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[!Change of date] Puccini Heroines

24 Oct

[!Change of date] Puccini Heroines

Edith Quinto, Sabrina Trojse 6:00 pm - 6:30 pm

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Native of Hong Kong, soprano Edith QUINTO departed for Rome on a singing scholarship granted by the Italian Foreign Ministry in 1981 and has been performing, studying and residing in Rome since.

Already at an early age Edith manifested a predisposition towards Music. Her music talents prompted the subject master to recommend her to study singing with acclaimed voice teachers in Hong Kong. Being a regular winner in singing competitions, she was further encouraged to develop her talents abroad.

During her university years in Canada, she studied with baritone Alvin Reimer at the University of Western Ontario — where she finished her first degree — and was involved in opera and operetta productions. Whilst there she met German Voice Professor Theo Lindenbaum (Nordwestdeutsches Musikakademi) who took her under his wings. She debutted at the age of 21 in the role of The Secretary in The Consul. Her years in Italy have been celebrated with successful performances and fruitful studies with, to name a few, sopranos Renata Scotto, Wilma Vernocchi and tenor, Nazzareno Antinori.

Endowed with a rich and versatile lyric voice stretching almost three octaves, the artist’s operatic roles embrace heroines created by major European composers in the 19th and 20th centuries, ranging from Charpentier to Puccini.

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Pianist Sabrina TROJSE was born in a family of musicians and started to learn piano at the age of 7 under the guide of her mother. She then studied with professor Anna Maria Martinelli.

She obtained a diploma of Piano Performance at the Conservatorio Ottorino Respighi in 1993 with distiction.  She attended many masterclasses with Gerard Oppitz, Charles Rosen, Alexander Lonquich, Pier Narciso Masi and she won many grants that allowded her  to attend the Music Accademy of Pescara and practise with Maestro Sergio Cafaro. She also studied singing with soprano Donata D’Annunzio Lomabrdi and Scenic Art with Ljla Luri.

She collaborated and still collaborates with artist of international fame such as: Fedora Barbieri, Antonietta Stella, Ghena Dimitrova, Katia Ricciarelli, Ruggero Raimondi, Micaela Carosi, Roberto Aronica, Roberto de Candia, Roberto Scandiuzzi. She recorded for the Vatican Radio a programme dedicated to Spanish music. She also collaborated with movie directors such as Franco Zeffirelli, Beppe De Tommasi and Patrice Sharon. In 1998 she represented Italy at the International Music Expo of Stoccolm and in 2006 at the Italian Culture Festival in Bahrein.

She has been a member of the jury at the International Piano Competiotion in Tirana, Albany and at the Musicarmonia Competition in Rome, and has collaborated with the Rai television as a consultant and performer of the music for the fiction “Noi Due”.

 Giacomo Puccini

“O mio babbino caro” from Gianni Schicchi

“Si mi chiamano Mimi” from La Boheme

“Donde lieta” from La Boheme

Madama Butterfly (solo piano)

“Un bel di verdremo” from Madam Butterfly

“Signore ascolta” from Turandot

 

 

 

 

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