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"Carmen Giannattasio sings and acts with real subtlety" (The Stage) - "Dazzling technique and spirit" (The Observer) - "A Diva between Lirica and Cinema" (La Repubblica)

With a repertoire that mainly includes the works of Donizetti, Verdi, Tchaikovsky, Puccini and Mascagni, Carmen Giannattasio has had a brilliant career treading the most important stages in Italy, Europe and the United States, collaborating with highly prestigious conductors.

Carmen Giannattasio he studied singing at the Avellino Conservatory, later specializing at the Academy of the Teatro alla Scala in Milan. In 2002 she won the prestigious Operalia in Paris debuting Desdemona (Othello) at the Los Angeles Opera. From this moment on she begins a brilliant career that will take her to the most important stages: Teatro alla Scala, Royal Opera House Covent Garden in London, Metropolitan Opera in New York, Bayerische Staastoper in Monaco, Bolshoi Theater in Moscow, Théâtre des Champs-Elysées of Paris together with the opera houses of San Francisco, Vienna, Madrid, Berlin, Brussels, Turin, Venice, Naples, Amsterdam, Hamburg and the Aix-en-Provence Festival.
He regularly collaborates with masters of the caliber of Paolo Arrivabeni, Maurizio Benini, James Conlon, Myung-Whun Chung , Diego Matheuz, Zubin Mehta, Sir Antonio Pappano, Daniele Rustioni, Pinchas Steinberg and Omer Meir Wellber.
Carmen Giannattasio was chosen by Opera Rara - a record label specializing in the publication of rarely performed works - for important bel canto recordings such as Rossini's La donna del lago, Donizetti's Parisina and Rossini's Ermione, an interpretation that earned her the applause of the most important critics of worldwide, winning the prestigious Gramophone Opera Award 2011. His recordings with the English label also include Bellini's Il Pirata (2010) and Donizetti's Caterina Cornaro (2011).
With a repertoire that mainly includes the works of Donizetti, Verdi, Tchaikovsky, Puccini and Mascagni, in the 2020/21 season Carmen Giannattasio was a guest of the Teatro Massimo in Palermo in Il Crepuscolo dei Sogni/Traumdämmerung (from an idea by Johannes Erath) , followed by Tosca at the Sydney Opera and Alice Ford in a new production of Falstaff in Aix-en-Provence. Among the highlights of the 2021/22 season are the opening of the season of the Wiener Staatsoper with Tosca, a role which she later performed also at the Sferisterio Opera Festival in Macerata and at the Teatro dell'Opera di Roma, Falstaff at the Lyon Opera and The Wally in Munich.
Future engagements will bring the artist back to the Deutsche Oper in Berlin, where she has been invited to sing Giorgetta (Il Tabarro), and the eponymous roles of La Gioconda and Tosca. Other projects include Eugene Onegin at the Teatro Massimo in Palermo and concert series in Madeira and Carnegie Hall in New York.
Carmen Giannattasio was chosen as brand ambassador of the Bulgari brand and is dressed by the stylist Antonio Riva. She is also an ambassador for the perfume brand Carthusia and the Swiss skincare brand La Prairie.
In February 2017, Carmen Giannattasio was awarded the title of Knight of the Order of the Star of the Italian Republic.

(Carmen Giannattasio, top photo credit Cory Weaver, bottom Fiorenzo Niccoli)


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