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BIOGRAPHY

A laureate of the 2012 Barry Alexander International Vocal Competition, mezzo soprano Benedetta Orsi is a graduate of the Regia Accademia Filarmonica di Bologna in the studio of tenor Sergio Bertocchi, and is also a graduate of Modena’s Istituto Musicale Pareggiato Orazio Vecchi. She has participated in master classes and stage workshops with Teresa Berganza, Luciana Serra and Fred Carama, and is currently continuing her studies with Glenn Morton in New York, with whom she is preparing the title role of Carmen for performances in May with the Colorado’s Boulder Opera Company. No stranger to the stages of Carnegie Hall, she returns there in April of this year as a special guest artist for the Eighth Annual ABC Gala. Recent performances also include the role of Ulrica in Un Ballo in Maschera with the Miami Lyric Opera, Sara in Roberto Devereux in London and Jane Seymour in Anna Bolena with Manchester’s Royal Northern College of Music Theatre.

Along with concert appearances throughout Italy, Ms. Orsi’s performance credits include the Montefeltro Festival in Novafeltria, as well as roles in Verdi’s Rigoletto and Trovatore and Bellini’s La Sonnambula.  Other appearances include the title roles in L’Italiana in Algeri and Carmen, as well as Giovanna in Anna Bolena, Elisabetta in Maria Stuarda and a special performance of Teresa in La Sonnambula with the New National Theater of Tokyo’s Young Artists Training Program.

She counts among her other competition finals the Academy of the West with Marilyn Horne in New York; the Rolando Nicolsi International Competition in Italy; and the Bidu Sayao International Singing Competition in Brazil.  She has also won the Audience Award and Special Prize of the Italian Music Federation at the 28th International Piro Boni International Singing Competition in Italy, and was also chosen to receive a First Prize and Star Performer Award in the American Protégé International Music Talent Competition in 2011.

 

AWARDS & HONORS

2014           Audience and Orchestra Award, Boulder International Vocal Competition

2012            First Prize, Barry Alexander International Vocal Competition

                      Award in Recognition of Outstanding Accomplishments, American Protégé

2011            First Prize, American Protégé International Music Talent Competition

                      Scholarship Award, American Protégé International Music Talent Competition

                      Star Performer Award, American Protégé International Music Talent Competition

                      Award in Recognition of Outstanding Accomplishments, Club Unesco

2010           Audience Award, International Singing Competition PieroBoni

                      Special Prize, International Singing Competition PieroBoni

 

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