Monica Piccinini

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Her intimately flowing, gently glowing voice is one of the most beautiful you could imagine for the affect songs of Monteverdi, Pergolesi or Handel. No wonder that Monica Piccinini's lyric soprano is not only acclaimed at Italy's great houses and highly esteemed by stars such as Jordi Savall or Fabio Biondi.

About the artist

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Born in Reggio Emilia, Italy, after a degree in violin she started to study opera singing under Franca Mattiucci and Elena Kriatchko, obtaining a degree with honors.

She perfetioned her vocal technic with masterclasses in Baroque repertoire with Claudio Cavina and Rossana Bertini, in Lied and vocal music of the 1900 under Eric Werba and Dorothy Dorow.

She did her debut on the stage with the parts of Musica and Euridice in a production of Monteverdi´s Orfeo at the Teatro Real in Madrid under Jordi Savall. It followed several projects as Valletto-Fortuna/Incoronazione di Poppea at Teatro Colon in Salamanca under Rinaldo Alessandrini, Amore/La Virtù degli Strali d'Amore of Cavalli at Teatro Malibran in Venice under Fabio Biondi, Claudia/Massimo Puppieno of Scarlatti at Teatro Politeama in Palermo under Fabio Biondi, Argene/L´Olimpiade of Pergolesi at the Theater of Krakow under Ottavio Dantone, Minerva-Fortuna-Melanto/Il ritorno di Ulisse in patria of Monteverdi at Beaune Festival, Clori/Clori, Dorino e Amore of Handel with the Münchner Rundfunk Orchestra in Munich, Bellezza/Il trionfo del tempo et del desinganno.

Furthermore she sung already many sacral pieces as the Krönungsmesse and Missa in c Major by Mozart under Ottavio Dantone, Stabat Mater of Boccherini with the Ensemble 415 under Chiara Banchini.

She is regularly working with important ensembles and orchestras among others: Concerto Italiano, Europa Galante, Al Aire Español under Eduardo Lopez-Banzo, Concerto romano, Concerto Palatino, El Concierto Español of Emilio Moreno, the Chamber-Orchestra of Lausanne, Münchner Rundfunk Orchestra, Orquestra barroca de la Universidad de Salamanca, Hespèrion XXI and La Capella Reial de Catalunya.

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