Chiarastella Onorati

Chiarastella Onorati

Dramatic Mezzo-Soprano

Mezzosoprano
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2015Mortari: Planctus MariaeMezzo-Soprano
2015Pergolesi: Stabat MaterAlto soloist (Agnus Dei)
2015Handel: Messiah, HWV 56Alto
2005Manzoni: Al di qua dell'improvvisa barricataMezzosoprano
2004Manzoni: Sul passaggio del tempoMezzosoprano
2002Giordano: Mala vitaAmalia
2001Alaleona: MirraCecri
2000Cimarosa: Il matrimonio segretoFidalma
2000Mascagni: Cavalleria RusticanaMamma Lucia
2000Mascagni: Cavalleria RusticanaLola
2000Puccini: Madama ButterflySuzuki
2000Puccini: Suor AngelicaLa Zia Principessa
2000Verdi: Il TrovatoreAzucena
2000Anfossi: Giuseppe riconosciutoSimeone
2000Bach J.S.: Johannespassion, BWV 245 (St John Passion)Alto soloist
2000Bach J.S.: Mass, BWV 232, B minorAlto soloist
2000Carissimi: JephteAlto soloist
2000Verdi: Luisa MillerFederica
2000Stravinsky: Oedipus rexJocaste
2000D'amico: Stabat MaterAlto soloist
2000Filotei: Il sogno di ArsenioAlto soloist
2000Giordani: MagnificatAlto soloist
2000Giordani: Messa e VesproAlto soloist
2000Handel: Messiah, HWV 56Alto soloist
2000Mendelssohn: Symphony No. 2, Op. 52, B-flat major (Lobgesang)Soprano II
2000Salieri: La Passione di Gesù CristoGiovanni
2000Beethoven: Symphony No. 9, Op. 125, D minorAlto soloist

Bio

Chiarastella Onorati gained her piano diploma with full marks at the S. Cecilia Conservatory in Rome. She began her music career as a pianist and she has often performed, both as soloist and in chamber groups, specialising in the Italian 20th century repertoire. In 1993 Chiarastella received her diploma as a singer having studied with Corinna Vozza e Margherita Rinaldi. A dark-timbre mezzo-soprano, she possesses a range from G2 to C5 allowing her to perform a repertoire from the seventeenth century to the present, specialising in dramatic roles. Her substantial training as instrumentalist enables her to realise the complex vocal qualities of modern and contemporary music (Stravinsky, Schoenberg, Glass, Razzi, Filotei, Rihm, Petrassi, Nono, Manzoni, Vescovo).  In 1994 she won the “Giovani promesse” competition in Taranto; in the same year she also won the fifteenth “Mattia Battistini” competition and made her début as Mamma Lucia in Mascagni’s Cavalleria Rusticana at the Flavio Vespasiano Theatre in Rieti; she was among the finalists at the 1st “Città di Roma” Competition in 1995 and at the 8th International Opera Festival in Sanremo, for the Sanremo Classical Music Prize in 2002. Chiarastella’s artistic activity ranges from opera and the vocal-symphonic repertoire to vocal chamber music. She has performed as Suzuki in Madam Butterfly, Zia Principessa in Puccini’s Suor Angelica, Azucena in Trovatore, Federica in Luisa Miller and Maddalena in Rigoletto, Lola and Mamma Lucia in Cavalleria Rusticana, Fidalma in Cimarosa’s Il Matrimonio Segreto, Cecri in Alaleona’s Mirra. In the sacred and vocal-symphonic repertoire Chiarastella has sung in Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater, Rossini’s Petite Messe Solennelle and Stabat Mater and in Verdi’s Requiem. She has worked, among the others, with Peter Maag (Mozart’s Requiem and Bach’s St John’s Passion), Lu Jia, Marcello Panni, Reynald Giovaninetti and Ennio Morricone. She has sung in premieres of contemporary works such as Alterazioni by F. Razzi, Il sogno di Arsenio e Traghetti by M.Filotei, Sul passaggio del tempo and Al di qua dell’improvvisa barricata by G. Manzoni (in the concert season 2004/05 of the Accademia Nazionale di S. Cecilia in Rome), L’acqua assomiglia all’anima dell’uomo by I. Vescovo. She specialises in particular in vocal chamber music, ranging from the German Lieder to Russian, French, Italian and Spanish works. She contributed to the recording of the complete cycle of G. Carissimi’s oratorios for Musicaimmagine Records, broadcast by RAI Radiotre.  She has worked with the National Committee for the Pietro Metastasio celebrations and for Fonè in a live recording of Giuseppe Riconosciuto by P. Anfossi and the first modern complete performance of La passione di Gesù Cristo by A. Salieri, both performed in Vienna in the year 2000. Chiarastella Onorati has recorded for Musicaimmagine Records, Foné, RaiTrade, Tactus.
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Musical Work Role Jump-in ready? Company Year
Mortari: Planctus Mariae Mezzo-Soprano Immediately I Solisti Aquilani 2015
Pergolesi: Stabat Mater Alto soloist (Agnus Dei) Immediately I Solisti Aquilani 2015
Handel: Messiah, HWV 56 Alto Immediately Associazione Roma Sinfonietta 2015
Manzoni: Al di qua dell'improvvisa barricata Mezzosoprano Immediately Roma, Accademia Nazionale di S.Cecilia 2005
Manzoni: Sul passaggio del tempo Mezzosoprano Immediately Roma, Parco della Musica 2004