Marina Viotti
Marina Viotti © Delphine Royer

Marina Viotti

Mezzo-Soprano

“A real personality, an artist through and through” (Nuances magazine) Marina was born in Switzerland, her parents both being musicians, and grew up in France.

At the age of 17 she got a diploma in flute. Being curious by nature, she did not only study classical music, but also explored jazz, metal or chanson. After a Master’s degree in philosophy and literature, she went to Vienna where she started her vocal studies with Heidi Brunner in 2011, and continued with Brigitte Balleys in HEMU Lausanne in 2013.

Her repertoire includes roles like Rosina in Il Barbiere di Siviglia, Isabella in L’italiana in Algeri, Melibea in Il Viaggio a Reims, Elisabetta in Maria Stuarda (Donizetti), Adalgisa in Bellini’s Norma, Dorabella in Così fan tutte or Olga in Eugen Onegin, to name but a few. She appears on important stages like the Munich state opera, Semperoper Dresden, La Scala Milan, Liceu Barcelona, Palau de les Arts Reina Sofía in Valencia, Opéra national du Rhin, Theater Luzern, Zurich opera or Lausanne opera and Arena di Verona in 2020 (Rossini Gala).

The artist is also a passionate concert and recital singer, working with renowned conductors and orchestras. She loves to create own programs like her recital “Love has no borders” with which she was touring from Switzerland to Brazil and Japan.

In 2019 Marina won the “Best young singer” award at the renowned International Opera Award. She is laureate of several Foundations (e.g. Mosetti, Migros, Leenard),  was finalist of the Operalia Competion, and she won the first price of the Kattenburg Competition in 2017, the 3d price at the Concours de Genève in 2016, and the International Belcanto Price at the Rossini Festival of Wildbad in 2015.

Marina Viotti constantly wants to explore, wants to approach other genres, other people: “with a musical ease, a disarming naturalness, she is skipping from one style to the other one.” Reason enough to create new projects including the big repertoire of the opera as well as cabaret, jazz or chanson.