A winner of the International Competition Toti dal Monte in Treviso and the ‘Premio Farinelli’ at the Concorso Lirico Cittá di Bologna, Italian soprano Giulia Semenzato studied at the Benedetto Marcello Conservatory in Venice and specialised in Baroque music at the Schola Cantorum in Basel, after completing a Bachelors degree in International Law at the University of Udine.
Giulia has continued to champion music from the Baroque era and is an established recording artist. For Arcana, she has recorded Logroscino’s Stabat Mater, and for Accent, Handel’s Messiah under Václav Luks with the Collegium 1704 & Collegium Vocale 1704. Giulia’s debut recording was Cavalli’s Sospiri d’amore under Claudio Cavina for Glossa.
The 2019/20 season so far has seen Giulia perform Cavalli’s Ercole Amante under Raphaël Pichon at the Opéra Comique, Paris, Pamina Die Zauberflöte at the Royal Opera House Muscat conducted by Diego Fasolis and Cleonilla Ottone in Villa at Teatro la Fenice, Venice. In concert she returned to the Mozarteum Foundation Salzburg for a programme of Mozart arias during the annual Mozartwoche under Riccardo Minasi, followed by Pergolesi Stabat Mater with the Musiciens du Louvre.