Verdi Opera Studio", of the "Verdi Festival Foundation" of the Teatro Regio di Parma, under the guidance of Renata Scotto. Currently she is perfecting herself with the soprano Aprile Millo.

He made his debut in 1998 in Busseto, playing Abigaille in Nabucco, under the direction of Maestro Romano Gandolfi.

He participates in the "Radio France" Festival at the Berlioz Opera of Montpellier in the Cavalleria Rusticana by D. Monleone and in the Resurrection by F. Alfano.

During her career, she played the roles of: Tosca at the Teatro alla Scala in Milan, the National Theater in Bratislava, the State Opera Theater Z. Paliashvili in Tbilisi. Abigaille in Nabucco, in Busseto, Lyric Theater of Cagliari, Elefeld Theater, Wielki Theater of Poznan, State Opera Theater Z. Paliashvili of Tbilisi, Steinbruch Rohrdorf Festival of Munich, National State Opera Theater A. Dvorak of Ostrava, Prague State Opera House. Lady Macbeth in Macbeth at the Teatro Regio in Parma, the Wielki Theater in Poznan, the National Theater in Prague, the National Theater in Bratislava, and engaged at the Teatro della Pergola in Florence, for the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, Banska Bystrica State Opera Theater. Santuzza in the Cavalleria Rusticana at the Z. Paliashvili State Opera in Tbilisi, at the Prague State Opera House. Amelia in A Masked Ball at the Regio Theater in Parma, in the theaters of the Lombard Lyric Circuit, A. Ponchielli Theater in Cremona, Teatro Grande in Brescia, Teatro Sociale in Como, Teatro G. Fraschini in Pavia, and at the Opera Theater in State Z. Paliashvili of Tbilisi. Odabella in Attila at the Paliashvili State Opera in Tbilisi. Aksinja in the opera Lady Macbeth of the Mzensk District by D. Shostakovic at the Teatro Comunale in Florence, for the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino. Leonora in Il Trovatore at the Toscana Opera Festival. Aida at the Z. Paliashvili State Opera in Tbilisi. Leonora in La Forza del Destino at the Griboedov Theater in Tbilisi. Fedora at the A. Dvorak State Opera House in Ostrava. Gioconda at the Batumi Opera House (Georgia) Turandot at the Z. Paliashvili State Opera House in Tbilisi. Mass of Glory by G. Donizetti, in the role of solo soprano, at the Festival of Sacred Music in Olomouc. Requiem Mass by G. Verdi, in the role of Soprano soloist, at the Festival of Sacred Music in Olomouc. Symphony No. 9 by L. v. Beethoven, as solo Mezzosoprano, at the Rossini Theater in Pesaro, under the direction of Maestro Hideaki Hirai (2019). Gala concerts, "Verdi Gala", "Puccini Gala", Recitals in various locations in Italy and abroad, in Santa Cruz de Tenerife, at the Teatro Perez Galdòs in Las Palmas in Gran Canaria, at the Liederhalle in Stuttgart, at the Salle Pleyel in Paris, which sees her interpret arias from works by Italian and foreign authors, and Richard Wagner, from the roles of Brunnhilde and Isolde, at the Tbilisi Philharmonic Theater in 2015, presented by the famous actor Alain Delon, alongside other famous artists opera of international level. You have sung in operas and concerts with various colleagues, including Dolora Zajick, Elisabetta Fiorillo, Nicola Martinucci, Salvatore Licitra, Franco Vassallo, Leo Nucci, Ambrogio Maestri, Lorenzo Saccomani, Lado Ataneli, Paata Burchuladze, Alberto Rinaldi, Carlo Guelfi . You have worked with numerous conductors, including Romano Gandolfi, James Conlon, Lorin Maazel, Tiziano Severini, Antonello Allemandi, Valery Gergiev, Alberto Veronesi, and directors, including Daniele Abbado, Jean Louis Grinda, Luca Ronconi, Lev Dodin, Andrey Konchalovsky, Alfonso Signorini, Giancarlo del Monaco.

In 2018 he followed a course of lectures by Maestro Riccardo Muti on Giuseppe Verdi's opera Macbeth at the "Riccardo Muti Italian Opera Academy" in Ravenna.

ALESSANDRO CALAMAI, bass – baritone

He attended the "L.Cherubini" Conservatory in Florence under the guidance of Mrs. A.Desderi; after following the specialization courses on Mozart's vocality held by E.Schwarzkopf and A.Dermota, he continued his technical specialization with R.Capecchi. Collaborating with famous conductors such as: R.Jacobs,P.Bellugi,S.Bychkov,C.Goldstein, .Montanaro, J.Conlon, Z.Mehta, D.Oren, A.Lombard, S.Ozawa, M. Arena, N.Luisotti, C.Topilow, S.Ranzani, R.Frizza, M.De Bernart, D.Renzetti, K.L.Wilson, A.Campori, P.Fournillier, E.Joël, M.Plasson, A.Fogliani, J.Jones, A.Saura Llaser, O.Meir Wellber, G.Pehlivanian, N.Kabaretti, W.Gehlert, A.De Marchi,E.Müller, F.Mastrangelo,J.Reynolds, A.Guadagno, J.Kovatchev , G. Lanzetta, M. Mottadelli, R. Serio, F. Bonnin, etc….
With illustrious directors, including: L.Ronconi,C.Comencini,F.Zeffirelli,M.Placido,H.De Ana,J.Miller, E.Nekrosius, G.Vick, ,G.Albertazzi, L.Bondy, M.Guardì, X.Albertì, P.L.Pizzi, L.De Fusco, G.Deflo, M.Gandini, T.Coleman, F.Valeri, F.Esposito, N.Joël, M.Bolognini, I.Stefanutti, W. Landin, G.Zampieri, Z.Yimou, A.Tarabella, E.Gramss, R.Giacchieri, B.Montresor, R.Vallone, I.Nunziata, L.Dodin,etc. interpreting various roles, among the most significant we remember: Bartolo, Nardo, Leporello, Don Magnifico, Dulcamara, school teacher, chapel master, Geronimo, Conte Robinson, Don Pasquale, Mathieu, Fra' Melitone, Salieri, Uberto, Griso, Mustafà ,Haly, Sagrestano, Sprecher, Sharpless, Colline, Samuel, etc…
He has numerous recordings to his credit, including: The philosopher of the countryside, The virtuosi ambulanti, The Count Policronio, The novelist and the black man, The fun of the gods and Traccollo for Bongiovanni.
He recorded the role of Sagrestano from Tosca under the baton of Seiji Ozawa and took part in the recording of La Traviata under Zubin Mehta (both for Philips).
He has also recorded Die Brautwahl by F. Busoni, La contadina astuta by Pergolesi-Hasse, the Messa da Requiem by G.B. Girolami,
for Kikko Classic, Cavalli's Elagabalus for Ducale.

SILVIA COLOMBINI, soprano

Silvia Colombini è un soprano, diplomata in violino e in canto, con una ventennale esperienza sui principali palcoscenici internazionali. Come riportato dalla critica, è interprete d’eccezione Mozartiana e Belcantista. Esperta conoscitrice e selezionatrice di voci, è stata membro della giuria, presidente di giuria e coordinatrice artistica in diversi concorsi canori internazionali, tra cui il concorso mondiale “Vincerò”. E’ ideatrice e docente del metodo di canto innovativo ARS, un metodo che insegna a cantare in flusso senza sforzo, insegnato a livello internazionale dal 2000. E’ inoltre ideatrice di “Voiceforstage” un programma di formazione per giovani cantanti; ideatrice e direttrice artistica del progetto musicale “Alloro” (interscambio culturale Italia-Cina). E’ stata consulente musicale per associazioni e festival internazionali , tra cui il prestigioso Armonie d’Arte Festival.

Proviene da una famiglia che appartiene alla storia dell’Opera Lirica: “il baritono di Puccini” Edoardo Camera per cui fu scritto il ruolo di “Scarpia”; il baritono scaligero Giuseppe Bellantoni; il tenore Roberto Stagno, primo storico “Turiddu”, il compositore Giancarlo Colombini.

Inizia la sua carriera di musicista come violinista professionista, ma a 27 anni scopre la sua voce naturale di soprano grazie al celebre soprano Edita Gruberova e intraprende così la carriera di cantante. Subito vincitrice di tre concorsi internazionali di lirica, debutta a Vienna con cento recite di Die Fledermaus. Si è esibita sui principali palcoscenici internazionali: Semperoper di Dresda, Staatsoper di Berlino, Opera di Colonia, Bonn, Francoforte, Regio di Torino, Fondazione Arena di Verona, Festival di Salisburgo, Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, Opera di Roma, La Monnaie di Bruxelles, Opera Tel Aviv, Festival MITOSettembremusica, Auditorium Verdi Milano, I Pomeriggi Musicali, Loggione del Teatro alla Scala, Bayerischer Rundfunk, Gewandhaus, Sala Gasteig, Auditorium Parco della Musica Roma, Sala Nervi in Vaticano, Quirinale di Roma, Shanghai Concert Hall, Bunka Kaikan di Tokyo, etc.

Ha collaborato con noti registi e direttori d’orchestra: Zubin Mehta, Fabio Luisi, Zoltán Peskó, Milan Horvat, Stefan Soltesz, Donato Renzetti, Mario Martone, Luca Ronconi, Filippo Crivelli, Willy Decker, Davide Livermore. Ha cantato per due Presidenti della Repubblica (Sergio Mattarella e Carlo Azeglio Ciampi) e due Papi (Francesco e G. Paolo II). Ha inciso per DECCA e si è esibita di fronte a grandi platee come per esempio nell’opera Elisir d’amore, per l’Opera di Tel Aviv, davanti a 50 mila spettatori.

E’ nota anche con l’epiteto di “Soprano D’Arti” per i format inediti delle sue performance in cui canta in 13 lingue e giustappone al canto lirico altre forme d’arte dando letteralmente voce a opere d’arte materiche e non. Come soprano d’arti ha recentemente tenuto un concerto con la star della lirica Vittorio Grigolo. E’ considerata una “ambasciatrice” della musica italiana nel mondo con concerti in Africa, India, Giappone. In Cina, è nota con l’attributo di “The Queen of Italian Opera” perchè presente con tournée di recital e masterclass dal 2011 al 2023. Porta avanti un ciclo di performance sul tema della Dignità Umana con molte esibizioni a difesa dei diritti umani e contro la violenza sulle donne (tra cui il concerto ufficiale Memorial Pavarotti per UNHCR in Piazza Grande a Modena). E’ testimonial italiana di fondazione REB e Debra Italia, a difesa dei “bambini farfalla”, affetti dalla rara malattia genetica Epidermolisi Bollosa.

ROBERTO MUSSI, theatrical agent

FRANCESCO ELLERO D’ARTEGNA – Agente lirico – Operadartegna

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