Performance Year: 2020
The Italian soprano Federica Lombardi is one of the most sought-after artists of the young generation specialized in interpretation of the leading soprano roles in Mozart’s operatic works.
2019 marked her US debut with the Metropolitan Opera in New York, where she performs the part of Donna Elvira in Don Giovanni. At the Teatro alla Scala in Milan she sang for the first time the role of Elettra in a new production of Idomeneo conducted by Christoph von Dohnányi, in Munich she was heard once more as Contessa in Le Nozze di Figaro.
In 2020, she will return to Deutsche Oper Berlin, where she will appear for the first time as Desdemona in Otello. Another debut will follow at La Scala in Milan in the part of Fiora in a new production L’amore dei tre Rè. In 2021, she will give her debuts at Chicago Lyric Opera as Contessa and at the Teatro Real in Madrid as Donna Elvira.
Much in demand also as a concert singer she has recently sung Beethoven’s 9th Symphony in Naples, Bangkok and Astana under Zubin Mehta and has been invited by the Orchestra of Accademia di Santa Cecilia to sing Rossini’s Messa di Gloria under Antonio Pappano.
Federica Lombardi studied at the Liceo Musicale Angelo Massini in Forlì and at the Conservatorio Bruno Maderna of her hometown Cesena. During the 2015/16 she was part of the Accademia di Perfezionamento per Cantanti Lirici of Milan’s Teatro alla Scala and took also part in the prestigious young singers program at Salzburg Festival in 2015. She is a two-time winner of the AsLiCo competition in Como and laureate of Francisco Viñas competition in Barcelona, Ottavio Zino in Rome, Fausto Ricci in Viterbo or Benvenuto Franci in Pienza. Since 2010, she is working at the ART-Musica school with Romualdo Savastano.