Since her European debut in 2007 as Lucia di Lammermoor Ms. Pratt's schedule has included performances at opera theatres and festivals such as the Vienna State Opera, the Teatro alla Scala of Milan, Zurich Opera, and the Royal Opera House Covent Garden, working with conductors such as Daniel Oren, Nello Santi, Kent Nagano, Sir Colin Davis, Christian Thielemann, Donato Renzetti, Pier Giorgio Morandi, Carlo Rizzi, Antonino Fogliani, Wayne Marshall and David Parry.
In a busy 2011/12 season Ms. Pratt sang performances of Lucia di Lammermoor with Israeli Opera and at the Teatro San Carlo of Naples, Amina in La sonnambula as well as her solo vocal recital La prima donna at Teatro La Fenice, Cunegonde in Candide with Teatro dell'Opera di Roma, Elvira in I puritani at the theatres of Cremona, Brescia, Pavia, and Como, as well as performances of Amira in Ciro in Babilonia at the Caramoor Festival and the Rossini Opera Festival, Pesaro.
During the 2012/13 season Jessica Pratt gave her acclaimed debuts at the Verdi Festival in Parma as Gilda alongside Leo Nucci's Rigoletto, at the Deutsche Oper Berlin as Lucia di Lammermoor, at the Vlaamse Opera in its gala New Year's Concert, as Matilde inGuillaume Tell in Lima with Juan Diego Florez as Arnold, as Giulietta in I Capuleti e i Montecchi in Reims, as Lisinga in Rossini's Demetrio e Polibio in Naples, as Gilda in Sevilla, again with Leo Nucci in the title role, and in the title role of Verdi's Giovanna d'Arco at the Martina Franca Festival.
In 2013/14 she could be heard as Amina in La sonnambula in Bari, Gilda in Padova, in the season opening of La Fenice as Inès in Meyerbeer's L'Africaine, as Musetta in La Bohèmein Salerno, in new productions of Lucia di Lammermoor at La Scala and in Amsterdam, in her role debut as Violetta in La Traviata in Melbourne, as Zenobia in Aureliano in Palmira at the Pesaro Rossini Opera Festival as well as in recitals in Tokyo and Florence with Vincenzo Scalera.
Engagements in 2014/15 include her role debuts as Cleopatra in Händel's Giulio Cesare at the Teatro Regio in Turin and as Amenaide in Rossini's Tancredi at the Opéra de Lausanne, Donna Anna in Don Giovanni and Giulietta in I Capuleti e i Montecchi at the Teatro La Fenice in Venice, Elvira in I Puritani in Florence and in Melbourne, Lucia di Lammermoor at the Festival Granda in Lima, Messa di Gloria alongside Juan Diego Florez and La morte di Didone at the Rossini Opera Festival as well as concerts in Milan, Bonn, and London.
Her discography includes CD recordings of Rossini's Otello and Vaccai's La sposa di Messina, DVD/Blu-Ray recordings of Rossini's Ciro in Babilonia and Adelaide di Borgogna from the Rossini Opera Festival, the 2012 New Year's Gala from Teatro La Fenice, Donizetti's Viva la mamma from Teatro alla Scala Milan as well as Bellini's La Sonnambula from La Fenice.
Ms. Pratt is the winner of numerous international vocal competitions, including the Australian Singing Competition, the Vienna State Opera Award, and the Rome Opera Award.
In May 2013 she was awarded the prestigious international prize for coloratura sopranos “La Siola d'Oro – Lina Pagliughi”.
She completed her vocal studies in Italy working with Maestro Gianluigi Gelmetti at Rome Opera as well as with Renata Scotto and is now studying with Lella Cuberli. British-born and raised in Australia, Ms. Pratt currently resides in Como, Italy, with her rescue dogs, Daisy and Buddy.
Zadnja sprememba: 2015-03-06 10:00:53 +01:00 (Jessica Pratt)