Margherita Rotondi

Margherita Rotondi

Early Music Mezzo-Soprano

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2016Mozart: Le nozze di FigaroCherubino
2016Lehár: Die Lustige WitwePraskowia
2015Monteverdi: L'incoronazione di PoppeaArnalta / Nutrice / Famigliari I
2015Verdi: Macbethdama
2015Giordano: FedoraDimitri
2015Monteverdi: L'incoronazione di PoppeaNoémie
2015Monteverdi: Il ritorno d'Ulisse in patriaPenelope
2014Mozart: Le nozze di FigaroCherubino
2014Mozart: Cosi fan tutteDorabella
2014Bizet: CarmenMercedes
2014Rossini: Il Barbiere di SivigliaBerta
2014Verdi: Luisa MillerLaura Adorno
2014Monteverdi: L'incoronazione di PoppeaNoémie
2014Monteverdi: L'OrfeoMessaggera/Speranza
2014Puccini: Suor AngelicaSuor Zelatrice
2013Mascagni: Cavalleria RusticanaLola
2013Haydn: Lo SpezialeVolpino

Bio

Margherita Rotondi was born in Bari in 1986.  She graduated in Opera Singing at the “Conservatorio di musica N. Piccinni” in Bari with the maximum score with the mezzo-soprano Nicoletta Ciliento in 2010 and in Baroque Music (Master Degree) at the “Conservatorio di musica G. Frescobaldi” in Ferrara with full marks with honor with the contralto Sonia Prina. She has attended masterclasses with Erik Battaglia e Valentina Valente for Chamber repertoire, with Sherman Lowe, Lucrezia Messa and Paola Pittaluga for Vocal Technique, with Bruna Baglioni, Stefania Bonfadelli, Paolo Coni, Lella Cuberli, Mariella Devia and Vittorio Terranova for Bel Canto repertoire and French repertoire and with Roberta Mameli and Sonia Prina for baroque repertoire. In April 2012 she entered in the “Accademia del Belcanto Rodolfo Celletti”. She sang at XXXVIII Festival della Valle d’Itria as una dottoressa in "Nur" of M. Taralli. In Agoust 2012, she has debuted in "Orfeo" of Luigi Rossi/Daniela Terranova at the 8th Tallinn Chamber Music Festival. In 2013 she has debuted Cherubino in "Le Nozze di Figaro" at the LuccaOperaFestival, Volpino in "Lo Speziale" of Haydn with the Opera de Chambre de Geneve and Lola in "Cavalleria Rusticana" at the Theatre of Sassari. In 2014 she has been part of the Ensemble Opera Studio at the Carlo Felice Theatre in Genoa where she has sung Suor Zelatrice in "Suor Angelica" conducted by D. Renzetti, Cherubino in "Le Nozze di Figaro" conducted by J. Wildner, Rosalia in "West Side Story" conducted by M° W. Marshall, Mercedes in "Carmen" conducted by A. Battistoni and directed by D. Livermore and Berta in "Il Barbiere di Siviglia" condtucted by  A. Casellati and directed by  F. Crivelli. In June she has been Messaggera/Speranza in Monteverdi’s "L'Orfeo" at the Olympic Theatre of Vicenza. In July she has recorded for the label TACTUS the Bassani’s Oratory “Giona”. In August she has debuted Dorabella in Mozart’s “Così fan tutte” conducted by J. Acs. She has sung Nerone in Monteverdi’s "L'Incoronazione di Poppea" at the Fukuoka Symphony Hall, at the Hyogo Performing Arts and at the Tokyo Concert Hall with C. Cavina in October 2014. In November she has been Laura in Verdi’s “Luisa Miller” under the baton of  A. Battistoni directed by L. Nucci She won the 1st prize at the Federico II International Singing Competition presided over by M° Maurizio Arena (Andria, 2012) and the 4th prize at the Maria Caniglia International Singing Competition (Sulmona 2014). In 2015 she has been Dimitri in "Fedora" with Daniela Dessì in Genoa, una Dama in "Macbeth" at Petruzzelli's Theatre and Arnalta in "Incoronazione di Poppea" at Festival della Valla d'Itria. In 2015/2016 she will debut Penelope in “Il Ritorno di Ulisse in patria” and she will sing again Nerone in Cracovia and Cherubino in Petruzzelli's Theatre.
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Musical Work Role Jump-in ready? Company Year
Mozart: Le nozze di Figaro Cherubino teatro petruzzelli bari 2016
Lehár: Die Lustige Witwe Praskowia teatro petruzzelli bari 2016
Monteverdi: L'incoronazione di Poppea Arnalta / Nutrice / Famigliari I Festival della Valle d'Itria 2015
Verdi: Macbeth dama Immediately teatro petruzzelli bari 2015
Giordano: Fedora Dimitri Immediately Teatro Carlo Felice 2015