Paola Sanguinetti soprano  

The lyric soprano Paola Sanguinetti was born in Parma.
She studied at the Conservatory of Music “Arrigo Boito” in Parma, and subsequently took part in various master classes, among them the Accademia Lirica Internazionale held by Katia Ricciarelli. In 1994 she won the 15th National Competition “Mattia Battistini” in Rieti.

She has covered the title role in many operas such as Rossini's La cambiale di matrimonio, Donizetti's L'elisir d'amore, Puccini's La Bohéme debutted at the Teatro Regio in Parma, Leoncavallo's I Pagliacci in New Orleans, Mozart's La Traviata in Basle , Puccini's Il Tabarro at the Teatro Politeama Greco in Lecce, Mozart's Le Nozze di Figaro and Puccini's Tosca. More recently she has interpreted Donna Elvira in Mozart's Don Giovanni, Desdemona in Verdi's Otello at the Teatro Magnani in Fidenza, Leonora in Verdi's Trovatore at the Teatro del Vittoriale of Gardone Riviera. Furthermore she has performed the role of Anna Glavari in the Vedova Allegra produced by the Fondazione Toscanini and directed by Massimo De Bernard.

In 1997 she began to cooperate intensively with tenor Andrea Bocelli and she performed with him in the European Tour 1997, in the American Tour 1998 (Santiago in Chile, Buenos Aires, Rio de Janeiro, Miami, New York, and Washington, D.C.). Her collaboration with the tenor continued participating in the Asia Tour 2004 (Beijing and Shanghai).

During the same year she recorded a concert in London with Bocelli for the BBC Radio 2 broadcast in the program "Friday Night is music Night" with the BBC Orchestra under the direction of Marcello Rota.

She also took part in the Bocelli's Europa Tours 2003, 2004, and 2005, programmed in the main European cities as well as many concerts in Italy and in South America which have always been enthusiastically acclaimed and very well received by the critics. Finally she was his special guest in the July 2006 for a concert-event made for the inaugural Teatro del Silenzio in Lajatico.

She performed in Carl Orff's Carmina Burana, in the Petite Messe Solennelle, and in Mozart's Vesprae Solennes de Confessore. Accompanied by the Prague Virtuosi orchestra and the Prague Chamber Choir, under the direction of Romano Gandolfi, she has performed the first performance of the Oratorio "The Divine Providence" by the contemporary composer Narciso Sabbadini, at the Teatro Filarmonico in Verona.

She also took part in the 2003 Japan Tour of the Orchestra of Venice: on this occasion she performed in 18 concerts in the most important concert halls of Japan.

She has an intensive concert activity playing in duo with the Italian harpist Davide Burani and with other great musicians and orchestras as Gli Archi Italiani, I Solisti di Parma and Il Quartetto di Cremona with the ones she sung in the most important theatres in Italy, Germany, Switzerland, Holland, Austria, Czech Republic and Spain.

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