Gabriella Di Laccio

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Gabriella Di Laccio
Gabriella Di Laccio 2016.jpg
Born Porto Alegre, Brazil
Education Royal College of Music
Occupation Opera singer (soprano)
Website gabrielladilaccio.com

Gabriella Di Laccio is a Brazilian operatic soprano. She performs in the opera seria genre of the Baroque, and in Classical and early Romantic repertoire. Her career spans opera, oratorio and chamber music.[1]

On 4 March 2013 she was awarded the Classical Act of the Year 2012 in the Latin-UK Awards sponsored by Spain's Air Europa.[2]

On 11 November 2016 she launched her first solo album Bravura featuring virtuosity arias and instrumental pieces from the Baroque period.[3]

Career[edit]

Di Laccio was born in Brazil and has Italian and Brazilian nationalities. She began her singing career under the guidance of the Brazilian soprano Neyde Thomas (pt) and graduated with distinction from the University of Music and Fine Arts of Paraná, Brazil. Whilst still at college, Di Laccio joined the Guaira Theatre Opera Company in Brazil and made her professional debut as Barbarina in The Marriage of Figaro. Her early success continued when she was offered a place as a soprano soloist at the Camerata Antiqua of Curitiba concert touring group with whom she performed extensively throughout her native country for many years as a soloist. Di Laccio continued her education at the Royal College of Music in London, where she gained post graduate diplomas in opera performance and as an early music specialist.[4]

Operatic roles include Adina (L'elisir d'amore), Gilda (Rigoletto), Cleopatra (Giulio Cesare), Adele (Die Fledermaus), Despina (Così fan tutte), Zerlina (Don Giovanni), Susanna (The Marriage of Figaro), Semele (Handel), Musetta (La bohème) among others. Baroque opera productions include Platée by Rameau at the Athens Concert Hall in Athens, L'Orfeo by Monteverdi and Dido and Aeneas by Purcell with the English Bach Festival in London.

As a performer of the Baroque repertoire she has sung with the Amaryllis Consort, Il Festino, Concerto Instrumentale, Di Profundis, Baroque Orchestra of Mercosur and Baroque ensemble Florilegium.

Di Laccio is the president and founder of Bravo Brazil – a charity to support free music education and to help deprived children in her native country.[5]

Awards[edit]

  • 2001: Araucaria Foundation Scholarship Award (Brazil)
  • 2001: Peter Pears Prize, Royal College of Music
  • 2002: Richard III Prize for concert singers, Royal College of Music
  • 2012: Classical Act of the Year, Air Europa Lukas Award

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Gabriella Di Laccio". Bach Cantatas. Retrieved 4 January 2017. 
  2. ^ "Triple Recognition for Brazilian soprano". March 2013. Retrieved 4 January 2017. 
  3. ^ "Bravura: Vivaldi & Handel". November 2016. Retrieved 4 January 2017. 
  4. ^ "Gabriella Di Laccio". Bach Cantatas. Retrieved 4 January 2017. 
  5. ^ "Gabriella is the Founder and President of BRAVO BRAZIL". March 2015. Retrieved 4 January 2017. 

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