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.
Highlights of the 2019/20 season include Giulia’s role debut in Cavalli’s Ercole amante under Raphaël Pichon at the Opéra Comique performing as Cinzia/Venere/Bellezza and a return to the role of Zerlina Don Giovanni at the Theater an der Wien with Giovanni Antonini. At Opéra de Lille she will interpret Nanetta Falstaff, and at the Drottningholms Slottsteater Stockholm she takes on Poppea Agrippina. In concert, she returns to the Mozarteum Foundation, Salzburg for a programme of Mozart during its annual ‘Mozartwoche’ under Riccardo Minasi. Later she returns to the Theater an der Wien for Susanna Le nozze di Figaro and makes her highly anticipated Royal Opera House debut.