Anna Pirozzi has established herself as the leading Italian dramatic soprano today. Shortly after making her debut in 2012 at the Teatro Regio in Turin she was invited to sing Abigaille in Nabucco with Riccardo Muti at the Salzburg Festiaval, which quickly led to her conquering the greatest world stages.
"Verdi turns the focus instead on Lady Macbeth, giving her the best music, spectacularly sung here by the Italian soprano Anna Pirozzi. She’s every inch the diva, in total command, vocally and dramatically. It’s a tremendous performance."
The Guardian, November 2021
"Anna Pirozzi was superb. She dominated the set with the ease and voluptuousness of her voice, the breadth of her outbursts, the warmth of her commitment."
Forum Opera, December 2020
"Anna Pirozzi sings Abigaille with a brilliance that impresses the audience throughout the opera thanks to the precision of a very powerful voice. It stands out easily in ensembles with dazzling highs, without losing the richness of its timbre, which remains impassive thanks to the agility of its many large jumps in intervals. The vocal implication up to and including in the treble piano, serves as much the dramaturgical implication and the incarnation."
Olyrix, July 2022
"Anna Pirozzi’s vividly intense Tosca – embodying the title role to perfection. With glints of steel in the voice, she was commanding in the high lying passages, yet able to refine her impressive instrument down to a whisper, allowing her to deliver a spellbinding account of ‘Vissi d’arte’."
Music OMH, December 2021
For the last decade, Anna Pirozzi has established herself as the leading Italian dramatic soprano today. Shortly after making her debut in 2012 at the Teatro Regio in Turin as Amelia Un ballo in Maschera, prompting Corriere della Sera to write “an extraordinary dramatic coloratura soprano that in time will be able to place herself in the footsteps of Anita Cerquetti, the greatest dramatic soprano of coloratura from 1945 to today", she was invited to the Salzburg Festival to sing Abigaille Nabucco under the musical direction of Riccardo Muti. This rapturous success quickly led to appearances on the greatest stages in the world: Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, the Metropolitan Opera, Teatro alla Scala di Milano, Opéra de Paris, Wiener Staatsoper, Arena di Verona, Teatro Real Madrid, San Francisco Opera, Gran Teatre del Liceu Barcelona and Bayerische Staatsoper in Munich. In summer 2021, she celebrated her 100th performance of Abigaille at the Arena di Verona to huge critical and public acclaim.
Engagements in the 2023-24 season include her role debut as Adriana Lecouvreur at the Opéra de Paris in David McVicar’s production, where she can also be seen as Turandot; Amelia Un Ballo in Maschera at the Gran Teatre del Liceu and the Palau de les Arts Reina Sofía; the title role of Norma at the Teatro di San Carlo; Abigaille at Wiener Staatsoper; Turandot at Opernhaus Zürich; Tosca at the Teatro dell’Opera di Roma and Elisabetta Don Carlo at the Teatro di Modena, Teatri di Piacenza and Teatri Reggio Emilia. Pirozzi also returns to the Greek National Opera for a Maria Callas Centenary gala concert, the Peralada Summer Festival and in a gala concert at the Accademia Filarmonica di Verona.
The previous season saw Pirozzi make a sensational debut as Cherubini’s Medeawhich launched the Maria Callas Centenary festivities in Athens. She also made her company debuts at Opéra de Paris with a double appearance as Leonora La Forza del Destino and Leonara Il Trovatore and at Opernhaus Zürich as Abigaille Nabucco. Other appearances included Turandot at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden and at Teatro Real in Madrid; Il Trovatore in Bilbao; the title role of Tosca at Teatro dell’Opera di Roma; Macbethat Wiener Staatsoper; and Aida, Tosca and Abigaille at Arena di Verona. Pirozzi appeared in concert at the Teatro Regio di Parma in a Verdi programme conducted by Sebastiano Rolli.
Her many career highlights include: Maddalena di Coigny Andrea Chénier at the San Francisco Opera and in Bilbao and Turin; the title role in Turandot, which she first performed in Israel under the baton of Zubin Mehta; Lucrezia Contarini in I due Foscari at Teatro alla Scala; Leonora Il Trovatore at Royal Opera House and in Turin and Bologna; La Gioconda at Gran Teatre del Liceu; Norma at Teatro de Colon Buenos Aires and in Bilbao; Aida at Arena di Verona and Teatro Real Madrid; Santuzza Cavalleria Rusticana at Royal Opera House, Teatro San Carlo in Naples and Le Terme di Caracalla in Rome; Luisa Miller at Teatro Carlo Felice in Genoa; Odabella Atilla at Teatro Real; Manon Lescaut in Liege; Queen Elizabeth in Donizetti Roberto Devereux at the Deutsche Oper Berlin; Tosca in Leipzig, Turin and Rome; Elvira Ernani in Rome; Amelia Un ballo in maschera in Parma and Turin; Leonora La forza del destino in Piancenza and Modena; and Imegene Il Pirata at the Opera of Monte Carlo.
Throughout her career, Pirozzi's name has become synonymous with two roles: Lady Macbeth Macbeth which she has performed at Metropolitan Opera, Royal Opera House, Wiener Staatsoper, Sao Paolo, Valencia, Bologna, Cagliari, Palermo, Madrid, Turin and Edinburgh Festival to name a few; and Abigaille Nabuccowhich she has sung amongst others in Valencia, Beijing, Tel Aviv, Leipzig, Stuttgart, Berlin, Las Palmas, Menorca, Lyon, Paris, Bologna, Florence, Parma, Palermo, Cagliari, Napoli and at Teatro alla Scala.
Born in Naples, the soprano began her vocal studies at the Music Institute of the Valle d'Aosta and perfected her studies at the “G. Verdi ” Conservatory in Turin. She currently resides in Switzerland together with her husband and two children.
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