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Desirée Rancatore

Italian soprano Desirée Rancatore makes her Spanish debut as she takes the role of Violetta this summer in El Escorial and San Sebastian Festivals.

'Singing La Traviata is a milestone in any soprano's career', Desirée Rancatore affirmed when she made her debut in the lead role of this popular Verdi opera last January at the Opéra de Monte-Carlo, on which occasion she also pointed out that she had spent years getting closer to the role 'in various concerts and singing her arias. I'm really pleased that the debut arrived exactly at the opening of 2013 - Verdi Year, in which the bicentenary of the composer's birth is being celebrated.' Her triumph in Monaco earned her contracts for various jobs, starting with two engagements in Spain this summer. Rancatore will premiere Susana Gómoz's production which will be conducted by Petro Rizzo, on 26 and 28 July in El Escorial and, later, on 11 August 2013 at the Quincena de San Sebastián.

After the summer she will open the new season at the Liceu Opera House in Barcelona with a series of Verdi concerts, and will then travel to London where she'll perform her quintessential Gilda in Rigoletto at the Barbican Centre.

Posted: 9 June 2013 by Fidelio Artist

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