Биография: Born in Brescia, Annalisa Stroppa graduated in singing from the Luca Marenzio Conservatoire in her home town. She also holds a degree in the Science of Education from the Faculty of Arts and Philosophy of the University of Bergamo. After winning various singing competitions, she made her international stage debut in 2011 in the role of Cherubino in Mercadante’s I due Figaro in Salzburg, conducted by Riccardo Muti. She reappeared in this production at the Ravenna Festival, in the Teatro Real in Madrid and at the Teatro Colón in Buenos Aires. Since then, Stroppa has performed in many of the principal opera houses and festivals in the world, including the Teatro Regio in Turin, the San Carlo in Naples, the Verona Arena, the Maggio Musicale in Florence, the Massimo in Palermo, the Carlo Felice in Genoa, the Gran Teatre del Liceu in Barcelona, ABAO Bilbao Opera, Salzburg Festival, the Wiener Staatsoper, Bregenz Festival, the Israeli Opera in Tel-Aviv, Monte-Carlo Opera, Lausanne Opera, Paris Opera and La Scala in Milan. She made her debut in the United States with Les Nuits d’été by Berlioz with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra.
The singer has performed the role of Rosina in Il barbiere di Siviglia in cities such as Rome, Barcelona, Lausanne, Tel-Aviv, Verona, Bilbao, Monte-Carlo, Dresden, Berlin and Genoa and took the role of Suzuki in Madama Butterfly for the opening of the 2016/2017 season at the Teatro alla Scala in Milan, conducted by Riccardo Chailly. The following year she once again appeared at the opening of the season at the Milanese opera house, this time as Bersi in Andrea Chénier, again conducted by Chailly. She has also sung the role of Adalgisa in Bellini’s Norma, one of the roles which has opened doors for her at important opera houses such as those of Palermo, Barcelona, Wiesbaden, Padua, Valladolid, Genoa, Buenos Aires, Munich, Naples and Madrid.
She has collaborated with Fabio Luisi, Zubin Mehta, Riccardo Muti, Renato Palumbo, Evelino Pidò, Christophe Rousset, Nello Santi, Pinchas Steinberg, Riccardo Chailly, Christian Thielemann, Francesco Ivan Ciampa, Teodor Currentzis, Jordi Bernàcer, Bruno Campanella, Daniele Callegari, Will Humburg and Placido Domingo, among other conductors.
Highlights of her 2020-2021 season include Mahler’s Fourth Symphony at the International Piano Festival of Brescia and Bergamo; Belisario at the Donizetti Festival in Bergamo, a concert of arias from Carmen at the Teatro Grande in Brescia, Norma at the Teatro Real in Madrid, Verdi’s Requiem at the Teatro Municipale in Piacenza, the role of Preziosilla in La forza del destino at the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, her acclaimed Rosina in Il barbiere di Siviglia at the Savonlinna Festival in Finland and Fenena in Nabucco at the Verona Arena Festival.
In the 2019-2020 season she sang Nabucco at the Teatro Regio in Parma; Verdi’s Requiem at the Large Hall of the Saint Petersburg Philharmonia and the Berlin Phiharmonic, conducted by Teodor Currenzis; La Cenerentola at the Staatsoper Hamburg; Roméo et Juliette at the Teatro alla Scala in Milan; Il barbiere di Siviglia at the Teatro Carlo Felice in Genoa; Norma at the Teatro San Carlo in Naples; Carmen at the Teatre Principal in Palma; a concert of pieces from Carmen in the May Festival at the Wiesbaden Staatstheater, being the first Italian singer to take the stage during the first wave of the Covid19 pandemic. She also sang Donizetti’s Requiem Mass at the Donizetti Festival in Bergamo conducted by Riccardo Frizza - a concert which was attended by the Italian Prime Minister, Sergio Mattarella; she also participated in the gala dedicated to medical and health professionals at the forefront in tackling the current pandemic, Il cuore italiano della Musica at the Verona Arena.
In the 2018-2019 season, she sang in Faust at the Teatro Real in Madrid; Norma at the Teatro Colón in Buenos Aires; La Cenerentola at the Teatro Verdi in Padua; Norma at the Bayerische Staatsoper in Munich; Il barbiere di Siviglia at the Staatsoper Unter den Linden in Berlin; Les contes d’Hoffmann at the Teatro San Carlo in Naples; Madama Butterfly at the Bayerische Staatsoper in Munich; Così fan tutte at Las Palmas Opera; Verdi’s Requiem at the Ljubljana Festival, conducted by Plácido Domingo; and Don Giovanni at the Chorégies d’Orange Festival.
Furthermore, highlights of previous seasons include, among other engagements, Carmen for two consecutive years at the Bregenz Festival, Cosi fan tutte in Turin, Carmen in Las Palmas, Anna Bolena in Verona, Nabucco in Milan, I Capuleti e i Montecchi in Padua, Il barbiere di Siviglia in Dresden and Bilbao, La Cenerentola in Tel Aviv, Così fan tutte in Vienna, Benvenuto Cellini by Berlioz in Barcelona, Madama Butterfly in Paris, Cimarosa’s Il marito disperato in Naples, Humperdinck’s Hänsel und Gretel in Turin, Gounod’s Roméo et Juliette in Genoa, Cavalleria Rusticana by Mascagni in Rome and Salzburg, Haydn’s Il Mondo della luna in Montecarlo and Mozart’s Le nozze di Figaro in Modena and Lausanne.
Recent performances include the season inaugurations of the Teatro alla Scala as Suzuki in Madama Butterfly in 2016/17 and Bersi in Andrea Chénier in 2017/18, the title role of Carmen at the Bregenz Festival and in Las Palmas, Giovanna Seymour in Anna Bolena in Verona, Adalgisa in Norma at the Bayerische Staatsoper Munich, Teatro Carlo Felice of Genoa and at the Teatro Colon in Buenos Aires, Siebel in Faust at the Teatro Real Madrid, Fenena in Nabucco and Meg Page in Falstaff at La Scala, Rosina in Il barbiere di Siviglia at the Staatsoper Berlin and the Semperoper Dresden and at the Monte-Carlo, Suzuki at the Bayerische Staatsoper, Zerlina in Don Giovanni at the Chorégies d’Orange, Opera as well as Maddalena in Rigoletto at the Dutch National Opera in Amsterdam.
Other engagements have led her to the Opéra National of Paris (Suzuki in Madama Butterfly), the Gran Teatre del Liceu in Barcelona (Rosina in Il barbiere di Siviglia, Adalgisa in Norma), the Deutsche Oper Berlin (Rosina in Il barbiere di Siviglia), the Salzburg Festival (Lola in Cavalleria rusticana), the Vienna State Opera (Dorabella in Così fan tutte), the Teatro alla Scala (Emilia in Otello, Maddalena in Rigoletto) the Teatro Real in Madrid (Enrichetta in I puritani), the New Israeli Opera (title role of La cenerentola), the Arena of Verona (Stéphano in Roméo et Juliette) and the Teatro Regio of Turin (Hänsel in Hänsel und Gretel).
Annalisa Stroppa studied singing at the Conservatory “L. Marenzio” of Brescia. She is a winner of various compititions, including Plácido Domingo's “Operalia”. She made her professional operatic debut in Mozart's La Betulia liberata at the Salzburg Festival conducted by Riccardo Muti in the 2009/10 season. This was quickly followed by leading roles, including the title role of Carmen. Her international breakthrough took place in 2011, when she performed Cherubino in I due Figaro at the Salzburg Festival conducted by Riccardo Muti. This role also led her to the Teatro Real Madrid and the Teatro Colon of Buenos Aires.
Among the many prestigious conductors Ms Stroppa has collaborated with are Riccardo Muti, Riccardo Chailly, Zubin Mehta, Christian Thielemann, Fabio Luisi, Teodor Currentzis, Jaap Van Zweden, Will Humburg, Bruno Campanella and Christophe Rousset.