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Anna
Pirozzi

A woman who broke many conventions and was the first to denounce the so-called 'bodyshaming', discrimination based on physical appearance, in the world of opera

The 2022/23 season will see her debut at the Zurich Opernhaus in the role of Abigaille, and at the Paris Opera with a double appearance in the role of the two Leonoras (La Forza del Destino and Il Trovatore) and at the Greek National Opera in the role of Medea.

Born in Naples, Anna Pirozzi began her singing studies at the Istituto Musicale della Valle d'Aosta and perfected her skills at the “G. Verdi” in Turin.


Shortly after making her debut in 2012 at the Teatro Regio in Turin as Amelia (Un ballo in maschera), she was invited to the Salzburg Festival to sing Abigaille (Nabucco). Among the many successes of her career are Maddalena di Coigny (Andrea Chénier), the title roles in Turandot, Aida, Tosca, Lucrezia Contarini (I due Foscari), Santuzza (Cavalleria rusticana), Odabella (Attila), Elvira (Ernani), Imogene (The Pirate), Lady Macbeth (Macbeth).


Last season she performed Lady Macbeth at the Vienna Staatsoper, Palau de les Arts Reina Sofia in Valencia and the Royal Opera House Covent Garden, Abigaille at the Teatro Real in Madrid, Tosca (title role) at the Royal Opera House Covent Garden and Teatro Massimo in Palermo, Turandot (title role) at the Bayerische Staatsoper in Munich. She also sang Elvira (Ernani) at the Las Palmas Opera and performed in concerts in Trieste, in Paris in I due Foscari and in Ankara and Istanbul in gala concerts with the tenor Murat Karahan.


Other recent engagements include Abigaille at the Arena di Verona and the Vienna Staatsoper, Amelia at the Teatro Real in Madrid and the Bayerische Staatsoper in Munich, Manon Lescaut (title role) in Palermo, Lucrezia Contarini in Monte-Carlo and Lady Macbeth at the Staatsoper of Vienna and in Las Palmas. On the concert stage he has participated at the La Fenice Theater in Venice, at the Ponichielli Theater in Cremona and at the Verdi Theater in Salerno.


The 2022/23 season will see her debut at the Zurich Opernhaus in the role of Abigaille, and at the Paris Opera with a double appearance in the role of the two Leonoras (La Forza del Destino and Il Trovatore) and at the Greek National Opera in the role of Medea. Other interpretations include Turandot at the Royal Opera House Covent Garden and Teatro Real in Madrid, Il Trovatore in Bilbao, Tosca (title role) at the Teatro dell'Opera di Roma and Macbeth at the Vienna Staatsoper.
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