Cristina Martufi

Cristina Martufi

Dramatic Coloratura Soprano

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Born in La Spezia, she completes her studies in singing at the Conservatory of Music "G. Puccini " of La Spezia and simultaneously graduated in Foreign Languages and Literature at the University of Parma. She studied with Maestro Angelo Bertacchi and with the soprano Fiorenza Cedolins. After winning several international competitions, her opera career started very young in 2002 with the roles of Mimi in La Bohème and Liù in Turandot. But the voice soon proved to be, in spite of her youth, very suitable for more dramatic roles. Later, then, we see her as the protagonist of important debuts in titles such as Aida and Tosca, roles sung in many Italian and foreign theaters (Teatro Magnani in Fidenza, Politeama of Pisa, Teatro Comunale di Carpi, Teatro Carani of Sassuolo), Angelica in Suor Angelica, and Lauretta in Gianni Schicchi conducted by Maestro Herbert Handt (Theatre of Montecarlo, Teatro Manzoni of Pistoia). This is followed by the role of the Princess in Turandot by Puccini, Santuzza in Cavalleria Rusticana (Festival Mario Filippeschi), Maddalena di Coigny in Andrea Chénier, Norma in Norma by V. Bellini, Lady Macbeth in Macbeth on tour  in Spain (Alicante Theatre, Theatre of Zaragoza, Theatre Rojas of Toledo) and Leonora in Il Trovatore at the prestigious Festival of Italian opera in Russia. She has collaborated with many Italian and foreign theatres, including the Teatro Comunale in Modena, the Teatro Goldoni in Livorno, the Teatro Coccia in Novara, the Puccini Festival in Torre del Lago, the Teatro Magnani in Fidenza, Teatro delle Muse in Ancona, the Teatro Manzoni of Pistoia, the Teatro Comunale in Carpi, Teatro Carani Sassuolo, the Politeama of Cascina, Teatro Animosi Carrara, Teatro Guglielmi di Massa, the Teatro Civico of La Spezia, the Theater of Cheliabinsk, the Perm Theatre and the Theatre of Yekaterinburg in Russia, the Theatre of Logrono, the Theatre of Cuenca and the Theatre of Alicante in Spain, the Theatre of Belfast, to name a few). In June 2006 she sang in a concert at the Teatro delle Muse in Ancona in honor of Franco Corelli with the participation of Mirella Freni. In  September 2007 she was again invited at the said theater to attend a selection from Operas (Trovatore and Andrea Chénier) with the participation of the tenor William Matteuzzi, again as part of the commemorations in honor of Franco Corelli. In 2009 she sang the role of Ero in Ero e Leandro by Bottesini with the famous bass Roberto Scandiuzzi in Crema. In 2011 she performed the original composition Schegge di Memoria, Cantata for Soprano Solo and Orchestra , on the music of M. Massimiliano Piccioli and the lyrics of the poetess Marilena Cheli, with the Puccini Festival Orchestra conducted by Valerio Galli at the Auditorium Enrico Caruso in Torre del Lago. In August 2015 she sang the main role in Tosca by Puccini at the Festival "Serate Borgiane", directed by the soprano Katia Ricciarelli. In December 2015 she debuted the role of Silvia in the opera Zanetto by P. Mascagni at the Teatro Goldoni in Livorno, with the conduction of M. Valerio Galli and directed by M. Alessio Pizzech, in January 2016 she sang the role of Mimi in La Bohème by Puccini at the Teatro Coccia in Novara, in the spring she will be protagonist of two productions of Verdi's Nabucco in the role of Abigaille, Cio-cio San in Madama Butterfly by Puccini and again Mimi in La Bohème- .
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