Francesca Aspromonte

Francesca Aspromonte is rapidly establishing herself as one of the most interesting young sopranos for the baroque and classical repertoire. After her studies in piano and harpsichord she later entered the singing class of Maria Pia Piscitelli, then graduated with distinction at the Mozarteum Salzburg under the guidance of Boris Bakow. She has been a student at Renata Scotto’s Opera Studio 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, Opéra Royal de Versailles, Royal Albert Hall, Barbican Centre, Wigmore Hall, Parco della Musica, Wiener Musikverein, Theatre an der Wien, Wiener Konzerthaus, Bozar de Bruxelles, Fundaçao Gulbenkian in Lisbon, Grand Theatre du Luxembourg. She sang with renowned conductors such as Sir John Eliot Gardiner, Christophe Rousset, Diego Fasolis, Ottavio Dantone, Giovanni Antonini, Maxim Emelyanichev, Enrico Onofri, Leonardo García Alarcón, Raphaël Pichon, Vaclav Luks, Stefano Montanari, Gustavo Gimeno, Alessandro Quarta.

Among her past engagements it’s worth mentioning: title role in Cavalli’s Erismena at the Aix-en-Provence Festival and Isifile in Il Giasone in Versailles both under the baton of Garcìa Alarcon; La Musica and Messaggiera in Monteverdi’s L’Orfeo conducted by John Eliot Gardiner by the 121st edition of the BBC Proms; title role in Caldara’s La Dafne in Venice conducted by Stefano Montanari; a recording of Haydn’s Cantata “Solo et pensoso” for the project Haydn 2032 with Il Giardino Armonico, Giovanni Antonini conducting; Euridice in Luigi Rossi’s L’Orfeo with Raphaël Pichon and the ensemble Pygmalion; title role in Caldara’s La Maddalena ai piedi di Christo in Prague with Collegium 1704; Zerlina in Mozart’s Don Giovanni in Nancy and Luxembourg; Angelica in Vivaldi’s Orlando Furioso at La Fenice under Diego Fasolis; Atalanta in Haendel’s Xserses in a recording for Deutsche Grammophon and on European tour with Il Pomo d’oro and Maxim Emelyanihev; title role in Hasse’s Semele at the Innsbrucker Festwochen; Almirena in Rinaldo with Accademia Bizantina and Ottavio Dantone.

Some of her next projects: Dalinda in Haendel’s Ariodante in Drottingholm conducted by Ian Page; Iole in Cavalli’s Ercole amante at the Opera Comique in Paris with Raphael Pichon; Deidamia in Corselli’s Achille in Sciro at Teatro Real de Madrid under the baton of Ivor Bolton.

She recorded for Deutsche Grammophon, Alpha Classics, Christophorus and recently she signed an exclusive long-term recording engagement with Pentatone Music. Her debut album “Prologue” (a selection of 17th century operatic prologues, from Monteverdi to Scarlatti), released in May 2018 and recorded with Il Pomo d’oro ensemble and Enrico Onofri, has been worldwide critically acclaimed.

June 2019