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, Teatro San Carlo di Napoli and the Arena di Verona.

The soprano usually works with conductors such as Leonardo Garcia Alarcon, Sir Mark Elder, Asher Fisch, Michele Mariotti, Stefano Montanari, Francesco Lanzillotta, Daniel Oren, Antonio Pappano, Alberto Zedda and stage directors such as Robert Carsen, Hugo De Ana, Davide Livermore, Terry Gilliam, Damiano Michieletto, Jonathan Miller, David McVicar, Graham Vick.

Highlights include performances as Mimì in La Bohème by Giacomo Puccini at Teatro Comunale di Bologna (2018), 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 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), Donna Annain Don Giovanni at the Royal Opera House Muscat (2016) and at the Choregies d’Orange (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, Rossini’s La petite messe solennelle at the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam (2016), Musetta in La Bohème at the Opéra National di Parigi (2014).

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 the 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 Graham Vick wins the prestigious award Abbiati 2019. “Una Mimì magnifica” [“A magnificent Mimì”] (La Stampa)

Next engagements will see her on the stage of the Teatro San Carlo in Naples in the role of Pamina in Die Zauberflöte by W. A. Mozart and for her debut as Desdemona in G. Verdi’s Otello for the Teatro Comunale in Bologna. She will also be Donna Elvira in Don Giovanni conducted by M ° Riccardo Muti at the Teatro San Carlo in Naples and at the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino. In 2021 she will be on tour with G. Rossini’s Petite Messe Solennelle conducted by Maestro A. Pappano.

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.