Italian soprano, 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. After graduating from the Conservatory in Rome (2008), where she studied with M° Mara Naddei, she attended masterclasses at the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, under the direction of Renata Scotto, Anna Vandi and Cesare Scarton.
Known for her sparkling soprano and gifts as an actress on both the concert platform and opera stage, she regularly collaborates with conductors including Riccardo Muti and gives recitals internationally. She made her professional debut in the role of Corinna (Il Viaggio a Reims) under the direction of the highly-regarded Kent Nagano, before performing her next engagement as Serafind (Il Campanello) in 2010 at Reate Festival. She went on to perform Adina (L’elsir d’amore), a role which is now unique to her, at the Teatro dell’Opera in Rome under Bruno Campanella.
Career highlights so far include Rigoletto in Zurich and Torino; Falstaff in Bari; L'elisir d'amore and La bohème in Rome; Carmen in China; Sandrina (La finta giardiniera); Ilia (Idomeneo); Die Zauberflote; Susanna (Le nozze di Figaro); Corinna (Il Viaggio a Reims); Gilda (Rigoletto) and Nanetta (Falstaff).
Described as a ‘mesmerising’ performer (The Times 2015), Rosa recently had great success singing Elvira in I Puritani with the Welsh National Opera. Other recent engagements include Corinna (Il viaggio a Reims) and Leila (Les pêcheurs de perles) with the Opernahus Zurich. She begins 2016 returning to Zurich for Gilda (Rigoletto).
Future engagements include Falstaff and Mahler Symphony No. 8 with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Muti, her debut solo recital in the US and a return to Glyndebourne for Susanna in their revival of Michael Grandage’s production of Le nozze di Figaro.
In December 2015 she released her debut solo disc 'Musica e Poesia' on Opus Arte, accompanied by Iain Burnside.
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