Silvia Balistreri

Silvia Balistreri

Dramatic/Heroic Soprano

Soprano Drammatico Falcon Contemporaneo
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Silvia Balistreri Soprano Silvia Balisteri was awarded a diploma by the V. Bellini Conservatory of Palermo. At the age of eighteen, she was a finalist in Sanremo Famosi, a singing event held at the San Remo Casino, broadcast by Rai Uno. Again, for the same broadcaster, with Orchestra Jazz Siciliana, she participated in the performance for the 1994 Football World Cup, through Eurovision. In 1996 with the Palermo&rsquos Orchestra degli Armonici, she performed Pergolesi’s “Stabat Mater” and Ghedini’s “Pie Donne Marie”. She began her career with the Brass Group of Palermo, with whom she exhibited in numerous important concerts: on one occasion, with the famous New York arranger Pete Rugolo, she performed, as soloist, pieces by the composer himself, already sung by Ella Fitzgerald and Sarah Vaughan. Again, as the soloist of Orchestra Contemporanea Siciliana, she participated in two important contemporary music concerts directed by the American composer Michael Torke and in a Suite on the lyrics of Giuseppe Ungaretti, written and conducted by the American composer Michael Mantler. Recently, together with Sicilian composer Maurizio Bignone, she wrote the soundtrack music for Oscar Wilde’s theatrical opera Salomè, presented at the Teatro Flaiano in Rome. With that same artist, the founder of the string and percussion quartet, she cut a record of ethnic music, holding a concert for Palermo’s Teatro Massimo at the ex Chiesa dello Spasimo Argentinean singer Elisabeth Morales, held at Terme di Sciacca. Since 2002 she has dedicated herself to lyrics as a soloist, she interpreted, among others, Bizet’s “Carmen” (as protagonist) in Santiago, “Vina del Mar” and Rancagua, Delilah in Saint-Saens’ “Samson and Delilah,” “Aida “in Pleven, “Carmen” in Varna, in Madame Butterfly in Bergen. In Fruili she recently performed Dvorak’s Mass in D major in the final concert of the IV the Chorus Composition Competition E.F. Cedolins and various concerts in Liguria, Veneto, and Friuli, interpreting Karl Piutti’s Lieds in the first Italian performance. In 2005 she participated in the production of Verdi’s “Forza del destino” at the Rovigo’s Teatro Sociale, presented in the theatres of Trento, Ravenna, Modena, Savona, Livorno, Pisa, Padua, and Bassano del Grappa and recorded on DVD and CD by Dynamic Records. In 2006 she interpreted Tutino’s character “La Lupa” at the Rovigo’s Teatro Sociale with the supervision of the composer himself. In 2007 she signed on for Giordano’s “Andrea Chenier” in the theatres of Trento, Rovigo, Livorno, Mantua, and Catanzaro, for Puccini’s “Madame Butterfly” in Mantua, for Verdi’s “Aida” in Rimini, Rovigo, Livorno, and Savona, and for “Madame Butterfly” in Frankfurt. In 2007 she held lyrical concerts in several theatres: in August she interpreted Nedda (Pagliacci) and Leonora (Trovatore) in the form of an open-air concert in Frankfurt. In 2008 she debuted at the Verona Philharmonic Theatre for the Arena Foundation of Verona in Adams’ opera “Nixon in China”; then at the Vicenza Olympic Theatre she interpreted Cherubino in the Nozze di Figaro, a role she interpreted in thirty other theatres over the following seasons, she then interpreted “Carmen in Paris”, Chateau de Buc de Versailles, in the protagonist role. In 2010 she sang Perlimplin Bruno Maderna and Garcia Lorca, in May 2010 she sang Aida at the Bologna conference building, again in December 2010 she sang at the Milan Auditorium. In March 2011 she sang “Cavalleria Rusticana” at the Milan Derby Theatre In 2013 she sang in concert Wozzeck, Salomè and the National Deutsch Anthem along with the 9th Beethoven symphony in the Goslar castle and in Wolfsburg. In 2014 I played the role of "Carmen" in Seville. Finally, last year on November 2nd, I played as actress with the Roman actor Piero Nicosia "La Banda Muta" by Gaetano Savatteri at the Cantieri Culturali della Zisa in Palermo, composing the songs of memory.  
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