LUPINACCI Raffaella

  • Among upcoming engagements of Italien mezzo-soprano Raffaella Lupinacci are her debut in the title role of Carmen, first in Trapani, then Lima, her return to the Korea National Opera in Seoul, this time as Nicklausse in Les Contes d’Hoffmann, once again Suzuki in Madame Butterfly at the Teatro Carlo Felice in Genoa, Rosina in Il Barbiere di Siviglia at the Teatro Petruzzelli in Bari and debuts as Sara in Robert Devereux and Jane Seymour in Anna Bolena, both at the Théâtre Royal de la Monnaie in Brussels.

    In 2019 she gave her debut in the part of Mallkia in Lakmé in Muskat and her debut at the Teatro San Carlo in Neaples as Suzuki.

    2018 she opened the Festival della Valle d’Itria as Romeo in Vaccai’s Giulietta e Romeo and gave her debut in the part of Angelina in La Cenerentola at the OperaEstate Festival Veneto.

    She guested as Rosina in Bologna, as Suzuki in Ascoli Piceno, Fano, Fermo and Palermo, as Fenena in Nabucco in Como, Brescia, Pavia, Cremona as well as under Daniel Oren in Salerno, as Arturo in Rosmonda d’Inghilterra in Florence and at the Donizetti Festival in Bergamo, as Donna Elvira in Don Giovanni in Modena, Lucca, Piacenza, Triest, Genua, Palma de Mallorca and Bologna, as Dorabella in Così fan tutte in Vicenza, Genova and Seoul, as Malibea in Il Viaggio a Reims at the Teatro Filarmonico in Verona, as Carlotta in Torvaldo e Dorliska in Pesaro, as Neris in Cherubini’s Medea at the Wexford Festival, as Cherubino in Le Nozze di Figaro in Rome and Verona, as Emilia in Rossini’s Otello in Antwerp under Alberto Zedda and as Calbo in Maometto II in Zurich, Basel and Fribourg.

    At the Rossini Festival in Pesaro she was heard as Zulma in L’Italiana in Algeri, as Publia in Aureliano in Palmira as well as as Doralice in La Gazzetta.

    As a concert performer she sang, among others, Rossinis Petite Messe Solennelle in Saint-Etienne under Alberto Zedda, Schubert’s Mass in E flat major in Turin and Bologna under Michele Mariotti or Rossini’s Stabat mater under Gianluigi Gelmetti with the Orchestra della Toscana.

    After graduating in opera singing at the «Stanislao Giacomantonio» Conservatory in Cosenza, she took part in numerous masterclasses with world-famous singers, including Mirella Freni, before completing her studies under Maestro Fernando Cordeiro Opa.

    She was selected by Alberto Zedda for the Accademia Rossiniana in Pesaro and, in the summer of 2012, made her debut as Marchioness Melibea in Rossini's Il Viaggio a Reims. In 2013, having established her reputation in the 64th AsLiCo competition, she made her debut singing the title role in Tancredi on the Lombardia opera circuit.

    Recordings include a cameo performance in the CD «Giulio Cesare. A Baroque Hero» by countertenor Raffaele Pe (duet, «Son nata a lagrimar») and «Giuletta e Romeo» by Vaccaj, CD released by Dynamic in CD, DVD and Blu-ray. Both recordings received excellent reviews from international critics.

    Raffaella Lupinacci, born in Acri, is one of the most sought-after mezzo-sopranos of her generation.

    09/2019