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Monica Piccinini (Soprano)

Born: Reggio Emilia, Italy

The Italian soprano, Monica Piccnini, had obtained a a degree in violin, be fore she started to study opera singing under Franca Mattiucci and Elena Kriatchko, obtaining a degree with honors. She perfetied her vocal technique ith master-classes in Baroque repertoire with Claudio Cavina and Rossana Bertini, in Lied and vocal music of the 1900 under Eric Werba and Dorothy Dorow.

Monica Piccnini did her debut on the stage with the parts of Musica and Euridice in a production of Monteverdi's Orfeo at the Teatro Real in Madrid under Jordi Savall. It followed several projects as Valletto-Fortuna in Incoronazione di Poppea at Teatro Colon in Salamanca under Rinaldo Alessandrini, Amore in La Virtù Degli Strali D´Amore by Cavalli at Teatro Malibran in Venice under Fabio Biondi, Claudia in Massimo Puppieno by Alessandro Scarlatti at Teatro Politeama in Palermo under Fabio Biondi, Argene/L´Olimpiade by Giovanni Battista Pergolesi at the Theater of Krakow under Ottavio Dantone, Minerva-Fortuna-Melanto in Il Ritorno di Ulisse in Patria by Monteverdi at Beaune Festival, Clori in Clori, Dorino e Amore by George Frideric Handel with the Münchner Rundfunk Orchestra in Munich, Bellezza in Il Trionfo del Tempo e del Disinganno by G.F. Handel at Teatro Olimpico in Vicenza, Vagaus/Juditha Triumphans of Vivaldi under Ottavio Dantone.

Furthermore Monica Piccnini sung already many sacral pieces as the Krönungsmesse and C-Messe by W.A. Mozart under Ottavio Dantone, Stabat Mater of Boccherini with the Ensemble 415 under Chiara Banchini and Messa In Angustiis by Haydn.

Monica Piccnini is regularly working with important ensembles and orchestras among others: Concerto Italiano (Director: Rinaldo Alessandrini), Europa Galante, Al Aire Español under Eduardo Lopez-Banzo, Concerto Romano, Concerto Palatino, El Concierto Español of Emilio Moreno, Orchestre de Chambre de Lausanne, Münchner Rundfunk Orchestra, Orquestra barroca de la Universidad de Salamanca, Hespèrion XX8 and La Capella Reial de Catalunya.

Monica Piccinini's discography includes a CD recording of Monteverdi's Orfeo (parts of La Musica and Ninfa) under the label Naïve, conducted by Rinaldo Alessandrini, Nicola Porpora's Notturni Per I Defunti with La Stagione Armonica, Melani´s Mottetti for Naïve Opus 111.

Future projects include a concert performance as Morgana in G.F. Handel's Alcina at the Opéra Royal de Versailles with Les Talens Lyriques under Christophe Rousset, concerts with Concerto Italiano under Rinaldo Alessandrini in Bremen, Brussels, Metz, Sablé and Paris. With the Accademia Bizantina under Ottavio Dantone she will performe in Bruges and Bremen.

Source: Monica Piccnini Website; All Photos: Fabio Boni
Contributed by
Aryeh Oron (November 2015)

Recordings of Bach Cantatas & Other Vocal Works




Renato Negri


Video: BWV 232

Christophe Rousset


Video (2012): G.F. Handel: Opera Alcina, HWV 34 [4th recording, Morgana]

Links to other Sites

Moinica Piccinini - Soprano (Official Website) [English/Italian]
Monica Piccinini - Bio (Naxos)

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