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Branchini, Susanna - Soprano

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Biography

Susanna Branchini, soprano lirico spinto, was born in Rome of an Italian father and a Caribbean mother (Trinidad & Tobago), she graduated with full marks at the Perugia F. Morlacchi Conservatory. She was finalist at the Toulouse International contest, at the As.Li.Co contest of Milan, and won the Mattia Battistini contest debuting her first role as Micaela in Bizet's Carmen in Rome.

Since then Susanna Branchini built her career in a sensible and cautious way – she first performed lyric parts ( Liú, Micaela, Mimì, Nedda, Suor Angelica, Leonora) and only after she faced a more "spinto" repertoire (Floria Tosca, Aida, Elisabetta di Valois, Leonora di Vargas, Cio Cio San, Giorgetta, Santuzza) finally adding to her "opera-baggage" roles of a soprano drammatico d'agilità (Odabella, Lady Macbeth, Abigaille) and Turandot, therefore favouring the natural maturation of her voice and interpretation.
 
Among her opera roles are Leonora (Il trovatore), Odabella (Attila), Elisabeta (Don Carlo), Lady Macbeth (Macbeth), Abigaille (Nabucco), Nedda (I Pagliacci), Santuzza (Cavalleria rusticana), title roles in Aida, Tosca, Suor Angelica and many others.
 
She performs regularly at the Arena di Verona and in the opera houses of Macerata, Antwerp, Venice, Sao Paolo, Paris, Florence, Detroit, Rome, Nice, Parma, Naples, Tokyo and others.
 
Susanna Branchini has worked with conductors such as M. Arena, P. Arrivabeni, M. Barbacini, N. Bareza, A. Battistoni, J. Beniamini, M. Benini, G. Bisanti, D. Callegari, F. Carminati, M. De Bernard, S. Dinic, Eun Sun Kim, A. Fogliani, D. Gatti, G. Gelmetti, D. Harding, A. Joel, V. Jurowski, L. Karitynos, J. Kovatchev, Z. Metha, R. Muti, G. Neuhold, D. Oren, S. Ranzani, D. Renzetti, D. Rustioni, M. Stefanelli, P. Stein- berg, A. Veronesi, O. Welber.
 
Among stage directors with whom Susanna has worked are G. Cobelli, G. De Bosio, H. De Ana, G. Del Monaco, A. Fassini, G. Frigeni, R. Giacchieri, H. Ihara, D. Kaegi, P. Konwintschny, D. Livermore, P. Maestrini, L. Mariani, M. Martone, B. Menegatti, F. Micheli, M. Mirabella, S. Monti, L. Muscato, C. Pezzoli, F. Ripa di Meana, S. Sinigallia, I. Stefanutti, G. Vaccari,Ivo van Hove, L. Wertmul̈ ler, F. Zeffirelli.
 
Her discography on DVD includes La Forza del destino, Nabucco, Aida, Attila