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Verónica Cangemi

Soprano

Biography

Verónica Cangemi in action.
Verónica Cangemi in Carmen, The Royal Opera © ROH/Catherine Ashmore, 2013

Argentine soprano Verónica Cangemi made her Royal Opera debut in 2013 as Micaëla (Carmen).

Cangemi was born in Mendoza in 1964. She was a principal cellist with the Mendoza Symphony Orchestra before her vocal abilities were discovered by Heather Harper. Cangemi went on to win first prize in the Heather Harper-Shell Singing Scholarship in Buenos Aires and then moved to London to study with Harper. She began her career in baroque and classical repertory, working with orchestras and ensembles such as Les Arts Florissants, Les Musiciens du Louvre, Netherlands Radio Symphony Orchestra, Mozarteum Orchestra, Salzburg, Freiburg Baroque Orchestra, German Symphony Orchestra and the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, working with conductors such as William Christie, Nikolaus Harnoncourt, René Jacobs, Zubin Mehta and Marc Minkowski. Her operatic appearances have included Cinna (Lucio Silla) and Servilia (La clemenza di Tito) for Salzburg Festival, Zerlina (Don Giovanni) at La Scala, Milan, and in Washington, Susanna (Le nozze di Figaro) in Washington, Morgana (Alcina) for Vienna State Opera and on tour through Europe, the title role in Traetta’s Antigona for Berlin State Opera, Mimì (La bohème) for New National Theatre, Tokyo, Nerea (Deidamia) for Netherlands Opera, Despina (Così fan tutte) in Bari, Poppea (Agrippina) for La Fenice, Venice, and Dorinda (Orlando) at Théâtre du Capitole, Toulouse.

Cangemi performs widely in concert throughout Europe and in Buenos Aires. She has recorded extensively, for labels including Deutsche Grammophon and Naïve.

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