Francesca Aspromonte

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Francesca Aspromonte rapidly established herself as one of the most interesting sopranos for the baroque and classical repertoire. After her studies in piano and harpsichord, she completed her opera singing studies with distinction at the Mozarteum Salzburg. She has been one of Renata Scotto’s students at Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia.

Francesca has performed in such venues as Carnegie Hall, Teatro La Fenice, Theatre de Champs Elysees, Grand Hall of the Moscow Conservatory, Zaryadye Hall, Opéra Royal de Versailles, Royal Albert Hall, Barbican Centre, Wigmore Hall, Wiener Musikverein, Theatre an der Wien, Wiener Konzerthaus, Fundaçao Gulbenkian in Lisbon, Teatro Real de Madrid.

She sang with renowned conductors such as John Eliot Gardiner, Ivor Bolton, Christophe Rousset, Diego Fasolis, Ottavio Dantone, Giovanni Antonini, Maxim Emelyanichev, Enrico Onofri, Leonardo García Alarcón, Raphaël Pichon, Stefano Montanari, Alessandro Quarta, Gustavo Gimeno, Manfred Honeck.

Among her past engagements, it’s worth mentioning: the title role in Cavalli’s Erismena at the Festival d’Aix en Provence; the title role in Hasse’s Semele at the Innsbrucker Festwochen; Almirena in Rinaldo with Accademia Bizantina; Euridice in Luigi Rossi’s L’Orfeo with Pygmalion; the title role in Caldara’s Dafne in Teatro la Fenice; Deidamia in Corselli’s Achille in Sciro at Teatro Real de Madrid with Ivor Bolton; Angelica in Vivaldi’s Orlando furioso at Teatro La Fenice; La Musica and Messaggiera in Monteverdi’s Orfeo at the 2015 BBC Proms; the title role in Caldara’s La Maddalena ai piedi di Cristo in Prague with Collegium 1704; the title role in Porpora’s Iole at the Bremen Musikfest, the title role in Acis and Galatea by Haendel in Moscow, plus numerous recitals dedicated to sacred, operatic and chamber music repertoire.

Francesca recorded for Deutsche Grammophon, Alpha Classics, Sony DHM, Christophorus, Harmonia Mundi, Ricercare, HDB Sonus, Dynamic.

She signed an exclusive recording engagement with Pentatone Music. Her debut album “Prologue” (a selection of 17th-century operatic prologues, from Monteverdi to Scarlatti) with Il Pomo d’oro ensemble and Enrico Onofri, has been worldwide critically acclaimed.

Since 2019 she teaches interpretation of the Italian baroque repertoire at the Royal Conservatory of The Hague.

For more information visit www.francescaaspromonte.com