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Carmen Giannattasio possesses the style, technique, range, vocal beauty and presence to number her among the rare breed of dramatic sopranos who excel in the greatest bel canto operas of Rossini, Donizetti and Bellini. Her stage presence has been compared to the great Italian film heroine Anna Magnani by the Telegraph and, following the 2006 release of her Donna del Lago CD, Andrew Clark declared in the Financial Times, ‘Behold a prima donna is born’. In 2011, she was the protagonist in Opera-Rara’s Gramophone Award-winning recording of Rossini’s Ermione. Carmen has a busy year ahead performing across the globe, including her return to LA Scala and Los Angeles Opera in Falstaff, her An Der Wien debut in a new production of IL Trovatore and her Asia debut in China with La Traviata and Japan in concert in Tokyo and Osaka.


Giannattasio’s unique talent is in high demand across the world this year. In April 2012, she made her debut at Royal Opera House, Covent Garden as Mimi in John Copley’s production of Puccini’s La Boheme to critical acclaim. In September, this was followed by her Metropolitan Opera debut as Leonora in David McVicar’s production of Verdi’s Il trovatore. In December, Giannattasio opened the season at Teatro San Carlo Naples with a “triumph” (La Repubblica) in a new production of La Traviata directed by Ferzan Ozpetek. Highlights 2013 include performances as Mrs Alice in Robert Carsen’s new production of Verdi’s Falstaff at La Scala, Milan in February, Verdi ‘s la Traviata at Hong Kong Arts Festival, Leonora in Philipp Stolzl’ s new production of Verdi’s Il Trovatore at Wien Festwochen, Concerts in Japan...

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