Francesca Pia Vitale

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Included in the TOP TEN of rising opera stars of OPERA WIRE 2022, she has received numerous international awards including first prize and audience prize at the NEUE STIMMEN in Gütersloh, the first prize at the "Toti Dal Monte" in Treviso for the role of Giulietta and the nomination for the 14th edition of the Festival Musique &, Vin in Clos Vougeot as "jeunes talents très prometteurs" in 2022, the first prize and audience prize at the "Ottavio Ziino" and the prizes at the Clermont-Ferrand &, Vichy Competition for the roles of Lisa and Amina and "Paolo e Etta Limiti" for the role of Lauretta in 2021 . In 2020, she graduated from the Accademia del Teatro alla Scala in Milan.

She graduated in opera singing in 2018 at the Conservatorio "D. Cimarosa" in Avellino and performed several masteclasses with Mariella Devia, Dora Kutschi, Maria Grazia Schiavo and Gül Fahriye Evrem.

Finalist of the IX International Opera Singing Competition "Ravello Città della Musica" and winner of the first prize "Angelo Affinita" sponsored by Teatro San Carlo in Naples, in 2018 she was admitted to Accademia del Teatro alla Scala for Opera Singing.

During her years of specialisation at La Scala, she performed in numerous concerts, took Masterclasses with Luciana D'Intino, Renato Bruson, Eva Mei, Leo Nucci, Ildar Abdrazakov, Nino Machaidze and Marcelo Alvarez, and enriched her studies under the guidance of maestros Vincenzo Scalera, James Vaughan and Michele D'Elia. She received praise and acclaim from directors such as Woody Allen, Gilbert Deflo, Grisha Asagaroff, Ulrich Peter, Irina Brook and Marina Bianchi and from conductors such as Zubin Mehta, Daniel Oren and Stefano Ranzani.

She made her debut on the stage of the Piermarini performing the role of Giannetta in L'elisir d'amore for children, in Grischa Asagaroff's production, the roles of Tonina and Nella in the diptych Prima la musica poi lei parole and Gianni Schicchi, under the baton of Ádám Fischer and directed by Woody Allen, then he was the Paggio in Rigoletto conducted by Daniel Oren and directed by Gilbert Deflo.
In the same season, she returned to the role of Giannetta in the La Scala production of L'elisir d'amore, under the conduction of Michele Gamba and directed by Grischa Asagaroff with sets and costumes by Tullio Pericoli, at the same time she was Clorinda in La Cenerentola for children. She makes her debut at the Teatro Lirico in Cagliari for the production of Hänsel und Gretel by E. Humperdinck with the roles of Sandmanchen and Taumanchen.

In July 2020 she is finalist in the 6th Portofino International Opera Competition. For the 2020 autumn season of the Teatro alla Scala, she performs the role of Annina in La Traviata under the baton of Zubin Mehta.
She makes her debut in the role of Lauretta and Suor Genovieffa at the Teatro degli Arcimboldi under the direction of Davide Garattini Raimondi and conducted by Beatrice Venezi, broadcast on SkyClassica.
She made her debut at the Arena di Verona in Giuseppe Verdi's La Traviata, in the historic and sumptuous 19th-century production conceived by Franco Zeffirelli under the baton of Francesco Ivan Ciampa.

In the autumn of 2021 she was again engaged in the production of L'elisir d'amore at La Scala and was the cover of Lisette Oropesa in the new La Scala production of I Capuleti e i Montecchi.

In 2022, she embarked on a French tour, performing on the stages of the theatres of Clermont-Ferrand, Vichy, Avignon, Metz and Reims, playing Lisa in the new production designed by Francesca Lattuada of La Sonnambula, conducted by Beatrice Venezi, gaining enormous acclaim from both critics and the French public.

She returned to La Scala as Elisetta in Domenico Cimarosa's Il Matrimonio Segreto, conducted by Ottavio Dantone and directed by Irina Brook.
Her debut at the Teatro Verdi in Padua in the role of Giulietta in I Capuleti e i Montecchi brought her enormous success, described by critics as "attractive for the purity of her singing line and the beauty of her timbres, the intensity of her accents, the good variety of her colours, and her ability to penetrate her adolescent temperament".

She made her debut at the Royal Opera House in Muscat with the role of Susanna in Le Nozze di Figaro in the Teatro alla Scala's historic production directed by Giorgio Strehler.

Her recent and future engagements include numerous debuts: Ciomma Palummo in Leo Vinci's Le zite 'ngalera at Teatro alla Scala, again Lisa in La Sonnambula at the Opera of Limoges and Opera of Massy, Musetta in La Bohème at Teatro Petruzzelli of Bari and at the Opera of Bordeaux, again I Capuleti e i Montecchi at the Massimo of Palermo, Sophie in Werther and Silandra in Orontea at Teatro alla Scala, Norina in Don Pasquale at the Regio of Turin.