Damiana Mizzi

Damiana Mizzi

Lyric Coloratura Soprano

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Italian soprano Damiana Mizzi began her musical training at the age of 8, studying piano. She went on to attend the Nino Rota Music Conservatory in Monopoli (Bari) earning her diploma under Maria Grazia Pani, and completed her studies with Amelia Felle and now with Mariella Devia.
In 2008 she obtained the Master Degree in Performance of the solistic repertoire at Nino Rota Music Conservatory.
She has participated in Master Classes with Natale De Carolis, Manuela Custer, Stefano Giannini, Domenico Colajanni, Alfonso Antoniozzi, Daniela Barcellona, Tiziana Fabbricini, and recently with Renata Scotto at the Opera Studio in the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia of Rome.
In 2013 she attended the Accademia Rossiniana in Pesaro with Alberto Zedda.

Damiana has won many International Lyric Contests, such as: “As.Li.Co.” in 2012 (First Prize), Viñas Competition in 2014 (Extraordinary Prize offered by the European Opera Centre reserved to a finalist), X edition of International “Ottavio Ziino” Competition (First Prize), XII edition of “Valerio Gentile” International Prize (First Prize).

She made her debut very young in 2004 in the role of Rosina in “Il Barbiere di Siviglia” by G. Paisiello, and in 2005 she interpreted Valencienne in “La Vedova Allegra” di F. Lehàr.
In the following years, she interpreted many roles in Italy and other countries, like Despina in “Così fan tutte” by Mozart, Lauretta in “Gianni Schicchi” by G. Puccini, , Elisetta in “Il Matrimonio Segreto” by D. Cimarosa, the title role in “The Cunning Little Vixen” by L. Janáček, Giulietta in “I Capuleti e i Montecchi” by V. Bellini, Corinna in “Il Viaggio a Reims” by G. Rossini, Nannetta in “Falstaff” by G. Verdi, Sofia in “La Furba e lo Sciocco” by D. Sarro (first italian performance), Serpina in “La Serva Padrona” in the two musical versions by G. B. Pergolesi and G. Paisiello, Musetta in “La Bohème” by G. Puccini, Elena in “Il cappello di Paglia di Firenze” by N. Rota, Clorinda in “La Cenerentola” and Elvira in “L’Italiana in Algeri” by G. Rossini.
In these years she have the possibility to work in many important theatres and Festivals, including Teatro dell’Opera of Rome, Accademia Nazionale of Santa Cecilia, Teatro La Fenice of Venice, Teatro Regio of Turin, Opera of Florence, Ravenna Festival, Stresa Festival, ROF, Teatro Petruzzelli in Bari, Reate Festival, theatres of Circuito Lirico Lombardo, Musikfest Bremen, Teatro Campoamor in Oviedo, Savonlinna Opera Festival.

Damiana Mizzi is very active in the world of contemporary music, performing regularly many important composers such as M. D’Amico and F. Pennisi. Recently she premiered for the Accademia Filarmonica Romana the title role of Daniele Carnini’s “La Stanza di Lena” and received wide acclaim for her interpretation and this year she interpreted a role in “Il Medico dei pazzi” by Giorgio Battistelli. She collaborated with Nuova Consonanza Festival in Rome singing premieres of many composers.

She worked with important conductors, including Riccardo Muti, Kent Nagano, Donato Renzetti, Bruno Campanella, Fabio Biondi, Andrea Battistoni, Roland Böer, Daniel Smith, Marco Angius, Alejo Perez, Nicola Paszkowski, Luigi Piovano, Christian Capocaccia, Francesco Lanzillotta.

Damiana performs regularly with many chamber music groups and teached at "Santa Cecilia” Conservatory of Rome.

Next engagements enclude concerts on a sacred repertoire with Fabio Biondi and Europa Galante in Poland, Spain and Italy.


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Awards

francisco vinas competition (extraordinary prize)
2017
as.li.co competition
2017
ottavio ziino competition
2017
valerio gentile competition
2017