BIOGRAPHY







Italian soprano Raffaella Milanesi completed her studies in her hometown, Rome, at the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia in 1997.Since then she sang many different roles including: Ottavia in Monteverdi’s Incoronazione di Poppea, Cleopatra in Handel’s Giulio Cesare, Euridice in Haydn’s L’anima del filosofo, Elettra in
Mozart’s Idomeneo, Donna Anna in Don Giovanni, Susanna in Le Nozze di Figaro, Tamiri and Aminta in Il Re Pastore, Servilia in La Clemenza di Tito, Norina in Donizetti`s Don Pasquale and Musetta in Puccini`s La Bohème. 
She is a regular guest at the opera houses of Amsterdam, Antwerp, Bordeaux, Brussels, Lausanne, Luxembourg, Madrid, Montpellier, Paris, Salamanca, Toulouse, Vienna, as well as Festivals like Ambronay, Beaune, Eisenstadt, Innsbruck, Montpellier and Potsdam.
She has worked with such distinguished conductors as: Mark Minkowski, Rinaldo Alessandrini, Ottavio Dantone, Giuliano Carella, Nicola Luisotti, Donato Renzetti, Adam Fischer, Alessandro de Marchi, Andrea Marcon, Enrique Mazzola, Hervé Niquet, Philippe Pierlot, Christophe Rousset and directors such as Christof Loy, Pier Luigi Pizzi, Robert Wilson, Daniele Abbado.
In these last three years: concerts of Haydn’s Berenice with Christoph Poppen and with Andreas Spering, Pergolesi’s Sallustia in Jesi and Montpellier (recorde live on dvd), Clorinda in Rossini’s La Cenerentola at the Grand Theatre de Genève and at La Monnaie in Brussels (conducted by Marc Minkowski), Donna Anna in Don Giovanni in Montpellier, Sandrina in Haydn`s Infedelta delusa in Potsdam, Silvia in Haydn`s L'isola disabitata and Aristea in L'Olimpiade by Pergolesi with Alessandro de Marchi at the Innsbrucker Festwochen, Proserpina in Monteverdi`s L`Orfeo and Giunone in Il Ritorno di Ulisse in Patria at La Scala di Milano in a new production with Rinaldo Alessandrini and Robert Wilson, Zerlina in Don Giovanni at the Grand Theatre de Geneve, Handel Messiah, Zelenka Missa Votiva, recitals and cantatas programs with Vaclav Luks and Collegium 1704 in Brugge , Prague Spring, Halle Festivals. Zidiana in Il Teuzzone by Vivaldi with Jordi Savall in Versailles; Orgonte in Terradellas Sesostri in Barcellona and La Coruna; some Recitals in Munich, Montpellier Festival Radio France, Schwetzingen, with Stefano Molardi and I Virtuosi delle Muse; Farnace by Vivaldi at TCE in Paris with Stefano Molardi; Argene in Pergolesi Olimpiade at Teatro S.Carlo in Napoli; Guglielmo in San Guglielmo d'Aquitania by Pergolesi with C.Rousset; Pergolesi's Olimpiade at Torino Lingotto and Theater an der Wien.
From last engagements: Bononcini Stabat Mater and Messa a cinque at Wien Konzerthaus ;
Lisaura in Handel Alessandro at Handel Festival in Karlsruhe. Vivaldi Gloria and Magnificat at TCE in Paris,  with R.Alessandrini. 
La Contessa Le Nozze di Figaro at Opera de Rennes; Another time Lisaura in Handel Alessandro Karlsruhe; Megacle in Mislivececk Olimpiade in Prague, Caen , Dijon and Luxembourg with Vaclav Luks and Ursel Hermann, Cleopatra in Giulio Cesare at Festval du Stand de Moutier Switzerland with Facundo Agudin.
Next engagements are: Annio in La Clemenza di Tito at  Gran Teatro La Fenice in Venice with Ottavio Dantone and Ursel Hermann, Dido in Dido and Eneas by Purcell in tour in Poissy and Germany with La Risonanza and Fabio Bonizzoni, Stellidaura in La Stellidaura Vendicante with A.de Marchi in Potsdam.Some concerts in Prague Rudolfinum with Vaclav Luks and Collegium 1704, Megacle in Myslivecek 's Olimpiade at Theater an der Wien.

Her discography includes: La Capricciosa corretta (Cilla) and La grotta di Trofonio (Ofelia) with Christophe Rousset for Naïve and Ambroisie; Il Re Pastore (Tamiri), Idomeneo (Elettra) and La Clemenza di Tito (Annio) with Adam Fischer and Danish Radio Sinfonietta; Handel’s Cantate Italiane with Fabio Bonizzoni and La risonanza (for Glossa); Tolomeo e Alessandro (Alessandro) with Alan Curtis (for Deutsch Grammophone); Haydn Acide (Galatea) (For BIS records) ; Armida al campo d'Egitto (Erminia) with R.Alessandrini (for Naive); Cupido tu vedi ,Vivaldi's cantatas with Accademia Ottoboni (for Stradivarius); A voi ritorno, Leo and Porpora's cantatas with Insieme Strumentale di Roma; dvd of Orfeo (Proserpina) by Monteverdi from La Scala, with Bob Wilson and R.Alessandrini; Il Sogno e La Dora festeggiante by Martin Y Soler and Sesostri by Terradellas with RCOC (for Harmonia Mundi) and L'Olimpiade (Aristea) by Pergolesi live from Innsbruck with A.de Marchi ( for Deutsche Harmonia Mundi); IlTeuzzone (Zidiana) by Vivaldi
with J.Savall (for Naive).Bononcini Stabat Mater and Messa a Cinque with R.Alessandrini (for Naive).

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