« …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. After her studies in piano and harpsichord she later entered the singing class of 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.
Francesca has already performed in such venues as Carnegie Hall, Teatro La Fenice, Theatre de Champs Elysees, Opéra Royal de Versailles, Royal Albert hall, Barbican Centre, Wigmore Hall, Parco della Musica, Musikverein, Theatre an der Wien, Konzerthaus, Bozar de Bruxelles, the Fundaçao Gulbenkian in Lisbon, Grand Theatre du Luxembourg. She sang with renowned conductors such as Sir John Eliot Gardiner, Christophe Rousset, Diego Fasolis, Ottavio Dantone, Maxim Emelyanichev, Enrico Onofri, Leonardo García Alarcón, Raphaël Pichon, Vaclav Luks, Stefano Montanari, Alessandro Quarta.
Among Francesca’s past engagements it’s worth mentioning: title role in Cavalli’s Erismena at the Aix-en-Provence Festival and Isifile in Il Giasone in Versailles both 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; title role in Caldara’s La Dafne in Venice conducted by Stefano Montanari; a 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 with Raphaël Pichon and the ensemble Pygmalion; title role in Caldara’s La Maddalena ai piedi di Christo in Prague with Collegium 1704; Angelica in Vivaldi’s Orlando Furioso at La Fenice under Diego Fasolis; title role in Hasse’s Semele at the Innsbrucker Festwochen; Almirena in Rinaldo with Accademia Bizantina and Ottavio Dantone.
Future plans include: Atalanta in Haendel’s Serse with Accademia Bizantina and Ottavio Dantone; Mozart’s c minor Mass with Accademia di Santa Cecilia conducted by Ton Koopman; a solo Haendel recital in the Great Hall of Moscow Conservatory with Pratum Integrum; a sacred recital in Versailles Chapelle Royal with Vaclav Luks and Collegium 1704; Dalinda in Haendel’s Ariodante in Drottingholm; Iole in Cavalli’s Ercole amante at the Opera Comique in Paris with Raphael Pichon.
She recorded for Deutsche Grammophon, Alpha Classics, Outhere, Christophorus and some of her live performances were broadcasted by the BBC, Mezzo tv, France Musique, Rai Radio 3, ORF, WDR, NDR.
Her last released recording is Serse by Haendel (Deutsche Grammophon – Il Pomo d’oro – Emelyanichev) where she performs the role of Atalanta.
Francesca signed an exclusive long-term recording engagement with Pentatone Music. Her debut album “Prologue”, released in May 2018 and recorded with Il Pomo d’oro ensemble and Enrico Onofri, has been worldwide critically acclaimed.