The Italian soprano, Laura Antonaz, obtained her diploma in singing at the Trieste Conservatory while studying literature at the University. She then devoted herself mostly to Baroque and chamber music: her teachers include Jessica Cash, Serge Wilfart, Alan Curtis, Nigel Rogers, Joshua Rifkin; Ada and Erik Werba and Christa Ludwig as far as the Lieder repertoire is concerned. She attended several times the International Summer Academy of Early Music in Innsbruck and the Handel-Akademie in Karlsruhe. She was awarded the ‘International Lieder Competition’ prize in Bardolino- Italy , the Pergolesi prize in Rome and ‘La Società dell’Opera Buffa’ prize in Milan.
Laura Antonaz has performed in Italy and abroad with several ensembles, such as I Barocchisti (RSI-Switzerland), La Risonanza, Concerto Italiano, Accademia Bizantina, Venice Baroque Orchestra, Orchestra Sinfonica Nazionale della RAI, Ensemble La Fenice (France), Les Nations,
In 1993 Laura Antonaz made her operatic debut in Mozart's Die Zauberflöte, followed by Cavalli (first performance in modern times of
Orione), Paisiello, Jommelli, Weber, Offenbach, Gluck, and the role of Poppea in George Frideric Handel’s Agrippina in Buenos Aires (first performance in South America). She has often sang on radio and television in Italy, Swizerland, Germany, Slovenia, Hungary, France, Belgium, Israel.
Laura Antonaz has been guest of important festivals, such as Festival van Vlanderen in Bruges, Utrecht, Amsterdam, Festival de Beaune, MiTo, Musica en Canarias, Budapest, Birmingham Early Music Festival, Music for the Stage in London, Rio de Janeiro, 'Mostly Mozart' at New York Lincoln Centre, Graz Styriarte.
Laura Antonaz has recorded more than 30 CD’s for severals labels, including Stradivarius, Tactus, Amadeus, La Bottega Discantica, Nuova Era, Rivo Alto.