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Annalisa Stroppa

Annalisa Stroppa
Victor Santiago

Annalisa Stroppa began studying classic piano at an early age and later completed her studies in Liberal Arts. She received a Master Degree in Education Sciences and graduated in singing with honors at the Conservatory of Brescia.

She was a finalist at the XLVII F.Vinas Competition in Barcelona and a winner of several competitions including TIM, Magda Olivero, Iris Adami Corradetti, Comunità Europea A.Belli in Spoleto, and Riccardo Zandonai, where also she won also three special prizes.

Among her numerous engagements, she participated in Operalia 2009 Concert Gala; in Pécs (Hungary) singing a duet with Placido Domingo. Ms. Stroppa also sang with Andrea Bocelli inthe Teatro del Silenzio, Teatro Grande of Brescia and Sala Nervi in the Vatican. She participated in concert galas at the Shostakovich Grand Hall of the Philharmonic in Saint Petersburg, the National Concert Hall in Tai Pei and at the Roy Thomson Hall in Toronto.

In the 200910 season she performed in operas such as Otello, Suor Angelica, Gianni Schicchi, La traviata and Rigoletto and she made her debut at the Salzburg Festival in the a production of La Betulia Liberata by W.A.Mozart under the baton of Riccardo Muti, which was reprised in June at the 2010 Ravenna Festival.

During the 20102011 season she performed the Tragédie de Carmen by G. Bizet/M.Constant in Perugia; the title role of Carmen by Bizet (Carmen) at the Teatro Sociale of Trento and Mercedes in the same opera at Teatro of Rovigo and at the Teatro San Carlo of Napoli; Gluck’s Orfeo ed Euridice (Orfeo) with the Orchestra Sinfonica of Bari under the baton of Bruno Aprea; Rossini’s Petite Messe Solennelle at the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino; Mozart’s Requiem at the Teatro Massimo of Palermo; I due Figaro (Cherubino) at the Salzburg Festival and at the Ravenna Festival under the musical direction of Riccardo Muti recorded for Ducale Music.

She opened the 20112012 season performing Roméo and Juliette (Stéphano) at the Teatro Municipale of Piacenza, later reprised at the Teatro Comunale of Bolzano and at the Teatro Luciano Pavarotti of Modena, followed by Il marito disperato (Dorina) at the Teatro San Carlo of Napoli under Christophe Rousset, and La canterina (Apollonia) at the Teatro Arriaga in Bilbao, Roméo and Juliette (Stéphano) at the Teatro Carlo Felice of Genova under Fabio Luisi recorded on cd and dvd for Universal Records, and Carmen (Mercedes) at the Teatro Regio in Torino. In 2012, she also sang in I due Figaro as Cherubino at the Teatro Real de Madrid and at the Teatro Colon de Buenos Aires, still under the direction of Maestro Muti.

Ms. Stroppa made her debut as Rosina in Rossini’s Il barbiere di Siviglia at the Teatro dell’Opera of Roma under the baton of Bruno Campanella, and also played Cherubino in Le nozze di Figaro at the Teatro Lirico of Cagliari conducted by Hubert Soudant. In the 201213 season she played the role of Cherubino at Municipale of Piacenza and Comunale of Modena. She debuted Fenena in Nabucco at the Teatro Massimo of Palermo under Renato Palumbo. Afterwards she was again Cherubino at the Opéra de Lausanne conducted by Theodor Guschlbauer and Lola in Cavalleria Rusticana at the Terme di Caracalla (Rome). She made her USA debut singing Berlioz’s Les nuits d’été with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra conducted by Jaap Van Zweden.

In the 20132014 season the Italian mezzo-soprano was Rosina at the Berlin Deutsche Oper and Dorabella in Così fan tutte at the Theatre of Sassari. She opened the year 2014 singing the title role in Carmen at the Opera of Limoges. She was Fenena in Nabucco at the Maggio Musicale in Florence and Lisetta in Il mondo della luna at Monte-Carlo Opéra, Il barbiere di Siviglia (Rosina) at the Opèra of Lausanne and at Terme di Caracalla with Opera of Rome. She made her debut as Adalgisa in Norma at the Teatro Massimo in Palermo under the direction of Will Humburg and she was Stéphano in Roméo et Juliette at Arena of Verona.

The Brescia native singer opened the 20142015 season as Rosina in Il barbiere di Siviglia at the Israeli Opera of Tel Aviv conducted by Omer Welber, and sang Adalgisa in Norma at Liceu of Barcelona under the baton of Renato Palumbo, a production that she resumed at the Teatro Calderon of Valladolid.

Annalisa Stroppa sang Lola in Cavalleria Rusticana at Großes Festpielhaus in Salzburg conducted by Christian Thieleman (Dvd, Blu-ray recording), performed Rosina in Il barbiere di Siviglia at Filarmonico of Verona under the baton of Stefano Montanari and debuted the role of Hänsel in Hänsel und Gretel at Teatro Regio of Turin directed by Pinchas Steinberg. She made her debut at Teatro alla Scala of Milan as Emilia in Rossini’s Otello.

In the 20152016 season she debuted at the Opéra National of Paris with Madama Butterfly (Suzuki) and at the Wiener Staatsoper in Così fan tutte (Dorabella). She returned to the Teatro alla Scala with Rigoletto (Maddalena) and after that sang Benvenuto Cellini (Ascanio) at the Liceu of Barcelona. She made her debut in in the title role of La Cenerentola at the Israeli Opera of Tel Aviv in, sang Rosina in *Il barbiere di Siviglia a*t the ABAO of Bilbao and took part in I Puritani (Enrichetta) at Teatro Real in Madrid. She concluded the 20152016 season with her debut as Romeo in I Capuleti e i Montecchi at the Castello Festival 2016 of Padua and at the Bassano Opera Festival and singing Dorabella at the Opéra de Rouen and Rosina at the Semperoper Dresden.

She was among the leading singers chosen for the prestigious opening of the 20162017 season of the Teatro alla Scala in Milan in Madama Butterfly singing the role of Suzuki under the baton of Riccardo Chailly.

After that she returned to the Teatro alla Scala as Meg in Falstaff with Zubin Mehta. Other engagements of the current season include Carmen (title role) at the Bregenzer Festspiele, Il barbiere di Siviglia (Rosina) at the Monte-Carlo’s Opéra, Rigoletto (Maddalena) at the Dutch National Opera of Amsterdam. Next season engagements include Nabucco (Fenena) at the Teatro alla Scala.

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