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Lucia Mencaroni (Mezzo-soprano)

Born: Italy

The Italian mezzo-soprano, Lucia Mencaroni, graduated in History of Music under the guidance of Professor Pierluigi Petrobelli and Professor Reinhard Strohm, achieving top marks and honors from the faculty of the University La Sapienza of Rome. Her thesis, entitled titolo La Ginevra principessa di Scozia nell'opera del primo Settecento (The Geneva Princess of Scotland in the opera of the early eighteenth century), was concerned about literary, musical and executive of Italian opera of the first half of the 18th century. In the academic year 1990-1991 has attended a course in musicology at the University La Sapienza.

In November 1991, Lucia Mencaroni participated with a paper entitled From Pratolino to London: the Italian Journey of Ginevra principessa di Scozia in thre meeting "Ariosto, Handel and the Italian Opera" held at the Department of Romance Studies at King's College London. She wrote program notes for various Italian concert institutions.

After obtaining complementary degrees of piano at the Conservatorio Morlacchi di Perugia and of singing at the Institute he drew l'Istituto pareggiato Briccialdi di Terni, Lucia Mencaroni has held solo concerts in several Italian cities (Rome, Milan, Pisa, Perugia, etc.) and has collaborated with several choral ensembles. From 1999 to 2009, she was a member of the Coro Sinfonico di Milano Giuseppe Verdi.

Lucia Mencaroni has worked as a music consultant, with the Centro di coordinamento delle strutture sinfonico-corali della Rai Radiotelevisione Italiana for organizing the Concerts for Europe. Since 2001, she has collaborated with the Orchestra Sinfonica di Milano Giuseppe Verdi, of which she was first Artistic Secretary and then Artistic Director from 2006 to 2009. Since January 2011, she works as an independent musical agent.

Source: Fondazione Gioventù Musicale d'Italia Website, English translation by Aryeh Oron (November 2015)
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Aryeh Oron (November 2015)

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