In the 2013/14 Season Argentine soprano Verónica Cangemi makes her debut with The Royal Opera singing Micaëla (Carmen).
Cangemi was born in Mendoza in 1964. She was a principal cellist with the Mendoza Symphony Orchestra before she was discovered by Heather Harper. Cangemi went on to win first prize in the Heather Harper-Shell Singing Scholarship in Buenos Aires before she moved to London to study with Harper and other musicians. 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 Christie, Harnoncourt, Jacobs, Mehta and 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 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) at La Fenice, Venice, and Dorinda (Orlando) at Théâtre du Capitole, Toulouse. She has recently expanded her repertory to include roles for lyric soprano.
Cangemi performs widely in concert throughout Europe and in Buenos Aires. She has recorded extensively, for labels including Deutsche Grammophon and Naïve.