(Born 19th September 1961 in Messina, Italy)
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Lucia Aliberti is a prominent Sicilian lyric-dramatic soprano with great vocal agility and a secure technique. She was very young when she graduated at the Conservatory with Honours and went on to study in Rome with Maestro Luigi Ricci, in Salzberg with Herbert Von Karjan and then in Berlin, with renowned tenor, Alfredo Kraus.
After winning the Spoleto and ENAL competitions, she began her artistic career with "La Sonnambula" by Bellini in Spoleto at the festival dei Due Mondi under the direction of Giancarlo Menotti. She has dedicated much research and study to some of the Bellini roles in which she is considered to be a specialist
Licia has sung at the world's major Opera Houses: The Metropolitan Opera in New York, Washington Opera, Royal Opera House Covent Garden in London, Scala in Milan, Deutsche Oper Berlin, Bayerische Staatsoper Munich, Hamburg Staatsoper, Staatstheater Stuttgart, Vienna State Opera, Opera House Zurich, Bolshoi in Moscow, Royal Opera Stockholm, Opera Rome, Teatro San Carlo in Naples, Teatro Bellini in Catania, Teatro Real in Madrid, Nederlandse Opera in Amsterdam, Theatre de la Monnaie in Brussels and Teatro Colon in Buenos Aires. She has also performed in many of the major Concert Halls and Festspielhaus in the world including: Salzburg, KKL Lucerne, Concertgebow Amsterdam, Queen Elisabeth Hall London, Theatre Champs-Elysée Paris, Auditorium Milano, Alte Oper Frankfurt, Philharmonie Berlin, Gewandhaus Leipzig, Herkulessaal Munich, Suntory Hall Tokyo, Osaka, Nagoya and Seoul Arts Center, Bangkok in Thailand, Monterrey in Mexico, the Savonlinna Opera Festival in Finland, in November 2011 at Carnegie Hall in New York, in 2011/2012 at the Inauguration of the Manoel Theatre in Malta and in December 2012 at the Festspielhaus in Baden-Baden.
Lucia Aliberti was the guest star in the international galas from UNESCO and UNICEF, sang for Pope John Paul II on the occasion of the Jubilee of the World for families, at the Vatican, Queen Sirikit of Thailand in Bangkok, Prince Charles of England in Paris at the Theatre of Nations, German President Horst Köhler in Berlin, Prince Albert of Monaco at the Sporting Club in Montecarlo, Chancellor Helmut Kohl in Bonn, the president Edmund Stoiber, Prince Hiro of Japan and in June 2012 Lucia Aliberti was a Guest Star the "Fete Impériale Opernball" in Vienna.
Her natural vocal talents are enhanced by a technique which allows her to sustain even the most difficult parts in the "Belcanto"-repertory.
International critics have also acclaimed her particular stage presence and dramatic capabilities.
She has worked with conductors such as Riccardo Chailly, Lorin Maazel, Riccardo Muti, Kent Nagano, Giuseppe Sinopoli, Marcello Viotti, Antonello Allemandi, Antonio Pappano, Oleg Caetani, Fabio Luisi, etc
Her repertoire includes the following roles- Lucia di Lammermoor (Lucia) Anna Bolena (Anna) Lucrezia Borgia (Lucrezia) Beatrice di Tenda (Beatrice) Maria Stuarda (Maria) Norma (Norma) La Sonnambula (Amina) I Puritani (Elvira) Il Pirata (Imogene) La Straniera (Alaide) I Capuleti e i Montecchi (Giulietta) Semiramide (Semiramide) La Traviata (Violetta) Simon Boccanegra (Maria) Luisa Miller (Luisa) Rigoletto (Gilda)
She is also the recipient of three prestigious European Prizes - The "Goldene Feder" awarded to her in Hamburg and the "Premio Callas" from the Association of Opera Friends of Milan as well as the "Iso D'Oro" in Graz, Austria.
Among her recordings of complete operas is Beatrice di Tenda (Beatrice) Il Pirata (Imogene) La Sonnambula (Amina) La Straniera (Alaide) La Traviata (Violetta Valery)
Other noted recordings include "Famous Opera Arias" -"A Portrait" - "Verdissimo"
Lucia Aliberti is considered one of the most complete artists of the new generation much admired in the bel canto roles of , Bellini, Rossini, Donizetti, Verdi, Puccini, Vivaldi, Mercadante etc.