Italian singer Barbara Frittoli is considered today as one of the greatest lyrico-spinto sopranos of her generation. Born in Milan, Frittoli graduated with the highest honour from the Giuseppe Verdi Conservatory in Milan, where she studied with Giovanna Canetti. She later was the winner of several international competitions. Among her career’s most remarkable performances have been Le Nozze di Figaro (Contessa d’Almaviva) in Ferrara, Otello (Desdemona) at the Salzburg Festival and at Teatro Regio in Turin with Claudio Abbado, Così Fan Tutte (Fiordiligi) at the Wiener Staatsoper and at Ravenna Festival with Riccardo Muti. In addition to Abbado and Muti, she has worked with a long list of distinguished conductors: Lorin Maazel, Georges Priêtre, Daniele Gatti, Antonio Pappano and Riccardo Chailly.