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 Theatre of Detroit, Opernhaus Zürich, Théâtre des Champs Elysées, Théâtre 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, Plácido Domingo and Jeffrey Tate.
Her repertoire includes signature roles such as Aida, Tosca, Butterfly, Manon Lescaut, Nedda (I Pagliacci), Magda (La rondine), Santuzza (Cavalleria rusticana), Musetta (La Bohème) and of course Liù in Turandot. In 2012, she was awarded “Best Singer of the Year“ at the Donizetti Festival in Bergamo for her performances as Antonina in Belisario and the title role in Maria Stuarda.