Gabriella Di laccio

Gabriella Di laccio

Lyric Coloratura Soprano

a fine dramatic soprano, with a formidable technique,
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«“Gabriella Di Laccio is a fine dramatic soprano, with a formidable technique, ably displayed in the three Vivaldi arias recorded here. Fernando Cordella sets cracking tempi, to which di Laccio fully responds – the well-known ‘Agitata da due venti’ (track 2) is particularly scintillating, with the da capo suitably embellished".»
Early music review (2016)
«a fine singer with a stupendous technique"»
Robert Hugill (2016)
2015J.A. HASSE: Marc'Antonio and CleopatraCleopatra Thea
2014Vivaldi: Juditha TriumphansVagaus
2014Vivaldi: L'OlimpiadeAminta
2014Handel: AlcinaMorgana
2014Handel: Giulio Cesare in EgittoCleopatra
2013Vivaldi: Juditha TriumphansVagaus
2013Vivaldi: Juditha TriumphansVagaus
2013Handel: Giulio Cesare in EgittoCleopatra
2013Handel: AlcinaMorgana
2013Handel: AlcinaAlcina
2013Handel: Giulio Cesare in EgittoCleopatra Thea
2013Vivaldi: GriseldaCostanza
2007Monteverdi: L'OrfeoLa Musica
2006RAMEAULa Folia

Bio


www.gabrielladilaccio.com



New album BRAVURA now available: http://www.drama-musica.com/Bravura.html 
                        
Winner of the “ Air Europa Classical Act of  the Year Award 2013”, lyric coloratura soprano Gabriella Di Laccio  enjoys an international career that spans the genres of opera, oratorio
and chamber music.                     


Especially known for her virtuoso voice and  much sought after in Baroque music she is also a devoted a performer of  Contemporary repertoire. Bringing freshness to older music and
authority to new, Gabriella brings intensity to her performance, which  transcends the traditional boundaries of classical music, introducing  new and exuberant flavour and charisma.                       


Recognized by Sir Charles Mackerrras as “a singer of outstanding talent”, Miss Di Laccio has gained notice over the past years due to her expressive tone, impressive coloraturas and
powerful stage presence. Her recent performances of Vivaldi and Handel  arias have established her as an artist of finest musical intelligence  who handles intense technical challenges of the music with seeming ease, precision and great personality.

This sensitive and charismatic singer leaves no one indifferent. Sometimes emotional and moving or full of humorous charm, Gabriella’s voice, theatrical and expressive qualities have
earned her recognition and praise from an international audience.

Baroque opera productions include Platée by  Rameau at the Megaron Opera House/ Athens, Orfeo by Monteverdi and Dido  and Aeneas by Purcell with the English Bach Festival in London. Other
operatic roles include Adina (L’Elisir d’Amore), Gilda (Rigoletto),  Cleopatra (Giulio Cesare), Adele (Die Fledermaus), Despina (Cosi fan  Tutte), Zerlina (Don Giovanni), Susanna (Le Nozze de Figaro), Semele  (Handel) and Musetta (La Bohème).
                     

Equally at home on the recital stage, Gabriella Di Laccio is known for her commitment to exploring and performing a vast range of concert repertoire. She performs regularly as a solo recitalist and as a member of various chamber groups covering a  wide-ranging repertoire from baroque to contemporary. As a soloist, her  work has included Bach’s B Minor Mass, St. John’s Passion and St.
Mathew’s Passion, Handel’s Messiah and Dixit Dominus, Vivaldi’s Gloria,  Mozart’s Exultate Jubilate and Haydn’s Creation, among many others.                    


In concert, Gabriella has appeared in a number  of major London platforms including Wigmore Hall, Purcell Room at  Southbank Centre and St. John’s Smith Square.                      


As a performer of the baroque repertoire she has sung with the Amaryllis Consort, Il Festino, Concerto Instrumentale, Di Profundis, Baroque Orchestra of Mercosur and Baroque Ensemble
Florilegium.                      


Gabriella Di Laccio has also established an  important reputation performing Latin American classical repertoire, including works by Heitor Villa-Lobos, Carlos Gomes, Ernani Braga,
Alberto Ginastera among others in several solo concerts in the UK and  abroad.

Gabriella was born in Brazil and shares both Italian and Brazilian nationalities. She began her singing career under the guidance of the renowned Brazilian soprano Neyde Thomas and
graduated with Distinction from the University of Music and Fine Arts of Paraná – Brazil. Whilst still at College, Gabriella joined the Guaira  Theatre Opera Company in Brazil and made her professional debut as Barbarina in The Marriage of Figaro. Her early success continued when  she was offered a place as a soprano soloist at the Camerata of Curitiba, a concert touring group with whom she performed extensively  throughout her native country for many years as a soloist. Gabriella
continued her education at the Royal College of Music in London, where  she gained Post Graduate Diplomas (PGDip) in Performance - Opera and as an Early Music Specialist. She is also the winner of the Araucaria Foundation Scholarship Award (Brazil), Peter Pears Prize and Richard III Prize for concert singers (UK).

                       
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CV & Repertoire

Musical Work Role Jump-in ready? Company Year
J.A. HASSE: Marc'Antonio and Cleopatra Cleopatra Thea Curitiba Cultural Foundation 2015
Vivaldi: Juditha Triumphans Vagaus Immediately Studio Clio 2014
Vivaldi: L'Olimpiade Aminta Immediately Studio Clio 2014
Handel: Alcina Morgana Immediately Studio Clio 2014
Handel: Giulio Cesare in Egitto Cleopatra Immediately Studio Clio 2014

Awards

Classical ACT of the year
2016
Peter pears prize
2016
RICHARD III PRIZE
2016