Chiara Pieretti is an italian soprano known for her musicality, vocal versatility, and professionality. Graduated in Opera Singing at Conservatorio Mascagni of Livorno and in Archaeology at Università degli Studi of Florence, she has been member of Opera Studio Ensemble at Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia since 2010, under the guide of Renata Scotto, Anna Vandi and Cesare Scarton. She started studying opera singing with the soprano Maria Billeri and she attended, as effective student, the Accademia Rossiniana in Pesaro held by Alberto Zedda (2009); L.T.L. OperaStudio 2007 (Pisa, Lucca, Livorno 2007), Raina Kabaivanska’s masterclass (2010); masterclasses held by Bernadette Manca Di Nissa and Antonietta Stella. Currently she studies with the soprano Susanna Rigacci in Florence. In 2009 she won the first price and the role of Musetta in the 9th Lyrique Competition “Città di Pistoia”, so she made her debut in La Bohème at Teatro Manzoni in Pistoia with H. Handt. In 2011 she was finalist in the Viňas Competition. Her debut on stage was in 2004 as Rita in the homonymous Donizetti’s work, then she was Norina in Don Pasquale and Adina in L’Elisir d’amore, in Pisa and Livorno. In 2008 Chiara played the role of Amore in Paride ed Elena by Gluck at Teatro Verdi of Pisa, at Teatro Goldoni of Livorno and at the Opéra Royal de Wallonie in Liege. The same year she was chosen by Alberto Zedda for the role of Madama Cortese in Il Viaggio a Reims at Teatro Rossini in Pesaro (ROF 2009).
In the following years she sang the role of Marie in La Fille du Règiment by Donizetti, in Bergamo, under the direction of Denia Mazzola Gavazzeni; the role of Catherine in the contemporary work A View from the Bridge at Teatro dell’Opera of Rome, by W. Bolcom (2011), conducted by D. Levi; Amelia in Amelia goes to the Ball by G.C. Menotti for the opening event of the 54° Festival dei Due Mondi of Spoleto, conducted by J. Debus and directed by G. Ferrara, achieving resounding success both from audience and from reviews; Micaela in Carmen by Bizet at the new Royal Opera House of Muscat in Oman, conducted by Patrick Fournillier, under the direction of the Oscar Winner Gianni Quaranta. In 2012 she took part to the Italian celebrations for the 220 years of Gioacchino Rossini, singing arias and duets from Il Turco in Italia and La cambiale di matrimonio by Rossini at the most important Radio in Italy, Rai Radio 3. She dealt with the role of La Mamma in the contemporary Cristian Carrara’s work La piccola vedetta lombarda at Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia in collaboration with Fondazione Pergolesi Spontini in Jesi. Then she played the role of Nella in Gianni Schicchi by Puccini at Auditorium Parco della Musica in Rome, and at Teatro Flavio Vespasiano in Rieti; she was “La venditrice di ciambelle” in Nos by Shostakovic at Teatro dell’Opera of Rome, conducted by Alejo Perez and directed by Peter Stein; Giulia in Madame Sans-Gene by U. Giordano for the Festival of Radio France et Montpellier (2013).
Chiara Pieretti then played the role of Fanny in La cambiale di matrimonio by Rossini for Ameria Festival at Teatro Sociale of Amelia and Terni, and for the same festival, the role of Serafina in Il Campanello by Donizetti in 2014.
She was again in Rome for Ravel’s L’enfant et les sortileges as La Pastourelle, directed by L. Pelly and conducted by Charles Dutoit (2014); then the role of Lisette in Puccini’s La Rondine in an italian tour started from Lucca and proceeding to Modena, Livorno, Pisa and Ravenna (2014-2015) with ORT conducted by Massimiliano Stefanelli and directed by G.Zampieri; the role of Zerlina in Don Giovanni by Mozart for the 67th Luglio Musicale Trapanese conducted by Andrea Certa and directed by Vassilios Anastassiou (2015).
She was again engaged by Teatro dell’Opera of Rome for a production of Aufstieg und Fall der Stadt Mahagonny (1st Madchen of Jenny) by Weill-Brecht, under the direction of Graham Vick, directed by John Axelrod; again at the Opera in Rome in Puccini’s Suor Angelica as Prima Conversa and Suor Dolcina, directed by Damiano Michieletto and conducted by Daniele Rustioni.
Chiara Pieretti was then Annina in Verdi’s La Traviata under the direction of Sofia Coppola, conduction of Jader Bignamini, costume designer Valentino Garavani (2016), with further recent revival led by Stefano Ranzani with the Japan tournée of Teatro dell’Opera in Rome.
Next to the operatic career, Chiara Pieretti was admired also in concerts, conducted by important Maestri such as Federico Maria Sardelli, James Conlon, Piero Bellugi, Alberto Zedda and others in: Carmina Burana by Orff (Teatro Bellini in Catania); Requiem by W.A. Mozart (at the Italian Parliament, Rome, live for TV Rai 5); Wolf-Ferrari Il Canzoniere (for Opera di Firenze, British Institute of Florence); Puccini’s Arias and Duets (Bruxelles, Istituto Italiano di Cultura); Radio Città Eterna by Luca Antignani (one of the three finalistic operas in contest for the “Premio Biennale per giovani compositori e librettisti” organized by Teatro dell’Opera of Rome, 2015); Tre composizioni per tre anniversari, three contemporary works commissioned for the final concert of Reate Festival 2016.
Chiara dealt also with recordings, from which we remind La Vierge by Massenet (Archangel Gabriel) for Bongiovanni, cond. Agiman; La Traviata (Annina) by G. Verdi (Parma, Auditorium Paganini, Orchestra of the Teatro Regio of Parma, cond. J. Neschling, with Daniela Dessì and Fabio Armiliato); La piccola vedetta lombarda by Cristian Carrara for Tactus; Gianni Schicchi by Puccini (Accademia Nazionale of Santa Cecilia), dir. Cesare Scarton, cond. Carlo Rizzari.
Conductors and Directors with whom Chiara Pieretti collaborated with:
Charles Dutoit, Federico Maria Sardelli, Filippo Maria Bressan, Piero Bellugi, Bruno Bartoletti, Patrick Fournillier, James Conlon, Alejo Perez, David Levi, Frederic Deloche, Massimiliano Stefanelli, Herbert Handt, Johannes Debus, Fabio Maestri, Carlo Rizzari, Gabriele Bonolis, John Neschling, T. Na Patalung, Maurizio Zampelli, Tiziana Carlini, Claudio Micheli, Alberto Zedda, F.E. Scogna, Maurizio Agostini, Andrea Certa, John Axelrod, Daniele Rustioni, Jader Bignamini. Laurent Pelly, Peter Stein, Andrea Cigni, Cesare Scarton, Gianni Quaranta, Gianni Ferrara, Emilio Sagi, Claudio Morici, Vassilios Anastassious, Graham Vick, Damiano Michieletto, Sofia Coppola.