BIOGRAFY

She was born in Turin, where she completed  her education.

She made her debut in Rossini’s "La Gazzetta" and despite her young age, she showed a natural vocal and stylistic bent for the "Belcanto" repertoire.

In the first ten years of her career, being very young, she devoted herself to Baroque repertoire, taking part also to several recordings of pieces dated back to the early 19th century; in this period she performed in some of the most prestigious theatres and in Italian and foreign Festivals.

After her debut in Rossini’s "La Gazzetta", she also performed Rossini’s "Il Barbiere di Siviglia", "Elisabetta Regina di Inghilterra" and the profane cantata "Argena e Melania"; Donizetti’s "Lucia di Lammermoor", "Don Pasquale", "Elisir d’amore" and "Gianni di Parigi. Vivaldi’s "Il Farnace", "La Griselda" and several motets and other important performances.

She also performed Piccinni’s "La Cecchina", Gluck’s "Iphigenie in Aulide", Martin y Soler’s "Una Cosa Rara", Cimarosa’s "Il Fanatico Burlato", Haydn’s "L’Isola Disabitata", Purcell’s "Dido and Aeneas".

Also "Traviata", "Rigoletto", "Fille du Regiment", "Puritani", "Capuleti e Montecchi" and almost all the most important pieces of the sacred  repertoire have succesfully performed by Gabriella.

Her performances have often taken place in important theatres like "La Scala" theatre in Milan, "San Carlo" theatre in Naples, "Petruzzelli" theatre in Bari, "Verdi" theatre in Trieste, "Regio" theatre in Turin, "Verdi" theatre in Sassari, "Grande" theatre in Brescia, "Ponchielli" theatre in Cremona, RAI studios in Naples, "Opera Bastille" in Paris, "Champs ElysÚes" in Paris, "Opera" in Lyon,; she has also performed in "Settembre Musica" Musical Festival in Turin, "Maggio Musicale Fiorentino" Musical Festival in Florence, "Festival Donizetti" in Bergamo, "Pomeriggi Musicali" Musical Festival in Milan, "Rossini Opera Festival", "Festival della Valle D’Itria", "Festival  Tourcoing", "Liceu" in Barcelona, "Opera in Lille" etc..

As regards the contemporary repertoire she has taken part as leading actress to the first night of "Hanjo", music by Marcello Panni, directed by Bob Wilson, to "Maggio Musicale Fiorentino" Festival and to "Opera of Lille".

During these years Gabriella Morigi has developed a big store of technical and stylistic  knowledge.

After two years of pause during which she delivered and took care of her son, she realized it was the right time to devote herself to the "Soprano drammatico di AgilitÓ" repertoire that she has been performing successfully and with enthusiasm from 6 years.

She begun with Verdi’s "I Lombardi alla Prima Crociata"in St Gallen and at the "Tonhalle" in ZŘrich, and she went on with Roberto Devereux  playing the superb role of Elisabeth the First. She was also very successful playing the role of Odabella in Verdi’s "Attila" that allowed her to perform in Karlsruhe and in "Maggio Musicale Fiorentino"

She has also performed other operas of Verdi’s first period like "L’Ernani" in Karlsruhe and "Nabucco" in Rotterdam, Klagenfurt, Gelsenkirchen, Split-Croatia, , Cyprus (Nicosia and Lemesos)

She has performed Verdi’s "Il Trovatore" in Helsinki, "Aida" in Rostock and "Otello" in the Classic Openair-  Solothurn, Theatre Colon in BogotÓ,"I  Masnadieri " in Gelsenkirchen and "Giovanna d’Arco in Biel-Solothurn"

However she gained prominence as Norma, (N░74 performance), the most important role that allowed her to tour successfully all around Europe: at the Staatsoper in Berlin, at the Royal Opera House in Stockholm at the Theatres of Basel, Karlsruhe, Koblenz, Porto, Savona, Klagenfurt, Helsinki, Bellini’s Theater of Catania with a tour in St. Petersburg, 50░ and 51░ Split Summer Festival  Croatia

She usually pays much attention to scenic interpretations of her roles performing passionately and with great fervour.

Recently her first Donizetti’s "Anna Bolena " in Kiel, and Verdi's "Un Ballo in Maschera" in South Korea at Seoul Arts Center.In June 2005 "Maria de Rudenz" (Donizetti)in Copenhagen.  July 2005 Norma in 51░Split Summer Festival and "Otello" (Desdemona) in Solothurn, September 2005 "Otello" (Desdemona) in BogotÓ (Colombia) Theatre Colon, and in December 2005 "Nabucco" (Abigaille) in Cyprus (Nikosia and Limassol)

2006: January "Traviata" (Violetta) in Wroclaw-Breslau Polish,
March "Attila" Slovakia Banska Bystrica and "Nabucco" Germany Bielefeld,
May "Il Trovatore" Germany Gelsenkirchen,
June "Norma" Copenhagen,
July "Nabucco" Croatia Split Summer Festival,
September "Il Trovatore" Moldova Chisinau,
October "Aida" South Korea Daejeon,
November "Il Trovatore" Portugal  Porto,
December "Ernani" Switzerland  St Gallen

2007 April: "Lugo Opera Festival 2007" Liric Concert,  
July-August: Nabucco  Abigaille "10 Years Opernfestspiele" St. Margarethen in Roman-Stone-Quarry  Ísterreich

November Nabucco in Vercelli Torino-Nichelino.
Omage to Toscanini: Concerts in Brasil; Porto Allegre, Rio de Janeiro, San Paolo.

Year 2008 May: Nabucco (Abigaille) Theatre "Hrvatsko Narodno Kazaliste" Zagreb Croatia

June: Recital Eroine Verdiane Partnerregion Land Assia-Essen and Region Emilia Romagna: House Land Essen Berlin

July 2008
Performance Nabucco "Classic Open Air" Solothurn  Switzerland
Lady Macbeth(role debut) "Classic Open Air" Solothurn
"Gran Concerto Gala" Solothurn
Nabucco (Abigaille) Theatre "Dannunzio" Pescara Italy
Nabucco(Abigaille) Theatre "Alle Fonti Ripatransone" Ascoli Piceno Italy

August 
Nabucco (Abigaille) Fastival "Lirica in Piazza" Massa Marittima ,Italy

September
Norma Festival "Maria Biesu Invita" Moldovan National Opera Chisinau Moldova
Nabucco(Abigaille) Companions Opera Stade de Frace Paris

November:
Cavalleria Rusticana (role debut Santuzza) Theatre  Magnani  Fidenza Italy  Theatre "Comulale" Modena-Carpi Italy

Dicember
W.A. Mozart Exultate Jubilate Christmas Concerts  Basilica S. Pietro and S. Maria Maggiore  Rome

Year 2009
February,March: Concerts "Italiani nel Mondo" Regione Emilia-Romagna: Argentine Republic;  Buenos Aires, Mar del Plata, Baia Blanca, Cordoba, Rosario, Mendoza

March: Liric Concerts: Italy; Lecco, Grosseto
Germany: Faierabendhaus Ludwinsafen: Zu Gast bai BASF

April:  Italy Liric Concert "Le Musiche di Renato Serra"Cesena Teatro "Bonci"

May: Castelfiorentino, Torino-Nichelino: Norma

June: Liric  Concert Desenzano sul Garda  Commemoration   Solferino, S.Martino Battle

August: Il Trovatore; "Lirica in Piazza" Massa   Marittima  Italy
Cesena:  Liric Gran GalÓ  Biblioteca Malatestiana(Library)

October, November; Nabucco  "Theater OPER Bremen" BREMEN Germany


Year 2010
February: Liric Concert; Alma Mater  Bologna University"le musiche di Renato Serra"

June  July: "Nabucco"  Germany Staatsoper  Nurnberg

July: Master  Class  Canto "Umbria  Estate  Assisi"

Oktober  November  December: "Nabucco" Staatsoper ; Nurnberg  Germany

Year 2011
April  "Concerto  Belcanto  Italiano"  Lisbon

May  "Nabucco"Abigaille  Darmstadt  Germany

July "Master Canto Lirico" Longiano  Italy

November  "Nabucco" Abigaille  Osijek  Croatia

Here follows a list of some   recordings  witnessing Gabriella Morigi’s artistic path:

Rossini’s "Gazzetta", Cimarosa’s "Il Fanatico Burlato", Vivaldi’s "La Griselda " e il "Farnace", Fux’s "Il Trionfo della Fede", Piccinni’s "La Cecchina", a collection of chamber music for the RCA "Red Seal", Pergolesi’s "Il Prigionier Superbo" and Verdi’s "Nabucco".

 

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