Francesca Ascioti began her vocal studies with M° Walter Alberti and graduated from the conservatory in Brescia. From there she went on to study with the contralto Bernadette Manca di Nissa. In 2010 she attended the Ateneo music academy in Sulmona where she further pursued her studies with Ms Manca di Nissa, and worked as well with Carmela Remigio, Luciana Serra, Leone Magiera and Angelo Gabrielli. In addition, Francesca Ascioti has participated in masterclasses with Teresa Berganza.
Francesca Ascioti made her stage debut in the role of Cherubino in Mozart’s Le Nozze di Figaro in Sulmona and has since gone on to perform such roles as Maddalena in Rigoletto at the Teatro Troiano of Civitavecchia and Flora in La Traviata at the Teatro Dell’Opera of Rome. In 2013 she was heard as Dame Quickly in Falstaff at the Teatro Verdi in Busseto where she shared the stage with Renato Bruson in the title role.
Francesca Ascioti was a finalist in the “Marcello Giordani Vocal Competition” which gave her the opportunity to debut in the role of Mamma Lucia in Cavalleria Rusticana in January 2014 at the Vero Beach Opera Festival in Florida.
Concert engagements have included Beethoven’s 9th Symphony at the Teatro Massimo Bellini in Catania and numerous engagements with Andrea Marcon and La Cetra Barockorchester Basel (La fida ninfa and Catone in Utica of Vivaldi) as well as with the Venice Baroque Orchestra with whom she made her Carnegie Hall and Barbican debuts in Vivaldi’s Juditha triumphant in 2017; on the opera stage she has appeared as Zita in Giacomo Puccini’s Gianni Schicchi in Piacenza and as the Baroness of Champigny in the Cappello di Paglia di Firenze by Nino Rota at the Teatro Petruzzelli in Bari.
Parnasso in festa
06 July 2017
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