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Elisabetta Fiorillo

Elisabetta Fiorillo

Mezzo-soprano Elisabetta Fiorillo began her studies in her native city Naples, under the guidance of Maestro Virginio Profeta. She continued her studies in Mantua with Maestro Ettore Campogalliani and in Busseto with tenor Carlo Bergonzi.

In 1983, she won the Mattia Battistini Competition for her debut as Ulrica in Un ballo in maschera at the Teatro Comunale di Rieti.

It was in the roles of Verdi that her career took off, bringing her to many of the most important theatres and opera houses both in Italy and abroad. In Italy, she starred in Un ballo in maschera, Madama Butterfly, L’Idolo cinese, Nabucco and Cavalleria Rusticana at the San Carlo di Napoli; in Aida, Nabucco, Il Trovatore, Un ballo in maschera and Falstaff at the Teatro dell’Opera di Roma; in La Forza del Destino at the Teatro alla Scala; and many more.

Among the major European and international theatres and opera houses in which she has appeared are Gran Teatre del Liceu di Barcellona, Bayerische Staatsoper, Hamburg Staatsoper, Wiener Staatsoper, Opéra de Oviedo, Salzburg Festival, and Baden Baden Festival. Fiorillo has also been on stage at the operas of Philadelphia, Montreal, Cairo, Tokyo, and Rio de Janeiro, working with some of the leading conductors such as Nicola Rescigno, Guiseppe Sinopoli, Semyon Bychkov, and many more.

In 2005, she was awarded the “Premio Internazionale Francesco Cilea”.

Future engagements include productions of Falstaff in Verona, Adriana Lecouvreur in Barcelona, Un ballo in maschera in Turin and La Gioconda in Roma.