Lucia Napoli © DR

Lucia Napoli

Mezzo-Soprano

Lucia Napoli is graduated in violin and singing with honours from the Conservatories “Francesco Morlacchi” of Perugia and “Giovanni Battista Pergolesi” of Fermo.

 The winner of many international singing competitions Lucia Napoli is now an appreciated performer of Baroque repertoire and she sings in the most important European, Asian and American festivals; Tokyo Opera City Concert Hall, Yokohama Opera City Concert Hall, Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Kölner Philarmonie, Musikfet Bremen,Teatro «La Fenice» di Venezia, Wiener Konzerthaus – Festival Resonanzen of Vienna, Festival Cervantino of Guanajuato, Festival AMUZ of Antwerp, Summer Internationale Barocktage Stift Melk, MiTo Settembre Musica, Piccola Accademia Montisi, Festival dei Due Mondi di Spoleto, Settimane Musicali dell’Olimpico of Vicenza, Kiel Opera House, Ravenna Festival, Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, Teatro della Pergola of Firenze, Salzburger FestspieleWhite Light Festival Lincoln Center New York, etc.

She has collaborated with Riccardo Muti, Gustav Leonhardt, Ottavio Dantone, Sara Mingardo, Vera Beths, Sigiswald Kuijken, Giulio Prandi, Alessandro Quarta, Christopher Hogwood,Michael Radulescu, Sergio Balestracci, Francesco Cera, Fabio Bonizzoni, Massimo Mazzeo, Matteo Messori etc.

Lucia Napoli is the soloist of the most famous Italian and European early music ensemble including La Petite Bande, Divino Sospiro, La RisonanzaCappella AugustanaEnsemble Arte MusicaDe LabyrinthoConcerto RomanoRossoPorpora and La Stagione Armonica.

She recorded “Das neugeborne Kindelein “ and “Kantaten im Januar” (Accent), “Luther in Rome” and “Sacred music for the Poor” (Christophorus), “Se con stille frequenti” (Arcana), “Biagio Marini, Madrigali et Sinfonie op II” (Tactus), “Gesualdo, Tenebrae Responsoria” and “Sigismondo D’India. Musiche a una e due voci” (Brilliant Classics).

She sang  Penelope ,Speranza and Ottavia in the operas “Il ritorno di Ulisse in patria”  ,“L’Orfeo”  and “L’incoronazione di Poppea” by C. Monteverdi, Dido in “Dido and Aeneas” by H. Purcell, Junon in “Acteon” by M. A. Charpentier, Apollo in “La divisione del Mondo” by G. Legrenzi, Mariuccia in “I due timidi” by N. Rota,  and Clarina in “La cambiale di matrimonio” by G. Rossini.

Lucia Napoli also performs Belcanto and chamber music repertoire with distinguished artists like the pianist Marco Scolastra, an appreciated soloist performing in the most important European festivals.

In 2016 she founded, with the pianist Sergio De Simone, Head of the Piano Department at the Trinity Laban College of London, and the alto player Gianluca Saggini, who collaborates with distinguished orchestras like I Solisti Aquilani and the Berliner Philharmoniker, the Trio Con-Corde with which she performed for the anniversary of Giancarlo Menotti’s death.

Updated on 22 december 2021

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