Ilaria Casai

Ilaria Casai

Lyric Soprano

23 years old-Pisa, Italia
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ILARIA CASAI-SOPRANO (2018)
2017Donizetti: RitaRita
2017Constant: La Tragédie de CarmenMicaela
2016Mozart: Le nozze di FigaroSusanna
2016Mozart: Don GiovanniZerlina

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Curriculum vitae (updating August 2018)

ILARIA CASAI,
Born in Pisa December 29, 1994
Resident in Pisa, G. Marconi Street n° 9
331.5960981
Ilariacasai40@gmail.com



She begins her singing studies at the age of 14 at the school of music “Filarmonica Pisana”, under the guidance of Professor Annamaria Guarducci (Mezzo-soprano) and M° Giovanni Del Vecchio (pianist and teacher of score reading at the Conservatory Luigi Cherubini of Florence).

In 2007 and in 2008 she performs as soloist by singing in the Te Deum of Britten and in the chichester Psalms with M° Giovanni Del Vecchio and the Filarmonica Pisana’s choir.

In 2011 she is ranked number one at the admission to Livorno’s Conservatory “Pietro Mascagni”, with the vote of 10/10, in the class of Opera singing and she begins her studies under the guidance of M° Graziano Polidori (Bass).

In the years 2012 and 2013 she expands her concert experience by performing in lots of concerts and events as a chorister and as a soloist (Vivaldi’s Gloria, Mozart’s Requiem, Charpentier’s Te Deum and several concerts organised by M° Graziano Polidori) and she is the soloist voice at Pisa’s Teatro Verdi in occasion of the theatrical representation of “Fare teatro” of the classical gymnasium “Galileo Galilei” of Pisa.

Still in 2013 she sings as a soloist in the musical event “Concerto per l’Europa” organised by the association “Lucchesi nel mondo” sponsored by the European Union, the Tuscany Region, Lucca’s Municipality and Lucca’s Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio.

In February 2014 she takes part in the competition “Associazione Silver” of Empoli and she is selected by Mario Del Fante (President of the Association “Enrico Caruso”) to perform in the Musical Salons of the Association “Enrico Caruso” of Lastra a Signa (FI). In the same year she is invited to sing among the young lyric voices at the competition “Premio Enrico Caruso”, which is held in the month of July at the “Villa Caruso” of Lastra a Signa (FI), organised by the “Associazione Enrico Caruso”, the Municipalities of Lastra a Signa and Signa and from the Tuscany Region.

On October 30, 2014, at the Church of Settignano (FI), she sings a duet with baritone Rolando Panerai in the famous “Quanto amore ed io spietata” taken from the “Elisir d’amore” of Gaetano Donizetti, on the occasion of the celebrations for the 90th birthday of the great baritone, organised by the “Associazione Enrico Caruso”.

She continues alongside her concert activity and is selected to sing as a soloist representing Livorno’s Conservatory “Pietro Mascagni” in the National project of the “4 Orchestre riunite” (Siena, Florence, Lucca, Livorno), under the auspices of the Tuscany Region and of the Municipalities of Livorno, Siena, Florence and Lucca.

She sings as soprano soloist at Lucca’s Teatro del Giglio in the unedited Messa of Ciro Belloni, composer from Lucca, under the auspices of Lucca’s Municipality and of Lucca’s Teatro del Giglio.

On March 9, 2015 she is the winner of the competition “Omega Musica” organised by the Association “OMEGA” of Florence, receiving the honorable mention as best young voice.

On March 20, 2015 she is among the finalists for the selection of the role of Susanna in “Le Nozze di Figaro” at Lugano’s Conservatory of the Italian Switzerland.

On April 13, 2015 she sings at the theatre “La Pergola” of Florence as soloist, on the occasion of the celebrations for the 90 years of baritone Rolando Panerai, organised by the Association Enrico Caruso (FI) and by the Rotary Club of Florence.

On May 30, 2015 she attends an audition at St. Mark’s Opera Church and is selected among the singers of the Association St. Mark’s Florence (FI).

On June 26, 2015 she sings at the “Premio Enrico Caruso” - in honour of the tenor Daniele Barioni - organised by the “Associazione Enrico Caruso”, and by the Municipalities of Lastra a Signa, Signa and the Tuscany Region.

On September 3, 2015 she makes her debut as Susanna in “Le Nozze di Figaro”, at St. Mark’s Opera Church (FI).

On January 19, 2016 she holds the opening concert, accompanied by M° Lorenzo Macchioni, of the Opera season at the theatre “Persio Flacco” of Volterra, organised by the Municipality of Volterra, by the Tuscany Region and by the theatre itself.

She performs in several concerts at St. Mark’s Opera and in April 2016 she is summoned by the same company to make the debut in the roles of Zerlina and Giannetta in Switzerland, at the Theatre of Mullhaim (Zurich).

In April 2016 she joins the International Festival “Puccini e la sua Lucca” and she performs in six concerts as a soloist.

On May 20, 2016 she sings as soloist at the Teatro del Popolo of Castelfiorentino with artists of international fame such as the tenor Angelo Fiore and the sopranos Alida Berti and Lavinia Bini.

On June 13, 2016 she sings as soprano soloist in Faurè’s Requiem directed by M° Giovanni Del Vecchio with the choir and the orchestra of the society Filarmonica Pisana, organised by the Associazione Valdese of Pisa.

On June 28, 2016 she sings at the Caruso prize at Villa Caruso (Lastra a Signa, FI), in honour of bass Bonaldo Giaiotti, organised by the “Associazione Enrico Caruso”, by the Municipalities of Lastra a Signa and Signa and by the Tuscany Region.

On July 17, 2016 she makes her debut in the Donizetti’s Opera “Rita”, covering the role of the protagonist. This Opera is included in the poster of the summer festival of the Municipality of Sassetta (LI), with the orchestra of the Conservatory “Pietro Mascagni” of Livorno.

On August 27, 2016 she is among the finalists of the International Competition “Artincanto”, organised by the Unione dei Comuni Colline del Medio Vomano (Teramo), from the B.B.C. of Basciono, from the cultural Association “Cantiere delle Arti” and from the Abruzzo Region.

In September 2016 she makes her debut in the role of Micaela in Bizet’s Carmen, at St. Mark’s Church Opera in Florence.

In March 2017 she sings at the University of Pisa for a twin project between the Conservatory “Pietro Mascagni” and the course of study of Foreign Languages and Literatures.

In 2017 she performs again in the Opera “Rita” by Gaetano Donizetti, in the role of the protagonist, with the orchestra of the Conservatory “Pietro Mascagni” of Livorno; the Opera is included in the poster of the summer festivals of the Municipalities of Campiglia Marittima (LI) and Rosignano Marittimo (LI), respectively at the Teatro dei Condordi and at the Amphitheatre of Castiglioncello.

In June 2017 she takes part as a soloist in the Enrico Caruso prize in honour of the famed baritone Renato Bruson, organised by the “Associazione Enrico Caruso”, by the Municipalities of Lastra a Signa and Signa and by the Tuscany Region.

In September 2017 she takes part as a soloist in the final concert of the “Il Serchio delle Muse” Festival, organised by bass Luigi Roni and sponsored by the Tuscany Region, the Municipality of Lucca, the Association “Lucchesi nel Mondo”, and Cassa di Risparmio di Lucca.

In September 2017 she takes part as a soloist in the concert in honour of bass Graziano Polidori, performing with baritone Gabriele Viviani, tenor Stefano La Colla and soprano Oksana Dyka.

In October 2017 she is the winner of the selection for young Opera singers organised by the lyric Association “Mettiamoci all’Opera” of Prato, held in Modena, in the Happen Salon.

In December 2017 she wins the selection of the Conservatory “Pietro Mascagni” of Livorno for the soloist role in the New Year’s Eve Concert at the Theatre Goldoni of Livorno, organised by Fondazione Livorno, the Ministry of Culture and Tourism, the Tuscany Region, the Fondazione Teatro Goldoni and the Conservatory “Pietro Mascagni” of Livorno.

On January 1, 2018 she performs as a soloist in the concert of New Year's Eve at the Teatro Goldoni of Livorno, organised by Fondazione Livorno, the Ministry of Culture and Tourism, the Tuscany Region, Fondazione Teatro Goldoni and Livorno's Conservatory "Pietro Mascagni".

On January 21, 2018 she performs as a soloist, accompanied by M° Lorenzo Macchioni, at the theatre "Persio Flacco" of Volterra (PI) in the opening concert of the Concert season.

In 2018 she performs as a soloist in the concert season organised by the Lyric Association of Prato "Mettiamoci all'Opera": the first concert is held on January 27, 2018 at Prato's Teatro Magnolfi Nuovo, and the second one is held on May 19, 2018 in the Sala dell'Immacolata of the Convento SS Apostoli of Rome.

In 2018 she achieves the three-year degree of first level, with the vote of 110/110, at Livorno's Conservatory "Pietro Mascagni".

In 2018 she is admitted to the Advanced Traineeship Opera Course "Corso d'Opera 2018", being one of the 12 candidates selected. The course is sponsored by the support of MiBACT and SIAE in the context of the initiative “Sillumina – Copia privata per i giovani, per la cultura”.

On June 16, 2018 she takes part in the elimination rounds of the International Competition for Opera singers "Città di Alcamo 2018" organised by Prato's Lyric Association "Mettiamoci all'Opera" and held at the Salotto Culturale Aggazzotti of Modena and she acquires the right to directly enter the semi-final of the Competition, which will take place in Alcamo (TP) from October 4 to October 7, 2018.

On June 24, 2018 ske takes part as a soloist in the Prize Enrico Caruso in honour of the famed soprano Maria Chiara, organised by the "Associazione Enrico Caruso", by the Municipalities of Lastra a Signa and Signa and by the Tuscany Region.

On July 30, 2018 she performs at the Vernazza Opera Festival organised by the Association La Fenice of Seravezza, by the Municipalities of Versilia and by the Tuscany Region.

On August 12, 2018 she joins the event "Calici di stelle" as soprano soloist, performing in a piano/voice Recital. The event has been organised by the Municipality of Ventasso and by the Emilia-Romagna Region.

On August 24, 2018 she takes part in the Acting Master for Opera Singers held by the famed actor and director Augusto Fornari, organised by the cultural association "Europa arte".



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CV & Repertoire

Musical Work Role Jump-in ready? Company Year
Donizetti: Rita Rita 1 week Conservatory 2017
Constant: La Tragédie de Carmen Micaela 1 week Firenze. Chisa anglicana di San Marco 2017
Mozart: Le nozze di Figaro Susanna 1 week Firenze. Chisa anglicana di San Marco 2016
Mozart: Don Giovanni Zerlina 1 week Firenze. Chisa anglicana di San Marco 2016
Verdi: La Traviata Annina No

Awards

Scholar ship
2018