Donata D'Annunzio Lombardi
A winner of “Albo Oro Puccini” award at Festival Puccini di Torre del Lago, where she was acclaimed interpreter of Musetta and Mimì (La bohème), Magda (La Rondine), Liù (Turandot), Cio-Cio-San (Madama Butterfly), Suor Angelica (Suor Angelica), Donata D'Annunzio Lombardi is one of the most sought after Puccini sopranos on the international scene today.
She performed in such venues as Teatro alla Scala, Teatro Regio di Torino, Teatro Massimo di Palermo, Arena di Verona, Teatro Regio di Parma, Teatro Comunale di Firenze, Teatro San Carlo di Napoli, Teatro dell’Opera Roma, Michigan Opera Theater of Detroit, Opernhaus in Zurch, Théâtre des Champs Elysées, Teatro Royal de Versailles, Théâtre du Chatelet de Paris, Stuttgart Staatstheater, Mann Auditorium in Tel Aviv and Royal Opera House Muscat, working with such conductors as Roberto Abbado, Bruno Bartoletti, Alain Guingal, Evelino Pidò, Daniel Oren, Lorin Maazel, Placido Domingo and Jeffrey Tate.
During the 2015/16 season she performed Turandot (Liù) at Royal Opera House Muscat and at Arena di Verona, Aida (title role) at Teatro Sociale di Rovigo and in Livorno, Madama Butterfly (Cio-Cio-San) at the Theaters of Ascoli, Fano and Fermo, in Prague and at Festival Puccin in Torre de Lago, La bohème (Musetta) at Antibes Festival.
2016/17 season have included her successful perfomances of Turandot (Liù) and I Pagliacci (Nedda) at Teatro Filarmonico di Verona, Manon Lescaut (title role) at the Theaters of Livorno, Pisa and Rovigo, Madama Butterfly (title role) at Sugi Opera of Seoul and La Rondine (Magda) at Festival Puccini di Torre del Lago.
During the 2017/18 season she performed Madama Butterfly (Cio-cio-san) at Opera in Florence, Tosca (title role) at Teatro Verdi di Sassari and Suor Angelica at Puccini Festival di Torre del Lago.
Her engagements for 2018/19 season include: Aida (title role) at Opéra de Liège, Tosca (title role) and I Pagliacci (Nedda) at Teatro Carlo Felice di Genova, Cavalleria Rusticana (Santuzza) at Teatro in Livorno and Turandot (Liù) at Steinbruch Opera.
A winner of several awards, she won “Les Victoires de la Musique Classique” award at Théâtre du Châtelet de Paris and in 2012 the “Best singer of the year” award at Festival Donizetti in Bergamo for her performances as Antonina in Belisario and Maria Stuarda in Maria Stuarda.
Also active on operetta repertory, she perfomed as Hanna Glawari in The Merry Widow by F. Lehár, Hélène in La Belle Hélène by Offenbach, Mary Lloyd in The Duchess of Chicago by Kálmán, Cin-Ci-Là in Cin-Ci-Là by V. Ranzato, Adele in Die Fledermaus by J. Strauss.