Francesca Aspromonte

Francesca Aspromonte


"... A natural performer, Francesca Aspromonte astouned with her completeness as an artist. (...)ravishing sopranosoaunds she so effortlessly spun phrase after phrase. (...)it was an unforgettable performance..."

Born in 1991, Francesca studied piano and harpsichord and later began her singing studies with Maria Pia Piscitelli, then graduated at the University Mozarteum in Salzburg under the guidance of Boris Bakow. She has been a student of Renata Scotto’s Opera Studio at the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia in Rome and also attended several master classes with Barbara Bonney, Luciana Serra, Gloria Banditelli. She furthered her interpretation of the 17th and 18th century repertoire in the 20th Academie Baroque Européenne d’Ambronay.

She already sang in such venues as Carnegie Hall, Opéra Royal de Versailles, Wigmore Hall, Wiener Konzerthaus, Teatro La Fenice, Wiener Musikverein, Royal Albert Hall, Opéra de Vichy, Opera de Nancy, Bozar de Bruxelles, Opéra National de Montpellier, and appeared in renowned festivals such as Ambronay Festival, Aix-en-Provence Festival and Musikfest Bremen.

Among Francesca’s past engagements it’s worth mentioning: La Vergine in Pasquini’s La sete di Christo performed in various concerts and then recorded for Christophorus with Concerto Romano and Alessandro Quarta (CD won the "Diapason d'or" prize); title role in Caldara’s La Dafne in Venice conducted by Stefano Montanari; “Amore Siciliano” a program she created together with Leonardo Garcia Alarcon combining music by Sicilian composers of the 17th Century and Calabrian folk songs; La Musica and Messaggiera in Monteverdi’s L’Orfeo conducted by John Eliot Gardiner by the 121st edition of the BBC Proms; recording for Outhere of Stradella’s Santa Editta with Mare Nostrum and Andrea De Carlo; Perez’s L’Isola disabitata in Lisbon with Divino Sospiro; recording of Haydn’s Cantata “Solo et pensoso” for the project Haydn 2032 with Il Giardino Armonico, Giovanni Antonini conducting; Euridice in Luigi Rossi’s L’Orfeo at Opéra National de Lorraine in Nancy, Versailles, Bordeaux and Caen with Raphaël Pichon and the ensemble Pygmalion (Grand prix de la Critique 2016 as best show of the season).

Most recently in the concert field: Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater with Les Talens Lyriques and Christophe Rousset in Jesi and a series of solo recitals in Castiglioncello del Trinoro with Simone Ori (piano); Bruneck with the Ensemble Cordia; Nice with the Ensemble Baroque de Nice and Gilbert Bezzina; in Rome with Concerto Romano (Bononcini’s La Maddalena ai piedi di Cristo) and Monteverdi’s L’Orfeo (Musica/ Euridice) with Cappella Mediterranea in Rotterdam, Bruxelles and St. Denis.

Plans include: the title role of Francesco Cavalli's Erismena at the Aix-en-Provence Festival and on tour in Versailles, St. Denis and Luxembourg under the baton of Garcìa Alarcon; Monteverdi’s L’Orfeo (Musica/ Euridice) at the Festival in Beaune with Les cris de Paris; Pasquini’s La sete di Christo with Alessandro Quarta and Concerto Romano in Bremen (Muiskfest), Rome (Accademia Filarmonica Romana) and Malta (La Valletta International Baroque Festival); her debut as Zerlina in Mozart’s Don Giovanni at Opera National de Lorraine in Nancy under Rani Calderon and in Luxembourg under Gustavo Gimeno; recording and concert in Versailles of Händel’s Serse (Atalanta) with il Pomo d’oro ensemble; Vivaldi’s Laudate pueri with the Bochum Symphoniker under Onofri; Caldara’s La Maddalena ai piedi di Cristo with Collegium 1704, Vaclav Luks conducting, in Prague and Dresden; Johannes- Passion at the Wiener Konzerthaus; Vivaldi’ Orlando furioso (Angelica) at the Teatro Malibran in Venice under the baton of Diego Fasolis and a concert with Camerata Bern and Enrico Onofri.