Meet The Performers

Visiting Artist

Rosa Feola

Rosa Feola came to international attention when she won Second Prize, The Audience Prize and the Zarzuela Prize at the 2010 Plácido Domingo World Opera Competition. In 2008 she attended masterclasses at the Opera Studio at the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, under the direction of Renata Scotto, Anna Vandi and Cesare Scarton.

Having made her debut in the role of Corinna in Il Viaggio a Reims under Kent Nagano at the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia she then sang Serafina, Il Campanello at the 2010 Reate Festival and went on to sing, Adina L’elisir d’amore at the Teatro dell’Opera in Rome under Bruno Campanella and Inès in Mercadante’s I due Figaro conducted by Riccardo Muti at the Salzburg Festival.

Rosa’s most performances have included a huge success as Gilda in Rigoletto at the Opernhaus Zurich, the Ravenna Festival and the Teatro Regio Torino. She has sung the role of Susanna, Le Nozze di Figaro at the National Centre for Performing Arts in Beijing and La Fenice and other calling card roles also include; Zerlina, Don Giovanni which she has sung at the Teatro Regio Turin as well as in Valencia, Musetta in La Bohème, I due Figaro conducted by Riccardo Muti at the Teatro Real Madrid and Michaela in Carmen which she performed at the Deutsche Oper in Berlin and will revive this season in collaboration with Guangzhou Opera House in China and conducted by Daniel Oren.

On the concert platform she has recently performed; Rossini’s Petite Messe Solenelle conducted by Michele Campanella, Carmina Burana with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra directed by Maestro Muti and concert performances of La Clemenza di Tito with the Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen under Louis Langrée.

In concert this season Rosa will make her debut at the Wigmore Hall, as well as singing Carmina Burana with the Orchestre National de Lyon under Yutak Sado and Santa Ceclilia. Other performances include; Schubert’s Mass with Riccardo Muti and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. Rosa will also give a recital in Tokyo and sing Mahler 4 with the NHK.

On stage, Rosa has an exciting few seasons ahead and will sing La finta giardiniera and Le nozze di Figaro at the Glyndebourne Festival, Idomeneo at the Opera de Lille and I Puritani and Il turco in Italia in Turin. 

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