Bianca Tognocchi


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Italian coloratura soprano Bianca Tognocchi joined the ensemble at Oper Frankfurt in the autumn 2020. Her repertoire there includes Gilda Rigoletto, Susanna Le nozze di Figaro, Despina Cosi fan tutte, Olga in Giordano’s Fedora, Madama Brillante in Cimarosa’s L’Italiana in Londra, Clorinda La Cenerentola, Italienische Sängerin Capriccio, Schopfhenne/ Gastwirtin Cunning little vixen. She was scheduled to sing Despina Cosi fan tutte with Mozartwoche Salzburg, cancelled due to the pandemic. From 2018 until 2020, as an ensemble member at Oper Leipzig, she performed the title role of Lucia di Lammermoor, Gilda Rigoletto, Frasquita Carmen, Esmeralda Die verkaufte Braut, Waldvogel Siegried, Italienische Sängerin Capriccio and Adina in Rolando Villazon's highly acclaimed L'Elisir d'amore. For two seasons she appeared as a guest in the title role of Lucia di Lammermoor at Staatstheater Darmstadt.

As a regular guest at the Tiroler Festspiele since 2012 Bianca Tognocchi received great acclaim for her Amina La Sonnambula and Nachtigall in Braunfels’ Vögel. Her various roles in Erl also include Jemmy Guglielmo Tell, Elvira L’Italiana in Algeri, Elisa Il Re Pastore Susanna Le Nozze di Figaro, Zerlina Don Giovanni, Waldvogel Siegfried, Musetta La Bohème and the soprano solos in Orff’s Carmina Burana, Bach’s Messe h-moll and Weihnachtsoratorium. In 2015 Bianca Tognocchi portrayed Giannetta L’Elisir d’Amore at the Teatro alla Scala and in the live broadcast at the Malpensa Airport. W
ith Opéra de Chambre de Genève she has performed Aminta Il Re Pastore, Norina Don Pasquale and Fanny La cambiale di matrimonio. She made her role debut as Gilda Rigoletto with Malmö Opera in 2018. The same year she performed Elvira L'italiana in Algeri at the Opéra national de Lorraine in Nancy, at the Festival de Beaune and in Seoul.

Bianca Tognocchi started her career in 2010 appearing in several productions of AsLiCo, as Adina L’Elisir d’Amore, Barbarina Le Nozze di Figaro, Ninetta La finta semplice, Serpina La Serva Padrona, Livietta Livietta e Tracollo and Fanny La cambiale di matrimonio. She made her role debut as Lucia di Lammermoor at Teatro Donizetti in Bergamo. With OperaLombardia she performed Olympia Les Contes d’Hoffmann, Giulia La Scala di Seta and Adina L’Elisir d’Amore. For Teatro Regio Torino she sang Sandmännchen/ Taumännchen Hänsel und Gretel and Nannetta Falstaff with Ravenna Festival, under the baton of Riccardo Muti. She graduated in 2010 from the Giuseppe Verdi Conservatorio in Milan and became prizewinner of numerous competitions, such as Renata Tebaldi, Marcella Pobbe, Magda Olivero, Riccardo Zandonai, Franca Mattiucci, G.B.Rubini, Giannino Zecca, Anselmo Colzani, Alfredo Giacomotti.


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