Biography

ItalianoEnglishLucia Franzina | Soprano

Lucia Franzina italian soprano graduated with honors in Baroque Singing from the Conservatory of Santa Cecilia in Rome in 2012 where she studied with Sara Mingardo. She is also graduate in Economics from the University La Sapienza in Rome.
She began his vocal training as opera singer with Alessandra Cordero and Rosanna Straffi. She also studied piano and baroque guitar. She participated in masterclasses working with Rinaldo Alessandrini, Furio Zanasi, Mariella Devia, Joachim Held and Andrea Damiani.
She regulary performs in concerts with several ensemble of early and contemporary music. Her Festival and concerts appearences included Concerts and Palaces at Capitoline Museums and Embassy of Brazil in Rome, Early Music Festival in Urbino, International Festival L’Architasto, Marco Scacchi Festival in Gallese, Spring Concerts at Brugiotti Palace in Viterbo, Rome for Rome, and Music at Palazzo Farnese in Caprarola.
Lucia collaborates with prestigious ensembles as Pizzico Ensemble, Orkestra Petronius, Festina Lente, Concerto Romano, Cappella Ludovicea, Galleria Armonica and Àrsi & Tèsi.
In March 2014 she recorded the CD Il Bacio alla Barese on Pomponio Nenna’s Eighth Book of Madrigals to five voices, with Orkestra Petronius under the conduction and direction of Jacopo Raffaele and Fabian Schofrin.The album will be released in June for the label Digressione Music.
Recently she has sang as soloist in Vivaldi’s Beatus Vir RV 597 with choir and orchestra of the Cappella Ludovicea for the French Embassy at the Holy See in Rome. Regularly she performs as soloist with Pizzico Ensemble in the program The Scarlatti from father to son, cantatas by Alessandro and Domenico Scarlatti for voice, mandolin and continuo.
She sang parts in several production such as the premiere of Matteo secondo Pasolini by Luciano Di Giandomenico at the Basilica of Collemaggio in L’Aquila with Festina Lente ensemble. In 2011 she was in tour in Portugal with a program of polyphonic music of the Portuguese baroque repertoire (conducted by Joao Paulo Janeiro) in Lisbon (Castle of Sao Julião da Barra) and Castelo Branco. She was soloist in the premiere of the oratorio Quis ut Deus by Héctor M. Salcedo at the Caravita Oratory in Rome.
In 2011, she performed the Ceremony of Carols by Benjamin Britten at the Savoia Theatre of Campobasso with Festina Lente. In 2012 she performed in the modern times premiere of the Roman seventeenth century madrigals and arias with music of Anerio, Falconieri and Quagliati at The Music Festival Rome for Rome. She sang as soloist the roles of Diana (Orione), Ericlea (Scipione L’Affricano) and Diana (Calisto) Francesco Cavalli’s operas for the presentation of the Barenreiter critical edition at the International Congress of Musicology 2012 at the Auditorium Parco della Musica in Rome.
She Works closely with the project Baroque in Rome, cycles of conferences – concert about the relationship between music and art, and exclusive concert tours throughout Italy.
In 2013 she recorded for the label TACTUS the world-premiere recording of the collection of madrigals Il Trionfo di Dori (1592) already presented by the Swiss Italian Radio and Radio Rai 3.

 

 

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