Laura Giordano

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Soprano Laura Giordano was born in Palermo and made her operatic debut at a very young age in the title roles of the operas ‘I Pazzi per progetto’ Donizetti and Rossini’s ‘Adina’ at the Teatro Massimo in Palermo. Her first vocal studies were with Maria Chiara and with Renata Scotto.

Since then she has become a regular performer at many of the most prestigious international stages, collaborating with many distinguished opera conductors, such as Riccardo Muti, Zubin Metha, Antonio Pappano, Riccardo Chailly, Myun Whun Chung, Gianandrea Noseda, Jesus Lopez Cobos, Rinaldo Alessandrini, Kazushi Ono, Christophe Rousset, Maurizio Benini, Fabrizio Maria Carminati, Jean-Christophe Spinosi, Nello Santi, Alberto Zedda, Paolo Arrivabeni, Michel Plasson, and Daniel Harding. Her directors include Franco Zeffirelli, Pier Luigi Pizzi, Robert Carsen, Hugo De Ana, Roberto Andò, Filippo Crivelli, Emilio Sagi, Peter Stein, Giorgio Barberio Corsetti, Michael Hampe, Willy Decker, Giancarlo Del Monaco and Graham Vick.

Theatres where she has been a frequent guest include Teatro alla Scala di Milano, Salzburger Festspiele Pfingsten, Opéra National de Paris, Théâtre des Champs-Elysées de Paris, Théâtre du Châtelet de Paris, Opernhaus di Zurich, Semperoper Dresden , Accademia di Santa Cecilia Rome, Teatro Real di Madrid, Barbican Centre London, Opéra de Monte-carlo, Théâtre Royal de la Monnaie de Bruxelles, Teatro Nacional de Sao Carlos Lisbon, Opera Royal de Wallonie Liege, Opera de Lyon, Teatro Municipal de Santiago de Chile, Teatro Regio Parma, Teatro Comunale Bologna, Teatro Regio di Torino, Teatro dell’Opera Roma, Teatro Massimo Palermo, Teatro Bellini Catania, Bolshoi Theatre Moscow, Marinski Theatre Saint Petersburg, Teatro San Carlo Napoli, and Teatro La Fenice Venice. Great festivals where she has sung include Rossini Opera Festival di Pesaro, Santa Fe Opera Festival, Ravenna Festival, Festival del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino and among many international orchestras are Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Bayerische Rundfunk in Münich, Konzerthaus in Berlin.

She has been performing in concerts intensively and internationally, in both classical and contemporary repertoires, including oratorios and sacred music by Mozart, Rossini, Vivaldi, Bach, Bellini, Poulenc, Fauré, Berlioz and Mahler.

Laura realized also an exciting collaboration with Rai Uno TV, participating in some of the most successful live broadcasts of the season, such as Il Meglio D’Italia hosted by Enrico Brignano, which introduced her to an even wider audience, performing excerpts from ‘Rigoletto’ and ‘La traviata’. In the same year, 2016, she appeared as an actress in her first movie, Il Figlio Sospeso, produced and directed by Egidio Termine.

Laura’s recordings include Vivaldi’s ‘L’Olimpiade’ with Rinaldo Alessandrini (Opus 11) and a previously unpublished duet by Rossini with Riccardo Chailly (Decca). She sings Musetta on the DVD recording of the performance at Teatro Real de Madrid, Norina in ‘Don Pasquale’ conducted by Riccardo Muti, Fulvia in ‘La pietra del paragone’ conducted by Jean-Christophe Spinosi, Corinna in ‘Il viaggio a Reims’ (Naxos) and Isabella in Donizetti’s ‘Olivo e Pasquale’ (Dynamic).

Among her most performed and acclaimed roles are Susannah ‘Le nozze di Figaro’, Nanetta ‘Falstaff’, Oscar ‘Un ballo in maschera’, Amina ‘La sonnambula’, Adina ‘L’elisir d’amore’, Musetta ‘La bohème’, Marie ‘La fille du régiment’, Norina ‘Don Pasquale’, Violetta ‘La traviata’, Gilda ‘Rigoletto’, Donna Anna ‘Don Giovanni’, Elvira ‘I puritani’, and Micaëla ‘Carmen’. Last season she sang Mélisande ‘Pelléas et Mélisande’ and Alice Ford ‘Falstaff’ in Parma, Norma in Palermo and Giselda ‘I Lombardi’ in Torino. Highlights of next season include Anna ‘Le Villi’ in Torino and a Chinese tour of Gianni Schicchi’ where she sings Lauretta.

2 Apr, 2024

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