• Italian soprano Federica Lombardi is one of the most sought-after artists of the young generation specialized in interpretation of the leading soprano roles in Mozart’s operatic works.

    In October she gives her debut at Berlin Staatsoper unter den Linden, where she performs both Contessa in Le Nozze di Figaro and Firodiligi in a new production Così fan tutte – both productions conducted by Daniel Barenboim. After this she will return to New York for Mustta in La Bohème and for Contessa.

    2022 season she will give her debut at the Royal Opera House Convent Garden as Contessa in Le Nozze di Figaro conducted by Antonio Pappano, sing her first Mimi in La Bohème at Deutsche Oper Berlin and give her debut as Amelia Grimaldi a new production of Simon Boccanegra in Liège. In 2023 she will be again in New York for Don Giovanni and La Bohème.

    She started into 2021 with her debut at the Teatro Real in Madrid as Donna Elvira in Don Giovanni. At Vienna State Opera she performed Contessa in a stream of Le Nozze di Figaro, at Salzburg Festival she gave her debut as Donna Elvira in Don Giovanni conducted by Teodor Currentzis.

    In fall 2020 she took over on short notice Donna Anna in Stuttgart and the part of Fiordiligi in Così fan tutte in Valencia, in July she sang one of the first concerts after the Corona lockdown at the Teatro alla Scala, in which she performed arias and duets with Franccesco Meli.

    2019 she gave her debut in the part of Elettra in a new production of Idomeneo conducted by Diego Fasolis at the Teatro alla Scala in Milan and she gave her debut as Donna Elvira in Don Giovanni on tour with Teodor Currentzis in Vienna and Lucerne, at Hamburg State Opera at Vienna State Opera and with Vienna State Opera in Geneva.

    Highlights of past seasons include her debuts as Donna Elvira at the Metropolitan Opera in New York and as Fiordiligi in Così fan tutte in Rome, Turin and Munich.

    In Cologne Opera and Bologna she performed Donna Anna, with Teatro San Carlo di Naples she sang Michaela in Carmen in Bangkok conducted by Zubin Mehta.

    The International press has recently highly praised her performances as Contessa in Rome - in an innovative and modern staging of Graham Vick – and also at Bayerische Staatsoper in Munich in the new production of Christof Loy.

    In spring 2017 she gave her highly acclaimed debut in the title role of Donizetti’s Anna Bolena at Teatro alla Scala in Milan conducted by Ion Marin and returned to La Scala later in that season as Musetta in Franco Zeffirelli’s famous production of La Bohème.

    Her recording of Desdemona in Otello for Sony with Jonas Kaufmann and conducted by Antonio Pappano has been released in March 2020.

    Much in demand also as a concert singer she has recently sung Beethoven’s 9th Symphony in Naples, Bangkok and Astana under Zubin Mehta, Mozart Requiem with Orchestra Filarmonica della Scala also with Zubin Mehta. With Tucson Symphony Orchestra she performed a Rossini program.

    Federica Lombardi studied at the Liceo Musicale Angelo Massini in Forlì. During the 2015/16 she was part of the Accademia di Perfezionamento per Cantanti Lirici of Milan’s Teatro alla Scala and took also part in the prestigious young singers program at Salzburg Festival in 2015.

    She is a twotime winner of the AsLiCo competition in Como and laureate of Francisco Viñas competition in Barcelona, Ottavio Zino in Rome, Fausto Ricci in Viterbo or Benvenuto Franci in Pienza.

    2019 she was awarded the Franco Abbiati prize as best singer by the association of the Italian critics for her exceptional interpretations of the roles in Mozart’s operas in the most important Italian opera houses.


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