Federica Raja

Federica Raja

Soprano

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2017Purcell: Dido and AeneasBelinda
2017Humperdinck: Hänsel und GretelSandmännchen (the Sandman)
2017Humperdinck: Hänsel und GretelGretel
2016Donizetti: L'elisir d'amoreAdina
2016Weber: Der Freischützännchens
2015Mozart: Le nozze di FigaroSusanna

Bio


Soprano. Her first experience in singing was the children professional choir “Coro di voci bianche di Musica per Roma” (Ravel’s L’Enfant et les sortileges at Theatre du Chatelet in Paris, Humperdinck‘s Hansel und Gretel at Teatro Nazionale and Accademia di Santa Cecilia in Rome, Henze’s Pollicino at Teatro Vascello in Rome).
She did her musical studies with Michela Sburlati at the “Conservatorio di Musica di Perugia” where she had a Master’s degree with honors in Opera singing. She attended Masterclass with Mietta Sighele (Musica Riva Festival, 2013, 2014 and 2017), with Max Van Egmond (Conservatorio di Musica di Perugia, 2014) and with Nicola Paskowski and Fabio Sparvoli (Teatro del Giglio in Lucca, 2015). In Oktober 2016 she was finalist in the International Singing Competition “VIII Concorso lirico internazionale per cantanti lirici Trofeo La Fenice”.

She had her operatic debut in Teatro Pavone (Perugia, Italy) in 2015 as Susanna in Mozart’s Le nozze di Figaro. In 2016 she was Adina in Donizetti’s Elisir d’amore in “Teatro Morlacchi” (Perugia, Italy) with the conduction of Carlo Palleschi. In summer 2016 she has sung arias from Weber’s Freischutz in Bonn with the conduction of Andreas Winnen; in summer 2017, again with Andreas Winnen, she has sung Gretel and der Sandmann in Humperdinck’s Hansel und Gretel.
In june 2017 she was Belinda in Purcell’s Dido and Eneas at the Festival Sanctae Juliae in Livorno with Emanuele Lippi.

She was soloist in Jephte’s Carissimi at the Festival dei Due Mondi in Spoleto (2014); she was soprano soloist in Bucchi’s Laudes evangelii (San Pietro basilica in Perugia, conductor Carlo Palleschi, 2015) and in Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater (Sala dei notari in Perugia, conductor Piero Caraba, 2016). In march 2018 she was soloist in Buxtehude’s Membra Jesu Nostri with the conduction of Piero Caraba at the Auditorium San Domenico in Foligno, in Bastia Umbra and in Perugia.

In june 2017 she won the audition to sing as an extra singer in the choir of the Accademia di Santa Cecilia in Rome for the seasons 2017/18 e 2018/19. In april 2018 she won the audition to join the choir of Ravenna Festival of Cristina Mazzavillani Muti.

She performs regularly with differents ensembles. At the Niarchos Foundation in Athens with the Greek National Opera Orchestra conducted by Elias Voudouris (Opera Gala, May ’17), at the Stagione dei Concerti del Quirinale, live broadcast on the italian “Radio Rai 3” (March 2018) with the saxophone quartet “Arundo Donax” with a repertoire of Duke Ellington’s original arrangements, at the Istituto Italiano di Cultura di Atene, at the Museum of Byzantine Culture Thessaloniki, at the CaM in Crete, at the Università per Stranieri in Perugia, at the Teatro dei Differenti in Barga, at the Casa Internazionale delle Donne in Rome, at the Scuola Popolare di Musica di Testaccio in Rome, at the Università Tor Vergata in Rome, at the Bundespresseball 2016 in Berlin, at Musica Riva Festival in Riva del Garda.

In december 2017 she played as an actress and singer in Anna Ceravolo’s Terra, at the Luciano Damiani’s Teatro di Documenti in Rome.

She studied Italian Literature and in 2012 she had her Bachelor degree with honors in Humanities in “Università La Sapienza di Roma”.




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Purcell: Dido and Aeneas Belinda 1 week 2017
Humperdinck: Hänsel und Gretel Sandmännchen (the Sandman) 1 week 2017
Humperdinck: Hänsel und Gretel Gretel 1 week 2017
Donizetti: L'elisir d'amore Adina 1 week 2016
Weber: Der Freischütz ännchens 1 week 2016