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Marianna Pizzolato, mezzo-soprano, is one of the reference interpreters for the main Rossini roles, as well as for the Baroque and eighteenth-century repertoire; it also boasts an intense and popular concert activity

Marianna Pizzolato made her debut at the Rossini Opera Festival in 2003, where she regularly returns; he took part in numerous Rossini productions at the major theaters and festivals around the world, enjoying significant successes also in the Baroque and eighteenth-century repertoire on the most important stages.

Marianna Pizzolato she graduated with honors in singing at the Bellini Conservatory in Palermo. At the same time, he followed courses in lieder in Nuremberg with Rosemarie Cabaud and Werner Dormano, specializing with Claudia Carbi. He had the opportunity to collaborate with Raul Gimenez and deepen with him many of his Rossini interpretations. His operatic debut dates back to the 2002/2003 season in Tancredi (title role) in Piacenza under the direction of Marco Zambelli.
Marianna Pizzolato is today one of the reference interpreters for the Rossini repertoire. He made his debut at the Rossini Opera Festival in 2003 in Il Viaggio a Reims (Marchesa Melibea); his presence at the Pesaro festival continues with Tancredi (title role), L'Italiana in Algeri, Ermione (Andromaca), Zelmira (Emma), Cinderella and The Barber of Seville.
He also took part in numerous Rossini productions at major theaters and festivals around the world: Il Viaggio a Reims in Florence, Moscow (conducted by Sokhiev) and Bad Wildbad; The Barber of Seville in Bologna, Zurich, Naples, Liège, Bari, Santiago de Chile; Tancredi at the Rome Opera House, in Tokyo, Santiago de Chile and Bremen (conducted by Ottavio Dantone); L'Italiana in Algeri in Bologna, Zurich, Naples, Paris, Palermo, Toulouse and recently at the Metropolitan Opera in New York, Paris (Théâtre des Champs Elysées) and Madrid; Cinderella in La Coruña, Pamplona, Valladolid, Cardiff and Paris; Zelmira in Lyon; Semiramis in Bad Wildbad; Ermione in La Coruña (conducted by Alberto Zedda); La Donna del Lago (Malcom) in Santa Fe and Liège (director Michele Mariotti, director Damiano Michieletto). Also active in the bel canto repertoire, she sang Lucrezia Borgia in Las Palmas, Santiago de Chile and Liège, where she also interpreted Maria Stuarda (Elizabeth).
Other successes include: Ascanio in Alba (title role) at the Teatro Comunale in Bologna with Ottavio Dantone; Mitridate Re di Ponto (Farnace) at Welsh National Opera; La Clemenza di Tito in Barcelona; Linda di Chamounix (Pierotto) at Covent Garden; Madama Butterfly (Suzuki) in Valencia; Lucrezia Borgia (Maffio Orsini) in Ancona; Maria Stuarda in Barcelona under the direction of Maurizio Benini; Nabucco at Covent Garden alongside Placido Domingo and in Barcelona under the direction of Roberto Abbado; Gluck's Orphée et Euridyce (Vers. Berlioz) at the Berlioz Festival; Orpheus and Eurydice at the Teatro Massimo in Palermo.
He regularly devotes himself to the Baroque and eighteenth-century repertoire. Among her most significant interpretations, we remember: La Rosmira faithful by Vivaldi with the Ensemble Baroque de Nice and Gilbert Bezzina; Orlando furioso (Bradamante) by Vivaldi with the Ensemble Matheus with Jean-Christophe Spinosi at the Ambronay Festival; Cavalli's Amori d'Apollo e Dafne and L'incoronazione di Poppea at the Festival de La Coruña directed by Alberto Zedda; Handel's Xerxes (title role) with Les Arts Florissants and William Christie in Caen; Orlando fake crazy (Brandimarte) by Vivaldi with the Montis Regalis Academy and Alessandro De Marchi at the Théâtre des Champs Elysées; Handel's Fernardo Re di Castiglia (Isabella) with Il Complesso Barocco and Alan Curtis at the São Carlos Theater in Lisbon and at the Spoleto Festival; The Return of Ulysses in the Homeland at the Vlaamse Opera in Antwerp (Penelope) with Federico Maria Sardelli and at La Scala in Milan (Ericlea) with Rinaldo Alessandrini in the new production by Robert Wilson.
In 2017 Marianna Piazzolato was the protagonist of the great tour of the Monteverdi Choir and John Eliot Gardiner, in the productions of Il Ritorno di Ulisse in Patria (Penelope) and L'incoronazione di Poppea (Ottavia) in Bristol, Venice, Salzburg, Edinburgh, Lucerne, Berlin, Paris, Chicago and New York.
He has collaborated with important conductors such as Alberto Zedda, Riccardo Muti, Roberto Abbado, Daniele Gatti, Gianluigi Gelmetti, Donato Renzetti, Nello Santi, Paolo Carignani, Bruno Campanella, Michele Mariotti, Carlo Rizzi, Rani Calderon, Maurizio Benini, Antonio Pappano and directors such as Dario Fo, Robert Wilson and Luca Ronconi.
His activity on the concert side was also very intense and appreciated: Rossini's Petite Messe Solennelle in Naples (with Maurizio Benini), Lucerne and Moscow; Rossini's Stabat Mater in Florence, Palermo, Santander, Zurich, Salzburg, Edinburgh (conducted by Antonio Pappano), Tanglewood (conducted by Charles Dutoit), Turin (with the RAI Orchestra) and in Liège; Beethoven's Missa Solemnis in Palermo (conducted by Gianluigi Gelmetti); Pergolesi's Stabat Mater in Dresden, Munich and Berlin (conducted by Antonio Pappano); Mozart's Requiem with the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia in Rome (conducted by Antonio Pappano) and with the Kammerorchester Basel (conducted by Giovanni Antonini); Verdi's Requiem in Stavanger, the Gewandhaus Orchestra of Leipzig, the RAI Orchestra of Turin (conducted by Juraj Valcuha), the Haydn Orchestra of Bolzano and Trento and Bolzano, the Tonhalle Orchestra of Zurich (conducted by John Eliot Gardiner); Solemn mass in E major by Cherubini with Riccardo Muti in Florence, Paris, Munich, Toulouse and Vienna; Symphony no. 9 by Beethoven in Monte Carlo and at the St. Denis Festival; Symphony n.3 by Mahler and Rhapsody for contralto by Brahms in Palermo. Marianna Pizzolato opened the season of the Amici della Musica in Florence with the program "Il Salotto Rossiniano", accompanied by Stefano Montanari on the fortepiano. among other recent events we can mention: Italiana in Algiers at the San Sebastian Festival; Sigismund in Munich; Serse (Amastre) with Il Pomo d'Oro in Toulouse and Essen; Verdi's Requiem in Turin with the RAI orchestra and in Tenerife; Missa in tempore belli by Haydn in Rome with the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia; Mozart's Missa Solemnis K 139 in Salzburg with the Giardino Armonico and Giovanni Antonini; Rhapsody for contralto at the Massimo in Palermo; Haydn's Harmoniemesse in Eisenstadt; Giovanna d'Arco at the Rossini Opera Festival in Pesaro; Verdi's Falstaff and Requiem in Palermo; Pergolesi's Stabat Mater with the Arturo Toscanini orchestra in Parma; Liederabend at the Martina Franca Festival; Coronation Mass in Monte Carlo.
His discography includes: Cherubini's Messa solenne (EMI); Handel's Ferdinand King of Castile (Virgin Classics); L'Italiana in Algeri, Ermione and La Rosmira faithful by Vivaldi (Dynamic); Orlando fake crazy by Vivaldi (Naïve); The Woman of the Lake, L'Italiana in Algeri, The Loves of Apollo and Daphne by Cavalli (Naxos); The desperate husband of Cimarosa and Ascanio in Alba (Bongiovanni); Linda of Chamounix (Opera Rare); Stabat Mater by Pergolesi (Deutsche Grammophon).
Among the recent and forthcoming appointments: Mozart's Requiem at the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia; Verdi's Requiem in Palermo and Seoul; Falstaff in Tokyo, Stuttgart and in Zurich; Joan of Arc and Stabat Mater in Bilbao; Rossini's Stabat Mater in St. Denis.


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