Carlotta Colombo

Current as of May 2023

The Italian soprano Carlotta Colombo began her singing studies at the age of 16. After graduating from the conservatory in Como she achieved a diploma in both opera and Renaissance and Baroque singing with Alessandra Ruffini and Roberto Balconi. At the same time, she completed a degree in philosophy at the University of Milan.

As a concert singer, Carlotta Colombo has appeared in the I Pomeriggi Musicali concert series in Milan and at various festivals, among them the Bologna Festival, the Festival dei Due Mondi in Spoleto, MITO SettembreMusica, Roma Festival Barocco, Urbino Musica Antica, the Stresa Festival, the Reate Festival in Rieti, the Styriarte in Graz, Resonanzen in Vienna, the Trigonale in Klagenfurt, the Tyrol Easter Festival, the Schwetzingen Festival, the Klangvokal Music Festival in Dortmund, the Bad Arolsen Baroque Festival, Printemps des Arts in Monte Carlo, the Brighton Early Music Festival, Musica Sacra in Maastricht, the Festtage Alter Musik Basel, Sastamala Gregoriana in Finland and the Festival Internacional Cervantino in Guanajuato (Mexico). Opera houses and concert halls at which she has performed both as a soloist and in ensembles include La Scala and the Teatro Dal Verme in Milan, the Teatro Sociale in Como, the Teatro Comunale in Ferrara, the Teatro alla Pergola in Florence, the Pierre Boulez Hall in Berlin, the Theater an der Wien, the Vienna Konzerthaus, the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées in Paris, the Philharmonie Luxembourg, the Philharmonie Essen, the Teatro Juárez in Guanajuato and the Croatian National Theatre in Zagreb.

Carlotta Colombo has worked with leading Italian ensembles including Ensemble Zefiro, Concerto Romano, Il Pomo d’Oro, La fonte musica, La Venexiana, laBarocca, Il Canto di Orfeo and La Divina Armonia, and with the Boston Early Music Festival Chamber Ensemble. She has sung under the direction of Baroque specialists such as Dmitry Sinkovsky, Alfredo Bernardini, Gianluca Capuano, Ruben Jais, Alessandro Quarta, Michele Pasotti and Paul O’Dette. In 2022 she was a finalist at the International Cesti Singing Competition in Innsbruck.

She has appeared on CD recordings for the labels Glossa, Arcana, cpo, Dynamic, Concerto Classics, Brilliant Classics, Da Vinci Classics and Tactus.

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