Eleonora Vacchi


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Swiss-Italian mezzo-soprano Eleonora Vacchi was born in Bologna. From 2016 until 2022, as a soloist at Konzert Theater Bern, she performed Mélisande Pelléas et Mélisande 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. She appeared recently as Cherubino with Luzerner Theater and as Rosina Il Barbiere di Siviglia and Cherubino Le nozze di Figaro at Theater Basel. 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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