Professor of Vocal Technique
Monica Born in Florence, after having earned her degree in Letters and Philosophy from the university, she decided to study singing, concentrating on the lyrical and chamber repertories.
She has sung at the Teatro San Carlo in Naples, at the Festival della Valle in Itria, at the Estate Fiesolana, at the Sagra Malatestiana in Rimini, at the Accademia Chigiana in Siena, at the Bologna Festival, at Teatro Metastasio in Prato – and has collaborated with the Piccolo Teatro in Milano and the Orchestra della Toscana – under directors such as Daniel Oren, Marcello Panni, Franz Brüggen, Giampiero Taverna.
In 1993 she starred in the Incoronazione di Poppea di Monteverdi (Poppea) (at Teatro Verdi in Pisa and at Teatro Sociale in Mantova), and in Zanetto by Mascagni (Silvia) at the Puccini festival at Torre del Lago. Since then, she has starred in the following operas: Dido and Aeneas by Purcell, La serva padrona and Livietta e tracollo by Pergolesi, Orfeo and Il ritorno di Ulisse in patria by Blow, Tamerlano by Händel, Bastiano e Bastiana by Mozart, Giannina e Bernardone by Cimarosa, L’eroismo ridicolo by Spuntini, Hänsel and Gretel by Humperdonk, Il segreto di Susanna by Wolf-Ferrari. Monica is also versed in contemporary music, participating frequently in first executions of works, such as: Il paradiso degli esuli by Bruno de Franceschi, La sposa venuta da Plutone by Gian Carlo Menotti, Il teatrino delle meraviglie by Paolo Furlani, Dammi la luna by Pier Luigi Zangelmi, Un tram chiamato Arlecchino by Aldo Tarabella.
In recent years, after much experience as singer and actress, she has dedicated herself as well to musicals (La voix humaine by Poulenc, Mahagonny Songspiel by Weill, La tragedie de Carmen from Bizet), along with other works to which she is personally involved.
She has made recordings for the R.A.I. as well as the Rodolphe, Nuova Era, “Materiali sonori” (CGD) labels and, for the “Arts” label, she recorded Euridice by Jacopo Peri, in the roles of Venere and Ninfa. Recently she also recorded Incoronazione di Poppea by Monteverdi at the Teatro Antico in Sabbioneta for RAI 2. She is a voice instructor at the ISTITUTO EUROPEO the Music School of Florence.