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
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
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
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