Paola Cacciatori

Paola Cacciatori

Lyric Mezzo-Soprano

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«Mezzo-soprano Paola Cacciatori then followed with a gem of the bel canto style, Rossini's Cruda Sorte. Her slightly lower tessitura was no less penetrating and the purity of her voice came across wonderfully on many long-held fermatas, which gave an opportunity to have a little teasing fun with the other musicians as she timed her momentsto fall back into regular meter»
«“Rossini’s well-loved, ravishing cavatina for mezzo-soprano from Il Barbiere Di Siviglia, Una Voce Poco Fa, was up next, introducing Cacciatori to the stage adorned in a shiny blood red dress. Demanding even more attention, though, was her magnificent coloratura technique, winning a loud cheer from the audience.”»
BANGKOK POST LIFESTYLE – JAMES KELLER (JUNE 2014) (2017)
«The skill and understanding of a great crafts person is sufficient for delivering everything someone might ask you to do as a singer, but the label “artist” should only be applied to singers who come up with their own successful mix of messages and effects. Paola Cacciatori delivered on all counts this time»
http://www.rockwellblake.com/blog/ October 2015 (2017)
2017De Rossi Re: King Kong, Amore MioViola Ann Darrow
2017Rossini: L'Italiana in AlgeriIsabella
2016Rossini: Il Barbiere di SivigliaRosina
2016Rossini: La CenerentolaAngelina (cenerentola)
2016Mascagni: Cavalleria RusticanaLola
2015Mascagni: L'Amico FritzBeppe, Fritz's Friend
2010Handel: AriodanteAriodante
2008Mozart: Die ZauberflöteZweite Dame (second Lady)
2008Verdi: RigolettoMaddalena
2007Constant: La Tragédie de CarmenCarmen
2006Verdi: La TraviataFlora Bervoix

Bio


PAOLA CACCIATORI
Lyric Virtuoso Mezzosoprano


Biography and education
Paola Cacciatori was born in Rome as a child of French mother and Italian
father. She began her studies in vocal technique under the guidance of M° David
Jones (New York). Still followed by M° Jones, she made masterclasses with
German mezzosoprano Helga Mueller Molinari and baritone Giuseppe
Taddei, who greatly appreciated her for vocal qualities like richness of
harmonics tones, warmth of colour and vocal power.
Since 2012 she is perfecting with American tenor Rockwell Blake with whom
Paola fully specialized into a belcanto virtuoso artist.
Paola had Strasberg method classes with coaches Francesca Viscardi (Actor
Studio, NY – Italian direct assistant of coach Susan Batson) and Marilyn Fried
(NY – who was Lee Strasberg’s direct assistant).
Paola studied piano for about 10 years and holds a diploma of Theory,
Solfège and Music Dictation from Conservatorio “L. Refice” of Frosinone
(Italy).
She also made literary studies at Classical Lyceum and graduated in Natural
Sciences at university “La Sapienza” in Rome.


Competitions
She was a finalist at the prestigious International Opera Competition
“Anselmo Colzani” of Budrio (Bononia), and was rewarded at the
International Opera Competition “Città di Bologna” with the prize
“soprano Giusy Devinu” for the best feminine performer (May 2007). In
September 2008, she was a finalist at the first edition of the International
Competition “Benvenuto Franci” of Pienza (Siena). She won the first prize
of the International Opera Competition ”Cantofestival” of Amandola (AP -
Italy) in October 2008.
She won the first prize at the VoceAllopera International Competition
(December 2013) and got selected to be Rosina in Il barbiere di Siviglia at
Teatro Rosetum, Milan.


Concerts
Paola has performed as a soloist in many concerts: “Galà Italiano” in the
“Grand Serraille” Palace in Beirut (Lebanon) attended by major political
authorities such as First Minister F. Senora and Italian ambassador Dott. F.
Mistretta (November 2005); she sang in a memorial concert for soprano
Ghena Dimitrova in Rome at the Baldini Hall, directed by M° Enrico
Stinchelli (February 2006); she sang the Petite Messe Solennelle from G.
Rossini in the majestic Basilica of Santa Maria degli Angeli in Rome (January
2006) directed by M° D’Antò; she sang as guest artist in the prestigious
“Penisola Sorrentina Poetry Prize” (Potenza, 2006); she collaborates with
“Pianofortissimopercussion Ensemble” with whom she performed a
Carmen concert in the “Cancelleria Palace” of Rome, seat of Spanish Cultural
Institute “Cervantes” (May 2007); she sang as soloist in many concerts at
Teatro Guardassoni of Bononia (December 2007), and performed an opera
recital at Teatro F. Stabile of Potenza (January 2008). In July 2008 she sang in
a concert for soloists and orchestra in Zaragoza, Spain, for the International
EXPO 2008, directed by M° Marco Gatti, and presented the same concert in
Morocco (December 2008) in the National Theatre of Rabat.
She sang in a concert to celebrate the career of the Italian tenor Mario Di
Felici, in the main Concert Hall of Albano Laziale (Rome, december 2008).
In February 2009 she sang in a concert invited by the Japanese Academy of
Rome, A.I.D.A. In December 2009, she performed a “Mezzo- piano- cello and
dancers” show at Teatro Piccolo di Pietralata in Rome. Soon after, she
performed in two concerts (Galà Italiano) at the Cultural Institutes of Istanbul
and Bursa (Turkey).
In November 2010, she performed the première of a work by contemporary
composer M° Victor Rasgado “Me pretendes alba” for voice, sax tenor,
marimba and piano at the Theater “La Fenice” (Amandola, AP).
In the same month she performed a recital in “Sala delle Armi” of Palace
Sforza Cesarini in Genzano (Rome), attended by the Mayor and the town Councillor for Culture.
On the first of January 2011, she performed a concert based on Rossini's
works in the renowned “Sala della Rotonda” in Senigallia (Ancona).
On the 15th of March 2011 she sang a concert for the celebration of the Unity
of Italy at Damasco Opera Theater (Syria) together with the Syrian
Symphonic Orchestra conducted by M° Carlo Magni and M° Nahel Al Halabi.
In June 2012 she perfomed the concert “Galà Italiano” at Ha Noi Opera
Theater in Vietnam, attended by Italian Ambassador Dott. Lorenzo Angeloni.
“Galà Italiano” was performed by Paola also in May 2014 in Bangkok
(Thailand) with the Bangkok Symphony Orchestra.
Between 2014 and 2015 Paola has been performing as a member of Trio
Printemps, together with a baritone and a pianist, in a show they created
called “Amori e Passioni”. They held with huge success more than 30
concerts in Rome, Milan, Tuscany and abroad (Thailand). In 2015 Paola
performed with the Trio at the prestigious Biblioteca dell’Angelica, Teatro
Laurentino, Museo Napoleonico in Rome, at Teatro Nuovo and Teatro
Rosetum in Milan (May 27th) at Music Festival for “Vincenzo Bellini” club
(Villa d’Este, Como Lake).
She has been a guest star of the Helsinki Concert Hall (Finland) in March
2015 for a commemoration of tenor Beniamino Gigli.
On May the 30th Paola went back to Bangkok and performed two important
concerts with the Bangkok Symphony Orchestra, organized by the Italian
Ambassador Francesco Saverio Nisio.
On the 2nd of October 2016 Paola has again performed at Teatro Nuovo of Milan with an Operetta concert and a large appreciation form audience and critics.
She also performed with great success at Glauco Lombardi Museum of Parma in an entirely Rosssini dedicated concert.


Operatic productions
She debuted at Teatro Stabile of Potenza as Mother Baroness, in the
contemporary opera “Il Castello. L’onore dei Morra” composed and directed
by M° Nicola Samale (March, 2006).
She performed Maddalena in Rigoletto, directed by M° Enrico Stinchelli, on
the occasion of the 90th birthday of baritone Giuseppe Taddei; she was
Maddalena and Flora in the “Orbetello Music Festival”, directed by M° Stefano Seghedoni and M° Enrico Stinchelli with the collaboration of Rome Opera Theatre (August 2007).
She performed the leading role of Carmen in “La Tragédie de Carmen” by
Peter Brook and Marius Constant, directed by Franco Ripa Di Meana and M° Nicoletta Conti as conductor, in the gardens of Philharmonic Academy of Rome and at theatre “Persiani” of Recanati to commemorate the world famous tenor Beniamino Gigli (October 2007).
In June 2008 she played the Zweite Dame in a production of “Die Zauberflöte“ at the Auditorium Della Conciliazione in Rome, directed by M°Francesco La Vecchia.
She performed the role of Zita in a private production of “Gianni Schicchi”
in Rome, directed by M° Enrico Stinchelli (June 2009).
In May 2010 she performed the role of Ariodante (Ariodante, G. F. Händel)
in a production of the Royal Opera Academy at the Royal Opera Theatre in Copenhagen.
She sang as Rosina in several productions of “Il barbiere di Siviglia” by G.
Rossini: Teatro Rosetum (Milan 2014) Reggia di Colorno (Parma 2014), Teatro
Michelangelo (Modena 2015), Teatro Ciro Pinsuti (Sinalunga – Siena; March
2016) and in a private production in Rome (Casa Bassi, March 2016).
In August 2014 she debuted as Beppe lo zingaro in a production of
Mascagni’s L’amico Fritz.
She made her debut as Lola in a production of Mascagni’s “Cavalleria
Rusticana” in Genova (August 2015) and she performed Lola again in a
production of “Cavalleria Rusticana” hold in Milan at the prestigious Teatro
dal Verme besides worldwide famous soprano Giovanna Casolla and Tenor
Piero Giuliacci (December 2015).
In January 2015, Paola made her debut as Angelina in a production of
Rossini’s “La Cenerentola” in an opera tour in Tuscany gathering great
success from the audience and the critics. She performed again Angelina in
Turin (September 2015) and in the Teatro del Serpente Aureo (Ascoli Piceno)
in April 2016.


Coming soon...
Year 2017 sees Paola performing several belcanto concerts in Parma (May 28th) and Turin (July 18th), she’ll be Rosina in Il barbiere di Siviglia (23rd of June in Carmagnola- Turin). She also currently busy with a contemporary opera festival which takes place in Milan where she already performed ‘King Kong Amore mio’ by composer Fabrizio De Rossi Re. She will shortly debut in ‘La cortina di Gala’ By composer Luca Mosca at Teatro Dal Verme of Milan (8th of June), and in ‘Vieni qui Carla’ by Gino Negri, at Accademia dei Filodrammatici in Milan (5th of july). She’ll also make her debut as Isabella in a tour production of ‘L’italiana in Algeri’ by G. Rossini (from the 20th to the 24th of July 2017 in the Piemonte region). Finally she’ll perform in the absolute première of ‘Abisso mediterraneo’ by composer Rossella Spinosa in Milan (25th of July) and in a Barocco Concert with Voghera's Orchestra (Milan,  Paola is scheduled to perform  Angelina of La Cenerentola by G. Rossini is also going to be interpreted again by Paola at the end of the year at Teatro Araldo in Turin with conductor Alessandro Calcagnile. She will also be at Teatro Argentina in Rome on the 26th f November performing 'Musica Senza Cuore' with and composed by M. Fabrizio De Rossi Re, with Actor David Riondino.

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CV & Repertoire

Musical Work Role Jump-in ready? Company Year
Spinosa: Abisso Mediterraneo Anfitrite Immediately New Symphony Orchestra 2018
Rossini: Il Barbiere di Siviglia Rosina Ha Noi Opera Theater - Vietnam 2018
De Rossi Re: King Kong, Amore Mio Viola Ann Darrow 1 week 2017
Rossini: L'Italiana in Algeri Isabella 24 hours 2017
Rossini: Il Barbiere di Siviglia Rosina Immediately 2016

Awards

Cantofestival Amandola 1st Prize
2017
Voceallopera 1st prize
2017
Finalist- Benvenuto Franci International Competition
2017