Francesca Aspromonte - Soprano - W Print

Francesca Aspromonte studied piano and harpsichord and later began her singing studies with Maria Pia Piscitelli, then graduated at the University Mozarteum in Salzburg under the guidance of Boris Bakow. She has been a student of Renata Scotto’s Opera Studio at the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia in Rome and also attended several master classes with Barbara Bonney, Luciana Serra, Gloria Banditelli. She furthered her interpretation of the 17th and 18th century repertoire in the 20th  Academie Baroque Européenne d’Ambronay.

She already sang in such venues as Carnegie Hall, Opéra Royal de Versailles, Wigmore Hall, Wiener Konzerthaus, Teatro La Fenice, Wiener Musikverein, Royal Albert Hall, Opéra de Vichy, Opera de Nancy, Bozar de Bruxelles, Opéra National de Montpellier, and appeared in renowned festivals such as Ambronay Festival, Aix-en-Provence Festival and Musikfest Bremen.

Among Francesca’s past engagements it’s worth mentioning: La Vergine in Pasquini’s La sete di Christo performed in various concerts (Milan for Società del Quartetto, Bremen Muiskfest, Rome at the Accademia Filarmonica Romana and Malta for La Valletta International Baroque Festival) and then recorded for Christophorus with Concerto Romano and Alessandro Quarta (CD won the "Diapason d'or" prize); title role in Caldara’s La Dafne in Venice conducted by Stefano Montanari; “Amore Siciliano” a program she created together with Leonardo Garcia Alarcon combining music by Sicilian composers of the 17th Century and Calabrian folk songs; La Musica and Messaggiera in Monteverdi’s L’Orfeo conducted by John Eliot Gardiner by the 121st edition of the BBC Proms; recording for Outhere of Stradella’s Santa Editta with Mare Nostrum and Andrea De Carlo; Perez’s L’Isola disabitata in Lisbon with Divino Sospiro; recording of Haydn’s Cantata “Solo et pensoso” for the project Haydn 2032 with Il Giardino Armonico, Giovanni Antonini conducting; Euridice in Luigi Rossi’s L’Orfeo at Opéra National de Lorraine in Nancy, Versailles, Bordeaux and Caen with Raphaël Pichon and the ensemble Pygmalion (Grand prix de la Critique 2016 as best show of the season);  the title role of Cavalli's Erismena at the Aix-en-Provence Festival and in Versailles; Monteverdi’s L’Orfeo (Musica/ Euridice) at the Festival in Beaune with Les cris de Paris; Zerlina in Mozart’s Don Giovanni at Opera National de Lorraine in Nancy under Rani Calderon and in Luxembourg under Gustavo Gimeno; recording (Deutsche Grammophon) and concert in Versailles of Händel’s Serse (Atalanta) with il Pomo d’oro ensemble; Cavalli's Il Giasone (Isifile/Sole) for the Grand Théâtre de Genève in Versailles (Leonardo Garcia Alarcon conducting); Vivaldi’s Orlando furioso (Angelica) at the Teatro Malibran in Venice under the baton of Diego Fasolis.

Most recently in the concert field: Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater with Les Talens Lyriques and Christophe Rousset in Jesi and a series of solo recitals in Castiglioncello del Trinoro with Simone Ori (piano); in Bruneck with the Ensemble Cordia; in Nice with the Ensemble Baroque de Nice and Gilbert Bezzina; in Rome with Concerto Romano (Bononcini’s La Maddalena ai piedi di Cristo) and Monteverdi’s L’Orfeo (Musica/ Euridice) with Cappella Mediterranea in Rotterdam, Bruxelles and St. Denis; Vivaldi’s Laudate pueri with the Bochum Symphoniker under Enrico Onofri; Caldara’s La Maddalena ai piedi di Cristo with Collegium 1704, Vaclav Luks conducting, in Prague and Dresden; Johannes- Passion at the Wiener Konzerthaus; Prologue, her first solo album recorded for Pentatone, with Il Pomo d'oro and Enrico Onofri conducting, presented within in framework of the Monteverdi Festival in Cremona.

Plans include: Cavalli's Erismena on tour in St. Denis and Luxembourg (Leonardo Garcia Alarcon conducting); a concert with Camerata Bern and Enrico Onofri; Händel’s Serse (Atalanta) with il Pomo d’oro ensemble on tour (Lubjana, Wien, Paris, London, Lisbon, Toulouse and Essen); Händel’s Arianna in Creta (Alceste) at the Händel-Festspiele in Halle with Il Pomo d'oro; Hasse's Semele (title role) at the Innsbrucker Festwochen der Alten Musik; Händel’s Rinaldo (Almirena) with Accademia Bizantina and Ottavio Dantone in Cremona, Brescia, Como and Pavia; a concert in Antwerp with Stefano Montanari conducting; Mozart's Requiem conducted by Antonio Pappano and Mozart's Great Mass in c minor K 427 conducted by Ton Koopman at the Accademia di Santa Cecilia in Rome; Cavalli's L'Ercole Amante (Iole) at the Opéra Comique in Paris under the baton of Raphaël Pichon.

 

May 2018

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