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Benedetta Orsi

Italian mezzo soprano Benedetta Orsi, now resident in the United States, has been praised by Teresa Berganza as “perfect voice for belcanto”. In February 2022 Benedetta received the Paul Harris Fellow Award in Rome, as one of the 14 most influential Italian excellences, and only woman, to spread the Italian culture and art abroad. Recently, she was commissioned by the Florida Grand Opera to translate into Spanish the Italian comic opera Il Matrimonio Segreto by Domenico Cimarosa, for their 2022-23 season premiere. 


As a recording artist, her latest album, INcanto, a collection of Italian arias and art songs produced for the international Swiss label BAM MUSIC, has been nominated at the Grammy Recording Academy and the Global Music Awards as Best Album, Best New release and Best Female Artist. 

Both her previous productions, La Voix de l’amour, released for the International label Limen Music and Christmas Around the World, were awarded by the Global Music Awards in California with the Gold and Silver Medals as Best Albums and Best Female Artist. 


Benedetta received her bachelor degree in in Music & Voice in 2008 from Istituto Pareggiato O. Vecchi & A. Tonelli in Modena, Italy, and a Master in Voice in 2009 from Regia Accademia Filarmonica in Bologna, Italy. She was selected as one of the ten best singers to attend Ms. Teresa Berganza’s masterclasses in León, Spain and after that she paired her studies with numerous master classes and stage workshops taught by opera luminaries such as Marilyn Horne, Mirella Freni, Luciana Serra, Sergio Bertocchi and stage director Chuck Hudson.

Mrs. Orsi has performed all three of Donizetti's Tudor Operas: Jane Seymour in Anna Bolena, Elisabetta in Maria Stuarda and Sara in Roberto Devereux with the Royal Opera Theater in Manchester, UK. Her performance credits include roles in Verdi Rigoletto, Falstaff, Trovatore, Bellini Norma and La Sonnambula, Rossini L’Italiana in Algeri and Il Turco in Italia and Massenet Werther. Recent performances also include Adalgisa in Norma with Winter Opera St. Louis, Mamma Lucia in Cavalleria Rusticana with the New Jersey Festival Orchestra, the title role of Carmen with Winter Opera St. Louis and Ulrica in Un Ballo in Maschera with the Miami Lyric Opera.


Along with concert appearances at Carnegie Hall in NYC and throughout Italy, Austria, England, France, United States and Spain, she has performed with Boulder Symphony Orchestra, New Jersey Festival Orchestra, Modena Jupiter Orchestra, Orchestra Filarmonica Emiliana, St. Louis Philharmonic Orchestra, Gateway Festival Orchestra and Washington University SO.

Mrs. Orsi is a first prize winner of the Barry Alexander International Voice Competition (IVC) and First Prize and Star Performer Award in the American Protégé IVC; Third Prize Winner of the Roschel IVC and Audience & Orchestra Award in the Boulder Music Institute IVC. In her homeland, she received the Audience Award and Special Prize of the Italian Music Federation during the 28th International Piero Boni International Singing Competition. 

Future European engagements include concerts for Le Moulin des Arts Festival in France, Accademia Musicale Europea in Naples, Italy, Fundacion Euthérpe in León and Valencia, Musical Arts Madrid in Spain. In Saint Louis, Benedetta will be featured by the Missouri Chamber Music Festival, the Magic House Gala at the Stifel Theatre, the World Chess Hall of Fame and the Sheldon.

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