RAFFAELLA MILANESI, soprano
Italian soprano Raffaella Milanesi completed her studies at the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia in her native city of Rome.
Since then she has sung many different roles. Her operatic repertoire includes Ottavia in Monteverdi’s Poppea, Cleopatra in Handel’s Giulio Cesare, Donna Anna in Mozart’s Don Giovanni, Norina in Donizetti’s Don Pasquale and Musetta in Puccini’s La bohème.
She is a regular guest at the opera houses in Amsterdam, Antwerp, Bordeaux, Brussels, Geneva, Lausanne, Luxembourg, Madrid, Milan, Montpellier, Paris, Salamanca, Toulouse and Vienna as well as festivals including Ambronay, Beaune, Eisenstadt, the Festival de Radio France, Innsbruck, Montpellier and Potsdam.
She has worked with such conductors as Ottavio Dantone, Alessandro de Marchi, Andrea Marcon, Enrique Mazzola, Marc Minkowski, Hervé Niquet, Philippe Pierlot, Christoph Poppen and Jérémie Rohrer as well as directors Christof Loy, Pier Luigi Pizzi, Robert Wilson and Daniele Abbado.
Her recent engagements have included Countess Almaviva in Mozart’s Le nozze di Figaro at the Opéra de Rennes, Megacle in Mysliveček’s L’olimpiade in Prague, Caen, Rouen and Luxembourg, Zerlina in Mozart’s Don Giovanni in Rouen and concerts with Vivaldi’s Gloria and Magnificat at the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées in Paris, Amiens and Strasbourg.
Her discography includes Mozart’s Il rè pastore (Tamiri), Idomeneo (Elettra) and La clemenza di Tito (Annio) with Ádám Fischer and the Danish Radio Sinfonietta, Handel’s Italian Cantatas with Fabio Bonizzoni and La Risonanza, Domenico Scarlatti’s Tolomeo et Alessandro (Alessandro) with Alan Curtis, Vivaldi’s Teuzzone (Zidiana) with Jordi Savall as well as several recordings with Christophe Rousset and Rinaldo Alessandrini and a DVD of Monteverdi’s Orfeo recorded at La Scala in Milan.
2013/2014 Season (Representation: Germany and other countries)