RAFFAELLA MILANESI, Soprano
Italian soprano Raffaella Milanesi completed her studies in her hometown, Rome, at the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia in 1997. Since then she sang many different roles including: Ottavia in Monteverdi’s Incoronazione di Poppea, Cleopatra in Handel’s Giulio Cesare, Euridice in Haydn’s L’anima del filosofo, Elettra in Mozart’s Idomeneo, Donna Anna in Don Giovanni, Susanna in Le Nozze di Figaro, Tamiri and Aminta in Il Re Pastore, Servilia in La Clemenza di Tito, Norina in Donizetti`s Don Pasquale and Musetta in Puccini`s La Bohème.
She is a regular guest at the opera houses of Amsterdam, Antwerp, Bordeaux, Brussels, Lausanne, Luxembourg, Madrid, Montpellier, Paris, Salamanca, Toulouse, Vienna, as well as at Festivals like Ambronay, Beaune, Eisenstadt, Innsbruck, Montpellier and Potsdam.
She has worked with distinguished conductors as: Mark Minkowski, Rinaldo Alessandrini, Ottavio Dantone, Giuliano Carella, Nicola Luisotti, Donato Renzetti, Adam Fischer, Alessandro de Marchi, Andrea Marcon, Enrique Mazzola, Hervé Niquet, Philippe Pierlot, Christophe Rousset and directors such as Christof Loy, Pier Luigi Pizzi, Robert Wilson, Daniele Abbado.
During the last three years she made the following projects: Haydn’s Berenice with Christoph Poppen and with Andreas Spering, Pergolesi’s Sallustia in Jesi and Montpellier (recorded live on dvd), Clorinda in Rossini’s La Cenerentola at the Grand Theatre de Genève and at La Monnaie in Brussels with Marc Minkowski, Donna Anna in Don Giovanni in Montpellier, Sandrina in Haydn`s Infedelta delusa in Potsdam, Silvia in Haydn`s L'isola disabitata and Aristea in L'Olimpiade by Pergolesi with Alessandro de Marchi in Innsbruck, Proserpina in Monteverdi`s L`Orfeo and Giunone in Il Ritorno di Ulisse in Patria and at La Scala di Milano in a new production with Rinaldo Alessandrini and Robert Wilson, Zerlina in Don Giovanni at the Grand Theatre de Geneve, Handel Messiah with Vaclav Luks and Collegium 1704 in Prague and Halle, Zidiana in Il Teuzzone by Vivaldi with Jordi Savall in Versailles; Orgonte in Terradellas Sesostri in Barcelona; Recitals in Munich, Montpellier Festival Radio France, Schwetzingen, with Stefano Molardi and I Virtuosi delle Muse; Farnace by Vivaldi at TCE in Paris with Stefano Molardi; Argene in Pergolesi Olimpiade at the Teatro S.Carlo Napoli; Guglielmo in San Guglielmo by Pergolesi with Rousset; Pergolesi's Olimpiade at the Theater an der Wien, Lisaura in Handel Alessandro at the Handel Festival in Karlsruhe. Vivaldi Gloria at the TCE in Paris, with R.Alessandrini, La Contessa in Le Nozze at the Opera de Rennes with Theodor Currentzis. Among her next engagements are concerts in Potsdam-Sansoucci, Prague, Rome, Spain. Another time Lisaura in Handel Alessandro Karlsruhe; Megacle in Myslivececk`s Olimpiade in Prague, Cannes, Rouen, Luxembourg.
Her discography includes Bononcini's Stabat Mater with Alessandrini for Naïve, Handel's Alessandro for Panclassics, La Capricciosa (Cilla) and La grotta (Ofelia) with Rousset for Naïve and Ambroisie; Il Re Pastore (Tamiri), Idomeneo (Elettra) and La Clemenza di Tito (Annio) with Adam Fischer; Handel’s Cantatas with Bonizzoni (for Glossa); Tolomeo (Alessandro) with Curtis (for Deutsche Grammophone); Haydn Acide (Galatea) (For BIS records); Armida (Erminia) with Alessandrini (for Naive); Vivaldi cantatas with Accademia Ottoboni (for Stradivarius); Porpora's cantatas with Insieme Strumentale; DVD of Orfeo (Proserpina) by Monteverdi from La Scala; Il Sogno y Soler and Sesostri by Terradellas with RCOC ( for Harmonia Mundi), L'Olimpiade (Aristea) by Pergolesi live from Innsbruck (for Deutsche Harmonia Mundi); Il Teuzzone (Zidiana) by Vivaldi with J.Savall (for Naïve).
2012/2013 (Representation: Germany concert)