“The appeal of Aspromonte’s art lies not just in the wonderful vocal colors that she can generate, but in the voice’s flexibility, and in the detailed attention she gives to her phrasing, which is full of nuanced inflections and subtel ornamentations, underpinned by clear articulation”
Francesca Aspromonte rapidly established herself as one of the most interesting sopranos for the baroque and classical repertoire. After her studies in piano and harpsichord, she completed her opera singing studies with distinction at the Mozarteum Salzburg. She has been one of Renata Scotto’s students at Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia.
Francesca has performed in such venues as Carnegie Hall, Teatro La Fenice, Theatre de Champs Elysees, Grand Hall of the Moscow Conservatory, Opéra Royal de Versailles, Royal Albert Hall, Barbican Centre, Wigmore Hall, Wiener Musikverein, Theatre an der Wien, Wiener Konzerthaus, Fundaçao Gulbenkian in Lisbon, Teatro Real de Madrid.
She sang with renowned conductors such as John Eliot Gardiner, Ivor Bolton, Christophe Rousset, Diego Fasolis, Ottavio Dantone, Giovanni Antonini, Maxim Emelyanichev, Enrico Onofri, Leonardo García Alarcón, Raphaël Pichon, Stefano Montanari, Alessandro Quarta, Gustavo Gimeno.
Among her past engagements it’s worth mentioning: title role in Cavalli’s Erismena at the Festival d’Aix en Provence; title role in Hasse’s Semele at the Innsbrucker Festwochen; Almirena in Rinaldo with Accademia Bizantina; Euridice in Luigi Rossi’s L’Orfeo with Pygmalion; title role in Caldara’s Dafne in Teatro la Fenice; Deidamia in Corselli’s Achille in Sciro at Teatro Real de Madrid with Ivor Bolton; Angelica in Vivaldi’s Orlando furioso at Teatro La Fenice; La Musica and Messaggiera in Monteverdi’s Orfeo at the 2015 BBC Proms; title role in Caldara’s La Maddalena ai piedi di Cristo in Prague with Collegium 1704; title role in Porpora’s Iole at the Bremen Musikfest, plus numerous recitals dedicated to sacred, operatic or chamber music repertoire.
Francesca recorded for Alpha Classics, Christophorus, Harmonia Mundi, Ricercare, HDB Sonus and she recently performed Atalanta in Haendel’s Serse for a Deutsche Grammophon recording (Il Pomo d’oro Orchestra, Maxim Emelyanychev) winner of the International Classical Music Awards 2020.
She signed an exclusive recording engagement with Pentatone Music. Her debut album “Prologue” (a selection of 17th century operatic prologues, from Monteverdi to Scarlatti) with Il Pomo d’oro ensemble and Enrico Onofri, has been worldwide critically acclaimed.
Since 2019 she teaches interpretation of the Italian baroque repertoire at the Royal Conservatory of The Hague.