About Me1 February 2020 2020-11-17 12:56
I am an italian opera singer and Voice Teacher, Voice Professor for Classical Singing at the Kalaidos University Zürich and this is my story:
Born in Genoa, I first began my musical education studying violin and then singing at the Conservatorio Martini in Bologna. I went on to further vocal training at the Opernstudio in Zürich and also with Gabriella Tucci, Maria Luisa Cioni, Carol Smith, Brigitte Eisenfeld and Maestro Paolo Vaglieri. I participated in masterclasses with Elisabeth Schwarzkopf, Giusy Devinu, Dalton Badwin and Maestro Leone Magiera.
I was a prize winner at several International Competitions as Prima Scrittura at the Teatro Comunale Maggio Musicale Fiorentino in Florence and G. Verdi/A. Toscanini at the Teatro Regio in Parma.
I also won the International Competitions Rocca delle Macie, Francesco Cilea and Voci Liriche Rosetum – Puccini in Milan. This led me to sing Beethoven’s Missa Solemnis in Carpi and the Mozart Requiem at the Basilica San Ambrogio in Milan, in collaboration with the Salzburg Mozarteum.
I was a member of the Opernstudio at the Opera House in Zurich where I sang in several productions as: Ernani under Nello Santi, Barbiere di Siviglia alongside Cecilia Bartoli, Sly alongside José Carreras, Luisa Miller under Bruno Bartoletti, Traviata and Viaggio a Reims (Corinna), winning great critical acclaim.
I started my career as soprano appearing as Despina (Così fan tutte) with a live broadcast on 3SAT television channel and Anna (Nabucco) at the Ludwigsburger Schlossfestspiele. I sang Donna Elvira (Don Giovanni) at the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam and at the Opera Festival Alden Biesen in Belgium.
I appeared in the title role of Maria (Maria de Buenos Aires by Astor Piazzolla) in Switzerland and sang Mimì (La Bohème) at Teatro Coccia in Novara and at the Teatro Massimo Bellini in Catania under Donato Renzetti, with great success. I sang Fiordiligi (Così fan tutte) in Mantova and Antonina (Belisario) in Istanbul. In the summer of 2004 I appeared as Nedda (I Pagliacci) and in the following summer of 2005 as Tosca at the Staatstheater Braunschweig. In 2006 I sang Alice (Falstaff) at the Stadttheater Gießen. Most recently I appeared as Tosca at the Theater Altenburg-Gera and as Desdemona (Otello) at the Wuppertaler Bühnen and the Badisches Staatstheater in Karlsruhe.
I also sang in concerts with pianists such as Dalton Baldwin and Andrea Dindo, the orchestras of the Opera House of Lwow, of the Teatro Massimo Bellini in Catania and the Orchestra Giuseppe Verdi of Milan.
I’ve appeared at the Teatro Massimo Bellini, Catania in Pacinis Messa di Requiem under Donato Renzetti and alongside Andrea Bocelli, singing the first execution of the transcription of Azio Corghi for string orchestra and two pianos of the “Sei Ariette” of Vincenzo Bellini.
At the prestigious Accademia dei Lincei in Romm, I gave a recital of Verdi’s chamber songs.
At the Teatro Filarmonico in Verona I sang Vesperae Solennes de Confessore K339 of Mozart under Maestro Tabakov and at the Festival de la Musique Sacree in Montecarlo I sang Dvorak’s Stabat Mater op.5 under Maestro Balderi. I also gave very successful recitals at the BraunschweigClassixFestivals.
In addition, I played the lead in Simone Mayr’s FEDRA, when the opera had its’ German premiere at the Staatstheater Braunschweig (National Theater, Brunswick). OEHMCLASSICS has released a CD-recording of this production, which was likewise recorded and broadcast by NDR (Northern Germany Public Radio).
At the Schweriner Schloßfestspielen I sang Leonora in Verdi’s Forza del destino, Tosca at the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam and Medee of Cherubini throughout Holland.
Thanks to my large tessitura and dark dramatic color of voice, my career embraced both the roles of the mezzo and of the dramatic soprano repertoire: recently I’m expanding my repertoire also to Falcon roles such as: Eboli, Charlotte, Santuzza and Adalgisa.
I have been guest-professor at the HKB Academy of the Arts in Bern and I gave Masterclasses at the Lyric Opera Studio Weimar (Germany), at the Operastudio Nederland in Amsterdam, at the HKB Academy of the Arts in Bern, at the Berlin Opera Academy, at Opernakademie Schloss Henfendeld, at the Academia Europea di Musica in Erba and online for the M Institute 4Arts in Washington.
I am now an accredited Voice Professor for Classical Singing at the Kalaidos University Zurich and offer courses and coaching online to singers of any level, from beginners to professionals, from every corner of the World.