Paola Valentina Molinari
Soprano

Born in Milan, Paola Valentina Molinari began to cultivate the passion for music since she was young.

After studying flute and singing at the Conservatoires of Milan and Bergamo, she perfected under the guidance of Mary Lindsey, Janet Perry, Sara Mingardo, Edith Wiens, Adelina Scarabelli and, at present, Annamaria Di Micco. She is the winner of the prestigious Rotary Prize. She began the career of solo singer debuting at 24 years in G. Gazzaniga's Il convitato di pietra at Teatro Donizetti (Bergamo) directed by Pierangelo Pelucchi and Alessio Pizzech.

Her most significant debuts: Die Zauberflöte by W.A. Mozart at the Teatro Olimpico di Vicenza, directed by Giovanni Battista Rigon; La finta semplice of M. Varriale at Donizetti in Bergamo, Il barbiere di Siviglia by G. Rossini for the inauguration of the opening of the Zandonai Theater in Rovereto in 2015, directed by Lorenzo Tazzieri; G. Donizetti’s L’elisir d’amore for Donizetti’s Night in Bergamo, directed by Roberto Rizzi-Brignoli; A. Raskatov's Cuore di Cane at the Opera of Lyon and the Scala of Milan, directed by Martin Brabbins and scene-directed by Simon Mc Burney.

She also sang under the direction of Claudio Abbado, Sebastiano Rolli, Giovanni Antonini, Adam Fischer, Enrique Mazzola, Vladimir Ashkenazy. She has collaborated with Diego Fasolis's Coro della Radio Svizzera, Gianluca Capuano's “Il canto di Orfeo”, “La Verdi Barocca” by Ruben Jais, “Ghislieri Choir & Consort” by Giulio Prandi, Walter Testolin's “RossoPorpora Ensemble”, “Cremona Antiqua” by Antonio Greco, “Concerto Romano” by Alessandro Quarta e “La Risonanza” by Fabio Bonizzoni.

In 2016, she recorded for Outhere Music the Mass in D major and the unpublished mottetto Dignas Laudes by G.B. Pergolesi, under the guidance of Giulio Prandi and the Ghislieri Choir & Consort (2018 Diapason d’or). She recently made her debut in Enea in Caonia by Johan Adolf Hasse under Stefano Montanari (CD recording by CPO), and the Stradella Young Project, in the Oratorio "Santa Editta ", with Andrea De Carlo's Mare Nostrum ensemble, with huge success of critics and audiences, Rossi’s L’Orfeo recording for Glossa, a series of baroque concerts at the Purtimiro Festival in Lugo and in Ambronay Messiah, Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater and Missa Solemnis in Cremona, Il trespolo tutore at the Carlo Felice in Genoa and Il Combattimento di Tancredi e Clorinda in Reggio Emilia.

She made her debut at the Festival della Valle d’Itria in Martina Franca singing Medoro in the first modern complete performance of Porpora’s L’Angelica, under Federico Maria Sardelli.