LORIANA CASTELLANO – Mezzosoprano
“On stage, very nice scenically and convincing vocally, smooth and mottled, the Cinderella of Loriana Castellano, a talented mezzo soprano, who sang with taste, sense of style and phrasing, dealing with technical expertise and confidence the pitfalls of the final Rondo, that she faced with aplomb and admirable musicality” Nicola Salmoiraghi –L’Opera– International Magazine
A winner of several international vocal competitions (64th edition of the “International European Competition for Young Lyric Singers, Toti dal Monte, finalist in BBC Cardiff Singer) , she appeared in some among the world’s most important venues, including Opéra de Montecarlo, Theater an der Wien, Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, Teatro Comunale of Bologna, Opéra de Nancy, Festival di Spoleto, Teatro Massimo of Palermo, Festival de Beaune, Rossini in Wildbad Festival, working with such conductors as Federico Maria Sardelli, Thierry Fischer, Marco Armiliato, Paolo Arrivabeni, Speranza Scappucci, Francesco Lanzillotta.
Her recent engegaments have included Il matrimonio segreto in Ravenna,Rovigo and Innsbruck at Landestheater with M° De Marchi, Il medico dei Pazzi at Opéra de Nancy and La Fenice in Venice, La Cenerentola (title role) in Sao Paulo La traviata at the Opera de Montecarlo, Farnace (1738)by Vivaldi in Florence under the baton of Federico Maria Sardelli (Dynamic DVD), La Cambiale di Matrimonio in Ingolstadt, La Betulia Liberata Of Mozart in Wroclaw, Il barbiere di Siviglia in Seul, Turco in Italia in Piacenza, Ravenna and Modena, Dido&Aeneas and Cenerentola al Teatro Regio in Turin.
Among her future plans are Rossini’s La Gazza Ladra at Teatro Petruzzelli in Bari, Cilea’s Adriana Lecouvreur at Opéra de Monte Carlo.
Her symphonic repertoire includes Rossini’s Petite Messe Solennelli, Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater; Vivaldi’s Gloria and Magnificat; Handel’s Messiah; Vivaldi’s Catone in Utica (with Modo Antiquo and Federico Maria Sardelli at the Theater an der Wien and at the Opera Rara Festival in Krakow); Stravinsky’s Pulcinella (with the Netherlands Radio Chamber Orchestra conducted by Thierry Fischer in Utrecht).
Her discography includes BegrabnisKantate by J.M.Kraus recorder for DHM, Myslivecek’s Medonte (Zelinda), with L’Arte del Mondo led by Werner Ehrhardt, recorded for DHM, Ser Marcantonio recorded in Bad Wildbad for Naxos, Vivaldi’s Farnace Dinamic DVD with Federico Maria Sardelli, Se con stille frequenti with Sara Mingardo for Arcana.