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Cristina Alunno | Operosa


Cristina Alunno

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Cristina Alunno


Appreciated since Cristina’s first appearances on the stage, the magazine L'Opera wrote "Unravels
with beautiful timbre the personality of a soft Dido supported by an articulation of the words very
elegantly and sensually where austerity of the Queen is intertwined with the femininity of the
character expressed extraordinary communicatively ".
Cristina, a young Italian mezzosoprano with a versatile, warm and brilliant voice combined with a
wide vocal range, able to interpret each character with scenic intensity.
Shortly she will be performing at the Teatro San Carlo in Naples in the title role of Siroe Re di
Persia by L. Vinci.
Recently she sang in the oratorio Israel in Egypt by G. F. Handel at the Palau de les Arts in
Valencia. She was Lola in Cavalleria Rusticana by P. Mascagni at the Teatro G.B.Pergolesi in Jesi
and took part in the Festival Verdi of Parma in the concert I Quattro Pezzi Sacri by G.Verdi.
During her rising career she sang Preziosilla and Curra in La Forza del Destino by G. Verdi
conducted by Zubin Mehta. She sang Maddalena in Rigoletto by G. Verdi and Lola in Cavalleria
Rusticana by P. Mascagni., in Die Zaunberflote by W. A. Mozart as second lady, Zulma in Italiana
in Algeri by G. Rossini, Juditha in Juditha Triumphans by A. Vivaldi, Narciso in the homonym opera
by D.Scarlatti, Dido in Dido and Aeneas by H.Purcell, Statira in L’Incoronazione di Dario by
A.Vivaldi, La Fama and Palante in La Guerra de los Gigantes by S. Duron, Flora and Annina in La
Traviata by G. Verdi and Clotilde in Norma by V. Bellini also with Mariella Devia, Catherine in
Jeanne d’Arc au Bucher by A. Honneger, as Kate P. and covered for Suzuki in Madama Butterfly by
G. Puccini and she also took part in the shows Canti dall’inferno by A. Chenna and Que son las
nubes with music by W. A. Mozart.
She performed in important theaters including the Palau de les Arts in Valencia, the Teatro Regio
of Parma, the Savonlinna Opera Festival in a tournèe with the Teatro Regio of Torino, the Palacio
de la Opera in A Coruna, the Teatro de la Zarzuela in Madrid, the Teatro G. B. Pergolesi in Jesi and
Teatro D. Alighieri in Ravenna. She has sung with some of the most renowned conductors
including Zubin Mehta, Gianandrea Noseda, Daniele Callegari, Fabio Biondi, Josep Pons, Federico
Maria Sardelli, Ottavio Dantone, Leonardo Garcia Alarcon, Christopher Franklin, Gustavo Gimeno
and Paolo Olmi. She has worked with directors such as Willy Decker, Davide Livermore, Gustavo
Tambascio, Joan Font, Vittorio Borrelli and Paul-Emile Fourny.
Cristina has performed on various stages around the world including the Gulangyu Concert Hall in
China with Antonio Pompa-Baldi and the Xiamen Philharmonic Orchestra. Additionally she
performed at the Centrepoint Theatre in Dubai and Emirates Palace Auditorium in Abu Dhabi for
the Italian Festival Week, the Auditorium Parco della Musica Sala Petrassi in Rome, the Palazzo
Albrizzi di Venezia with the Piesni i Piosnki song collection by F. Chopin, the Festival Suona
Francese at Palazzo Farnese in Rome for the French embassy, the Pantheon S. Cristina in Cesena
for the Festival Metamorfosi del Contemporaneo in Der Abschied by G. Mahler.
Selected for the Final rounds of Operalia Competition in Los Angeles, she received great
recognition by winning several international competitions such as the International Franca
Mattiucci Opera Competition, the Premio Città di Pisa "Tribute to Titta Ruffo" competition, the
Primo Palcoscenico competition and the Carlo Meliciani competition.
She began her vocal studies at the Conservatorio G. B. Martini in Bologna and after graduating she
perfected her abilities at the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia in Rome under the guided
tuition of Renata Scotto. Afterwards, for two years, she attended the Centre de Perfeccionament
Placido Domingo at the Palau de les Arts in Valencia.