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Martina Belli

Mezzo-Soprano

Biography

Martina Belli in action.
Martina Belli as Lola in Cavalleria rusticana © 2015 ROH. Photograph by Catherine Ashmore

Italian mezzo-soprano Martina Belli studied at the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia in Rome, and in 2014, she won Second Prize in the Concorso Etta Limiti in Milan.

Her operatic appearances include her Royal Opera House debut in 2015 as Lola (Cavalleria rusticana) under Anthony Pappano; Isaura (Tancredi) under Claudio Abbado; Melanto (Il ritorno d’Ulisse in patria) at Cité de la Musique, Paris and Concertgebouw, Amsterdam; Nerone (L’incoronazione di Poppea); Smeton (Anna Bolena) for Teatro alla Scala, Milan, Rome Opera and Teatro Regio, Parma; Federica (Luisa Miller) for Teatro di San Carlo, Naples under Daniele Rustioni and for the Verdi Festival under Abbado; Carmen and Isabella (L’italiana in Algeri) for Teatro Regio, Turin; Gemma in the stage premiere of Miseria e Nobiltà for the Teatro Carlo Felice, Genoa; and Maddalena (Rigoletto) for Teatro Massimo, Parma and the Macerata Festival.

Concert repertoire includes Vivaldi’s L’Oracolo in Messenia, Gloria and Salve Regina, Mozart’s Coronation Mass, Caldara’s Morte e sepoltura di Cristo and Verdi’s Requiem. Recordings include Handel’s Silla with Europa Galante under Fabio Biondi (Glossa, live in Vienna).

Recent roles include Maddalena at Circo Massimo under Daniele Gatti, Verdi’s Requiem for Teatro Massimo di Palermo under Riccardo Muti, María (María de Buenos Aires) at Ravenna Festival, Carmen for Teatro Regio, Parma and Federica for Teatro Comunale di Bologna under Daniel Oren.

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