Anna Maccianti

Soloist, Soprano
She was born in Fiesole, Florence, on 26/06/1930. She studied at the Opera school of the Municipal theater of Florence with teachers Ettore Campogalliani, Flamio Contini and Tatiana Angelini. Singled out for her performances in national contests of Milan (1952) and Spoleto (1953), she then made her debut at the Teatro Nuovo di Milano in the role of Rosina [The barber of Seville/ Il barbiere di Siviglia]. There followed performances in various Italian cities (Rome, Naples, Genova, Turin etc) and in various european cities such as Barelona (Grand Theater di Liceu), Amsterdam, Vienna (State Opera) Munich (Bavarian State Opera/ Bayerische Staatsoper), Berlin (German Opera / Deutsche Oper Berlin) and Liege (Opéra Royal de Wallonie-Liège). She was invited to interpret leading roles in opera productions at the May Florence Festival and the International Fesival of Edinburgh. Her repertory includes mainly roles for a lyric soprano or/and a coloratura soprano and from opera of the Italian Bel Canto as well as from operas of Mozart: Cerlina [Don Giovanni], Queen of the Night [The magic flute/ Die Zauberflotte], Elvira [I puritani], Adina [L' elisir d'amore], Lucia [Lucia di Lammermoor], Gilda [Rigoletto], Oscar [Un ballo in maschera], Musetta [La boheme], Liu [Turandot], Michaela [Carmen], Leila [Les pêcheurs de perles]. She has been recorded in operas of Don Pasquale and Donizetti’s the La filled du regiment (DGG). She collaborated with the GNO once, in the role of Violetta Valery [The Fallen Woman/ La Traviata] (1971/72).