Maria Agresta | Sorpano
A few words about Maria Agresta
A winner of several music competitions, she made her debut in 2007 and since 2008 she has appeared in several productions in Spoleto, Messina, Opera national de Lorraine, Sferisterio Opera Festival in Macerata, Festival dei Due Mondi di Spoleto, Carnegie Hall of New York, Union League of Philadelphia, Festival Barokkimusiikkia of Helsinki, Doha National Philarmonic (Qatar), Hermitage Theatre of St. Petersburg, Enescu Hall of Bucarest, Sibiu Philarmonic Hall (Romania), Baku Philarmonic Hall (Azerbaijan), Incheon Opera festival (South Korea).
Her success came in 2011, when she performed I Vespri Siciliani at Teatro Regio in Turin conducted by Gianandrea Noseda, with great reviews from public and critics. Since then, she has been invited to sing on the most important stages worldwide. Highlights include Norma in Tel Aviv, La Bohème at Arena di Verona and in Munich, Gemma di Vergy at Teatro Donizetti in Bergamo, Il Trovatore in Salerno, Don Giovanni at La Scala, where her performance was highly praised.
She sang La bohème in Turin and La traviata in Salerno, where she obtained a big personal success, and she debuted at Palau de les Arts in Valencia with a new production of Il Trovatore conduted by M° Zubin Mehta, with great reviews from public and critics.
Moste recently, she sang Don Giovanni and Turandot at Arena di Verona, La Bohème at Fesitval Puccini in Torre del Lago and at La Scala, a concert version of Giovanna D'Arco in Graz.
Future engagements include: Simon Boccanegra in Rome with M° Muti, a new Oberto Conte di San Bonifacio at La Scala, a new production of I Puritani and La Bohème at Opéra Bastille in Paris, Simon Boccanegra (new production) conducted by Maestro Thielemann in Dresden, Otello and Norma in Zurich with M° Luisi, I due Foscari in Wien with Placido Domingo in the role of the Doge, Simon Boccanegra in Frankfurt, and a new production of I Pagliacci at Salzburg Festival conducted by Maestro Thielemann.