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She studied at the Conservatory of Verona under Rina Malatrasi, Rodolfo Celletti and Leyla Gencer. In September 1983 she had her professional debut which rapidly started her international career in roles such as: Gilda (in Rigoletto), the title role in Lucia di Lammermoor, Elvira (in I puritani), Adina (in L'elisir d'amore), and Norina (in Don Pasquale). She subsequently distinguished herself and her talent for dramatic coloratura roles as Violetta in La Traviata, the title roles in Lucrezia Borgia and Maria Stuarda, Elisabetta in Roberto Devereux, and the very demanding title role in Esclarmonde which she sang first during the Massenet Festival in Saint-Étienne (October 1992), repeating it in Teatro Massimo of Palermo (January 1993).
Denia Mazzola Gavazzeni sings on the world's most prestigious stages, including Milan's La Scala, La Fenice, Filharmonico Verona, San Carlo, Comunale of Florence, Bellini di Catania, Carlo Felice di Genoa, and cities as Cagliari, New York City, Rio de Janeiro, Mexico City, Santiago de Chile, Pretoria, Cape Town, Durban, Johannesburg, Vienna, Hamburg, Frankfurt, Cologne, and others.
In 1991 she married Gianandrea Gavazzeni, a famous conductor.
- Denia Mazzola Gavazzeni profesional Web-page
- Biography of Denia Mazzola (in Italian)
- NYT notes on Denia Mazzola
- Archivio storico notes on Denia Mazzola Gavazzeni
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