Annunziata Vestri

(Mezzo-Soprano)

Annunziata was born in Ortona, Italy.

She holds a banchelor in vocalchamber music from  Pescara Conservatory of music, and a Master in vocal performance from Ferrara Conservatory of music.

She has also participated in master clasesses and has worked privately with:

Regina Resnik,Luciana Serra, Bruno De Simone, Jorges Vas De Carvalho, Daniela Dessì, Renato Bruson, Renata Scotto, Silvana Bazzoni Bartoli and Mirella Freni; in L’Accademia Pescarese,  L'Accademia Chigiana di Siena, L' Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia in Rom Nazionale di Santa Cecilia in Rome, L' Accademia di Spoleto and CUBEC (Centro Universale del Bel Canto di Modena), respectively.

She has won numerous international competitions, including:

Zandonai, Caniglia, Spoleto, Battistini, Leoncavallo, Toti Dal Monte, Martinelli – Pertile, Barbieri, Rosetum. She was also a finalist in both, Operalia and Francisco Viñas Competition.

Since she started her career, se has performed several roles, such as:

Carmen (Carmen),  Azucena ( Il  Trovatore),  Amneris (Aida), Preziosilla (La forza del destino), Fenena (Nabucco), Margherita (Guglielmo Ratcliff), Ulrica (Un ballo in maschera), Quickly (Falstaff), Zia Principessa (Suor Angelica), Rosa Mamai (L’Arlesiana), Zita (Gianni Schicchi), Irene (Belisario), Tacredi e Isaura (Tancredi), Neris (Medea), Madelon (Andrea Chenier), Maddalena (Rigoletto) and Suzuky (Madama Butterfly).

On the concert stage, she has sung

Messiah di Haendel, Requiem di Verdi, Requiem di Mozart, Petite Messe Solennelle, IX° Sinfonia di Beethoven, Das Lied von der Erde, StabatMater di Pergolesi, Stabat Mater di Dvoràk.

She has per She has performed in important houses in her native Italy and around Europe and Asia: 

Teatro San Carlo (Napoli), Teatro Regio (Torino), Teatro Regio (Parma), Teatro dell'Opera (Roma), Sferisterio (Macerata), Carlo Felice (Genoa), Teatro Massimo (Palermo), MaggioMusicale Fiorentino (Florence), Teatro Comunale (Bologna),  Petruzzelli (Bari), Opera Lombardia, Teatro Rosetum, Teatro del Giglio (Lucca), Teatro Verdi (Pisa), Teatro Goldoni (Livorno), Teatro Pergolesi (Jesi), Teatro Donizetti (Bergamo), Teatro Verdi (Trieste), Festival Pucciniano  (Torre del Lago Puccini), Teatro De Carolis (Sassari), Opera houses  in       Marseille, Montecarlo, Kazan, Schenkenberg, Kiel, Opernfestspiele (St Margarethen), Wexford Festival (Wexford), Opera Tatar State Opera and The Bunka Kaikan (Tokio).

She has collaborated with such great conductors, including

Zubin Mehta, Riccardo Frizza, Donato Renzetti, Gianluigi Gelmetti, Bruno Campanella, Corrado Rovaris, Roberto Manfredini, Daniele Callegari, Evelino Pidò,  Nello Santi, Daniele Rustioni, Salvo Piro, Puggelli, Delacôte, D. Pasca, Laurence Gilgore, Marc Tardue, Alberto Veronesi, Jean-Luc Tingaud, Hirofumi Yoshida, Massimo Pezzutti, G.Bisanti, Jacques Delacôte, Pinchas Steinberg,Valerio Galli, Rizzari, Andrea Battistoni.

 

And has sung in productions by stage directors, including

Davide Livermore. Carlo Verdone, Ferzan Ozpetek, Pierluigi Pizzi, Hugo de Ana, Alessio Pizzech, Giorgio Pressburger, Henning Brockhaus, Stefano Monti, Mietta Corli, Antonio Calenda, StefanoVizioli, Yannis Kokkos, Fabio CeresaVivien Alexandra HewitRolando Panerai, M.Gandini,Daniele Finzi Pasca, Ivan Stefanutti,Calixto Bieito, Joan Aton Rechi, Marina Bianchi,Lamberto Pugelli and Salvo Piro.

Vestri's recordings and DVDs include:

“Belisario” from G. Donizetti (published by Bongiovanni),  Arlesiana From F. Cilea (published by Dynamic), Cenerentola from G. Rossini (published by Rai), MadamaButterfly di G. Puccini (published by Mejor).

Link: Operabase