Paola Valentina Molinari
Born in Milan, she began to cultivate the passion for music since she was young.
After studying flute and singing at the Conservatoires of Milan and Bergamo, she perfected under the guidance of Mary Lindsey, Janet Perry, Sara Mingardo, Edith Wiens, Adelina Scarabelli and, at present, Annamaria Di Micco.
She is the winner of the prestigious Rotary Prize. She began the career of solo singer debuting at 24 years in G. Gazzaniga’s “Il convitato di pietra” at Teatro Donizetti (Bergamo) directed by Pierangelo Pelucchi. Her most significant debuts: Die Zauberflöte by W.A. Mozart at the Teatro Olimpico di Vicenza, directed by Titta Rigon; “La finta semplice” of M. Varriale at Donizetti in Bergamo, “Il barbiere di Siviglia” by G. Rossini for the inauguration of the opening of the Zandonai Theater in Rovereto in 2015, directed by Lorenzo Tazzieri; G. Donizetti’s “L’elisir d’amore” for Donizetti’s Night in Bergamo, directed by Roberto Rizzi-Brignoli; A. Raskatov’s “A Dog Heart” at the Opera of Lyon and the Scala of Milan, directed by Martin Brabbins and scene-directed by Simon Mc Burney. She also sang under the direction of Claudio Abbado, Sebastiano Rolli, Giovanni Antonini, Adam Fischer, Enrique Mazzola, Vladimir Ashkenazy, Marcus Poschner. She has collaborated with Coro della Radio Svizzera by Diego Fasolis, Il canto di Orfeo by Gianluca Capuano, LaVerdi barocca by Ruben Jais, Coro e Orchestra Ghislieri by Giulio Prandi, Walter Testolin’s Rossoporpora Ensemble , Cantica Symphonia by Giuseppe Maletto, Enea Barock Orchestra by Simone Ori, Cremona Antiqua by Antonio Greco, Alessandro Quarta’s Concerto Romano , La Risonanza by Fabio Bonizzoni, Ensemble Mare Nostrum by Andrea De Carlo. She has recorded for Glossa, Emi, Deutsche Grammophon, Arcana, Bongiovanni, Nuova Era.