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Rosa Feola

Italian soprano ROSA FEOLA came to international attention after winning Second Prize, Audience Prize and Zarzuela Prize at the Plácido Domingo World Opera Competition (2010). 

Since her acclaimed debut in as Corinna Il Viaggio a Reims under Kent Nagano, Rosa has continued to perform around the world in such houses as Metropolitan Opera, Teatro alla Scala, Lyric Opera Chicago, Opernhaus Zurich, Bayerische Staatsoper, Deutsche Oper Berlin, Glyndebourne, Teatro Real Madrid, and NCPA Beijing, under conductors such as Nicola Luisotti, Giampaolo Bisanti, Louis Langrée, and Riccardo Muti, with whom she collaborates regularly, recently for Mahler  iand Nanetta Falstaff with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. 

The 18/19 season saw Rosa returning to her signature role of Gilda Rigoletto in a highly acclaimed debut at Metropolitan Opera. She made her Lucia di Lammermoor debut in the title role at Theater Basel, performed as Amina La Sonnambula with NCPA Beijing, and returned to the Bayerische Staatsoper for Lauretta Gianni Schicchi in Il trittico and as Musetta La bohème. Rosa also returned to Opernhaus Zurich for Rigoletto and La Finta Giardiniera. To close the 18/19 season, she made a critically acclaimed Salzburg Festival debut as Dircée in Cherubini’s Medea at the Salzburg Festival. 

In the 19/20 season, Rosa returns to the role of Adina in L’elisir d’amore at La Scala and for her debuts at the Wiener Staatsoper and Hamburg Staatsoper. She performs Donna Fiorilla Il turco in Italia at La Scala and Opernhaus Zurich, returns to the Deutsche Oper Berlin for La Sonnambula, and to the Munich Opera Festival for Rigoletto. Later, Rosa will make her Royal Opera House and Liceu Barcelona debuts and will return to the Metropolitan Opera. 

Rosa is also a very active recitalist and continues to perform at venues around the world. This season Rosa returned to the US for recitals at the Park Avenue Armory in New York City and at the Kennedy Center in Washington DC with pianist Iain Burnside. Rosa released her debut solo disc in 2015 Musica e Poesia (Opus Arte) accompanied by Iain Burnisde, featuring music by Respighi, Martucci, Ponchielli, Pinsuti and Liszt.