The Brazilian soprano, Gabriela Di Laccio, graduated with Distinction from the University of Music and Fine Arts in Parana, Brazil. In 2001, Gabriela was the winner of the Araucaria Foundation Scholarship, enabling her to choose to further her studies at the Royal College of Music in London, where she gained Post Graduate Diplomas (PGDip) in Early Music and in Performance - Opera. She has now made London her home. She has won several singing competitions including the Peter Pears Prize and the Richard III prize.
Gabriela Di Laccio's operatic roles include Adina (L'Elisir d'Amore), Gilda (Rigoletto), Cleopatra (Julius Caesar), Adele (Die Fledermaus), Zerlina (Don Giovanni) and Susana (Le Nozze de Figaro).
Gabriela Di Laccio is also an accomplished concert artist. She performs regularly as a solo recitalist and as a member of various chamber groups, covering a wide-ranging repertoire from Baroque to contemporary. As a soloist, her work has included J.S. Bach's B Minor Mass (BWV 232), St. John Passion (BWV 245) and St. Matthew Passion (BWV 244), George Frideric Handel's Messiah and Dixit Dominus, Antonio Vivaldi's Gloria, Mozart's Exsultate, Jubilate and Haydn's Creation, among many others.
Gabriela Di Laccio is noted for her warm, bright voice, lively coloraturas and also for her expressiveness and powers of communication in her performances.
Recent engagements include a production of Monteverdi's Orfeo at the Banqueting House Palace in London, a production in Athens of Rameau's opera Platee, concerts at the Wigmore Hall in London with Florilegium and Emma Kirkby, a performance of Lucrezia at the Handel Festival and a solo concert at St. John's, Smith Square, London.