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Francesca Lombardi Mazzulli©Giacomo Miglierina New2017
Francesca Lombardi Mazzulli brilliantly graduated at the Music Conservatoires in Milan and in Ferrara. She then continued her studies with Luciano Pavarotti and Sonia Prina, and she now perfects her voice under the guidance of Fernando Opa and Vivica Genaux. Amongst her many received awards are the first finalist’s prize of the Handel Singing Competition London and the first critic’s prize of the Festival Baroque Evenings of Varazdin in Croatia (2014).
Her career in concert and opera led her debuting with many orchestras and ensembles such as the Baroque Ensemble of Limoges/Christophe Voin, La Venexiana/Claudio Cavina, Complesso Barrocco/Alan Curtis, Les Talens Lyriques/Christophe Rousset, L’Arte del Mondo/Werner Ehrhardt and Le Musiche Nove/Claudio Osele. With these ensembles she participated at the festival Styriarte Graz, the Haydn Festival Eisenstadt, at festivals in Schleswig-Holstein and Hamburg, at the Händel Festival Halle, the Vienna festival Resonanzen, and the Baroque Festival of Rome.
Francesca has been engaged in several almost forgotten in modern times operas: Among these she debuted in the leading roles of La Rosinda (in Potsdam, Bayreuth and Vantaa, conducted by Mike Fentross), Artemisia by Cavalli (Hanover and Montpellier, conducted by Claudio Cavina) – both recorded by Ludi Musici and Glossa – and as Zelemina in Cavalli’s Veremonda at the US festival Spoleto Charleston 2015.
Francesca’s engagements include her debut at the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino as Amore in L’incoronazione di Poppea conducted by Alan Curtis and at the Innsbrucker Festwochen der alten Musik as Juno in La Callisto by Cavalli. From 2012 to 2015 she sang under the musical direction of Michael Hofstetter the roles of Leonora in Verdi’s Oberto (recorded by OehmsClassics), Mirandolina in the same titled opera by Martinu, Formosa in Der Misslungene Brautwechsel oder Richardus I by Telemann, and Vitellia in Mozart’s La Clemenza di Tito. She recently debuted at Teatro Real Madrid as Oberto in Haendel’s Alcina under Christopher Moulds.
Francesca participated in the Opera Project Buthan with Aaron Carpene in 2013, which led to the first staging of an opera in this Himalayan kingdom. Also in 2013 she debuted at the Vienna Musikverein in Hasse’s Marc’Antonio e Cleopatra with Vivica Genaux under Claudio Osele and with recording for Deutsche Harmonia Mundi, and in Händel’s Messiah in New Zealand.
She sang at Teatro Comunale in Ferrara as Alcina in Haendel’s Alcina, in Japan in Monteverdi’s Orfeo production by Stefano Vizioli, at Teatro San Carlo in Neaples in Domenico Sarro’s Achille in Sciro under Alessandro De Marchi. At Seoul National Opera she has sung as Ersilla in Vivaldi’s L’Orlando finto pazzo, which has been revived in 2017 with Georg Petrou conductor and Fabio Ceresa director.
She has recently sung at Wiener Konzerthaus Celia in Haendel’s Lucio Silla with Europa Galante and Fabio Biondi, as Fiordiligi in Mozart’s Così Fan Tutte at Theatre Giessen, where she is currently engaged again to debut Elvira in Don Giovanni. Among her next engagements, she will sing Händel’s Messiah in Madrid, Gdansk and Pamplona again with Fabio Biondi, and she will be Amore in Clori, Dorino e Amore by Scarlatti with Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra led by Fabio Biondi.