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Carmen Giannattasio

Soprano

Biography

Carmen Giannattasio in action.
Carmen Giannattasio as Nedda in Pagliacci, The Royal Opera © 2015 ROH. Photograph by Catherine Ashmore

Italian soprano Carmen Giannattasio made her Royal Opera debut in 2012 as Mimì (La bohème) and has since returned to sing Elisabetta I (Maria Stuarda) and Nedda (Pagliacci).

Giannattasio studied at the Accademia di Perfezionamento at La Scala, Milan, and went on to win first prize and the audience award in Operalia in 2002. She has since appeared for many major opera houses and companies around Europe and the USA under leading conductors and directors. Engagements include Amelia (Simon Boccanegra) for La Scala, Elisabetta I for Théatre des Champs-Elysées, Norma in Beijing, Leonora for Dutch National Opera, La Fenice, Venice, Vienna Festival and the Metropolitan Opera, New York, Violetta (La traviata) for Deutsche Oper Berlin, Scottish Opera and in Naples, Donna Elvira (Don Giovanni) for Arena di Verona, Desdemona (Otello) in Buenos Aires, Alice Ford (Falstaff) for La Scala and in Los Angeles, Liù (Turandot) in Turin and Mimì for La Fenice.

Giannattasio is a noted exponent of bel canto repertory and has recorded Rossini’s La donna del lago and Ermione, Bellini’s Il pirata and Donizetti’s Parisina and Caterina Cornaro for Opera Rara. She performs regularly in concert, with appearances including in La Fenice’s 2014 New Year’s Day concert with Diego Matheuz, broadcast worldwide.

Videos

News and features

Watch: Members of the cast and creative team on <em>Cavalleria rusticana</em> / <em>Pagliacci</em>

Watch: Members of the cast and creative team on Cavalleria rusticana / Pagliacci

10 December 2015

Backstage films from the live relay of Cavalleria Rusticana / Pagliacci, including rehearsal footage and exclusive interviews.

Watch: Insights into The Royal Opera’s new production of <em>Cavalleria rusticana/Pagliacci</em>

Watch: Insights into The Royal Opera’s new production of Cavalleria rusticana/Pagliacci

25 November 2015

Director Damiano Michieletto and sopranos Eva-Maria Westbroek and Carmen Giannattasio discuss these passionate verismo operas.

Saving the best until last: Our favourite operatic swansongs


Saving the best until last: Our favourite operatic swansongs


10 July 2015

Five of our favourite final masterpieces from opera’s greatest composers.

Photos

Carmen Giannattasio

Carmen Giannattasio

Production photo of Pagliacci

Carmen Giannattasio

Carmen Giannattasio as Mimì in La bohème, The Royal Opera

Carmen Giannattasio as Nedda, Aleksandrs Antonenko as Canio, Dimitri Platanias as Tonio and Benjamin Hulett as Beppe in Pagliacci

Carmen Giannattasio as Nedda in Pagliacci

Antonio Pappano, Carmen Giannattasio as Nedda and Benjamin Hulett as Beppe in rehearsal for Pagliacci, The Royal Opera

Carmen Giannattasio in rehearsals for La bohème

Carmen Giannattasio as Nedda, Aleksandrs Antonenko as Canio and Benjamin Hulett as Beppe in Pagliacci

Carmen Giannattasio as Nedda and Dionysios Sourbis as Silvio in Pagliacci

Dionysios Sourbis as Silvio and Carmen Giannattasio as Nedda in rehearsal for Pagliacci, The Royal Opera

Carmen Giannattasio as Nedda and Dionysios Sourbis as Silvio in rehearsal for Pagliacci, The Royal Opera

Dmitri Platanias as Tonio, Carmen Giannattasio as Nedda, Damiano Michieletto, Aleksandrs Antonenko as Canio and Benjamin Hulett as Beppe in rehearsal for Pagliacci, The Royal Opera

Carmen Giannattasio in Maria Stuarda, The Royal Opera

Joseph Calleja and Carmen Giannattasio in La bohème, The Royal Opera

Carmen Giannattasio as Nedda and Dionysios Sourbis as Silvio in Pagliacci

Carmen Giannattasio

John Copley, Joseph Calleja and Carmen Giannattasio in rehearsals for La bohème

Joseph Calleja as Rodolfo and Carmen Giannattasio as Mimì in La bohème

Joseph Calleja as Rodolfo and Carmen Giannattasio as Mimì in La bohème

Carmen Giannattasio as Nedda in Pagliacci, The Royal Opera

Dimitri Platanias as Tonio, Carmen Giannattasio as Nedda, Aleksandrs Antonenko as Canio and Benjamin Hulett as Beppe in Pagliacci

Carmen Giannattasio as Nedda in Pagliacci

Carmen Giannattasio as Nedda and Aleksandrs Antonenko as Canio in rehearsal for Pagliacci, The Royal Opera

Carmen Giannattasio

Carmen Giannattasio as Mimì in La bohème

Carmen Giannattasio as Nedda and Dionysios Sourbis as Silvio in Pagliacci

Dimitri Platanias as Tonio, Aleksandrks Antonenko as Canio and Carmen Giannattasio as Nedda in Pagliacci

Carmen Giannattasio as Nedda and Aleksandrs Antonenko as Canio in Pagliacci

Carmen Giannattasio as Nedda, Aleksandrs Antonenko as Canio and Dimitri Platanias as Tonio in Pagliacci

Carmen Giannattasio as Nedda, Dionysios Sourbis as Silvio and Dimitri Platanias as Tonio in Pagliacci

Carmen Giannattasio as Nedda and Dimitri Platanias as Tonio in Pagliacci

Carmen Giannattasio as Nedda and the Royal Opera Chorus in rehearsal for Pagliacci, The Royal Opera

Carmen Giannattasio as Nedda in rehearsal for Pagliacci, The Royal Opera

Carmen Giannattasio as Nedda and Dionysios Sourbis as Silvio in Cavalleria rusticana