Eleonora Vacchi


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Swiss-Italian mezzo-soprano Eleonora Vacchi was born in Bologna. Since 2016, as a soloist at Konzert Theater Bern, she has performed such roles as Rosina/ Il Barbiere di Siviglia, Dorabella/ Cosi fan tutte, Cherubino/ Le nozze di Figaro, Zerlina/ Don Giovanni, 2.Dame/ Die Zauberflöte, Siébel/ Faust, Mercedes/ Carmen, Varvara/ Katia Kabanova, Karolka/ Jenufa, Suzuki/ Madama Butterfly, Miss Pinkerton in Menotti’s The Old Maid and the Thief, Das Stubenmädchen in Boesmans‘ Reigen, Lily Klee in Rasch’s Die Formel. This season she will make her role debut as Mélisande/ Pelléas et Mélisande. She appeared recently at Theater Basel as Rosina/ Il Barbiere di Siviglia and Cherubino/ Le nozze di Figaro. In 2019 she sang the role of Rachel in the world premiere of Giorgio Battistelli’s opera 7 Minuti with Opéra national de Lorraine. At Meininger Staatstheater she made her role debut as Orlowsky/ Die Fledermaus.

Eleonora Vacchi received her education at Musikhochschule Karlsruhe under the tutelage of Prof. Maria Venuti and at Hochschule für Musik und Theater München in the class of Prof. Marilyn Schmiege obtaining a Master’s degree in 2014. In productions of Theaterakademie August Everding she sang Betty in Oscar Strasnoy's Le bal under the baton of Ulf Schirmer, Tirinto in Händel’s Imeneo and in Philip Glass' Galileo Galilei. As an opera studio member at Staatstheater Nürnberg, she sang Annina/ La Traviata and 2. Magd/ Elektra. From 2014 until 2016, as a member of Thüringer Opernstudio, she performed 2. Dame/ Die Zauberflöte, Annina/ Der Rosenkavalier, Kai and Ronja in Albrecht’s Die Schneekönigin at Nationaltheater Weimar, Mercedes/ Carmen, Hänsel/ Hänsel und Gretel at Theater Nordhausen and Herzogin/ Greif in Harneit’s Alice im Wunderland in Theater Gera-Altenburg.

A passionate concert singer, she performs regularly in lied recitals. Amongst recent concert highlights Britten’s Illuminations with Akademisches Kammerorchester Zürich, Mozart’s Mass c minor with Freiburger Domkapelle and Mahler's Das Lied von der Erde at Fränkische Musiktage. With Bayerischer Rundfunk, conducted by Friedrich Haider, she sang Giovanna/ Ernani und Bül-Bül in Leo Fall’s operetta Die Rose von Stambul. For her interpretation of Mahler songs she was awarded by Christa Ludwig at Liedfestival am Zürichsee. She won 1st prize at the Oper Schloss Hallwyl competition and has received scholarships from the Richard Wagner Association, Christl und Klaus Haack Stiftung and the DAAD Foundation.


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