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Roberta Mameli (Soprano)

Born: Rome, Italy

The Italian soprano, Roberta Mameli, graduated in singing at the Conservatoire “Nicolini” in Piacenza and in violin at the Scuola Civica di Cremona. She attended master-classes with Konrad Richter, Bernadette Manca di Nissa, Ugo Benelli, Claudio Desderi, Enzo Dara.

Roberta Mameli made her debut at a very young age singing Mercury in Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas at the Opera Theatre in Alessandria, under the baton of Edoardo Müller and the direction of Graziella Sciutti .Her concert repertoire ranges from Baroque to 20th century music, including: Antonio Vivaldi’s Gloria, Gabriel Fauré’s Requiem, Exultate jubilate, and C-minor Mass by Mozart, Laudate pueri by Antonio Caldara, Matthäus-Passion (BWV 244) and B-minor Mass (BWV 232) by J.S. Bach, Messiah, Dixit Dominus and Laudate Pueri by George Frideric Handel, Giovanni Battista Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater, Leonard Bernstein’s Chichester Psalms, Orff’s Carmina Burana.

She is regularly invited in prestigious theatres and music halls such as: Konzerthaus in Vienna, Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, Cité de la Musique in Paris, Velodrom Theatre in Regensburg, Teatro Ponchielli in Cremona, Teatro La Pergola in Florence, Teatro Olimpico in Vicenza, Teatro Sociale and Teatro Bibiena in Mantua, Teatro Comunale in Bologna, Teatro Municipale in Piacenza, Teatro Comunale in Modena, Teatro Comunale in Ferrara, Teatro Dal Verme in Milan. She sang under the baton of important conductors such as: Claudio Abbado, Umberto Benedetti Michelangeli, Fabio Bonizzoni, Filippo Maria Bressan, Daniele Callegari, Claudio Cavina, Enzo Dara, Corrado Rovaris, Tiziano Severini, Jeffrey Tate.

Much in demand in the Baroque repertoire, Roberta Mameli has worked with many Baroque ensembles, such as Ensemble Sacro & Profano, Aurora Ensemble, Bizzarrie Armoniche, L’Arte dell’Arco, La Risonanza, Ensemble Inégal, La Venexiana, Accademia Bizantina, performing in many festivals all around Europe: Styriarte Graz, Grandezze e Meraviglie Festival in Modena, Freiburg Festival, Regensburg Festival, La Folle Journée in Nantes, Bruges Festival, Utrecht Festival, Dortmund Festival, Leipzig, Postdam, Hannover, Festival de la Chaise-Dieu, Festival de Royaumont, Les Heures des Bernardins Festival in Paris, Trigonale in Cologne, Fränkische Sommer in Nuremberg, International Festival in Santander.

Among her past engagements, it is worth mentioning: Paisiello’s Il fanatico in berlina in Mantua, Enzo Dara directing; Mozart’s La finta giardiniera (Sandrina) in Modena, Genoa and Saint Malo; Il combattimento di Tancredi e Clorinda and Il Ballo delle Ingrate by Monteverdi at the Teatro Ponchielli in Cremona and at the Regensburg Festival; Cherubini’s Ifigenia in Aulide with the Orchestra Arturo Toscanini under the baton of Tiziano Severini in Parma and Modena; Stradella’s San Giovanni Battista (Herodiade) with Enrico Gatti at the festivals of Utrecht, Viterbo and La Chaise-Dieu; Monteverdi’s L’incoronazione di Poppea (Nerone) with Claudio Cavina in Hannover, Regensburg, Paris (Cité de la musique) and Milan; Orfeo ed Euridice (Proserpina) by Johann Joseph Fux with Jordi Savall at the Styriarte Festival in Graz; Monteverdi’s L’Orfeo (Prologo, Musica, Euridice) at the Santander Festival.

Future plans include:, L’Incoronazione di Poppea (Nerone) in Perigueux and Il ritorno d’Ulisse in patria (Minerva) in Amsterdam (Concertgebouw), Paris (Cité de la musique) and Regensburg, Cavalli’s Erismena with La Venexiana and Claudio Cavina; G.B. Pergolesi’s L’Olimpiade (Aristea) in Krakow with Accademia Bizantina and Ottavio Dantone; G.F. Handel’s Ottavio Dantone (Ginevra) at the Händel-Festspiele in Karlsruhe under Michael Hofstetter.

Roberta Mameli recorded for labels such as Bongiovanni, Pardon, Nibiru, Glossa and RAI 3. Her recent discography includes: Monteverdi’s Madrigals and L’incoronazione di Poppea with La Venexiana (Glossa), Jan Dismas Zelenka’s Il diamante with Ensemble Inégal (Nibiru) and the solo album “’Round M: Monteverdi meets Jazz”.

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Aryeh Oron (May 2013)

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