Elisa Fagà graduated with top marks in piano with A.M. Cigoli and opera singing with S. Silbano at the Conservatorio “G. Verdi” in Turin, then specialized, summa cum laude, at the Conservatorio “A. Boito” in Parma with A. Cicogna.
As a soloist she performed in the tv show “Nessun Dorma” on Rai5 and debuted in the operatic roles of “Prima suora cercatrice” in Puccini’s Suor Angelica (Parma Lirica 2020), “Frasquita” in Bizet’s Carmen and “Testo” in Monteverdi’s Tancredi e Clorinda.
She works with the Choir of the Teatro Regio in Turin and with the Maghini Choir for the RAI symphonic season, with important conductors such as Daniele Gatti and Federico Maria Sardelli. As a chorister she performs with several Italian and international ensembles, such as Erato Choir, Utopia and Reality Chamber Choir, Coro Giovanile Italiano, Coro da Camera di Torino conducted by maestros like Ragnar Rasmussen, Dario Tabbia, Gary Graden and Carlo Pavese.
She collaborates as vocalist for several labels (42 RECORDS, Qbl, Truman Records) for Italian and foreign artists. She recorded as lead voice the soundtrack by Andrea Laszlo de Simone for the film “Promises”, by Amanda Sthers (with Pierfrancesco Favino, Jean Reno and Kelly Reilly).
After graduating in opera singing with Margaret Hayward at the Milan Conservatory, Caterina Iora earned a master’s degree with honors with Luciano Pavarotti, and studied with Luciana Serra e Dante Mazzola (Classical and Romantic repertoire) and with Roberta Invernizzi (Baroque repertoire).
She regularly works with notable ensembles such as I Barocchisti, Cameristi del Teatro alla Scala Chamber orchestra, Ghislieri Choir and Consort, La Barocca, Canto di Orfeo, Ensemble, Cappella Mauriziana, Monteverdi di Cremona, Solisti della Svizzera Italiana, under the baton of Giovanni Antonini, Ottavio Dantone, Diego Fasolis, Gianluca Capuano, Ruben Jais, Alfredo Bernardini, Giulio Prandi, Marco Mencoboni, Marco Testori, Giulio Mercati, Bruno Gini, Mario Valsecchi.
She performed both in Italy and abroad, featuring in the musical seasons of Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, Berliner Philarmonie, Esterhazy Palace in Eisenstadt, MiTo Settembre Musica, Martina Franca Festival, LaVerdi Barocca in Milan, Enescu Festival, Malta Festival , Festival de La Chaise-Dieu, Festival de Sablé, Festival Pergolesi di Jesi, Opera d’Avignon et Rouen, Ambronay Festival, Utrecht Early Music Festival, Göttingen International Handel Festival, Opera de Lyon, Antwerpen Singel Festival.
Before dedicating herself to Baroque music, she sang in some of most important italian opera houses choruses (Teatro Alla Scala in Milan, Teatro Regio in Turin, Teatro Regio in Parma, Maggio Musicale Fiorentino). She recorded with Ghislieri Choir and Consort for Deutsche Harmonia Mundi label and with Barocchisti for Erato label (solos in “La storia di Orfeo” with Philippe Jaroussky).
Anna Piroli was born in Cremona (Italy) in 1989. She trained under the guidance of Luisa Castellani at the Conservatorio della Svizzera Italiana in Lugano.
Contemporary music has become her niche of privileged research: to this end, she has completed studies with M. Hirayama in Rome on Scelsi’s vocal works with the support of Isabella Scelsi Foundation, with A. Caiello and the Divertimento Ensemble in Milan, with J. Fraser in Dartington, with N. Isherwood and the Ensemble Linea in Strasbourg. She has focused also on Baroque repertoire, taking part in many master classes with prominent Baroque vocal artists, including E. Kirkby, R. Invernizzi, M. Pennicchi, B. Zanichelli and A. Tosi. In addition, she studied bel canto repertoire with L. Serra and T. Fabbricini at the Donizetti Foundation in Bergamo and the Academy of La Scala Opera House in Milan.
In 2016 she played the main character in the opera Limbus–Limbo by S. Gervasoni at the National Opera House in Kiev. Often praised in her performances of Berio’s Folksongs, in Italy and in Switzerland, she was also a soloist in Laborintus II at the Sala Verdi in Milan. Her performance of U. Chin’s Akrostichon-Wortspiel, with the mdi ensemble under the direction of F. Perocco, was broadcast by Italy’s RadioTre. Together with Divertimento Ensemble, she sang Ligeti’s Aventures, Furrer’s Lotófagos and Castiglioni’s Cantus Planus, and she recorded Arie di Troposfera by F. Ciurlo for his upcoming monographic disc. In 2021 she sang Furrer’s Aria and premiered Ariadne, monodrama-installation by M. Azzan with Ensemble Schallfeld in co-production with IRCAM, in Graz and in Festival ManiFeste in Paris.
She has been entrusted with numerous world premieres in Biennale Musica in Venice, Fondazione Spinola Banna per l’Arte, Milano Film Festival, Jeunesses Musicales, Teatro Nazionale in Milan, GAM di Milano and others. She has performed in international contexts such as Festival di Musica Sacra di Trento, Festival Mozart di Rovereto, Festival dell’Ascensione di Milano, Festival degli Strumenti Antichi di Cagliari, Festival Antiqua di Torino, Innsbrucker Festwochen der Alten Musik, Matinales de Clairvaux and others. She has collaborated with several ensembles like La Capella Reial de Catalunya, Il Pomo d’Oro, Cappella Mediterranea, LaVerdi Barocca (Bach Matthäus-Passion), EraTo, Voz Latina, La Chimera, Chœur de Chambre Jurassien (soloist in Bach Weihnachtsoratorium), Vox Àltera, AsLiCo, Coro Maghini and others.
In 2018 she won the competition for the post of soprano in the Choir of the Opéra de Dijon (France), where she also has soloistic collaborations: in 2019 Dvořák Stabat Mater; role of Donzella in Sacrati’s La finta pazza, conducted by L. G. Alarcón, on tour at Victoria Hall in Geneva and at the Opéra Royal in Versailles; in 2020 role of La Bonne in the world premiere of Pauset’s Strafen/Les Châtiments, conducted by E. Pomarico; role of Femme de l’Aubergiste in Zemlinski’s Traumgörge conducted by M. Gardolińska; role of the Apparition in Verdi’s Macbeth for the season 2021.
She recorded for Dynamic, Urania, Tactus. Her first solo album of unpublished cantatas by G. B. Bassani will be released in 2022 for the label Dynamic, in collaboration with L. Accardo, E. La Marca, N. Brovelli.
Marta Redaelli graduated with full marks in Renaissance and Baroque Singing at the Conservatory of Trento under the guidance of Lia Serafini, in addition to her studies in Psychology and Human Resources.
She deepened the baroque repertoire with Sonia Tedla Chebreab, Sara Mingardo, Monica Bacelli, Roberto Balconi, Alessandro Quarta and Rinaldo Alessandrini, and the lieder repertoire with Ulrike Sonntag and Thomas Seyboldt.
She collaborates with various conductors including Giulio Prandi, Fabio Bonizzoni, Francesco Corti, Maxim Emelyanychev, Alfredo Bernardini, Markus Poschner, Roberto Zarpellon, Marian Polin, Lorenzo Ghielmi, Vittorio Ghielmi.
She has performed as a soloist in at the Het Concertgebouw (Amsterdam), Oude Muziek (Utrecht), Festival d’Ambronay, Festival de la Chaise Dieu, Internationale Händel-Festspiele Göttingen, Kartause Mauerbach (Vienna), Teatro Filarmonico di Verona, Pavia Barocca, Teatro Comunale di Ferrara, Scuola Grande di San Rocco (Venice), Festival Pergolesi-Spontini (Jesi), Trento MusicAntica, Teatro Olimpico (Vicenza), Brixner Initiative Musik und Kirche, Settimane Musicali Meranesi, Monteverdi Festival (Cremona), Wratislavia Cantans (Breslau).
Karin Selva was born into a family of musicians in Bolzano, and music has accompanied her since childhood. She graduated in cello at the conservatory of Bolzano, in opera singing at the conservatory of Genova, in music therapy at the Apim of Genoa and specialized in early childhood music education in Rome and Philadelphia. She has studied baroque and opera singing with Carmen Vilalta, Helga Müller-Molinari, Barbara Schlick, Marius van Altena, Patrizia Vaccari and Bianca Maria Casoni.
She Performs as soloist and regular member of professional ensembles such as Associazione Continuum of Trento, Ricercare Ensemble of Mantova, R. Maghini Philharmonic Choir of Turin, Oberwalliser Vokalensemble (CH), Erato Choir of Turin, Choir and orchestra of the Ghislieri College performing in the most important national and international festivals (Rome, Turin, Milan, Cremona, Cividale del Friuli, Utrecht, Amsterdam, Brüssel, Gent, Ambronay, La Chaise Dieu, Oslo, Valencia, Malta, Berlin, Eisenstadt, Verbier, Zermatt).
Arianna Stornello was introduced to music at the age of four at the Piccoli Cantori school in Turin. She studied clarinet at the Conservatory of Turin and then devoted herself to singing.
At the same time, she graduated with honors in “Intercultural Communication” from the Faculty of Literature and Philosophy in Turin.
She began studying singing with Alessandra Cordero and took part in master classes with Yva Barthélémy, Mirella Freni, Erik Battaglia and Valentina Valente.
She deepened the study and practice of ancient and baroque repertoire with Sara Mingardo, Barbara Zanichelli, Alessio Tosi and of baroque gestures with Deda Cristina Colonna. She graduated brilliantly in Opera Singing and with full marks in Vocal Chamber Music at the Conservatory of Turin under Erik Battaglia.
She has won important prizes in international competitions such as the “Francesco Provenzale” competition in Naples (third prize) and the “International Voice Competition Renata Tebaldi” in San Marino in the ancient/baroque repertoire section (third prize). Winner of the “DucaleLab” competition organized by the Orchestra Camerata Ducale, she performed at the Viotti Festival in Vercelli in duo with pianist Cristina Laganà, with whom she won the fourth prize in the “Seghizzi” International Chamber Singing Competition. Recipient of the Talenti Musicali scholarship, Fondazione CRT – Conservatorio di Musica “Giuseppe Verdi” in Turin, she attended the advanced course in opera singing with Sara Mingardo at the “Scuola di Musica del Garda”.
She regularly performs as a chorister and soloist with important early music ensembles, and has debuted in various opera roles of the seventeenth and eighteenth century repertoire, recording for Glossa, Sony, Classic Voice, Stradivarius and Urania Records.