Monia Massetti

Monia Massetti

Lirico Spinto Soprano

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«Nelle vesti di Abigaille il soprano Monia Massetti ha esibito personalità da vendere, trasmettendo intatta l’ambivalenza del tipico personaggio “cattivo”, in realtà privo di affetti domestici fondamentali quali l’amore paterno e l’amore coniugale. La sua voce, dal volume enorme, aveva il bel colore da soprano lirico,»
Nabucco- 46°Stagione lirica Lecce (2018)
«Menzione speciale per il soprano Monia Massetti che i melomani conoscono bene per la sua splendida voce, gran tecnica, padronanza assoluta del ruolo. Ha dato il meglio di sé in “Un bel dì vedremo” e incantato nel celebre, straziante finale, “Tu, tu, piccolo Iddio”, prodromico alla scena del harakiri, in cui Madama Butterfly sceglie di non vivere senza l’amore, dopo aver conquistato il pubblico nell’ingresso con le amiche “Oh quanto cielo, quanto mar..” ed anche nel difficile duetto che chiude il primo atto.»
Madama Butterfly- Teatro Savoia Campobasso (2018)
«Monia Massetti ha voce possente e screziata nei colori (“Ben io t’invenni”), bella in tutta la gamma, sicura nel canto di forza e di coloratura, rotonda ed armoniosa nelle smorzature e nel canto morbido, è bravissima negli slanci acuti strabilianti, negli affondi e nei glissando, riesce a coprire gli sbalzi di due ottave, dosa la voce all’espressività del fraseggio con sensibile modo di porgere, accento incisivo, scavo della parola scenica, Flati acutissimi tenuti e sonori (accorato e lievissimo il “Flatissimo” Fnale nella scena della morte).»
Nabucco- 46°Stagione lirica lecce (2018)
2016Puccini: TurandotTurandot
2015Verdi: NabuccoAbigaille
2015Puccini: Madama ButterflyCio-cio-san (madama Butterfly)
2014Puccini: ToscaFloria Tosca
2014Verdi: Don Carloélisabeth De Valois
2013Verdi: AidaAida
2013Verdi: AidaAida
2013Puccini: Madama ButterflyCio-cio-san (madama Butterfly)
2010Verdi: AidaAida
2007Wagner: Wesendonck-Lieder für Sopran und OrchesterSoprano
2005Leoncavallo: PagliacciNedda
2005Mascagni: Cavalleria RusticanaSantuzza
2003Giordano: Mese marianoCarmela
2003Mozart: Mass K.317, C major (Coronation)Soprano
2002Puccini: Manon LescautManon Lescaut
2002Mozart: Vesperae solennes de confessore K. 339Soprano

Bio


Was born in Porto San Giorgio, Fermo and she graduated in lyrical singing and pianoperformance at the Fermo Conservatory “G.B. Pergolesi”. In February 2007 she graduated with highest honours in musical disciplines specializing in operatic singing at the Conservatory “N.Piccinni” in Bari. She perfected her technique with MargheritaGuglielmi and Alain Billard,, attending the summer classes held by Rajna Kabaivanska at the “Chigiana Academy” in Siena, where she got a degree and received a scolarship. She attended all the classes by Sergio Segalini at the Lyric Academy in Osimo where she also took part in the concert of the XII Experimental Opera Season and in the production of“Mese Mariano” by Umberto Giordano at theOsimo’s Theatre.

She was the overall winner of the 6th “G.B Velluti” Competition in Dolo, Venice and of the 9th “G. Di Stefano” Competition which took place in Trapani in 2002. In the same year she made her debut playing Manon Lescaut in the homonymous opera by Giacomo PucciniattheProvincialTheatreinTrapaniafterattendinga masterclass held by Magda Olivero.

For two years in a row, in 2002 and 2003, she was the winner of the Audience Award inthe International Competition “M.Caniglia” in Sulmona, L’Aquila. During the “Notti Ma latestiane” Festival in 2004, she played Juno in Shakespeare’s “The Tempest”, with incidental music played by Jean Sibelius.

In 2005, at the event Opera Aperta in Tolentino, Macerata, she played the role of TeresaRepollo in “Quadro delle meraviglie”, by Franco Mannino, an adaptation of a novel by Camilleri. In the same year, she is Nedda in “Pagliacci” by Leoncavallo and Santuzza “inCavalleria Rusticana” by Mascagni, for the Luglio Musicale Trapanese, directed by Mario Corradi and under the baton of Steven Mercurio.

In April 2009 she debuted with great acclaim from audiences and critics in Puccini's Madama Butterfly (Cio Cio San) at the Savoia Theatre in Campobasso.
In June 2010 she played Aida in the homonymous opera by Giuseppe Verdi at the Seoul Art Center in South Korea, singing alongside international artists. Later, in August, she played Aida again at the Incheon Art Center during the Pentaport Festival in South Korea.

In December 2011, she starred as Abigaille in Verdi's Nabucco in the theatres in Adrano and Caltanissetta. In July 2013, she played Aida again in the homonymous opera by Verdi in Piazza Matteotti in Caserta and at the Bitonto Opera Festival in Bari.
In March 2014 she played Elizabeth of Valois in Verdi's Don Carlo for the 45th Opera Season at the theater in Lecce. In August 2014 she starred as Tosca in the opera by Puccini during the Bitonto Opera Festival.

In March 2015 she played Abigaille one more time in Verdi’s “Nabucco” for the 46thopera season in Lecce with great acclaim from audiences and critics. In April 2015 she played Cio Cio San in Puccini’s “Madama Butterfly”, again in Lecce. In December 2015she was a guest in "Una serata sul Titano", a tv program hosted by Pippo Baudo on RTV San Marino RTV, in which she played Santuzza in Mascagni's selection of “Cavalleria Rusticana”.

In April 2016 she made her debut with the role of Turandot in Puccini’s homonymousopera at the Municipal Theatre in Porto San Giorgio.

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CV & Repertoire

Musical Work Role Jump-in ready? Company Year
Puccini: Madama Butterfly Cio-cio-san (madama Butterfly) Immediately Teatro Comunale Porto San Giorgio 2018
Puccini: Turandot Turandot Immediately Teatro Comunale Porto San Giorgio 2016
Verdi: Nabucco Abigaille 24 hours Teatro Polteama Greco Lecce 2015
Puccini: Madama Butterfly Cio-cio-san (madama Butterfly) Immediately Teatro Polteama Greco Lecce 2015
Puccini: Tosca Floria Tosca Immediately Bitonto Opera Festival 2014

Awards

Ruolo di Manon Lescaut 9° Concorso Internazionale "G. Di Stefano" Trapani
2018
1° Premio 6°Concorso Internazionale "G.B. Velluti" Dolo (Venezia)
2018
Concorso Maria Caniglia-Sulmona- Premio del pubblico
2018