Maria Laura Iacobellis

Maria Laura Iacobellis, soprano, graduated in singing with honor in Matera. She then specialized attending masterclasses with Claudio Desderi, Stefania Bonfadelli, Silvia Dalla Benetta, Cinzia Forte, Roberto De Candia, Alfonso Antoniozzi, Juan Diego Florez, Ernesto Palacio, Stefano De Luca, Michal Znaniecki. She starres as Adina and Giannetta (Elisir d’amore by G. Donizetti), Fanny (La Cambiale di Matrimonio by G. Rossini), Serpina (La Serva padrona by G.B. Pergolesi), Erighetta (Erigetta and Don Chilone by L. Vinci), Donna Anna (Don Giovanni by WA Mozart), Musetta (La Bohème by G.Puccini), Corinna and Delia (Il viaggio a Reims by G. Rossini), Nannetta (Falstaff by G: Verdi) and the soprano part in Carmina Burana by C. Orff. Thanks to her versatile vocals, she feels at ease in the sacred repertoire: she sang in the Stabat Mater by G. B. Pergolesi, in the Requiem by W. A. Mozart and in the Gloria by A. Vivaldi. She won numerous prizes and awards: the first prize at the IV Matera Città dei Sassi International Competition, at the I European Competition of Jacopo Napoli musical execution, at the II City of Airola Music Competition, and at the XVIII Valerio Gentile International Competition; the XI "Magda Olivero" International Competition in Milano; the first prize and the Rossini award at the XVII International Opera Competition Umberto Giordano; the second prize and public prize at the V "Jole De Maria" International Lyric Competition; the third prize at the VI International "Salice d’Oro - Faravelli" Opera Competition; the Young Talents Award at the III Matera Città dei Sassi International Competition; a special mention as a young talent at the "CantoFestival 2015". In 2015 she debuted as Musetta in La Bohème and Adina in L'elisir d'Amore at the Teatro Petruzzelli in Bari and at the Teatro Lirico di Cagliari. In January 2018 she won the 69th edition of the "AsLiCo Competition for Young Opera Singers", singing Nannetta in Falstaff by G. Verdi on tour in Italy (Teatro Sociale in Como, Teatro Fraschini in Pavia, Teatro Grande in Brescia, Teatro Sociale in Bergamo, Teatro Ponchielli in Cremona). She also attended "Accademia Rossiniana Alberto Zedda” in Pesaro, making her debut as Corinna and Delia in  Il viaggio a Reims at the Rossini Opera Festival, Corinna is also the role she recently starred for the Circuito Lirico Lombardo’s theatres.

More recently Maria Laura starred as Liù in Turandot on tour in Italy in summer 2020 she will sing as Corinna in Il Viaggio a Reims at the Rossini Opera Festival.

May 2020