Anna Maria Chiuri
Italian mezzo-soprano Anna Maria Chiuri studied at the Boito Conservatory in Parma before perfecting her technique with Franco Corelli. She is now one of the most sought-after mezzo-sopranos in the Italian, German and French repertoire, appearing regularly at leading opera houses both at home and abroad.
Her repertoire is extremely wide-ranging. She has sung Fricka (Das Rheingold and Die Walküre) at the Teatro Massimo in Palermo, Eboli (Don Carlo) under Gianandrea Noseda at the Teatro Regio in Turin and under Fabio Luisi at La Scala, Milan, Clytemnestra (Elektra) under Gustav Kuhn, Herodias (Salome) under Nikša Bareza in Bolzano, Modena, Ferrara and Piacenza, Amneris (Aida) under Paolo Arrivabeni and Ulrica (Un ballo in maschera) under Massimo Zanetti at the Opéra Royal de Wallonie in Liège, Mistress Quickly (Falstaff) in a concert performance under Zubin Mehta in Tel Aviv, Azucena (Il trovatore) at the Teatro La Fenice in Venice, Annina (Der Rosenkavalier) under Mehta at the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, the Princess of Bouillon (Adriana Lecouvreur) at the Teatro Regio in Turin, Preziosilla (La forza del destino) at the Macerata Opera Festival and Frugola, the Princess and Zita in Puccini’s Il trittico under Riccardo Chailly at La Scala. She made her Salzburg Festival debut as Herodias under Franz Welser-Möst in 2018.
Plans include Il trittico at the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, Herodias and A Woman in Nono’s Intolleranza 1960 at La Scala, Amneris at the Teatro San Carlo in Naples, Eboli at the New National Theatre in Tokyo, Leonora (La favorita) in Piacenza and Barbara in Korngold‘s Violanta in Turin. She will also record the role of the Mother in Dallapiccola’s Il prigioniero with the Danish National Symphony Orchestra.
Among Anna Maria Chiuri’s many successes on the concert platform are Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony at the Mostly Mozart Festival at New York’s Lincoln Center and at the Teatro Regio in Turin, Verdi’s Requiem at the Rudolfinum in Prague and in Washington, DC, Bruckner’s Te Deum under Mehta at the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, Mendelssohn’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream under Yuri Temirkanov at the Teatro Regio in Parma, Mozart’s Requiem under Mehta in Florence, Mahler’s Das Lied von der Erde with the Belgrade Philharmonic and with the Filarmonica Arturo Toscanini, Wagner’s Wesendonck Lieder at the Ravello Festival, Mahler’s Fourth Symphony with I Virtuosi Italiani in Verona and Mahler’s Kindertotenlieder and Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen under Michele Mariotti in Parma’s Paganini Auditorium.