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Rosa Feola

Italian soprano Rosa Feola came to international attention after winning multiple awards including Second Prize, The Audience Prize and the Zarzeula Prize at the Plácido Domingo World Opera Competition (2010). A pupil of Mara Naddei, she regularly attends master classes at the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia by Renata Scotto, Anna Vandi and Cesare Scarton. Her operatic roles include Gilda (»Rigoletto«) at the Lyric Opera of Chicago, Opernhaus Zurich, the Ravenna Festival and the Teatro Regio Torino, Lauretta (»Gianni Schicchi«) at the Bayerische Staatsoper, Norina (»Don Pasquale«) at Teatro alla Scala, Nannetta (»Falstaff«) in Bari, Susanna (»Le nozze di Figaro«) at the NCPA in Beijing, Zerlina (»Don Giovanni«) at the Teatro Regio Torino, Musetta (»La Bohème«), Ines (»I due Figaro«) at the Teatro Real Madrid and Salzburg Festival, Micaëla (»Carmen«) at the Deutsche Oper Berlin and Guangzhou Opera House, Adina (»L’elisir d’amore«) at the Opera di Roma, Leïla (»Les Pêcheurs de Perles«) and Corinna in (»Il viaggio a Reims«) with the Opernhaus Zurich, Elvira (»I puritani«) for Welsh National Opera, Susanna at Glyndebourne to great critical acclaim and her debut at Teatro alla Scala as Ninetta (»La gazza ladra«), under Maestro Chailly. As a versatile lyric soprano, she continues to establish herself on the concert platform. She has had the pleasure of working with many significant conductors including Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Daniel Oren, Bertrand de Billy, Nicola Luisotti, Giampaolo Bisanti, Bruno Campanella, Louis Langrée, Kent Nagano, and Riccardo Muti, who she continues to collaborate with regularly. She also made her US solo recital debut in 2016 in San Francisco and ended the 2015/16 season with gleaming reviews of her BBC Proms debut. The 18/19 season saw Rosa returning to her signature role of Gilda 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 and as Musetta. 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 so far, Rosa has performed Donna »Fiorilla Il turco in Italia« at La Scala and Opernhaus Zurich.