Italian soprano Donata D’Annunzio Lombardi is one of today’s leading interpreters of Puccini heroines. Awarded the prestigious Albo d’Oro Puccini by the Festival Puccini in Torre del Lago in recognition of her portrayals of Musetta and Mimì (La bohème), Magda (La rondine), Liù (Turandot), Cio-Cio San (Madama Butterfly), and the title role in Suor Angelica. Her versatile roles include the title role in Maria Stuarda, Antonina (Belisario), Desdemona (Otello), Madama Cortese (Viaggio a Reims), Violetta (La traviata), Micaëla (Carmen), Adalgisa (Norma), Emmy in Marschner’s Der Vampyr, and Thérèse (Poulenc: Les mamelles de Tirésias). As testament to her skills as a performer and her studies at the prestigious dance school of Liliana Cosi and Marinel Stefanescu, she is equally at home with operetta. She has performed in the most important theaters in Italy and abroad: Teatro alla Scala, Teatro Regio di Torino, Teatro Massimo di Palermo, Arena di Verona, Teatro Regio di Parma, Teatro Comunale di Firenze, Teatro San Carlo di Napoli, Michigan Opera Theater in Detroit, Opernhaus Zürich, Théâtre des Champs Elysées, Opéra royal du château de Versailles, Théâtre du Châtelet, Staatstheater Stuttgart, Mann Auditorium of Tel Aviv and the Royal Opera House Muscat in Oman. She has been awarded other prestigious awards including the Gigli D’Oro or Les Victoires de la Musique Classique Award, and she won first prize in the “Francesco Paolo Tosti” International Vocal Competition. Her engagements for 2015/16 season include Anna Glawari (Die lustige Witwe) in Teatro Carlo Felice in Genova, Cio-Cio-San in Teatro dell'Opera in Roma, Puccini Festival in Torre del Lago, Teatro della Fortuna di Fano, Teatro dell'Aquila di Fermo and Teatro Goldoni in Livorno, Aida in Teatro Verdi di Pisa or Liù in Royal Opera House of Muscat.
Update: February 2016