Barbara Frittoli

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Barbara Frittoli (born 19 April 1967) is an Italian operatic soprano who has sung leading roles in opera houses throughout Europe and in the United States. She was born in Milan and graduated from the Milan Conservatory.[1][2] She made her Metropolitan Opera debut in 1995 as Micaela in Carmen and has gone on to sing in over 80 performances there including Donna Elvira in Don Giovanni, Fiordiligi in Così fan tutte, Angelica in Suor Angelica, Desdemona in Otello, the title role in Luisa Miller, Amelia in Simon Boccanegra, Vitellia in La clemenza di Tito[3] and Alicia Ford in Falstaff.


  1. ^ Cummings (2003) p. 258
  2. ^ Paolucci (March 2005)
  3. ^ Metropolitan Opera


  • Peters, Brooks, Miss Italy: is Barbara Fritolli the Italian soprano audiences have been waiting for?,[dead link] Opera News, May 2002.
  • Cummings, David (ed.), "Frittoli, Barbara", International Who's Who in Classical Music, Routledge, 2003, p. 258. ISBN 1-85743-174-X
  • McHugh, Dominic, Interview: Barbara Frittoli on singing the Countess in Le nozze di Figaro at the ROH, Musical Criticism, 22 June 2008
  • Metropolitan Opera, Performance Record: Frittoli, Barbara (Soprano), MetOpera Database
  • Paolucci, Bridget, A chat with Barbara Frittoli: her Desdemona can break a heart, American Record Guide, March 2005

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