« …A natural performer, Francesca Aspromonte astounded with her completeness as an artist: playing guitar, tambourine, and dancing in addition to the ravishing sopranosounds she so effortlessly spun phrase after phrase. (…) it was an unforgettable performance… »
Born in 1991, Francesca Aspromonte is rapidly establishing herself as one of the most interesting young sopranos for the baroque and classical repertoire. She studied piano and harpsichord and later began studying singing with Maria Pia Piscitelli, then graduated with distinction at the Mozarteum Salzburg under the guidance of Boris Bakow. She has been a student at Renata Scotto’s Opera Studio at the roman Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia and furthered the interpretation of the 17th and 18thcentury repertorire at the 20th Academie Baroque Européenne d’Ambronay. Currently she studies with Fernando Cordeiro Opa.
Francesca has performed in such venues as Carnegie Hall, Opéra Royal de Versailles, Wigmore Hall, Wiener Konzerthaus, Teatro La Fenice, Wiener Musikverein, Royal Albert Hall, Opéra de Vichy, Opera de Nancy, Bozar de Bruxelles, Opéra National de Montpellier with conductors such as John Eliot Gardiner, Giovanni Antonini, Christophe Rousset, Leonardo García Alarcón, Raphael Pichon, Stefano Montanari, Enrico Onofri, Alessandro Quarta, Vaclav Luks.
She recorded for Alpha Classics, Outhere, Christophorus and some of her live performances were broadcasted by the BBC, Mezzo tv, France Musique, Rai Radio 3, ORF.
Among Francesca’s past engagements it’s worth mentioning: title role of Francesco Cavalli’s Erismena at the Aix-en-Provence Festival and on tour under the baton of Garcìa Alarcon; La Musica and Messaggiera in Monteverdi’s L’Orfeo conducted by John Eliot Gardiner by the 121st edition of the BBC Proms; La Vergine in Pasquini’s La sete di Christo, title role in Scarlatti’s La Giuditta and title role in Bononcini’s La conversione di Maddalena all with Concerto Romano and Alessandro Quarta; title role in Caldara’s La Dafne in Venice conducted by Stefano Montanari; “Amore Siciliano” a program she created together with Leonardo Garcia Alarcon combining music by 10 Sicilian composers of the 17th Century and Calabrian folk songs; recording of Haydn’s Cantata “Solo et pensoso” for the project Haydn 2032 with Il Giardino Armonico, Giovanni Antonini conducting; Euridice in Luigi Rossi’s L’Orfeo at Opéra National de Lorraine in Nancy and in Versailles with Raphaël Pichon and the ensemble Pygmalion, Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater with Les Talens Lyriques and Christophe Rousset in Jesi.
Future plans include: and her debut as Zerlina in Mozart’s Don Giovanni at Opera National de Lorraine in Nancy and in Luxembourg under Rani Calderon; concerts with the Bochumer Symphoniker and Camerata Bern both conducted by Enrico Onofri; title role in Caldara’s Maddalena ai piedi di Cristo with Collegium 1704 and Vaclav Luks; Bach’s Johannespassion at Wiener Konzerthaus with Barucco ensemble and Heinz Ferlesch.