A winner of several music competitions, Maria Agresta made her debut in 2007. Her success came after a few years, in 2011, when she performed »I Vespri Siciliani« at Teatro Regio in Turin conducted by Gianandrea Noseda, with great reviews from public ...
A winner of several music competitions, Maria Agresta made her debut in 2007. Her success came after a few years, in 2011, when she performed »I Vespri Siciliani« at Teatro Regio in Turin conducted by Gianandrea Noseda, with great reviews from public and critics. Since then, she has been invited to sing on the most important stages worldwide.
Highlights include »Norma« in Tel Aviv, »La Bohème« at Arena di Verona, in Munich, at San Carlo in Naples at Teatro Regio in Turin and at Festival Puccini in Torre del Lago, »Gemma di Vergy« at Teatro Donizetti in Bergamo, Elvira in »Don Giovanni« at La Scala.
She then sang »Il trovatore« in Valencia conduted by Zubin Mehta, »Carmen« in Masada and »La traviata« at Berlin Staatsoper.
Recently, she returned to La Scala with »La Bohème«, where she obtained a big personal success which led to further important engagements in Milan in the future: »Oberto, Conte di San Bonifacio«, »Il trovatore« and »Otello« conducted by Daniel Barenboim.
She was higly praised for her performance in the concert version of »Giovanna d’Arco« at Musikverein in Graz and most recently she sang »Simon Boccanegra« in Rome with Riccardo Muti, »I masnadieri« and »La Bohème« in Venice, Verdi’s »Messa da Requiem« at San Carlo in Naples with Nicola Luisotti.
Future plans include: new productions of »I Puritani« and »La Bohème« at Opéra Bastille in Paris, »Simon Boccanegra« (new production) in Dresden conducted by Christian Thielemann, »Otello« and »Norma« in Zurich conducted by Fabio Luisi, »I due Foscari« in Wien with Plácido Domingo in the Doge role, »Simon Boccanegra« in Frankfurt, »La Bohème« and »Carmen« at the Metropolitan Opera New York.
Photo: Rolando Paolo Guerzoni