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Valentina Marghinotti - Soprano


Born in Cagliari (Italy), after the Bachelor in Greek and Latin Literatures, she devoted herself entirely to Music and she earned her degree with full marks in Singing at the “G.P. da Palestrina” Conservatory in Cagliari. In 2015 she graduated with the Master of Arts in Performance at the Hochschule für Musik in Basel with Isolde Siebert, and in 2019 obtained the Master of Arts in Music Pedagogy with honours at the Zürcher Hochschule der Künste guided by Yvonne Naef.

She also attended Masterclasses with Margreet Honig, Bernadette Manca di Nissa, Thomas Hampson, Luciana Serra, Vivica Genaux, Katia Pellegrino, Cheryl Studer, Antonio Juvarra, Karen Saillant, Peggy Bouveret, Sara Mingardo, Gloria Banditelli.

2018 she debuted Donna Elvira in Mozart’s Don Giovanni, at the Palladium Theater in Rome (Dir. Luciano Acocella); Pleasure in Händel’s The Triumph of Time and Disillusion for the Festival de Musique Ancienne de l’Épine-en-Champagne (France); and Ilia in Hasse’s Enea in Caonia at Torlonia Theater in Rome (Art. Dir. Vivica Genaux).

In 2017 she was soloist at the International Music Festival Chopin and his Europe 2017 in Warsaw, for the concert and recording (Ed. Glossa) of the 1st version of Verdi’s Macbeth, with Fabio Biondi and Europa Galante Orchestra, at the Theater Wielki (Polish National Opera); at the Tata Theater in Mumbai (India) she sang Mozart’s Requiem and Coronation Mass (Dir. Coomi Wadia, SOI Chamber Orchestra); she debuted the role of Lesbia in Stephen Storace’s “Gli Equivoci” at Rigiblick Theater in Zurich. She started to teach singing at the ‘Maestri Academy’ in Mulhouse (France).

During the Season 2016/2017 she was hired at Theater Basel and made her debut in the roles of Curra in Verdi’s Forza del Destino, and Bellangère in Ariane and Barbe-bleue of Paul Dukas. She debuted as Angel in Händel’s Jephtha (Dir. Joachim Krause) at the Tonhalle Zurich with Capriccio Barockorchester.

During the Season 2015/2016 she made her debut at Theater Basel as Papagena in Mozart’s Magic Flute (Dir. Cristoph Altstaedt, Reg. Julia Hölscher) and as Lady-in-waiting in Verdi’s Macbeth (Dir. Erik Nielsen, Reg. Olivier Py). She debuted Serpina in Pergolesi's Serva Padrona with the Chamber Academy Basel orchestra. She won the 1st Price at the 7th Baroque Music International Competition “Principe Francesco Maria Ruspoli” (Federico Maria Sardelli President of the Jury) and consequently sung as soloist in l'Havana, Cuba, with the Ars Longa ensemble, at the 11th Esteban Salas Old Music Festival; in Copenhagen for the European Day of Early Music 2016 and in São Paulo (Brazil) for the Itinerância Musical Príncipe Francesco Maria Ruspoli 2016.

In 2014/2013 she debuted Gilda in Verdi’s Rigoletto in Cagliari (Dir. Lorenzo Pusceddu); she was Dido in the scenical collage Dido ohne Aeneas, in cooperation with Theater Basel.


In 2012 she sung in Orff's Carmina Burana (Dir. Pierpaolo Scattolin) in Tempio Pausania, Oristano, Cagliari; she performed in the title-role in Domenico Alaleona's Mirra, in Cagliari and Bergamo (Reg. Denia mazzola Gavazzeni); in Jules Massenet's Oratory La Vierge in the role of Marie Salomé (Dir. Marco Fracassi) in Monaco; as the 1st prizewinner of the contest of the two Conservatories of Sardinia she sung J.S. Bach's Weihnachts-Oratorium with Gloria Banditelli, Nico Van der Meel, Sergio Foresti.


In 2011 she won the 1st place in the "4th Competition for young singers of Sardinia" in Sassari.

                                                                                               Basel 11/11/2019

Valentina Marghinotti
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