Romina Boscolo will soon debut as Mrs Sedley (Peter Grimes) in Wiesbaden. She has recently performed Schwertleite (Die Walküre), 3. Dame (Die Zauberflöte), Erda (Das Rheingold), Prince Orlofsky (Die Fledermaus), Preziosilla (La Forza del Destino), Suzuki (Madama Butterfly) and Mrs Quickly (Falstaff). During the last season she was Ulrica (Un Ballo in Maschera) in Saarbrücken, Mary (Der fliegende Holländer) in Wiesbaden, and Zia Principessa (Suor Angelica) in Lübeck, La Voix de la Mère in Les Contes d’Hoffmann, the Old Lady (Candide), Die Stimme von oben / the Voice from above (Die Frau ohne Schatten) in Wiesbaden. Previously she performed Mrs Quickly in a new production of Falstaff at Theatro Municipal in São Paulo (Brazil) with Ambrogio Maestri as Falstaff and conducted by John Neschling, La Ciesca (Gianni Schicchi) at Teatro Regio di Parma and again Mrs Quickly (Falstaff) in Sassari and Jesi. Other roles she debuted in the past seasons include Comare (Crispino e la Comare) at the Festival della Valle d’Itria, La Ciesca (Gianni Schicchi) and Badessa (Suor Angelica) at the Cologne Opera House, Eunuco (Il Corsaro) at the Teatro Verdi in Trieste, Wowkle (La Fanciulla del West) at the Montercarlo Opera House, and Carmen (Carmen) in Ivrea. After her debut at the age of 20 as Ramiro (La Finta Giardiniera) and her first starring role as Isabella (L’Italiana in Algeri), she has performed many contralto opera and concert roles.
Romina combined her pedagogy studies with singing with mezzosoprano Franca Mattiucci in Turin.
She later continued her studies at the Mozarteum in Salzburg, at the Accademia Chigiana with Bernadette Manca di Nissa, at the Academia Rossiniana in Pesaro and again in Salzburg with Christa Ludwig who introduced her to the world of Mahler. Her first concert perfomance of Mahler’s “Kindertotenlieder” received enthusiastic reviews and the Calpurnia Prize at Festival delle Nazioni (2005).
At the age of 20 she debuted on stage for the very first time as Ramiro (La Finta Giardiniera) in Genova (2002), followed by her first starring role, Isabella (L’italiana in Algeri) in Turin (2003). In this period she also sang many concert masterworks: Rossini’s “Petite Messe Solennelle” (2000), Händel’s “The Messiah” (2001), and Mozart’s “Requiem” (2004).
In 2005 she won her first major international recognition with the award for Best Young Opera Singer at the First Renata Tebaldi Competition in San Marino.
In the following years, beside her concert and recital activity – Mahler’s “Kindertotenlieder” and “Rückert-Lieder” (2005/2006), Jocasta in Stravinky’s “Oedipus Rex” at Teatro Regio in Turin (2006), Bellini’s “Canzoni per voce e pianoforte” in Turin’s Auditorium and Teatro V. Bellini in Catania (2007), Dvorak’s “Requiem” in Istanbul (2008), Mendelssohn’s “Elijah” at the auditorium RAI in Turin (2010), Pergolesi’s “Stabat Mater” (2005/2009/2011), Porpora’s “Salve Regina” and Vivaldi’s “Gloria” (2009), and collaborations with orchestras such as the Pomeriggi Musicali , the Guido Cantelli Orchestra, the Prague Philharmonic Orchestra, the Istanbul Philharmonic Orchestra, the Montecarlo National Philarmonic Orchestra and baroque ensembles such as Il Falcone, I Turchini di Antonio Florio and the Accademia Bizantina – she made some major opera debuts: Adalgisa (Norma – 2009), Maddalena (Rigoletto – 2009), Ottavia (L’incoronazione di Poppea) in Cologne (2010), Donna Peppenella (Napoli Milionaria! – 2010), and Dritte Dame (Das geheime Königreich) at the Festival della Valle d’Itria in Martina Franca (2011).
In 2012 she debuted as Dorimena at the Vienna Konzerthaus in Francesco Conti’s intermezzo “Dorimena e Tuberone” with I Turchini conducted by Antonio Florio. She sang the 2. Mezzosopran (Jakob Lenz) with Marco Angius as conductor and Henning Brockhaus as stage director at Teatro Comunale di Bologna and Teatro Rossini di Lugo. In the same year she sang Rossini’s “Stabat Mater” at the CSO Concert Hall in Ankara conducted by Antonio Pirolli, Turkey. She debuted as Carmen (Carmen) and performed the role of Wowkle in “La Fanciulla del West” at the Montercarlo National Opera-House under the conduction of Pinchas Steinberg.
In January 2013 she sang the role of Eunuco (Il Corsaro) in a new production of the Verdi’s opera at Teatro Verdi di Trieste under the direction of Gianluigi Gelmetti and in May and July she debuted as the Abbess (Suor Angelica) and as Ciesca (Gianni Schicchi) at the Cologne Opera House conducted by Will Humburg. In July 2013 she debuted as Comare (Crispino e la Comare) at the Festival della Valle d’Itria conducted by Jader Bignamini.
In January 2014 she opened the new season of Teatro Regio di Parma as Ciesca (Gianni Schicchi) and in April 2014 she performed Mrs Quickly (Falstaff) at Theatro Municipal in Sao Paulo conducted by John Neschling. Later on in 2014 she debuted as Eine Stimme von Oben (Die Frau ohne Schatten) and as Old Lady (Candide) at the Hessisches Staartstheater Wiesbaden. She was invited to sing the Christmas Concert at Teatro Petruzzelli di Bari conducted by Rinaldo Alessandrini.
2015 started with another debut, La Voix de la Mère (Les Contes d’Hoffmann) in Wiesbaden and Zia Principessa (Suor Angelica) in Lübeck and finished with Mary (Der fliegende Holländer) in Wiesbaden and Ulrica (Un Ballo in Maschera) in Saarbrücken (2015-2016).
In 2016 she sang Preziosilla (La Forza del Destino), Suzuki (Madama Butterfly), once again Mary (Der fliegende Holländer), and Mrs. Quickly (Falstaff) at Hessisches Staatstheater Wiesbaden (Germany).
Upcoming performances include Mrs Sedley (Peter Grimes), Larina (Eugene Onegin) in Wiesbaden, and Polinesso (Ariodante) in Lübeck.
© Romina Boscolo