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Soprano Benedetta Torre, born in Genoa in 1994,embarked on an international career at the age of just twenty. After startingpiano and vocal studies in her home city, she is now continuing her training and specialization with soprano Barbara Frittoli. During her studies she wasawarded the Youth Prize at the Francesco Paolo Tosti 5th International Competition for Singers in 2012, following which she performed in concerts inTokyo and Osaka. She took part in the 6th Renata Tebaldi International Voice Competition, winning second prize, and the 4th Portofino International Opera Competition, where she won third prize. In 2018 she went on to win the SilverStar award at the Premio Chigiana.

In summer2015 she took part in the Riccardo Muti Opera Academy as Alice in Falstaff, while in October of the same year she made her debut as Amelia in Simon Boccanegra for the inauguration of the Carlo Felice season in Genoa, under conductor Stefano Ranzani. In December of the same year she was Mimì in La Bohème at the Ravenna Festival, directed by Cristina Mazzavillani Muti. The following year she was again Mimì in Lucca at the Teatro del Giglio. In 2017she debuted in L’Elisir d’amore as Adina at Genoa's Teatro Carlo Felice and in August performed as the High Priestess in Aida at the SalzburgFestival conducted by Riccardo Muti. Later in 2017 she was again Mimì in the Italian region of Le Marche, with stage direction by Leo Muscato, conducted byMatteo Beltrami. In 2018, at the Festival dei Due Mondi in Spoleto, she performed as Arianna in the opening performance of Minotauro by Silvia Colasanti conducted by Jonathan Webb and as Marguerite in the dramatic oratorioJeanne d’Arc au bûcher by Honegger, with Marion Cotillard in the role of Jeanne d’Arc, conducted by Jérémie Rhorer.

Particularly note worthy recent engagements include the opening of the 2018/2019 concert season at the Teatro Petruzzelli in Bari in Poulenc's Stabat Mater,debuts at the Opera di Roma as Susanna in Graham Vick's new production of LeNozze di Figaro under the baton of Stefano Montanari and at the Teatro Carlo Felice in Genoa as Lauretta in Gianni Schicchi directed by RolandoPanerai, the Mozart Requiem with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and the Missa Defunctorum by Paisiello in the Duomo of Pavia and at the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, both under conductor Riccardo Muti. In 2019 she sang in the Boccherini Stabat Mater with the Solisti Veneti. Following this she made an impressive debut at the Festival della Valle d’Itria as Carolina in Il Matrimonio segreto by Cimarosa, directed by Pier Luigi Pizzi and conductedby Michele Spotti. In autumn of the same year she made her debut at the Glyndebourne Festival, singing as Adina in L’Elisir d’amore, including atour of English cities in the same production.

At the beginning of 2020 she was again Adina in L’Elisir d’amore at the Tiroler Festspiele Erl  ,under conductor Sesto Quatrini. Following that, in February she made her debut at the Opera di Roma as Giulietta in I Capuleti e I Montecchi conducted by Daniele Gatti and directed by Denis Krief. Theatre closures caused by the pandemic meant that the inaugural opera of the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino Lo sposo di tre e marito di nessuna by Cherubini (in which she was to have sung as Bettina) and La Bohème at the Teatro Comunale in Bologna were cancelled. At the end of 2020she sang Haendel and Vivaldi at the Abbey of Carceri (Padua) in the Christmas concert by the Solisti Veneti and for the first time in the Petite Messe Solennelle at Teatro San Carlo.

In 2021 she made her debut as Despina at the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino under the baton of Zubin Mehta (the production resumed in summer, always at the Maggio but conducted by Adam Fisher), she then sang as the High Priestess in Aida conducted by Maestro Muti at the Arena di Verona, followed by Mimì at the Teatro Comunale di Bologna in La Bohème directed by Graham Vick and conducted by Francesco Ivan Ciampa and Musetta at the Teatro San Carlo in a new production by Emma Dante and with musical direction by Juraj Valčuha. Highlights of her 2022 engagements include the “New Year’s Concert” in Florence with the Orchestra della Toscana conducted by Francesco Ivan Ciampa, her debut in Cherubini’s opera Lo sposodi tre e marito di nessuna, which the Teatro del Maggio presented after its cancellation in 2020, the prestigious presence in Puccini’s Triptych at the Théâtre Royal de la Monnaie in Brussels, Susanna in Le nozze di Figaro conducted by Theodor Guschlbauer at the Teatro del Maggio and her debut as Micaëla in Carmen conducted by Sesto Quatrini at the Regio Opera Festival in Turin.
In August she performed in a Gala at the Rapallo Opera Festival alongside other winners of the IV edition of the CLIP Award.

In autumn2022, she made her debut as Héro in Berlioz’s Béatrice et Bénédict at her city’s theatre, the Teatro Carlo Felice in Genoa, under conductor Donato Renzetti and with stage direction by Damiano Michieletto. She was then the protagonist in the Mozart opera La finta semplice ,at the Teatro Goldoni in Florence, performed in the ,7 Deaths of Maria Callas ,at the Liceu in Barcelona, was Zerlina in ,Don Giovanni ,at the Teatro del Maggio and, for the first time, sang in Mahler’s Symphony No. 4 with the Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra conducted by Alain Altinoglu at the Alte Oper Frankfurt. Upcoming engagements include Susanna at the Teatro alla Scala, in the revival of Strehler's legendary production of the Le nozze di Figaro.