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Anna Bonitatibus

Mezzo-Soprano

Biography

Anna Bonitatibus in action.
Anna Bonitatibus in Le nozze di Figaro, The Royal Opera © ROH/Bill Cooper, 2012

In the 2013/14 Season Anna Bonitatibus sings Cherubino (Le nozze di Figaro) with The Royal Opera, a role she also sang in the 2008 and 2012 revivals of this production. She made her Royal Opera debut as Medoro (Orlando) in 2007.

Bonitatibus grew up in the Basilicata region of Italy and began studying music at the age of nine. She received diplomas with honours for both piano and voice and won several international competitions, after which she decided to pursue the study of vocal technique, focusing on the bel canto repertory. She now performs in the world’s leading opera houses and concert halls, working with conductors such as Bolton, Christie, Chung, Curtis, Dantone, Jacobs, Luisotti, Maazel, Mackerras, Mikowski, Muti, Pappano, Tate, Viotti and Welser-Möst. She has sung roles in over fifty operas in a wide repertory that includes Baroque and bel canto operas, works by Mozart, Rossini and Donizettia and in Strauss’s Ariadne auf Naxos, Massenet’s Werther and Ravel’s L’Enfant et les sortilèges. She has worked with directors such as Alden, Audi, Bechtolf, Brook, Carsen, Flimm, Fo, Holten, Miller, Pelly, Pizzi, Ronconi, Sagi, Savary, De Simone and Sher.

Bonitatibus has recorded widely for CD and DVD, recent recordings including the solo album Un Rendez-vous of Rossinia arias for Sony RCA, also on word tour, and the award-winning DVD of Cavalli’s La Didone (Opus Arte).

News and features

Recommended recordings: July 2014

Recommended recordings: July 2014

3 July 2014

This month the focus falls on new recordings of Elektra and Orlando, as well as a collection of arias inspired by legendary Assyrian queen Semiramis.

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