Samantha Sapienza

Samantha Sapienza

Lyric Soprano

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After  completing  her  classical  education,  she  took  up  studying  singing  with  the soprano  Francesca  Gavarini.  In  October  2010  she  took  a  diploma  in  opera singing  at  the  G.Martucci  Conservatoire,  summa  cum  laude.  She  is  perfected  in the  operatic  repertoire  by  attending  lectures  and  master  classes  with  various teachers, including: Henning Ruhe and Tobias  Truniger  of  Staatsoper  Opera  House  of  Munich;  Thomas  Kerbl  from  Anton  Bruckner Privatuniversitat  of  Linz;  Anne  Gjevang;  Ines  Salazar;  Cinzia  Forte;  Filippo  Morace;  Ciro  Visco; Richard  Barker;  Alfonso  Antoniozzi;  Bruna  Baglioni;  Mariella  Devia;  Leo  Nucci;  Donato  Renzetti. Since  2008,  she  studied  acting  with  Umberto  Iervolino,  actor  and  theatre  director.  She  made  her  debut in  March  2010  in  Pergolesi's  Stabat  Mater  with  the  I  solisti  di  Perugia  orchestra,  on  the  occasion  of the tercentenary of the death of the composer. Following the eligibility achieved inside the 51° Voci Verdiane International Contest, she follows a Course of tall Improvement of the repertoire verdiano. In October 2013 she debuted the role of Luisa  Miller,  in  the  homonym  Verdi's  opera  in  Teatro  Municipale  of  Piacenza,  whose  performances, directed  by  the  M°  Donato  Renzetti,  have  been  replicated  in  Theaters  of  Ferrara  and  Ravenna. On 12  July  2014  she  performed  side  by  side  with  Desirée  Rancatore,  Celso  Albelo,  Alberto  Gazale  and Michele  Pertusi  with  the  Italian  Philharmonic  Orchestra  conducted  by  M° Fabrizio  Cassi,  in  the concert  “A  Carlo”,  in  honor  of  M°  Carlo  Bergonzi. She  was  accepted  as  effective  member  of  La  Bottega  Peter  Maag  (Peter  Maag  Workshop)  for  the performance  of  Le  Nozze  di  Figaro  by  W.A.Mozart  (role  of  Contessa)  under  the  guide  of  M° Donato Renzetti,  cooperating  with  Rossini  Philharmonic  Orchestra  in  Pesaro.  She  recently  had  the  opportunity to  sing  with  Beniamino  Prior  and  Katia  Ricciarelli.   On  April  2016,  she  is  in  the  cast  of  “Madama Butterfly”  at  the  Teatro  Municipale  of  Piacenza  and  Teatro  Luciano  Pavarotti  of  Modena  directed  by M°Valerio  Galli. Over the years, she achieves several prizes in national and international competitions: 2007 - III prize in 12th National Competition Campi Flegrei; 2012 - II prize in the I International Opera Singing Contest Federico II and won the audience award; 2013 - II prize in the III International Lyric Contest Anita Cerquetti; 2013 - I prize in the VIII International Lyric Contest Rinaldo Pelizzoni 2014 – International Opera Award - Oscar for new generaion
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