Biography

Hailed by Le Monde as “a miracle of vocal firmness”, a “soprano that shines like the Provençal morning sun” (Der Tagesspiegel), Mariangela Sicilia has earned accolades at many of the most prestigious opera houses such as the Opéra National de Paris, Teatro Real Madrid, Deutsche Oper Berlin, Salzburg Festival, Sydney Opera House, Dutch National Opera Amsterdam and the Monte-Carlo Opéra but also Les Choregies d’Orange, Teatro dell’opera di Roma, The Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow, The National Centre for the Performing Arts of Beijn, Teatro San Carlo di Napoli, Teatro Regio di Torino, Teatro del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino in Florence and the Arena di Verona.

The soprano usually works with conductors such as Leonardo Garcia Alarcon, Sir Mark Elder, Asher Fisch, Riccardo Frizza, Francesco Lanzillotta, Michele Mariotti, Stefano Montanari, Chung Myung-whun, Daniel Oren, Antonio Pappano, Alberto Zedda and stage directors such as Robert Carsen, Rosetta Cucchi, Hugo De Ana, Denis Krief, Gabriele Lavia, Davide Livermore, Terry Gilliam, David McVicar, Damiano Michieletto, Jonathan Miller, Chiara Muti, Sir Graham Vick.

Highlights include performances as Gilda in Rigoletto by Giuseppe Verdi at Teatro del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino in Florence (2021), Mimì in La Bohème by Giacomo Puccini at Sydney Opera House (2017), Teatro Comunale di Bologna (2018) Bolshoi in Moscow (2019), Deutsche Oper Berlin (2019), Giulietta in I Capuleti e i Montecchi at Teatro dell’Opera di Roma (2020), Corinna in Il viaggio a Reims (2013) both at the  Rossini Opera Festival di Pesaro, then at Teatro dell’Opera di Roma (2017) and also at the Palau de la Reina Sofia de Valencia (2020), Teresa in Benvenuto Cellini in Amsterdam (2015) and in Roma (2016), Adina in L’elisir d’amore at Teatro Regio of Turin (2021), the Opéra de Monte-Carlo (2014) and at Macerata Opera Festival (2018), Violetta in La traviata at Teatro San Carlo di Napoli (2017), at Teatro Comunale di Bologna (2019) and at Deutsche Oper Berlin (2019), Micaëla in Carmen at Teatro Regio di Torino (2016) and then at Arena di Verona (2018/2019), Maria in Mascagni’s rarely performed Guglielmo Ratcliff at the Wexford Festival.

Mariangela Sicilia improves under the technical guidance of Maestro Fernando Cordeiro Opa; she previously studied with soprano Carmela Remigio and Maestro Leone Magiera, completing her training at the Mozart Academy in Aix-en-Provence (2010) and the Rossini Academy in Pesaro (2012).

She is the winner of Plácido Domingo’s prestigious international competition Operalia (third prize 2014).

The production of La bohème at Teatro Comunale di Bologna conducted by Michele Mariotti and directed by Sir Graham Vick wins the prestigious award Abbiati 2019. “Una Mimì magnifica” [“A magnificent Mimì”] (La Stampa by Alberto Mattioli)

Ms Sicilia can be heard as Vivetta in the first-ever commercial recording on DVD and Blu-Ray of L’arlesiana by Cilea, released by the Dynamic label in 2013. Benvenuto Cellini with Mariangela in the role of Teresa (Naxos) is available on DVD / Blu-Ray.