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Born in Milan, Barbara Frittoli graduated from the Conservatorio Giuseppe Verdi in Milan under the guidance of Giovanna Canetti. She has won numerous international competitions and, thanks to her exceptional vocal qualities, has launched an extraordinary career that has seen her perform in the most important theatres in the world, including La Scala in Milan, Metropolitan Opera in New York, War Memorial Opera House in San Francisco, Royal Opera House London, Bastille, Opera Garnier and Chatelet in Paris, Staatsoper Unter den Linden and Deutsche Oper in Berlin, National Theater in Munich, Teatro Real in Madrid, Liceu in Barcelona, Opernhaus Zürich, Staatsoper Vienna and Salzburg Festival and others.
He has collaborated with conductors such as Riccardo Muti, Claudio Abbado, Zubin Mehta, Daniel Barenboim, James Levine, Sir Charles Mackerras, Georges Prêtre, Gianandrea Noseda, Daniele Gatti, Lorin Maazel, Sir Colin Davis, Antonio Pappano, Michael Tilson Thomas, Valery Gergiev, Bernard Haitink, Riccardo Chailly.
Mozartian by training, she performed Così fan Tutte (Fiordiligi and Despina), Nozze di Figaro (Contessa)-Don Giovanni (Donna Anna and Donna Elvira), Idomeneo (Elettra), Clemenza di Tito (Vitellia), Mitridate Re di Ponto (Sifare).
Of the 18th century Flaminio (Flaminio) Pergolesi, L’idolo cinese (Ergilla) G. Paisiello
In Verdi’s repertoire she sang Otello (Desdemona), Corsaro (Medora), Trovatore (Leonora), Don Carlos ( Elisabetta), Simon Boccanegra (Amelia), Luisa Miller ( Luisa), Falstaff (Alice Ford).
In bel canto Beatrice di Tenda (Agnese), Maria Stuarda -G.Donizetti, Moïse -G.Rossini.
French repertoire Les Contes D’Hoffman (Antonia)Hoffenbach, Faust (Marguerite) Gounod, Carmen (Micaela) G.Bizet,
Puccinian repertoire: Boheme (Mimì), Turandot (Liu), Tosca (Floria Tosca), Suor Angelica (Suor Angelica), Tabarro ( Giorgetta).
She performed as well Adriana Lecouvreur (Adriana) F.Cilea, Mefistofele (Margherita) A.Boito
Her concert activity is also brilliant and intense. He has collaborated with the most prestigious orchestras and the world’s leading conductors. His interpretations of Verdi’s Requiem have been numerous, performed under the baton of Riccardo Muti, Claudio Abbado, Riccardo Chailly, Zubin Mehta, Valery Gergiev, Gianandrea Noseda together with ensembles such as the Berliner Philharmoniker, the Wiener Philharmoniker, the Chicago Symphony, the Orchestra Filarmonica della Scala, the Boston Symphony Orchestra. His repertoire also includes Brahms’ Ein Deutsches Requiem, Mozart’s Mass in C minor K.427, Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater, Strauss’ Vier Letzte Lieder, Rossini’s Stabat Mater, Mahler’s Fourth Symphony, Mahler’s Second Symphony, Gounod’s Mors et Vita.
Luciano Pavarotti Competition 1995- 1st classified
ECHO KLASSIK AWARD 2001- Singer of the Year- Don Giovanni (W.A.Mozart) Sir Charles Mackerras conductor
GRAMMY NOMINEE 2003 – Best Opera Recording- IDOMENEO- (W.A.Mozart) Sir Charles Mackerras
ABBIATI AWARD 2004
GRAMMY AWARD 2010 – Best Classical Album – VERDI REQUIEM , Riccardo Muti