Elisabetta Farris

Elisabetta Farris

Lyric Soprano

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«“the dominating figure on the stage. Her beautiful dark voice is enhanced by a very refined technique. Mimì is a role that suits her musical features as well as her temperament perfectly”»
< WWW.ILCORRIEREMUSICALE.IT >. (2017)
«“con la sua straordinaria interpretazione di La voix humaine la Farris si è dimostrata attrice sensibile ed efficace, oltre che musicista esperta e mai sopra le righe [...]spaziando tra i diversi registri con facilità e curando la timbrica con precisione assoluta. Eccellente anche la sua pronuncia francese, che non le impedisce di mantenere la voce sempre avanti e perfettamente in maschera. [...] La Farris ha una presenza scenica veramente notevole: senza l’ausilio di sovratitoli o traduzioni il pubblico rimane incollato ad ogni suo movimento per quarantaVoci di donna - Vittorio Veneto 2014 minuti, arrivando a quei tre Je t’aime! finali, strazianti quanto liberatori.”»
(2017)
«"Elisabetta Farris ha raffigurato un’Elena pressoché completa: dolce e languida nei duetti nonché altisonante tragedienne (sì, qui bisogna esser proprio tale) negli esametri del drammatico racconto della presa di Troia, in cui ha sfoggiato considerevole volume e potenza vocale, dei gravi da far invidia a un mezzosoprano (bello e ben controllato il la naturale grave), e nel concertato successivo un do acuto enorme, tagliente e sicurissimo."»
< WWW.GBOPERA.IT > (2017)
2018Puccini: La Fanciulla Del WestMinnie
2017Pergolesi: La Serva PadronaSerpina
2017Verdi: ErnaniGiovanna
2016Puccini: Suor AngelicaSuor Angelica
2016Britten: The Little SweepRowan
2016Boito: MefistofeleMargherita
2016Boito: MefistofeleElena
2015Mozart: Don GiovanniDonna Elvira
2015Mozart: Cosi fan tutteFiordiligi
2014Poulenc: La voix humaineElle
2013Mozart: Die ZauberflötePamina
2013Verdi: Il TrovatoreLeonora
2013Verdi: AidaAida
2012Menotti: The TelephoneLucy
2012Puccini: La BohèmeMimì
2012Mozart: Le nozze di FigaroMarcellina
2012Leoncavallo: PagliacciNedda
2011Puccini: Madama ButterflyCio-Cio-San (Madama Butterfly)
2011Rota: I due timidiSignora Guidotti
2010Puccini: ToscaFloria Tosca
2009Donizetti: Lucia di LammermoorAlisa

Bio

ElisabettaFarris is a promising Soprano Lirico Spinto of Italian opera. Despite her youngage this young talent has already established herself as one of the most giftedsopranos in Italy. Her unique voice, together with her elegant and charismatic stagepresence, has prompted praise for Ms Farris in all her recent appearances.Critics acclaimed her recent performance as Mimì in Puccini’s LaBohème: “the dominating figureon the stage. Her beautiful dark voice is enhanced by a very refined technique.Mimì is a role that suits her musical features as well as her temperamentperfectly”< www.ilcorrieremusicale.it>
Upcoming engagements include Teatro Real  and La Traviata in Japan...
She just came through a great success in herdouble debut at Wexford Opera Festival where she sang Ah-Joe in L'Oracolo by Leoni and Minnie in Fanciulladel West. “Elisabetta Farris shines inPuccini’s Masterpiece. […]” http://operawire.com/wexford-festival-opera-2018-review-la-fanciulla-del-west  and “ElisabettaFarris (Ah-Joe) possède un soprano dimensionné pour le répertoire vériste, dotéde fortes capacités de projection – on l’imagine sans problème dans tous lesgrands rôles pucciniens.” http://www.anaclase.com/chroniques/l%E2%80%99oracolo-l%E2%80%99oracle-op%C3%A9ra-de-franco-leoni
Thanks to her noteworthy acting skills and to her vocal flexibility,Elisabetta Farris has debuted in very different roles both in a musical sense (sweepingfrom Tosca by Puccini to The Telephone by Menotti), and in termsof acting (acting in roles such as La Signora Guidotti in I Due Timidi by NinoRota and Cio Cio San in Puccini’s MadamaButterfly).Since her triumphant debut in 2005 in AntonioCalenda’s Opera Comique, Elisabetta Farris has continued to appear inleading roles in many of the best Italian and European Opera companies.
Just returned from the successful double debut as Sancta Susanna by Hindemit and Suor Angelica by Puccini nel quale lacritica l’ha indicata come “l’autentica trionfatrice di quest’opera(Sancta Susanna), ed oserei dire dell’intera serata, è stato il giovane talentosardo Elisabetta Farris (giàammirata qui a Pisa nei panni di Elena nella recente produzione diMefistofele). La crescita di questo soprano è esponenziale: affronta ledifficili pagine del suo personaggio con una maturità espressionistica cheraramente si vedono in interpreti di pari età. La Farris, sorretta da unavocalità ben salda , da acuti squillanti e da un’ espressività drammaticasolitamente tipica di attrici ormai collaudate, vince la sfida di debuttare, nell’arcodella stessa serata, due ruoli così impegnativi come Sancta Susanna e SuorAngelica prova ne siano i copiosi applausi al termine di entrambi gliallestimenti.” <Operateller.com> 
The interpretation of Rowan in “The Little Sweep” by Britten was worth such amazing reviews as thisone: “L’ars canora, d’altra parte, è più chesufficiente al soprano Elisabetta Farris a imporsi all’attenzione del pubblico fin dal suo ingresso in scena: lasua Rowan ha catalizzato l’attenzione dell’intero pubblico, tanto nei momentisolistici sia in quelli d’assieme. La sua grazia nell’esecuzione e il peculiaretimbro vocale l’hanno resa de facto il personaggio più interessante della rappresentazione.” <Uninfonews.it>
She debuted as wellthe  role of Margherita  in Mefistofele. The Premiere was verywell-received: "Elisabetta Farris was absolutely top-class as asoprano in this role singing with heartfelt expression and a very clear highregister. The scene where Margherita realises she has murdered her two mostloved beings during a raptus caused by the universe’s most evil agent for thedevil himself, Mefistofele, must surely be one of the most harrowing moments inall opera! " <Opera> This is the link of the aria-  "L'altra notte in fondo al mare" :  https://youtu.be/OX9jrgVx864
 
She has even debuted Elena in Mefistofele at Pisa Opera where she won critical acclaim, collecting stunning reviews as: “Elizabeth Farris doesn't sing Elena, she is . Theyoung sardinian soprano effort the short but complex role of the Greekseductress supported by a remarkable vocal range and an excellent technique.The Farris has a scenic magnetism that is not learneable on school-books andthat is usually the prerogative of a restricted group of singers who carry thetitle of champion” <OPERALIBERA.NET>
 
and "ElisabettaFarris ha raffigurato un'Elena pressoché completa: dolce e  languida neiduetti nonché altisonante tragedienne (sì, qui bisogna esser  propriotale) negli esametri del drammatico racconto della presa di Troia,  in cuiha sfoggiato considerevole volume e potenza vocale, dei gravi da far invidia a un mezzosoprano (bello e ben controllato il la naturale grave),e  nel concertato successivo un do acuto enorme, tagliente esicurissimo."  <GBOPERA.IT>
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  
 She even was  DonnaIsabella in the Convitato di Pietra byTritto at Pisa Opera,
"ElisabettaFarris, calata perfettamente nella parte di Donna Isabella, caratterizza la suaprova grazie a una voce dotata di uno charme timbrico e per dei filati davveropregevoli."  < http://www.fermataspettacolo.it/lirica/il-convitato-di-pietra-di-giacomo-tritto>
"...ElisabettaFarris, Duchessa Isabella di gran temperamento, timbro squillante eaccompagnata da buona tecnica e da una notevole estensione che qui non ha potutosfoggiare" < http://www.gbopera.it/2015/11/pisa-teatro-verdi-il-convitato-di-pietra >
 
Donna Elvira in the new production ofDon Giovanni for Sassari Opera [Opera magazine described in thisway my performance:  "Bravissima Elisabetta Farris, sopranogifted of an outstanding voice and with no less remarkable temperament. Notablealso her acting considering that Ms. Farris was perpetually engaged bothvocally and phisically into a "dramma giocoso” seemed almost a competitionbetween singing and acting qualities.” http://impiccioneviaggiatore.iteatridellest.com/2015/11/05/sassari-don-giovanni-w-a-mozart-30-ottobre-2015/ 
Last summershe debuted also Fiordiligi in the Mozart's"Così fan tutte" produced by the 29° VareseLigure Opera Festival. 
She was also anamazing Elle in her stunning debut in “LaVoix Humaine”.  The press describedher performance in this way: "…with her outstanding interpretation of La voix humaine,  Ms.Farris hasproved to be a convincing and sensitive actress, as well as anexpert musician [...] rangingbetween the different registers with aptitude and takingcare of the sound with absoluteprecision. Excellent also her French pronunciation,which didn’t stop her perfectplacement of the voice in the mask [...] The Farris has a truly remarkable stage presence: without overtitles or translations the audience stays glued to each her movement for all the 40 minutes of theshow till those three final “Je t'aime!” heartrendings as liberators. " <GBOPERA.IT>
 
In March 2013 she was an acclaimed Pamina in Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte atTeatro Giovanni Da Udine. In June 2013 she was an acclaimed Aida inLindenfels: “Farris's voice isprovided of charm d'antan: the use of the colors, the typical nuances of therole, the pianissimi and the dramatic emphasize that she gave to the Germanaudience, make Farris as the star performer and the applauses received in mid -scene and the several Bravas that the audience have bestowed to her, confirmthis success.”<La Tribuna, 9 June 2013>                                                                                                    
 
She just got back from her South American debut with the Fundacion Prolirica deAntioquia in Medellin where she was an acclaimed Amelia (Ballo in Maschera) andLeonora (Trovatore).
 
In April 2012 she was an acclaimed Mimì in Puccini’s La Bohème atthe Teatro Giuseppe Verdi in Trieste and, subsequently, she was Lucy in The Telephone by Gian Carlo Menotti at the Teatro Da Ponte inVittorio Veneto, Nedda in Pagliacci and Marcellina in the Nozze di Figaroproduced by Sassari Opera House:  "Secure the Marcellina of Elisabetta Farristhat gifted by a voice genuinely buttery, carefullyproduced and  firmly under control that makes a good impressionin the Mozart's difficult passages of her aria." <Rivistamusica.com, November 2012>
 
For herperformance as Cio Cio San inPuccini’s Madama Butterfly in2011 at the Teatro Sperimentale Adriano Belli in Spoleto she wasdefined as the "Sweetest Butterfly" by animportant Italian Opera critic in the Italian leadeing newspaper Il Messaggero .
In 2011, at theEnte Concerti “Marilisa de Carolis” in Sassari, she was Signora Elvira Guidottiin Nino Rota’s I due Timidi: “Farris’sinterpretation sweeps from the famous actresses Bice Valori to Anna Magnani"<Opera, December 2011>  Previously, she was Tosca in2009 at the Slovenian National Theatre in Maribor and Serpina in La Serva Padrona by Giovanni Battista Pergolesi in 2010 atthe Auditorium San Giuseppe in Vittorio Veneto. For her performance as Serpina,she obtained enthusiastic reviews: “ElisabettaFarris, young Sardinian Soprano, is a rising star of the Opera World! She has arefined voice, a perfect diction, and an excellent scenic presence: her eyesexpressed and spurted comedy connected with the action too" <www.AILnotizie.it>. She was Susanna in Il Segreto di Susanna byErmanno Wolf-Ferrari (Teatro da Ponte Vittorio Veneto 2009) and Alisa in Luciadi Lammermoor by Gaetano Donizettiat the Ente Concerti “Marilisa de Carolis”, Sassari in 2008.
Elisabetta Farrisalso appears regularly in concerts and recitals. In 2008 she sang for PopeBenedetto XVI on the occasion of the Second Meeting with the ArmenianPatriarch. She has also given many concert performances, including a tournéeacross Italy performing all the unpublished Lieder  by Hugo Wolf with the M° Dalla Chiesa.
Ms Farris hasworked with several famous orchestra conductors such as Gianmario Cavallaro,Michael Halász, Francesco Lanzillotta, Sandro Lazzerini, Fabio Mastrangelo,Giuseppe Montanari, Carlo Montanaro, Marcello Panni, Carlo Palleschi and DonatoRenzetti. She also worked with many prestigious stagedirectors, including Antonio Calenda, Dante Ferretti, Carlo Ripa di Meana andMarco Spada.
ElisabettaFarris is the recipient of numerous awards and prizes. They include the 2007 GiuseppeVerdi Prize in the "Rassegna Voci Verdiane" and the prizefor best young Sardinian soprano, awarded by the Ente Concerti “Marilisa deCarolis” in Sassari. She has also recorded several albums, including the Messadi Gloria by Antonio Vivaldi with M° Sandro Lazzerini, and Onde Sonore withM° Michele Biki Panitti.                           Elisabetta Farrisstudied Opera singing at the Conservatorio "Santa Cecilia" in Rome,where she obtained her music degree with honours. She also holds a degree inItalian Literature from the University "La Sapienza" in Rome. 

OPERATIC REPERTOIRE
 
 



Bizet:
Micaela – Carmen
 
Boito:
Margherita ed Elena - Mefistofele
 
Donizetti:
Sara – Roberto Devereux
Alisa – Lucia de Lammermoor
 
Gounoud:
Margherite - Faust
 
Hindemith:
Sancta Susanna – SanctaSusanna
 
Leoncavallo:
Nedda – Pagliacci
 
Leoni:
Ah-Joe – L’Oracolo
 
Mascagni:
Suzel – L’Amico Fritz
 
Massenet:
Manon - Manon
Salome - Herodiade
 
Menotti:
Lucy – The Telephone
 
Mozart:
Fiordiligi – Cosi fan tutte
Donna Elvira – Don Giovanni
Pamina – Die Zauberflote
Ilia - Idomeneo
Contessa, Marcellina – La Nozze di Figaro
 
Pergolesi:
Serpina – La Serva Padrona
 
Poulenc:
Elle  – LaVoix Humaine
 
Puccini:
Mimi – La Boheme
Tosca – Tosca
Minnie – La Fanciulla del West
Cio-Cio-San – Madama Butterfly
Suor Angelica – Suor Angelica
 
Rossini:
Matilde – Guglielmo Tell
 
Rota:
Elvira Guidotti, Mariuccia – I due timidi
 
Strauss:
Rosalinde – Die Fledermaus
 
Verdi:
Leonora - Il Trovatore
Amelia - Simon Boccanegra
Alice - Falstaff
Desdemona - Otello
Amelia - Un ballo in maschera
Luisa Miller - Luisa Miller
 
Weber:
Agathe – Der Freischutz
 
WolfFerrari:
Susanna – Il Segreto di Susanna



              
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
ORCHESTERALREPERTOIRE
 



               Bach:                                                              Magnificat
 
            Brahms:                                            
            St. Matthew Passion
 
            Durante:
            EinDeutches Requiem
                                                                                                             
            Faure’:                                                            Messa da Requiem
 
            Handel:                                                          Dixit Dominum         
           
            Mahler:
            SymphonyNo. 4
                                                                      
           
 
            Mozart:                                                          Messa da Requiem                                         Messa in C Minor                                          VespereSolemnes de Confessores
 
            Pergolesi:                              
            StabatMater
 
            Rossini:
            PetiteMesse Solennelle
            StabatMater
 
            Vivaldi:
            Magnificat
            Messada Gloria
 
            Wolf:
            Morike Lieder
                             



 
CONDUCTORS
 
                              Maurizio Barbacini                                                    MichaelHalász
                        GianmarioCavallaro                                                  SandroLazzerini
                        FrancescoCiluffo                                                       GiuseppeMontanari
                        BrunoCinquegrani                                                    CarloPalleschi                                                Francesco Lanzillotta                                                  RenatoPalumbo
                        Fabio Mastrangelo                                                      MarcelloPanni
                        Carlo Montanaro                                                       DonatoRenzetti
                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                       
STAGE DIRECTORS
 



                              Jun Aguni
                        Antonio Calenda
                        Franco Ripa di Meana
                        Andrea Stanisci                                                                                 
            ElisabettaBrusa
            LucaPellizzaroli
            MarcoSpada
                        MichaelVaccaro



 
REVIEWS
 
 
La voix humaine                 GBOPERA.IT                     
       “…with her outstanding interpretation of La voix humaine,  Ms.Farris hasproved to be a convincing and sensitive actress, as well as anexpert musician [...] rangingbetween     the different registers with aptitude and takingcare of the sound with absolute            precision. Excellentalso her French pronunciation, which didn’tstop her perfect           placement ofthe voice in the mask [...] The Farris has a truly remarkable stage presence:           without overtitles or translations the audience stays glued to each her movement for all the 40 minutes of theshow till those three final “Je t'aime!” heartrendings as liberators.” 
 
SanctaSusanna - Suor Angelica             <Operateller.com>
“l’autentica trionfatrice di quest’opera(Sancta Susanna), ed oserei dire dell’intera serata, è stato il giovane talentosardo Elisabetta Farris (giàammirata qui a Pisa nei panni di Elena nella recente produzione diMefistofele). La crescita di questo soprano è esponenziale: affronta ledifficili pagine del suo personaggio con una maturità espressionistica cheraramente si vedono in interpreti di pari età. La Farris, sorretta da unavocalità ben salda , da acuti squillanti e da un’ espressività drammatica solitamentetipica di attrici ormai collaudate, vince la sfida di debuttare, nell’arcodella stessa serata, due ruoli così impegnativi come Sancta Susanna e SuorAngelica prova ne siano i copiosi applausi al termine di entrambi gliallestimenti.”
The Little Sweep ( Rowan)                      <Uninfonews.it>
“L’ars canora, d’altra parte, èpiù che sufficiente al soprano Elisabetta Farris a imporsi all’attenzione del pubblico fin dal suo ingresso in scena: lasua Rowan ha catalizzato l’attenzione dell’intero pubblico, tanto nei momentisolistici sia in quelli d’assieme. La sua grazia nell’esecuzione e il peculiaretimbro vocale l’hanno resa de facto il personaggio più interessante della rappresentazione.”
 
Mefistofele (Elena)            OperaLibera.net                                                            "Elisabetta Farrisnon canta Elena, lo è. Il giovane soprano sardo affronta la breve ma complessaparte della seduttrice greca supportata da una ragguardevole estensione vocalee da un’ottima tecnica. La Farris èdotata di un magnetismo scenico che non apprendi sui libri di testo e chesolitamente è ad appannaggio di un ristretta pattuglia di cantanti che portanol’appellativo di fuoriclasse.”
 
 
Mefistofele                          GBOPERA.IT                                                                             "Elisabetta Farris haraffigurato un’Elena pressoché completa: dolce e languida nei duetti nonchéaltisonante tragedienne (sì, qui bisogna esser proprio tale) negli esametri deldrammatico racconto della presa di Troia, in cui ha sfoggiato considerevole volume e potenza vocale, dei gravi da farinvidia a un mezzosoprano (bello e ben controllato il la naturale grave), enel concertato successivo un do acuto enorme, tagliente e sicurissimo." http://www.gbopera.it/2016/03/mefistofele-al-teatro-verdi-di-pisa
Convitato diPietra by Tritto - Isabella              Fermataspettacolo.it                  "Elisabetta Farris, calataperfettamente nella parte di Donna Isabella, caratterizza la sua prova grazie auna voce dotata di uno charme timbrico e per dei filati davveropregevoli."   
Convitato diPietra by Tritto - Isabella              GBOPERA.IT                          "...Elisabetta Farris, Duchessa Isabella di gran temperamento, timbrosquillante e accompagnata da buona tecnica e da una notevole estensione che quinon ha potuto sfoggiare"
Madama Butterfly                                                 IlMessaggero:                               
            "SweetestButterfly"
                                             
Don Giovanni - DonnaElvira                             OPERA                                      "Bravissima ElisabettaFarris, soprano gifted of an outstanding voice and with no less remarkabletemperament. Notable also her acting considering that Ms. Farriswas perpetually engaged both vocally and phisically into a "drammagiocoso” seemed almost a competition between singing and acting qualities.”
Aida                                                                        LaTribuna:                                                                                           “the young Italian soprano ElisabettaFarris wasn't affected or worried for the debut: Farris's voice is provided ofcharm d'antan: the use of the colors, the typical nuances of the role, thepianissimi and the dramatic emphasize that she gave to the German audience,make Farris as the star performer and the applauses received in mid - scene andthe several Bravas that the audience have bestowed to her, confirm thissuccess.”
 La Bohème                                                             ilcorrieremusicale.it:                    
“the dominating figure on the stage. Her beautiful dark voice isenhanced by a very refined technique. Mimì is a role that suits her musicalfeatures as well as her temperament perfectly”
 
 
 
 La Bohème                                                             clubradio.it:                        
            “A moving Mimì, veryprecise in the high notes and endowed with very powerful voice, Farris gave a heartfeltand moving portrayal of the protagonist, both her arias was showstopper”
 
La serva padrona                                                   AILnotizie.it:                                 
            “ElisabettaFarris, young Sardinian Soprano, is a rising star of the Opera World! She has arefined voice, a perfect diction, and an excellent scenic presence: her eyesexpressed and spurted comedy connected with the action too"
 
I due timidi                                                                         Opera
“Farris’s interpretation sweeps from the famous actresses Bice Valori toAnna Magnani"
 
Le Nozze diFigaro                                                Opera Magazine:                                       
"...remarkable the characterization, thatremembers Rossy De Palma - the famous Almodovar's            actress,  made by Elisabetta Farris for therole of Marcellina. She distinguish as well for her outstanding voice."
 
 Le Nozze di Figaro                        Rivistamusica.com:                                               "Secure the Marcellina ofElisabetta Farris that is gifted by a voice genuinely buttery, carefullyproduced and  firmly under control that makes a good show in theMozart's difficult passages of her aria." 
 
 
 
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CV & Repertoire

Musical Work Role Jump-in ready? Company Year
Puccini: La Fanciulla Del West Minnie 1 week Wexford Festival Opera 2018
Pergolesi: La Serva Padrona Serpina 1 week Vittorio Veneto 2017
Verdi: Ernani Giovanna 1 week Teatro Verdi Sassari 2017
Puccini: Suor Angelica Suor Angelica Immediately Teatro Verdi Pisa 2016
Britten: The Little Sweep Rowan Immediately Teatro Verdi Trieste 2016