Francesca Pia Vitale

Francesca Pia Vitale

1995

Sopran

Italien

Roles Performed

2020/21 Giannetta, L'elisir d'amore (G. Donizetti), Teatro alla Scala Milano, Italy

2021/22 Lisa, La Sonnambula (V. Bellini), Clermont Auvergne Opera|Opera de Vichy, Opera Grand Avignon, France

2020/21 Lauretta, Gianni Schicchi (G. Puccini), Teatro degli Arcimboldi Milano, Italy

2020/21 Annina, La Traviata (G. Verdi), Arena di Verona, Italy

Roles Studied/Covers

2021/22 Giulietta, I Capuleti e i Montecchi (V. Bellini), Teatro alla Scala Milano, Italy

2019/20 Oscar, Un ballo in maschera ( G. Verdi), Teatro alla Scala Milano, Italy

Susanna, Le nozze di Figaro (W. A. Mozart)

Musetta, La Bohème (G. Puccini)

Norina, Don Pasquale (G. Donizetti)

Gilda, Rigoletto (G. Verdi)

Adina, L'elisir d'amore (G. Donizetti)

Elvira, I Puritani (V. Bellini)

Lucia Ashton, Lucia di Lammermoor (G. Donizetti)

Corinna, Contessa Folleville, Il viaggio a Reims (G. Rossini)

Education

2018-20 Diploma di perfezionamento in Canto Lirico, Accademia Teatro alla Scala, Italy

2014-18 Diploma di previgente ordinamento in Canto Lirico, Conservatorio "D. Cimarosa", Avellino, Italy

Competitions and Awards

2021 1st Prize and Audience Prize, Concorso Lirico Internazionale Ottavio Ziino, Italy

2021 Prix La Sonnambula 27ème International Concours de Chant de Clermont-Ferrand, France

2018 1st Prize Premio A. Affinita Teatro San Carlo di Napoli, Italy

How did you come to music?

I was a very energetic child and my parents used music in some way, perhaps to calm me down or

distract me. I was always at the foot of the stereo singing along to my grandfather's audio cassettes of Neapolitan classical music. I was 4 or 5 years old and already very in tune, so I was taken to the local singing teacher, who seemed a bit hesitant given my young age, but I had my first concert when I was 5 with pop Italian song. My mother always tells me that when it came to performing in recitals and concerts, I was always ecstatic. Once they asked me what I was thinking, how I was not afraid to sing in front of so many people and I said "I see a meadow full of flowers of a thousand colors". After varius pop singing academies, when I was 13 I meet my first opera singing teacher who discovered my natural approach. A little later I discovered opera history and Maria Callas, her myth, her divinity and above all her Norma. Her magnetism attracted me so much that there was nothing else and so a little girl who had never heard of opera maked it her life.

Which famous person would you like to have dinner with?

Without a doubt Maria Callas, I know it can be taken for granted but if I hadn't heard her recordings I

would never have fallen in love with the opera and I would never have discovered my voice, my soul.

She showed me the way to go and I would like to meet her, give her a thank you.

Night out or Night in?

Depends on who you ask, Francesca or Pia? …

  Composer Opera/Operetta Aria Role
1 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Le nozze di Figaro Giunse alfin il momento / Deh vieni, non tardar Susanna
2 Georg Friedrich Händel Alcina Ah, mio cor Alcina
3 Igor Stravinsky The Rake's Progress No word from Tom Anne Trulove
4 Vincenzo Bellini I Puritani O rendetemi la speme / vien diletto Elvira
5 Gaetano Donizetti Don Pasquale Quel guardo il cavaliere Norina