Cristina Baggio

Cristina Baggio

Cristina Baggio has studied with Raina Kabaivanska

A talented singer and actress with a very versatile voice and fine stage presence, she is one of the few Italian interpreters of Salomè by Richard Strauss, making her Italian debut in the role in the staging by Manfred Schweigkofler, which the German critical magazine Operwelt named as the best Italian production of 2012. She is particularly fond of this role, which brought her great personal success in 2014 at the Teatro Municipal de Rio De Janeiro in the new staging by Andrè Heller Lopez and in 2015 in Germany in the new production by Michiel Dijkema.

Winner of the Aslico, Toti Dal Monte, Iris Adami Corradetti and Mario Del Monaco international competitions and finalist at the Vinjas in Barcelona, at the 2010 Armel Opera World Competition she won the overall prize for “Best Female Performer” for her interpretation as Renata in The Fiery Angel by Prokofiev (broadcast live on ARTE TV), a staging awarded the prize for Best Production 2010.

Her successes in 2014-15 included her debut at the Gran Teatro La Fenice in Venice in Damiano Michieletto’s Don Giovanni in the role of Donna Elvira; Vitellia in La Clemenza di Tito at the Manoel Theatre in Malta, and the role of Elisabetta in Maria Stuarda by Donizetti in a production by Gianfranco de Bosio. In the 2015-16 season she appeared in the new staging of Die Zauberflöte by Damiano Michieletto at the Gran Teatro La Fenice in Venice and worked with the Primi Solisti della Scala, Milan, performing in a concert of chamber arias at Teatro alla Scala, Milan.

She has appeared in a varied repertoire of opera roles ranging from the 18th to the 20th centuries: Teodosio in L’Atenaide by Vivaldi (world premier performance with the Venice Baroque Orchestra conducted by Andrea Marcon), Cassiope in Andromeda Liberata by Vivaldi (with the Venice Baroque Orchestra again conducted by Marcon), Bellezza in Il Trionfo del Tempo e del Disinganno by Haendel (Festival di Macerata, staged by Pizzi), Euridice in Orfeo ed Euridice, Elettra in Idomeneo (production by Pizzi), Donna Elvira in Don Giovanni (theatres in Austria, Belgium and Italy), Vitellia in La Clemenza di Tito (Manoel Theatre, Malta), Arminda in La finta giardiniera (Al Ain Theater, conductor Tourniaire – Mozarteum Salzburg Orchestra), Susanna in Le nozze di Figaro (Teatro dell’Opera, Rome, conductor Gianluigi Gelmetti), Fiordiligi in Così fan tutte, Elisabetta in Maria Stuarda (production by De Bosio), Manon Lescaut (National Theatre, Bratislava), Fedora, Strauss’s Salome (theatres in Italy, Brazil and Germany), Magda in The Consul by Menotti, Principessa in Il Principe Porcaro by Rota (Fenice, Venice), Der König Kandaules by Zemlinsky, The Fiery Angel by Prokofiev (Hungary) and various contemporary operas.

In the area of religious, chamber and Baroque music, she has worked with the Accademia Filarmonica Romana, the Teatro Rossini, Pesaro, the Accademia Farnese, Reggio Emilia, the Orchestra of the Teatro Regio, Parma, the Orchestra Nazionale della RAI, the Philadelphia Chamber Orchestra, the Arena di Verona String Quartet, the Venice Baroque Orchestra, and the Primi Solisti della Scala, Milan.

Si è esibita in Italia (Teatro La Fenice di Venezia, Opera Nazionale di Roma, Regio di Parma, San Carlo di Napoli, Filarmonico di Verona, Teatro alla Scala di Milano) e all’estero (USA, Emirati Arabi, Ungheria, Slovacchia, Austria, Malta, Spagna, Belgio, Sud America, Russia).

She has appeared in Italy (Teatro La Fenice, Venice, Opera Nazionale, Rome, Regio, Parma, San Carlo, Naples, Filarmonico, Verona, Teatro alla Scala, Milan) and abroad (USA, Arab Emirates, Hungary, Slovakia, Austria, Malta, Spain, Belgium, South America and Russia).
She has worked with conductors including Gelmetti, Dantone, Abel, Tate, Noseda, Andretta, Manacorda, Montanari, Marcon, Guttler and Bareza and producers including Michieletto, Pizzi, Abbado, Martone, and De Bosio.

Holder of a Degree in Educational Sciences and a diploma in voice and vocal chamber music, also awarded with full marks, she attended the Salzburg Mozarteum and the Philadelphia Academy of Vocal Arts and completed her studies at Raina Kabaivanska’s Accademia.

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