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Choir of the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino

THE CHOIR

Founded in 1933, the first year of the Maggio Musicale Festival, under the guidance of Andrea Morosini, the Chorus has always been one of the most prestigious Italian vocal ensembles for both opera and symphonic repertoire. The Chorus has had many important Masters including Adolfo Fanfani, Roberto Gabbiani, Vittorio Sicuri, Marco Balderi, José Luis Basso, Piero Monti and, since 2013, Lorenzo Fratini.
The Chorus has also performed vocal chamber and contemporary music, with premieres by important 20th century composers such as Krzysztof Penderecki, Luigi Dallapiccola, Goffredo Petrassi, Lugi Nono and Sylvano Bussotti. Particularly significant is the collaboration with leading conductors such as Zubin Mehta, Riccardo Muti, Claudio Abbado, Carlo Maria Giulini, Bruno Bartoletti, Gianandrea Gavazzeni, Wolfgang Sawallisch, Georges Prêtre, Myung-Whun Chung, Seiji Ozawa, Semyon Bychkov, Giuseppe Sinopoli, Lorin Maazel e Daniele Gatti.
In recent years the Chorus has expanded its repertoire to include major modern and classic symphonic-choral works and took part in many tours also with the Orchestra del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino.
The ability to interpret works of different periods and styles in the original language are features that have made the Chorus of one of the most admired by international critics and conductors. In 2003 it won the Grammy Award with Renée Fleming for the CD Belcanto and in 2013 celebrated his 80 years from the foundation with performances conducted by Lorenzo Fratini.

THE ARTISTS

Sopranos
Sabrina Baldini
Antonella Bandelli
Tiziana Bellavista
Maria Cristina Bisogni
Silvia Capra
Gabriella Cecchi
Elizabeth Chard
Giovanna Costa
Ruth Anna Crabb
Eloisa Deriu
Elisabetta Ermini
Rosa Galassetti
Silvia Giovannini
Laura Lensi
Daniela Losi
Barbara Marcacci
Monica Marzini
Marina Mior
Cristina Pagliai
Delia Palmieri
Sarina Rausa
Giulia Tamarri
Ginko Yamada

Mezzo-sopranos
Sabina Beani
Consuelo Cellai
Sabrina D’Errico
Katja De Sarlo
Simonetta Lungonelli
Nadia Pirazzini
Livia Sponton
Nadia Sturlese
Barbara Zingerle

Contraltos
Silvia Barberi
Elena Cavini
Teodolinda De Giovanni
Cristiana Fogli
Ramona Gabriela Peter
Maria Rosaria Rossini
Patrizia Tangolo

Tenors
Jorge Ansorena
Fabio Bertella
Alessandro Carmignani
Davide Cusumano
Massimiliano Esposito
Fabrizio Falli
Saulo Diepa Garcia
William Mc Georghie Grant
Leonardo Melani
Carlo Messeri
Enrico Nenci
Leonardo Sgroi
Davide Siega
Andrea Antonio Siragusa
Valerio Sirotti
Riccardo Sorelli
Mauro Virgini
Hiroki Watanabe

Baritones
Nicolò Ayroldi
Claudio Fantoni
Lisandro Guinis
Bernardo Romano Martinuzzi
Giovanni Mazzei
Antonio Menicucci
Egidio Naccarato
Vito Roberti
Enrico Rotoli
Alberto Scaltriti
Gabriele Spina

Basses
Diego Barretta
Nicola Lisanti
Luciano Graziosi
Roberto Miniati
Antonio Montesi
Marco Perrella
Alessandro Peruzzi
Marcello Vargetto

Second director of the choir
Leonardo Andreotti

Choir organization secretary
Alessandra Vestita

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