The Italian Soprano Roberta Invernizzi is today one of the most sought after soloists in the field of baroque and classical repertoire and internationally recognized as a benchmark of style and baroque singing.
Born in Milan, she studied piano and double bass before turning to singing, studying with Margaret Heyward.
She has sung in many of the most important theatres in Europe and the United States, working with conductors such as Claudio Abbado, Rinaldo Alessandrini, Giovanni Antonini, Fabio Biondi, Ivor Bolton, Franz Brüggen, Alan Curtis, Ottavio Dantone, Gustavo Dudamel, Antonio Florio, Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Ton Koopman, Gustav Leonhardt and Jordi Savall and collaborating regularly with ensembles like: Concentus Musicus Wien, Orchestra Mozart, Accademia Bizantina, Il Giardino Armonico, Cappella de la Pieta dei Turchini, Concerto Italiano, Europa Galante, Ensemble Matheus, Venice Baroque Orchestra, I Barocchisti etc..
She has been acclaimed twice in La Scala recently as Armida in Rinaldo with O. Dantone and staged by P. Pizzi and Monteverdi’s Orfeo under the baton of R. Alessandrini staged by R. Wilson.
Recently she has been chosen by the great Master Nikolas Harnoncourt for the celebration of the 200 anniversary of the Musikverein Wien with Mozart’s version of Alexander’s Feast and always in Vienna the Konzerthaus celebrated 20 years of the Resonanzen Festival with a recital “Roberta Invernizzi and friends”.
She sings regularly at the Salzburg Festival: title role in Sant’ Elena al Calvario with F. Biondi; a baroque recital with Il Giardino Armonico at the Mozartheum; Aci, Galatea and Polifemo again with G. Antonini; Handel’s Trionfo del Tempo with M. Haselböck and Mozart’s C minor Mass with G. Dudamel; Isacco by Jommelli with Diego Fasolis.
Among her engagement have been: Maddalena in Handel’s La Resurrezione with N. Harnoncourt in Vienna Musikverein; Medea in Handel’s Teseo in Karlsruhe; Title-role in Dido and Enea in Verona Teatro Filarmonico and Torino teatro Regio; Oriana in Handel’s Amadigi at the Handel Festival in Halle and at the Opera Royale de Versailles; Mozart recital at the Queen Elizabeth Hall and Cleopatra in Handel’s Giulio Cesare with the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment; Nerone in Handel’s Agrippina at the Teatro Real in Madrid; Scarlatti’s La Santissima Trinità Vivaldi’s Ercole sul Termodonte and Gloria the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées in Paris; title-role of Statira by Cavalli at Teatro San Carlo in Napoli; Vagaus in Vivaldi’s Juditha Triumphans with Orquesta Nacional de España; Galuppi’s Olimpiade in Venice La Fenice..
She appears regularly in symphonic repertoire: Mozart’s Waisenhausmesse under the baton of C. Abbado at the Salzburg Festival; Mozart’s C Minor Mass and Davide Penitente at the Musikverein in Vienna and Styriarte Festival in Graz with N. Harnoncourt; recently Mozart’s Requiem with Giovanni Antonini and the Orchestra Sinfonica de Madrid.
Other recent noteworthy perfomances include: Adriano in Siria with Fabio Biondi in Madrid and Valencia; Medea in Handel’s Teseo in Karlsrue with Michael Form, Handel’s Saul with Nicolas Harnoncourt at the Musikverein in Vienna and Cleopatra in Handel’s Giulio Cesare with Rinaldo Alessandrini in Toulon.
Roberta Invernizzi has made over 100 recordings many of them world première with labels like: Sony, Deutsche Grammophon, EMI/Virgin, Naïve, Glossa, Opus 111, Symphonia, many of which have been recognized by the musical press with awards like Diapason D’Or de l’Année, Choc du Monde de la Musique, Goldberg’s Five Stars, Grammophone Awards and Deutsche Schallplatten Preis.
She also won the renowned Midem Classical Awards and the prestigious Stanley Prize as “best Handel recording of the year” with her solo-cd “Italian Cantatas” for Glossa with whom she has a long-term partnership.
Recently her recordings: “Vivaldi Album”, “Faustina Bordoni” and “La Bella più Bella” recorded for Glossa have been acclaimed by the international critique.
Last update July 2016