In April 2019 Marina Viotti was awarded the “Mazars Young Singer Award” as best young singer at the prestigious International Opera Awards in London. She won the 3rd prize at the “Concours de Genève” in 2016, the International Belcanto Prize at the Rossini Festival in Wildbad in 2015 and the first prize as well as the Musician’s Prize at the International Competition of Mâcon in 2014.
After studying flute, Marina Viotti first experimented with jazz, gospel and heavy metal. She got a master’s degree in philosophy and literature, before she began her vocal training with Heidi Brunner in Vienna and continued at the Lausanne University of Music in the class of Brigitte Balleys. She completed her studies with a diploma as a soloist. Currently she is studying Belcanto with Raul Gimenez.
Marina Viotti’s first steps on the operatic stage after her studies took her to the Lausanne Opera, the Lucerne Theatre and, as part of the young ensemble, to the Grand Théâtre de Genève. She made her debut as Isabella/L’italiana in Algeri at the Rossini Festival in Bad Wildbad in 2015
Marina Viotti is a sought-after concert singer. Her concert repertoire includes among others: The Seven last Words of our Saviour (Haydn), Beethoven’s Mass in D Major and Symphony No. 9, Kindertotenlieder (Mahler) with the OCL, Der Rose Pilgerfahrt (Schumann), La petite messe solennelle (Rossini), Verdi’s Requiem, El amor Brujo (De Falla) with the Ochestre de la Suisse Italienne, La Poème de l’amour et de la mer (Chausson), to name but a few.
In the 2019/20 season, the artist opened the season with her house debut at the Bavarian State Opera as Maddalena/Rigoletto and at the Scala in Milan as Stéphano in Romeo and Juliet. Further important house debuts include Rosina/Il barbiere di Siviglia at the Semperoper in Dresden and Melibea/Il viaggio a Reims in Valencia. Rosina was also on the programme at the Liceu in Barcelona. Her concert activities continue to play an important role as well.
In the 2020/21 season Marina Viotti made her house debut at the Bilbao Opera with Il turco in Italia. She sang again at the Liceu Barcelona, this time Nicklausse and Muse/Hoffmann’s Tales, made her house debut as Rosina at the Bolshoi Theater in Moscow and appeared on stage at the Musical Olympus Festival in St. Petersburg. At the Strasbourg Opera, she made her role debut as Bradamante in a concert version of Alcina. In the current 2021/22 season, in addition to her busy concert schedule, she will make her house debut at the Staatsoper Berlin as Dorabella in Così fan tutte under Daniel Barenboim, sing Maddalena/Rigoletto at La Scala in Milan, Orlofsky/Fledermaus at the Teatro del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, and Bradamante/Alcina, as well as concert performances of Rossini’s Semiramide (Arsace) in Lausanne. She will also return to La Scala as Rosenkavalier and Maddalena/Rigoletto.
Marina Viotti is regularly invited to festivals (Lavaux Classics, Solothurn Classics, Label Suisse) to present her recital programmes “Love has no borders” (duo piano/voice) and “De Bach à Piaf, chansons d’amour” and “Porque existe otro querer?” (duo guitar/voice).
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