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The versatile musician Marina Viotti first studied flute, experimented with jazz, gospel and heavy metal, earned a master’s degree in philosophy and literature before beginning her vocal training with Heidi Brunner in Vienna, which she continued at the Lausanne completed her training studying bel canto with Raúl Giménez.
Her first engagements took the young singer to the Lausanne Opera, the Lucerne Theater and, as part of the young ensemble, to the Grand Théâtre de Genève. In the meantime, she has become an internationally sought-after artist who makes guest appearances at the most renowned opera houses. She has already made her house debut at the Bavarian State Opera as Maddalena/Rigoletto and at La Scala in Milan as Stéphano in Romeo et Juliette. Other important house debuts were Melibea/Il viaggio a Reims in Valencia and Rosina/Il barbiere di Siviglia at the Liceu in Barcelona, Il turco in Italia at the Bilbao Opera, again Rosina at the Bolshoi in Moscow and Bradamante/Alcina in a concert version at the Opéra du Rhin in Strasbourg. She returned to the Liceu in Barcelona as Nicklausse and Muse/Tales of Hoffmann. Together with the Gulbenkian Orchestra she was heard in a semi-staged performance of Francis Poulenc’s one-act opera La voix humaine.
Recent highlights include her house debut at the Staatsoper Berlin as Dorabella in Così fan tutte under Daniel Barenboim, Maddalena/Rigoletto at La Scala Milan, Orlofsky/Fledermaus at the Teatro del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino and Bradamante/Alcina, as well as concert performances of Rossini’s Semiramide (Arsace) in Lausanne and Il Barbiere di Siviglia (Rosina) at the Sanxay Festival. Other recent highlights include Muse/Nicklausse in a new production of Tales of Hoffmann at La Scala in Milan, Alceste at the Opera in Rome, and Stéphano/Roméo et Juliette at the Opéra Bastille in Paris. She also appeared on stage in the title role of La Périchole under the musical direction of Marc Minkowski at the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées in Paris. In the 2023/24 season she will sing the title role in Rossini’s La Cenerentola at the Semperoper Dresden and at the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées in Paris, where she will also appear as Megacle in Vivaldi’s L’Olimpiade, Maddalena at the Teatro Real in Madrid, Rosina at the Staatsoper Berlin and the title role in a new production of Bizet’s Carmen at the Zurich Opera House.
In addition to her extensive activities on the opera stage, Marina Viotti is also a sought-after concert singer. Recent concert engagements have taken her to the Gulbenkian Orchestra in Lisbon, the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, the Grand Théâtre de Génève and to Grafenegg as part of the “Schlossklänge”. Her future projects include concert appearances in Geneva, Barcelona, Madrid, Paris, Lyon, Aix-en-Provence, and her U.S. debut with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Nathalie Stutzmann (Bruckner’s Te Deum). Her concert repertoire includes: The Seven Last Words of Our Savior on the Cross (Haydn), Beethoven’s Mass in D Major and Symphony No. 9, Kindertotenlieder (Mahler) with the OCL, Der Rose Pilgerfahrt (Schumann), La petite messe solennelle (Rossini), Verdi’s Requiem, El amor Brujo (De Falla) with the Ochestre de la Suisse Italienne, La Poème de l’amour et de la mer (Chausson), to name a few. She is regularly invited to festivals (Lavaux Classics, Solothurn Classics, Label Suisse) to present her versatile programs “Love has no borders“, “Music has no borders” (both with small ensemble), “About last night” (with piano) or “Porque existe otro querer” (with guitarist Gabriel Bianco). The latter, in addition to her concert program “A tribute to Pauline Viardot” with Les Talens Lyriques conducted by Christophe Rousset, has also been released on CD.
Marina Viotti is a prizewinner of several competitions. She won the 3rd prize at the “Concours de Genève” 2016, the International Belcanto Prize at the Rossini Festival in Wildbad 2015 and the first prize as well as the Musician’s Prize at the International Competition of Mâcon 2014. In April 2019 Marina Viotti was awarded the “Mazars Young Singer Award” as best young singer at the prestigious International Opera Awards in London.
August 2023 – For the most recent biography, please contact Nicola Kamphausen