Patrizia Morandini

Soloist, Soprano
She was born in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. She moved to Florence at a young age and studied voice, piano and composition at the Luigi Cherubini Conservatory. She then specialized in chamber music and attended classes with Nella Anfuso, Liliana Poli, Alfredo Kraus, Margherita Ferroni and Margherita Rinaldi. She participated in the Pavarotti Competition of Philadelphia and Voci Pucciniane of Lucca. She debuted at Brecht/Weill’s Threepenny Opera [Die Dreigroschenoper] at the Teatro Comunale Florence. During her international career that began soon after, she performed in Russia, Brazil, France, Spain, Italy, Germany and Romania, singing roles in the operas Aida, Madama Butterfly, Turandot, Il trovatore, Orfeo ed Eurydice, Tosca, Carmen, Cavelleria rusticana, La bohème, The Power of Fate [La forza del destino], Pagliacci and Suor Angelica. During her career she participated in more than 1000 performances, while her repertoire also includes religious music works, oratorios and masses. She sang in numerous concerts all over the world and participated in television productions and sang works by composer Cesare Valentini in world premieres. Several of her performances have been preserved in recordings (Bongiovanni, MIM). She regularly teaches at singing seminars at the University of Bahia and the Montes Claros Conservatory Brazil. She appeared at the GNO once, as Amelia [A Masked Ball/Un ballo in maschera, 1993/4].