Rosana Orsini

Rosana Orsini

Light Lyric Soprano

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«Orsini herself proved to be an engaging interpreter. She has a light, agile voice that suited the works perfectly. (…) Orsini — a drop-dead beauty who looks like she just stepped out of a Helmut Newton photograph came back strong in a dramatic aria from Bernardo de Souza Queiroz’ opera “Zaira.” It was a heartfelt performance and a fine climax to the concert.»
«In couple at San Miguel dos Agros, soprano Rosana Orsini put vocal colour accompanied by organist Marco Brescia: sacred Luso-Brazilian repertoire of European influence, from Italian baroque style until Viennese classicism, which could be noticed in Baldi, Lobo de Mesquita or Marcos Portugal. A singer of virtuous coloraturas who closed the evening with a bis with sacred text based on the famous Una voce poco fa', from Rossini's Barber of Seville.»
El Correo Gallego (2017)
«The group presented an association of stylistic convincing performances, very expressive and with good interaction among musicians. In both cantatas by José de Nebra, soprano Rosana Orsini associated a good articulation of the sacred text with a solid vocal performance, answering the technical and expressive demands of the arias. One should highlight the delicacy with which she sang the aria Con la paz tu amor convida and the energy put in the passages of bravura present in both works.»
O Publico (2017)
2017Handel: Giulio Cesare in EgittoCleopatra
2017Puccini: La BohèmeMimì
2017Gomes: Il GuaranyCecilia
2017Telemann: Singet dem Herrn ein neues Lied (Psalm 96) TWV 7:30Soprano
2017Monteverdi: AriannaArianna
2017Pergolesi: Stabat MaterSoprano
2017Rossini: Petite Messe SolennelleSoprano
2005Puccini: Gianni SchicchiLauretta
2005Massenet: ManonManon Lescaut
2005Mozart: Le nozze di FigaroContessa d'Almaviva
2004Mozart: Don GiovanniZerlina
2002Rossini: L'Italiana in AlgeriElvira
2001Verdi: Un ballo in mascheraOscar
2000Mozart: Le nozze di FigaroSusanna
1999Mozart: Cosi fan tutteDespina
1999Bizet: CarmenFrasquita


Rosana Orsini has collaborated with orchestras and opera companies in Europe and America such as the Opera Mozart (Prague), Central City Chorus and Orchestra (New York), Esprit Ensemble (London), Favola d’Argo (Panama City), Orquestra Ouro Preto (Brazil), Il Combattimento (Lugo), Laboratorio Turchini (Naples), Orquestra Sinfônica de Minas Gerais (Brazil), amongst others. She has performed at the Stavovské Divadlo (Prague), Theatro Municipal do Rio de Janeiro (Brazil), Palácio das Artes (Brazil), National Gallery of Art (Washington, D.C), Greenwich Museum (New York), Long Island Guitar Festival (New York), Trencianska Hudnobna Jar 2006 (Slovakia), Compostela Organum Festival – Xacobeo 2010 (Spain), Música em São Roque (Lisbon), Festival Artes Vertentes (Tiradentes, Brazil), Festival Internacional IN SPIRITUM (Oporto) and the International Festival of Early Music of Diamantina (Brazil). Rosana holds a Master degree from the Manhattan School of Music (USA), a Postgraduate Diploma in Performance from the Royal Academy of Music (UK), and a joint PhD from the University Sorbonne - Paris IV (FR) and the Universidade Nova de Lisboa (PT). She has also studied with Antonio Florio at the Conservatorio di San Pietro a Majella of Naples (IT) and with Eduardo López Banzo in the 4th Performance Course on Baroque Vocal Performance at Leon (ES). In 2016 she has released her first album, “Angels and Mermaids: religious music in Oporto and Santiago de Compostela 18/19th century” (Arkhe Music).

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Musical Work Role Jump-in ready? Company Year
Handel: Giulio Cesare in Egitto Cleopatra No 2017
Puccini: La Bohème Mimì No 2017
Gomes: Il Guarany Cecilia No 2017
Telemann: Singet dem Herrn ein neues Lied (Psalm 96) TWV 7:30 Soprano Circulo de Artes de Lugo - Spain 2017
Monteverdi: Arianna Arianna Festival de Música Colonial Brasileira e Música Antiga de Juiz de Fora 2017