Art Centre GVARNERIJUS in cooperation with Yury Revich presents
Concert of international award winning Italian soprano
Accompanied by Vladimir Stojnić, piano
The concert will take place on
Monday, 25th September 2023 at 20:00h in
Art Centre GVARNERIJUS
Džordža Vašingtona 12, Belgrade
Organized by the Art Centre GVARNERIJUS
International award winning Italian soprano Mariam Battistelli was born in Ethiopia. Her performing breakthrough came when she performed as Il Paggio under the baton of Zubin Mehta in a production by Marco Bellocchio of Rigoletto in Madova, alongside Placido Domingo and Ruggero Raimondi.
During her studies at the Centre Perfeccionament Plácido Domingo (Palau de les Arts’ Opera Studio) in Valencia she made her debut in numerous different roles. Highlights included Il Musico in Manon Lescaut / Puccini, Statira in L’Incoronazione di Dario / Vivaldi and Juditha in Juditha Triumphans / Vivaldi (conducted by Federico Maria Sardelli and directed by Davide Livermore).
Following Mariam’s success with Il Musico in Manon Lescaut she was invited to record this role alongside tenor Andrea Bocelli (with Placido Domingo conducting), whilst she appeared in the prestigious Belcanto concert performing under the direction of Gregory Kunde. Mariam additionally gave the world premiere at the Royal Opera House Muscat of “The Opera!”, singing Euridice (Steven Mercurio / Davide Livermore).
A major prizewinner at the International Maria Callas Verona Competition and the International Competition Franca Mattiucci, Mariam Battistelli was the 1st prize winner of the International Singing Competition Ottavio Ziino in Rome. Following these triumphs in 2018 she was invited to join the Vienna State Opera, where she remained till Summer 2020: Her Vienna debuts to date include Pamina (Kinder Zauberflöte), Cinderella (Cinderella / Alma Deutscher), Gretel (Hänsel&Gretel / Humperdinck), Musetta (La Bohéme / Puccini), Giannetta (L’Elisir d’amore / Donizetti) and Barbarina (Le Nozze di Figaro / Mozart).
Mariam Battistelli has performed with orchestras including The Vienna Philharmonic, ORF Radio Symphony Orchestra, Orquestra de la Comunitat Valenciana, Orchestre Philharmonique de Monte-Carlo, Prague Philharmonic Orchestra and Philharmonisches Staatsorchester Hamburg, and under conductors Bychkov, Gergiev, Mehta, Thielemann, Kobel and Fischer.
During the season 2019/20 she returned to the Royal Opera House Muscat (singing Musetta in La Bohème) co-produced with the Opera De Monte-Carlo with performances in Vienna and Monte-Carlo, she made her debut with Hamburg State Opera.