Forum

Federica Carnevale

The Operosa Forum is dedicated to promoting dynamic classical music and opera talent

Federica Carnevale

Singer/Mezzo

FEDERICA CARNEVALE studied dance at an early age, and then dedicated her studies to dramatic and experimental theatre. She participated in masterclasses with the Living Theatre and l’Odin Teatret, historically famous theatre groups of the 1900’s and participated in many theatrical productions with numerous companies.
She enrolled at the University of Studies in L'Aquila, her hometown, and graduated with high honors in Letters and Philosophy.
She enrolled comtemporarily at the Conservatory “A. Casella” in L' Aquila, graduating with honors under the guidance of Maestro
Mario Machi and Maestro Cesare Scarton.
After which, she studied at the Opera Studio at Accademia Santa Cecilia with Renata Scotto, and
she studied german lieder with Ulf Bastlein and Stacey Bartsch at the University for Music Darstellende Kunst in Graz and french melody with Brigitte Balley and Jeff Cohen at the Conservatory of Strasbourg.
Ms. Carnevale is the winner of several important international vocal competitions, most notably Toti dal Monte (2009), A. Belli in Spoleto (2006) Mattia Battistini Prize (2003)
In 2010 she won first prize in the International Competition for Sacred Music in Rome.
After winning the A.Belli Competition she took part in the Teatro Lirico Sperimentale in Spoleto and sang the roles of Rosina in Rossini’s “Il Barbiere di Siviglia” and Angelina in Rossini’s “La Cenerentola” , on 2007 and 2008, on tour throughout Italy, Japan, Qatar, Romania, St. Petersbourg. She repeated the role of Angelina as her debut role with the Piccolo Teatro Regio in Torino in 2008 and 2009.
In 2010 she sang the role of Norina in “Don Pasquale”, in a production of the Pauline Viardot version, realized by the Teatro Olimpico of Vicenza under the direction of Maestro Giovanni Battista Rigon and staged by Francesco Bellotto.

In the same year he was chosen by Riccardo Muti for the Jommelli's Opera “Betulia Liberata”, as a cover for the role of Juditha.
On January 2011 she participated in two first productions in modern times: of the opera “L'inimico delle donne” of Galuppi at the l’Opera Royal de Wallonie of Liège conducted by maestro Rinaldo Alessandrini, and of the oratorio “A Maria Dolorata of Leonardo Vinci in Rome.
Thanks to winning the Toti del Monte Competition, between 2009 and 2012 she sang the role of Rosina in Haydn’s “La vera costanza” under the direction of Maestro Jesus Lopez Cobos at the Teatro Real in Madrid, Teatro Comunale of Treviso, National Theatre of Sofia, Teatro Valli of Reggio Emilia, Opéra de Saint Etienne, Opéra Royal de Wallonie (Liège), Opéra de Rouen-Haute Normandie.
In 2013 she participated to the First World Performance of “Passio”, by P. Cascioli, in Accademia Filarmonica Romana, and took part with great success and critical acclaim, the first performance in modern times of “L'ambizione delusa” by L. Leo, in XIXXX Festival of Valle d'Itria, in Martinafranca.
He also played with great success the role of Isabella in “L'Italiana in Algeri” di G. Rossini in Teatro Marrucino, Chieti.
In 2014 was Arminda in Mozart's “La finta giardiniera”, in Opèra de Rouen-Haute Normandie, under the baron of A. Spering, and was a guest of the Festival of Valle d' Itria, with the first modern performance of “Arminda” by T. Traetta, under the direction of D. Fasolis.
She was also Alcina in the first modern performance of “Le Fate” by G.A. Ristori, in Ekhoff Festival in Gotha (Germany).
In 2015 was Suzuki in G. Puccini’s “Madama Butterfly inTeatro Marrucino, Chieti.
Her repertoire varies from the baroque to the 20th century, including operatic, oratorio, symphonic and recital repertoire, and was guest of important concert halls.
Among the roles she has sang: Dido and Aeneas di H. Purcell (Dido), Il Barbiere di Siviglia di G. Rossini (Rosina), Cenerentola di G. Rossini (Cenerentola), L’Italiana in Algeri di G. Rossini (Isabella), Didone abbandonata di B. Galuppi (Araspe), L’inimico delle donne di B. Galuppi (Zyda), La finta giardiniera di W.A. Mozart (Arminda), La vera costanza di F.J. Haydn (Rosina), Don Pasquale di G. Donizetti (Norina), Die Zauberflote di W. A. Mozart (Dritte Dame), Ariadne auf Naxos di R. Strauss (Dryade), Madama Butterfly di G. Puccini (Suzuki), Manon Lescaut di G. Puccini (Musico), Le Fate di G. A. Ristori (Alcina), Aci, Galatea e Polifemo di G. F. Haendel
(Galatea), L’ambizione delusa di L. Leo (Silvio), Armida di T. Traetta (Fenicia), La Senna Festeggiante di A. Vivaldi (Virtù).
In the context of contemporary music he has participated in some First World Representations: 2005 “La Nave a tre piani” , di Carlo Boccadoro (Auditorium di Santa Cecilia, Roma) e “Don Chisciotte” di G. Paisiello-H.W.Henze (30° Cantiere d'arte di Montepulciano), 2007 “Studio su Obra Maestra” di G. Mancuso, con la regia di Pippo Del Bono (Teatro Caio Melisso, Spoleto), 2008 “Arcibaldo Sonivari” di M. Pagotto (Teatro Comunale di Modena “L. Pavarotti”), 2013 “Passio” di P. Cascioli (Accademia Filarmonica Romana).
She has collaborated with numerous notable condutors including: Diego Fasolis, Andreas Spering, Jesus Lopez Cobos, Rinaldo Alessandrini, Fabio Biondi (Orchestra dell'Accademia di Santa Cecilia), Michele Mariotti (Orchestra Sinfonica Abruzzese), Corrado Rovaris (Orchestra Accademia “I Filarmonici” di Verona), Mats Lilifors (Orchestra dell'Accademia di San Pietroburgo), Lior Shambadal (Orchestra di Roma e del Lazio), Giorgio Pressburger, Elio De Capitani, Francesco Bellotto, Pippo Del Bono, Massimo Ranieri, Alessio Pizzech.
She madesome recording: “Il barbiere di Siviglia” (Dvd), “Didone abbandonata” (CD), “Concerto per i 40 anni di carriera di Leo Nucci” (CD), “La traviata” (Dvd Dynamic), “L'inimico delle donne” (Dvd Dynamic), “Don Pasquale” (Dvd Dynamic), “L'ambizione delusa” (CD Dynamic), “Le
Fate” (DVD MusicaNovantiqua).