Soprano

Mariam Battistelli

Biography

International award winning Italian soprano Mariam Battistelli was born in Ethiopia. A protégé of Placido Domingo, she is currently soprano of the Vienna State Opera.
Her performing breakthrough came when she performed as Il Paggio under the baton of Zubin Mehta in a production by Marco Bellocchio of Rigoletto in Madova, alongside Placido Domingo and Ruggero Raimondi.

During her studies at the Centre Perfeccionament Plácido Domingo (Palau de les Arts’ Opera Studio) in Valencia she made her debut in numerous different roles. Highlights included Il Musico in Manon Lescaut / Puccini, Statira in L’Incoronazione di Dario / Vivaldi and Juditha in Juditha Triumphans / Vivaldi (conducted by Federico Maria Sardelli and directed by Davide Livermore).

Following Mariam’s success with Il Musico in Manon Lescaut she was invited to record this role alongside tenor Andrea Bocelli (with Placido Domingo conducting), whilst she appeared in the prestigious Belcanto concert performing under the direction of Gregory Kunde. Mariam additionally gave the world premiere at the Royal Opera House Muscat of “The Opera!”, singing Euridice (Steven Mercurio / Davide Livermore).

A major prizewinner at the International Maria Callas Verona Competition and the International Competition Franca Mattiucci, Mariam Battistelli was the 1st prize winner of the International Singing Competition Ottavio Ziino in Rome. Following these triumphs she was invited to join the Vienna State Opera: Her Vienna debuts to date include Pamina (Kinder Zauberflöte), Cinderella (Cinderella / Alma Deutscher), Gretel (Hänsel&Gretel / Humperdinck), Musetta (La Bohéme / Puccini), Giannetta (L’Elisir d’amore / Donizetti) and Barbarina (Le Nozze di Figaro / Mozart).

Mariam Battistelli has performed with orchestras including The Vienna Philharmonic, ORF Radio Symphony Orchestra, Orquestra de la Comunitat Valenciana, Orchestre Philharmonique de Monte-Carlo, Prague Philharmonic Orchestra and Philharmonisches Staatsorchester Hamburg, and under conductors Bychkov, Gergiev, Mehta, Thielemann, Kobel and Fischer.

Highlights of season 2019/20 include a return to the Royal Opera House Muscat (singing Musetta in La Bohème) co-produced with the Opera De Monte-Carlo with performances in Vienna and Monte-Carlo, debut with Hamburg State Opera, and working with pianists and conductors including Marco Armiliato, Roger Vignoles, Carlo Montanaro and Daniele Callegari.

Upcoming Performances

Frasquita (Carmen, Geroges Bizet)

20, 23, 26 June 2021
Teatro San Carlo di Napoli, conductor Dan Ettinger
Teatro San Carlo di Napoli Orchestra

Eco (Arianna a Nasso, Richard Strauss)

1 August 2020
Festival della Valle d’Itria, Martina Franca, conductor Fabio Luisi
Teatro Petruzzelli Bari Orchestra

“Come Teseo: nel labirinto”

27 July 2020
Festival della Valle d’Itria, Martina Franca

Eco (Arianna a Nasso, Richard Strauss)

21, 24, 26 July 2020
Festival della Valle d’Itria, Martina Franca, conductor Fabio Luisi
Teatro Petruzzelli Bari Orchestra

Galakonzert des Jungen Ensembles

27 June 2020
Wiener Staatsoper, conductors Marco Armiliato and Adam Fischer
Wiener Philharmoniker

Soprano (Mozart Requiem at Musikverein)

18 March 2020
Kulturverein Orchester Wien, conductor Kazuo Kanemaki
www.musikverein.at

Musetta (La Bohème)

24, 26, 29, 31 January 2020
Opera de Monte-Carlo

Musetta (La Bohème)

4 January 2020
Philharmonisches Staatsorchester Hamburg, conductor Giorgio Morandi
www.staatsoper-hamburg.de

Musetta (La Bohème)

16, 22, 25 December 2019
Wiener Staatsoper

Repertoire

Musetta

La Bohème , G.Puccini

Gretel

Hansel und Gretel, E.Humperdinck

Pamina

Die Zauberflöte (children version), W.A.Mozart

Cinderella

Cinderella, Alma Deutscher

Giannetta

L’Elisir d’amore, G.Donizetti

Barbarina

Le Nozze di Figaro, W.A.Mozart

Il Musico

Manon Lescaut, G.Puccini

Blumenmädchen

Parsifal, R.Wagner

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PERSONAL ASSISTANT

Jacob Shaw (SCS Consultancy)
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