Enkelejda Shkoza - Mezzo-Soprano - W Print

Born in Tirana, Enkelejda Shkoza studied at the Conservatoire in her home town. She debuted in Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater in Strasbourg. Moved to Italy, she graduated in singing ad Conservatoire G. Verdi in Milan and in the same year, she won the first prize at International Contest Leyla Gencer in Istanbul.

Then she sang in the main theaters in Italy and Europe such as: Rossini Opera Festival in Pesaro, Teatro Regio in Turin, Teatro Donizetti in Bergamo, Teatro Comunale in Bologna and at Teatro San Carlo in Naples. She took part in the productions of Rigoletto and Così fan Tutte at Covent Garden in London, where she came back in the next Seasons for Madama Butterfly, Pique Dame and Matilde di Shabran. Followed other important debuts in theaters such as: Opéra Bastille de Paris (for the new production of Les contes d’Hoffman), Théâtre du Châtelet, Opéra Garnier, Théatre de la Monnaie, Teatro La Scala in Milan (for the Petite Messe Solennelle), Semperoper in Dresden, Wiener Staatsoper (for Roberto Devereux). 

She has collaborated with such conductors as: Colin Davis, Riccardo Chailly, Bruno Campanella, Myung-Whun Chung, James Conlon, Daniel Oren, Antonio Pappano, Fabio Luisi, Daniele Gatti, Evelino Pidò, Gianluigi Gelmetti, Fabio Biondi, Donato Renzetti, Marcello Viotti, Carlo Rizzi and Vladimir Jurowski. 

Among her past engagements: La Damnation de Faust under Sir Colin Davis in Amsterdam, Lisboa, Madrid and at the Staatsoper in Lepizig; Cenerentola and Suor Angelica with Riccardo Chailly in Amsterdam; Carmen at Opéra de Montecarlo and in Muenchen; Verdi’s Requiem in Paris;  Cenerentola at La Monnaie in Bruxelles; Rigoletto and La Damnation de Faust at Teatro Real de Madrid; Maometto II in Strasbourg and Bilbao. She took part at the first performance of the Menotti’s Missa Solemnis Pro Jubileo Domini Nostri Tertio Millennio at Colosseum in Rome; Maria Stuarda at Teatro dell’ Opera in Rome; Roberto Devereux at Opéra de Lyon and at Théâtre des Champs-Elyséesin Paris. She debuted at Gran Teatre de Liceu in Barcelona in Madama Butterfly and then in Falstaff (Quickly) and La Forza del Destino; she sang in La Straniera at Royal Festival Hall in London and in Guillaume Tell at Teatro dell’ Operain Lima; Les Contes d’Hoffmann at the Metropolitan; Aida at Opéra de Toulon; Il Trovatore at Sferisterio Festival in Macerata and for the Verdi Gala at Teatro Regio in Parma. 

Most recently she took part in Madama Butterfly in London; Guillaume Tell in Bologna and London; Il Trovatore in Toulon, Tenerife, Cagliari, Sferisterio Festival in Macerata, Teatro Regio in Parma, Tel Aviv, where she has also interpreted Verdi’s La Forza del Destino and Requiem; L’Italiana in Algeri in Treviso and Ferrara; Falstaff (Quickly) at San Carlo in Naples and in Palma de Mallorca; Verdi’s Requiem in Lisboa; Madama Butterfly in Madrid; Rossini's Stabat Mater in Pesaro; Dvorak's Stabat Mater in Bologna under the baton of Michele Mariotti; Guillaume Tell in Palermo; Busoni's Turandot and Suor Angelica in Cagliari; Gianni Schicchi in Amsterdam; Verdi's Requiem in Tenerife.

Plans include: Nabucco in Lyon and on tour; Madama Butterfly in Amsterdam; Gianni Schicchi (Zita) in Amsterdam;  Aida in Nancy; Falstaff in Tokyo; Verdi's Requiem in Dublin; La Fille du Régiment and Madama Butterfly at the Royal Opera House in London; Guillaume Tell in Pesaro at the Rossini Opera Festival.

Her discography includes: Il Salotto, Otello with music of Rossini; La Straniera (Isoletta) and Maria di Rohan for Opera Rara, Thaïs e Cavalleria Rusticana (Decca), Moise et Pharaon (R.O.F.), Béatrice et Bénédict and La Damnation de Faust (London Symphony Orchestra) under the baton of Sir Colin Davis.


July 2018


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