Marily Santoro

Marily Santoro

Dramatic Coloratura Soprano

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«"Marily Santoro ... possesses a creamy timbre rich in harmonics, safety in the whole range, acute insight and interpretive sensitivity, which has moved in the waltz that opens the second act;"»
OperaClick (2018)
«Great stylistic refinement, is appreciated in the Leonora of Marily Santoro. The young soprano reggino has a beautiful colored voice, sings on the breath and the voice easily rises to the well-sustained treble. It scans well and phrases with great musicality giving every sentence the right breath. His Leonora is a girl in love who faces the sacrifice with awareness and almost resignation, devoid of high-pitched dramatic poses. There are no blurred parts in his reading: everything is controlled and clear and I think in the coming performances will only improve his interpretation, which culminates in the great scene of the fourth act, performed in its entirety, in which he gives us high notes in pianissimo, from the sound however always full and soft.»
«In Leonora Marily Santoro reveals a strong scenic character and remarkable expressiveness in singing, supported in addition to everything from a bond of good quality and a very accurate phrasing (...) talent is undeniable and, overall, this young artist has hit the character and was a bit 'the revelation of the evening Verdi.»
Bella Una Vita all'Opera (2018)
2018Verdi: Il TrovatoreLeonora
2018Menotti: The MediumSoprano
2018Menotti: The MediumSoprano
2018Verdi: Il TrovatoreSoprano
2018Gounod: Roméo et JulietteJuliette
2017Bellini: NormaNorma
2017Puccini: TurandotSoprano
2017Verdi: Il TrovatoreSoprano
2017Bellini: NormaSoprano
2016Puccini: TurandotTurandot
2016Puccini: TurandotSoprano
2015Verdi: La TraviataVioletta Valéry


Marily Santoro studied singing with Liliana Marzano and she graduated from the Conservatorio F. Cilea in Reggio Calabria. At present, she is studying with the tenor Antonello Palombi in Pisa and with Raina Kabaivanska in Modena.
She attended masterclasses with Renato Bruson at Accademia Chigiana in Siena, Bruna Baglioni, Giovanna Casolla, Mariella Devia.
In 2018: Trovatore (Leonora) at Teatro Verdi in Trieste; Monica in Menotti’s Medium  in Modena.
In 2017: Norma in Sofia and Turandot at Royal Opera House in Muscat.
In 2016: she debuted in the role of Turandot performing it in several Italian theatres in a tour organized by AsLiCo./Teatro Sociale di Como. During the summer she attended the masterclass of Raina Kabaivanska at Accademia Chigiana and she continues studying with her in Modena. In December she performed Turandot with the National Opera and Ballet in Sofia.
In 2015: she took part in a concert with Daniela Dessì and Marco Armiliato in Brescia; in October she debuted the role of Violetta in La Traviata at Teatro Goldoni in Livorno.
In 2014: in Livorno she debuted in the role of Donna Elvira in Don Giovanni in the "Mozart Project" for young singers; in Reggio Calabria she debuted Verdi's Requiem during the Festival of Sacred Music; she took part to the Scuola dell'Opera Italiana at Teatro Comunale in Bologna and she sang the role of Violetta in La Traviata.
In 2013 she took part in a concert at Teatro Rendano in Cosenza and in the opera Parisina by Mascagni on the occasion of Mascagni celebrations.

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CV & Repertoire

Musical Work Role Jump-in ready? Company Year
Verdi: Il Trovatore Leonora 24 hours 2018
Menotti: The Medium Soprano Festival dei Due Mondi di Spoleto 2018
Menotti: The Medium Soprano Teatro Comunale di Modena 2018
Verdi: Il Trovatore Soprano Teatro Verdi Trieste 2018
Gounod: Roméo et Juliette Juliette Teatro Sao Paulo Brazil 2018


Primo Premio Assoluto Concorso Internazionale "sANTA gIOVANNA bERETTA mOLLA"
second Prize “Spiros argiris citta’ di sarzana