Cláudia Riccitelli - Canção do Amor - Villa-Lobos.wmv
Laudate Dominum W. A. Mozart
In Quelle Trine Morbide.WMA by Claudia Riccitelli
Cair da tarde by Claudia Riccitelli 1
Ballatela Di Nedda by Claudia Riccitelli 1
Voi Lo Sapete by Claudia Riccitelli 1
Butterfly Ao Vivo.MP3 by Claudia Riccitelli 1
Beim Schlafengehn by Claudia Riccitelli 1
Pensées d'Enfant by Claudia Riccitelli 1
Melodia Sentimental by Claudia Riccitelli 1
Brazilian/Italian Spinto Soprano Cláudia Riccitelli was born in São Paulo (Brazil). She developed her operatic career mainly in Brazil and South America. As a recitalist and soloist she performed in important venues in Brazil, Italy, France and England, such as Theatre du Capitole in Toulouse, St. John’s Smith Square in London, Sala Palestrina and Piazza Navona in Rome and Le Carreau du Temple in Paris, among others.
She has been performing with distinguished conductors and stage directors such as Claudio Abbado, Isaac Karabitchevsky, John Neschling, Romano Gandolfi, Lior Shambadal, Carlos Kalmar, Roberto Minczuck, Fabio Mechetti, Eleazar de Carvalho, David Machado, Ira Levin, José Maria Florêncio, Alejo Perez, Roberto Tibiriça, Luis Malheiro, Ligia Amadio, Roberto Oswald, Andre Heller-Lopes, Bia Lessa, Marcelo Lombardero, Naum Alves de Souza, Bruno Berger-Gorsky, Aidan Lang, Pier Francesco Maestrini, among others.
In the season of 2017/2018 the singer will perform many concerts with her long time partner and husband Martin Muehle, including a concert at Alte Oper Frankfurt with Opera Classica, as well as concerts in Brazil. In 2018 Cláudia Riccitelli will perform the role of Kabanicha in Katya Kabanova at Theatre São Pedro, São Paulo (Brazil) with ira Levin, conductor and Andre Heller-Lopes, Stage Director.
Since 2012 she has been moving towards the Spinto/Dramatic repertoire, adding many roles to her repertoire that fit her new potentialities as a singer.
In recent years she debuted as Santuzza (Cavaleria Rusticana) at Theatro São Pedro (Porto Alegre/SP), Gutrune (Götterdämerung) at Theatro Municipal de São Paulo, Freia (Das Rheingold) at Teatro Argentino de La Plata and the Wesendonk Lieder at Teatro Guaira (Paraná/Brazil).
In past and recent seasons she performed leading roles such as Adina (L’Elisir d’Amore), Serafina (Il Campanello), Norina (Don Pasquale), Musetta and Mimi (La Bohème), Liú ( Turandot) , Violetta (La Traviata) , Gilda ( Rigoletto) , Nedda ( Pagliacci), Antonia (Les Contes d’Hoffmann), Lauretta (Gianni Schicchi), Cio-Cio-San (Madama Butterfly), Cecy (Il Guarany) and Delia (Fosca, both by Carlos Gomes), Pamina (Die Zauberflöte), D. Anna (D. Giovanni), Contessa (Le Nozze di Figaro), Micaëla ( Carmen), Leilah ( Les Pêcheurs des Perles, Adalgisa ( Norma), Amelia ( Amelia al Ballo), Alcina (Alcina), Emilia ( The Cientist by Silvio Barbato, a role that has been writen specially for her voice), Lia (L'Enfant Prodigue) and Maria (West Side Story) in all the most important opera houses in Brazil and South America.
Cláudia Riccitelli has also an extensive experience as a concert soloist, performing the solo parts in the Nynth Symphony and Missa Solemnis (Beethoven); Lobgesang and A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Mendelssohn); War Requiem and Les Illuminations (Britten); Messa da Requiem (Verdi), Petite Messe Sollenelle (Rossini); Requiem, Coronation Mass, Exultate Jubilate and Great Mass in c minor (Mozart), The Messiah (Handel, both versions), Seven Last Words of Our Saviour in the Cross (Haydn), Magnificat and the Mass in b minor (Bach), Messe de St. Cecile (Gounod), Masses n. 2, 3, 4, 5, and Magnificat (Schubert), Ein Deutches Requiem (Brahms), Vier Letzte Lied (Richard Strauss); Second, Fourth and Eighth Symphonies (Mahler), Shehèrazade (Ravel), Te Deum (Dvorak), Carmina Burana (Carl Orff), Der Wein (Alban Berg), Floresta do Amazonas and Bachianas n° 05 (Villa- Lobos), as well as many recitals and concerts in important venues in Brazil, Italy, France and England.
Mrs. Riccitelli is an experienced recitalist as well, performing with pianist Nahim Marun and guitarrist Fabio Zanon a vast array of styles and repertoire.
She won some of the most prestigious awards in her native country, such as the Carlos Gomes Medal for Cultural Merit in 2018, the Carlos Gomes Award as Best Singer in 2001 and the BRAVO! Magazine Award as Best Singer in 1999.
Her recordings include: Brazilian contemporary music: brasil! new music! – vol 1; Gustav Mahler’s Second Symphony with the Orquestra Sinfônica do Estado de São Paulo under John Neschling, a live recording at the opening of the Sala São Paulo; both Cd and DVD Alma Brasileira with the Orquestra Sinfônica Nacional under Lígia Amadio performing the song Alma minha gentil, from Glauco Velasquez (first recording); the CD Villa-Lobos em Paris, with first recordings of the Epigramas Irônicos e Sentimentais and Pensées d'Enfant. This CD was awarded with the Diapason D'Or and the Prime Prize.
In 2008, Cláudia Riccitelli released her first solo CD, Água de Fonte, with her long time partner, pianist Nahim Marun, performing songs from Villa-Lobos.
CV & Repertoire
|Musical Work||Role||Jump-in ready?||Company||Year|
|Janáček: Kát'a Kabanová||Marfa Ignatěvna Kabanová (kabanicha)||Immediately||Theatro Municipal de Sao Paulo||2018|
|Leoncavallo: Pagliacci||Nedda||1 week||Theatro Municipal Sao Paulo||2015|
|Mahler: Symphony No. 2, C Minor (auferstehungssymphonie)||Soprano||24 hours||Orquesta Sinfónica Nacional de Colombia||2015|
|Bizet: Carmen||Micaëla||24 hours||Theatro Municipal de Sao Paulo||2013|
|Beethoven: Symphony No. 9, Op. 125, D Minor||Soprano||24 hours||2013|