“Soprano Daria Masiero shone brightly. Hers is a remarkably spacious and dark-toned voice that flowers into a powerful, silvery upper register…”
Cousin of the unforgettable Lauretta Masiero, Daria Masiero is one of the most important Italian singers performing in the world of opera today.
Plans for 2017 included Elisabetta in Don Carlo at La Scala Milan, Tosca in Tosca at Sydney Opera House, debut as Manon in Manon Lescaut at Art Centre in Seoul, Odabella in Attila at Varna Opera Festival, record Lady Macbeth in Macbeth for Sony.
Her engagements include Lady Macbeth in Macbeth at Theatre Petruzzelli Bari, and Amelia in Un ballo in maschera in Pavia, Cremona, Brescia, Bolzano and Como. She also returned to Opera Australia as Aida in Handa’s Opera on the Harbour and Liù in Turandot at the Sydney Opera House.
Plans for 2016 include role debuts as Odabella in Attila at Theatre Massimo in Palermo and National Theatre in Lubeck, in the title role of Turandot in Handa’s Opera on the Harbour in Sydney. She has been also portray Leonora in La Forza del destino at Varna Festival and also the title of the role in Norma, and Liù in Turandot at the Teatro Petruzzelli in Bari.
Daria Masiero studied singing and cello, obtaining her diploma with honours at the Conservatorio Antonio Vivaldi in Alessandria. She also studied at l’Accademia at the Teatro alla Scala, Milan, and with Mirella Freni at the Accademia di Belcanto di Modena.
Ms Masiero was a finalist in the Cardiff Singer of the World in 2005. She has also won some of the most important competitions in Italy, including the Caruso competition in 2000.
Daria Masiero has worked with the greatest conductors and directors, including: Riccardo Muti, Myung-Wung Chung, Renato Palumbo, Evelino Pidò, Sir Antonio Pappano, Daniel Oren, Gianandrea Noseda, Nicola Luisotti, Philippe Auguin, Aldo Ceccato, Bruno Campanella, Marco Guidarini, Lü Jia, Paul Connelly, James Conlon, Bruno Bartoletti, Francesca Zambello, Pier Luigi Pier’Alli, Daniele Abbado, Giuliano Montaldo, Michele Placido, Jean-Pierre Ponnelle, Bruno De Simone, David Alagna, Beppe De Tommasi.
Ms Masiero has sung many roles in opera in Italy: Mimì in La bohème at the Teatro Comunale in Alessandria; Desdemona in Otello for La Scala in Milan, Teatro Sociale in Como, Teatro Ponchielli in Cremona, Teatro Fraschini in Pavia, Teatro Grande in Brescia, and Teatro degli Arcimboldi in Milan; Manon in Henze’s Boulevard Solitude, Musetta in La bohème, and Liù in Turandot, all for Teatro Carlo Felice in Genoa; Euridice in Orfeo ed Euridice for Teatro Comunale in Bologna; Serpina in La serva padrona for Teatro Massimo in Palermo; Nedda in Pagliacci for the Teatro Bellini in Catania; Zerlina in Don Giovanni, Glauce in Medea, Micaela in Carmen at the Teatro Regio in Torin; Adelia in Donizetti’s Ugo, Conte di Parigi at the Teatro degli Arcimboldi in Milan; Glauce in Medea and Euridice in Orfeo ed Eridice for Teatro Massimo in Palermo; Donna Anna in Don Giovanni at Padova and Bassano del Grappa; Margherita in Mefistofele and Tosca for Regio in Parma. Recently she sang in Hélène in Jérusalem and Butterfly for Magnani Fidenza. She also performed the title role in Adriana Lecouvreur in Como, Pavia and Cremona; Vivette in L’ Arlesiana and the title of the role in Tosca at the Teatro Rendano in Cosenza.International operatic engagements include: Mimì in La bohème at the Miskloc National Theatre in Hungary; Despina in Così fan tutte for the Grand Théâtre in Geneva; La Rondine in Nice; her role debut as Margherita in Mefistofele for Savonlinna Opera Festival, Finland as well as a return the following season for a reprisal; Donna Elvira in Don Giovanni for Opera Ireland and for Theatre National in Roan; The Countess in Le Nozze di Figaro for the Macau International Music Festival and for Opera Ireland; Violetta in La Traviata for Bogotà and Art Centre in Seoul; the title role in Statkowski’s Maria for the Wexford Opera Festival; Liù in Turandot for Opera Australia and reprisals of Mimì in La Bohème in Jeonju National Theatre in South Korea; the title role in Tosca at the Rudolfinum in Prague; Elisabetta in Don Carlo for the Salzburg Festival; Leonora in Il trovatore, the title role in Aida, in Turandot and Micaela in Carmen for Opera Australia.
Ms Masiero’s concert repertoire includes: the soprano soloist in Mendelssohn’s A Midsummer’s Night’s Dream at Teatro degli Arcimboldi in Milan. There have also been performances of Verdi’s Requiem for the Perelada Festival, and in Melbourne and Perth, and in Munich at Teatro Gasteig, and Rossini’s Stabat Mater in Nice and Monte Carlo. She has also performed as the soprano soloist in Carmina Burana at the Teatro Bellini in Catania.
Daria Masiero sang Mozart’s Requiem at the Paganini Auditorium in the Teatro Regio di Parma with tenor José Carreras; she sang in a concert dedicated to ‘Puccini Women’ at Torre del Lago with Plácido Domingo, and she sang Opera Concerts with Leo Nucci and Renato Bruson.