Italian soprano Rosa Feola came to international attention after winning second prize, the audience prize and the Zarzuela prize at the 2010 Plácido Domingo World Opera Competition.
Since her acclaimed debut as Corinna (Il viaggio a Reims) under Kent Nagano, Rosa Feola has performed at many of the world’s leading opera houses. Her recent appearances include her debut at the Metropolitan Opera, New York, as Gilda (Rigoletto), Il turco in Italia at La Scala, Milan, Gilda at the Lyric Opera of Chicago and the Zurich Opera, where she has also appeared in Il turco in Italia and La finta giardiniera, and Lauretta (Gianni Schicchi) and Musetta (La bohème) at the Bavarian State Opera, as well as productions at the Deutsche Oper Berlin, Glyndebourne, the Teatro Real in Madrid and the National Centre for the Performing Arts in Beijing under conductors such as Nicola Luisotti, Giampaolo Bisanti and Louis Langrée.
She collaborates regularly with Riccardo Muti, including recently in Mahler’s Fourth Symphony and as Nanetta (Falstaff) with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. Other recent highlights include her debut in the title role of Lucia di Lammermoor at the Basel Theatre and her Salzburg Festival debut in 2019 as Dircée in Cherubini’s Médée.
Rosa Feola’s appearances this season include her highly anticipated debut as Violetta (La traviata) at Opera Giacosa in Savona. Future plans include Gilda in Oliver Mears’s new production of Rigoletto at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, as well as returning in the same role to the Met with Daniele Rustioni, Don Pasquale at the Hamburg State Opera, Micaëla (Carmen) in Munich as well as I Capuleti e i Montecchi and Liù (Turandot) in Zurich.
She is also an active recitalist, appearing at venues worldwide. In the last seasons Rosa Feola appeared in recital at the Park Avenue Armory in New York and at the Kennedy Center in Washington DC with pianist Iain Burnside.
She released her debut solo disc Musica e poesia in 2015 on the Opus Arte label with Iain Burnside, which featured music by Respighi, Martucci, Ponchielli, Pinsuti and Liszt.