Fiorenza Cedolins – The renewed tradition of the Italian Belcanto
Technique, Style and Interpretation of the Italian and European opera repertoire from the 1600s to the 1900s
Masterclass – From 6th to 12 September 2021 – Concert for students of the masterclass Sunday 12 September, 12 noon
Accompanist pianist Dario Tondelli
Winner in 1995 of the “Pavarotti International” Opera Competition, she made her debut as Tosca together with the great tenor at the Philadelphia Opera House, followed by a great international career as a protagonist in the world greatest opera houses and concert halls. She performs at the Verona Arena for 14 seasons, interpreting Aida, Tosca, Madama Butterfly, Il Trovatore, La Bohème.
Among the numerous performances of hers we should mention:
Cavalleria rusticana (Santuzza) Ravenna Festival conductor R. Muti director L. Cavani;
Madama Butterfly Teatro alla Scala in Milano conductor M. W. Chung director K. Asari; Met in New York conductor M. Armiliato director G.Del Monaco; Arena of Verona conductor D. Oren director F. Zeffirelli, Macerata Festival conductor M. De Bernart director H.Brockhaus, Wiener Staatsoper, Gran Teatre del Liceu of Barcelona conductor Y.Abel director Leiser/Caurier, Theater Maggio Musicale Fiorentino and ten years later conductor J. Valčua, Theater La Fenice in Venezia conductor O. Welber;
Aida inauguration at Arena of Verona Festival, director F. Zeffirelli, celebration of the Centenary of Arena Festival and Verdi’s Bicentenary director G. De Bosio, Met of New York, at Teatro Regio in Torino, Teatro San Carlo in Napoli, Municipal of Rio de Janeiro;
Tosca Arena of Verona director H. De Ana, Teatro San Carlo in Napoli, Maggio Musicale Fiorentino director Z. Mehta, Opéra Bastille in Paris, Opernhaus in Zürich director N. Santi, Gran Teatre del Liceu in Barcelona, Teatro La Fenice in Venezia, Oper Leipzig;
Don Carlo inauguration at Teatro alla Scala in Milano director D. Gatti, at the Opernhaus Zurich, at the Suntory Hall and New National Theatre of Tokyo;
Otello Opernhaus Zurigo director G. Vick, Teatro San Carlo in Napoli;
Norma Teatro Bellini in Catania celebrations for Bellini’s bicentenary, at the New National Theater of Tokyo, Gran Teatre del Liceu in Barcelona;
Andrea Chénier Teatro Real in Madrid; Pagliacci Teatro alla Scala in Milano director M. Martone, at the Operhaus Zurich;
Il Trovatore Inauguration and celebrations at Verdi’s Centenary Festival del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, conductor Z. Mehta director P. L. Pizzi and Verona Arena Festival, director F. Zeffirelli, Royal Opera House Convent Garden of Londra, Teatro Regio of Parma, Teatro di San Carlo in Napoli, Teatro Massimo in Palermo, Teatro Real of Madrid, Gran Teatre del Liceu of Barcelona, New National Theater of Tokyo;
Falstaff Verdi’s Bicentenary at Salzburger Festspiele conductor Z. Mehta director D. Michieletto, Bayerische Staatsoper conductor Z. Mehta, Gran Teatro del Liceu conductor F. Luisi, Nederlandse Opera con Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra conductor D. Gatti director R. Carsen;
Maria Stuarda Teatro La Fenice in Venezia director D. Krief;
Further she was protagonist in Manon Lescaut, La rondine, La Boheme, Suor Angelica, Il Tabarro, Luisa Miller, Masnadieri, la Battaglia di Legnano, Poliuto.
She did several performances of Messa da Requiem di Verdi, conducted by L. Maazel, R. Chailly, Z. Mehta, D. Gatti, D. Oren, with the Wiener Philharmoniker, New York Symphony Orchestra, Boston Symphony Orchestra, Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra, Tonhalle Zürich Orchestra, Orchestra La Verdi in Milano… and Recitals and Concerts at Teatro alla Scala in Milano, at Santa Cecilia in Roma, Teatro della Maestranza of Sevilla, Teatro Massimo in Palermo, Auditorium Mann of Tel Aviv, Grosshaall Salzburger Festspiele, Wiener Festwochen, Royal Albert Hall in London, Forum Grimaldi at Montecarlo, Teatro Regio of Parma… con conductors as K. Masur, Z. Mehta, B. Bartoletti, G. Prêtre.
The discography includes recordings for Decca (Tosca), Unitel Classica (Luisa Miller, La rondine, Falstaff), TDK (Madama Butterfly, New Year’s Concert at Teatro La Fenice, Messa Da Requiem), RAI (Don Carlo, Madama Butterfly, Boheme), La Voce inc. (Norma), Bongiovanni (Norma, Recital celebrating Puccini), Arthaus Musik (Tosca, Madama Butterfly, Maria Stuarda).
Singing teacher at thr Liceu Conservatory of Barcelona, founder of SOI Scuola dell’Opera Italiana Fiorenza Cedolins and of the famous First Virtual Competition of Lyric Singing SOI Fiorenza Cedolins, she holds masterclasses for prestigious institutions: Verdi Academy at Teatro Regio of Parma, Maggio Musicale Fiorentino Academy, Opera School of Bologna’s Teatro Comunale, Conservatory of Parma, Conservatory of Italian Switzerland of Lugano, Academy of Puccini Festival at Torre del Lago.