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Susanna Rigacci was born 1960 in Stockholm, Sweden. She graduated in musical training at the Luigi Cherubini conservatory in Florence, and attended successfully a post graduate experience with Iris Adami Corradetti. Under her conduction, Susanna was awarded at the International "Maria Callas" Competition (Concorso RAI, 1983), and for the "Sängerförderungspreis", at the Mozarteum (Salzburg, 1985). In Italy, she has performed in most prestigious theaters like: La Scala in Milan, Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, La Fenice in Venice, The Opera House in Rome, Filarmonico in Verona, Massimo in Palermo, Regio in Parma, Bellini in Catania, and Comunale in Bologne. She has also performed at the Carnegie Hall in New York, Opéra Comique and Théatre Châtelet in Paris, Prague Philharmonic, Queen Elizabeth Hall in London, Opéra de Wallonie in Liège, Sibelius Academy in Helsinki, Fundaçao Gulbenkian in Lisbon, Wexford Festival, Teatro Municipale in Mallorca, and Staatteater in Bern. Her lyrical Soprano repertoire revolves mostly around the Italian Baroque (Vivaldi, Scarlatti, Cimarosa, Baldassare Galuppi, Pergolesi, Boccherini, Stradella, Gasparini, Sacchini), from whom she has made several recordings with the Solisti Veneti, conducted by Claudio Scimone (Erato) for the Philips and Bongiovanni labels. Her Rossini and Donizetti repertoire includes Don Pasquale - screened for German broadcast, L'elisir d'amore, La figlia del reggimento, Il signor Bruschino, Il Barbiere di Siviglia, La cambiale di matrimonio. Rigacci is also versed in contemporary music of which repertory she has performed for the most prestigious events and institutions like: Venice Biennale; the London Sinfonietta; the RAI in Rome, Turin and Milan; the Pomeriggi Musicali Orchestra in Milan; the Sicilian Symphonic Orchestra; and Di Ghibellina Festival. She has interpreted Webern, Berg, Schönberg, Berio, Nono, Sciarrino and Casavola, and she has performed some Togni, Pennisi, D'Amico compositions for the first time to an audience. She has also been the main performer on the Italian opening performance of La gatta inglesi (The English Cat) by Henze at the Teatro Comunale di Bologna. Rigacci sings in six different languages, and alternates her concert performance with chamber music repertory. She is a frequent performer of Ennio Morricone compositions in her concerts and recordings.

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