Maria Agresta

(Salerno, Italy)

Italian soprano Maria Agresta began her international career in 2011 when she sang Elena in I Vespri Siciliani with Gianandrea Noseda at the Teatro Regio in Turin. Career highlights have included the title role of Norma for Théâtre des Champs-Élysées and in Turin, Tel Aviv, and Salerno; Mimì in La Bohème for Arena di Verona, Paris Opéra, Bavarian State Opera, Teatro Regio, Teatro di San Carlo, Torre del Lago Festival, and Teatro alla Scala; Leonora in Il Trovatore, Liù in Turandot, Donna Elvira in Don Giovanni, and Leonora in Oberto for La Scala; Elvira in I Puritani for Paris Opéra; Violetta in La Traviata for Covent Garden, Berlin State Opera, Bavarian State Opera, and in Salerno and Cagliari; Leonora for Palau de les Arts Reina Sofía, Valencia and in Salerno; Amelia in Simon Boccanegra for Rome Opera, Venice’s La Fenice, Dresden Semperoper, and Berlin State Opera with Daniel Barenboim; Amalia in I Masnadieri for La Fenice; Julia in La Vestale for Dresden Semperoper; and Nedda in Pagliacci in Salzburg with Christian Thielemann. Prominent appearances in the 2016–17 season include Leonora and Desdemona in Otello at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden.