LUISA

FRANCESCONI

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The mezzo-soprano Luisa Francesconi studied in Brasilia at the local conservatoire and after in Milan, with teacher Rita Patané. She has become an expert in Mozart and Rossini roles, as well as in the french repertoire.

2019

  • Rosina (Rossini's The Barber of Seville) at São Paulo's Theatro Municipal, with its orchestra, conductor Roberto Minczuk and director Cleber Papa.

  • Sesto (Mozart's La Clemenza di Tito) at Theatro São Pedro, with its orchestra, conductor Felix Krieger and director Caetano Vilela.

  • Krista (Janácek's The Makropulos Case) at Theatro São Pedro, with its orchestra, conductor Ira Levin and director André Heller-Lopes.

  • Mozart's Requiem in Jundiaí and Sorocaba, with Sorocaba's Symphonic Orchestra, conductor Vastí Atique.

  • Mahler's Eighth Symphony in Sala São Paulo's 20 year Anniversary Celebration, with OSESP and OSUSP, conductor Marin Alsop.

2018

  • Octavian (R. Strauss's Der Rosenkavalier) at São Paulo's Theatro Municipal, with its orchestra, conductor Roberto Minczuk and director Pablo Maritano. 

  • Won best lyrical female singer Prize in two classical music websites.

  • Varvara (Janácek's Kátia Kabánova) at Theatro São Pedro, with its orchestra, conductor Ira Levin and director André Heller-Lopes.

  • Beethoven's Ninth Symphony at Brasília with conductor Claudio Cohen  and in Santos and Jundiaí with conductor Luís Gustavo Petri.

  • Mozart's Mass in C Minor with Osusp, conductor Marcelo Lehninger.

  • Rossini's Petite Messe Solemnelle at Sala Minas Gerais, Belo Horizonte,  with the Orquestra Filarmônica de Minas Gerais, conductor Fábio Mechetti.

2017

  • Papagena (Mozart's The Magic Flute) at São Paulo's Theatro Municipal, with its orchestra, director André Heller-Lopes,  conductor Roberto Minczuk.

  • Isabella (Rossini's L'Italiana in Algeri) at Auditorio Sodre in Montevidéu, Uruguai, with the Orquestra Sinfônica del Sodre, conductor Martín Garcia, director Pablo Maritano.

  • Meg Page (Puccini's Falstaff) at  Julio Domingo Santo Mayor Theatre in Bogotá, Colômbia, with the Orquestra Filarmônica Juvenil de Bogotá, conductor Rodolfo Fischer, director Alejandro Chacon.

  • Zia Principessa (Puccini's Suor Angelica) as a special guest during a teaching internship (part of a Masters Program in Music), at UNESP, general director Abel Rocha.

  • Honegger's Le Roi David at Teatro Amazonas in Manaus, conductor Otávio Simões. 

  • Ottavia (Monteverdi's L'Incoronazione di Poppea ) at Teatro Coliseu, in Buenos Aires, with the baroque orchestra Compañia de las Luces. Conductor Marcelo Birman, director Marcelo Lombardero.

  • Beethoven's Ninth Symphony at Sala São Paulo with OSESP, conductor Marin Alsop.

  • Mendelssohn's Second Symphony and Villa-Lobos's  Magnificat-Alleluia at Theatro Municipal de São Paulo. Conductor Roberto Minczuk.

2016

  • Dulcinée (Massenet’s Don Quichotte) at Theatro São Pedro, in São Paulo, and at Theatro Municipal do Rio de Janeiro, with the orchestras from each of the theaters. Director Jorge Takla, conductor Luiz Fernando Malheiro.

  • Neris (Cherubini’s Medée) at Teatro Amazonas, in Manaus. Director André Heller-Lopes, conductor Marcelo de Jesus.

  • Verdi’s  Requiem at Teatro Amazonas, in Manaus. Conductor Luiz Fernando Malheiro.

  • Mozart’s Requiem at Auditório Carmen Salles, in Brasília. Conductor Alexandre Inecco.

  • Dorabella (Mozart’s Così fan Tutte), at Sala Minas Gerais, in Belo Horizonte, with the Orquestra Filarmônica de Minas Gerais. Semi-staged opera with director Marina Mora and conductor Fabio Mechetti.

  • Mozart’s Requiem at Sala Minas Gerais, in Belo Horizonte, with the Orquestra Filarmônica de Minas Gerais. Conductor Fabio Mechetti.

 

2015

  • Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater at Sala São Paulo with OSESP and conductor Ragnar Bohlin.

  • World’s first audition of Seis Formas de Amar, from Fernando Morais, for mezzosoprano, clarinet and orchestra. Orquestra Sinfônica do Espírito Santo with conductor André Cardoso.

  • Berlioz concert tour, at Theatro São Pedro at São Paulo, Cláudio Santoro Auditorium at Campos do Jordão, and at Sala Cecília Meireles, Rio de Janeiro. Teatro São Pedro’s Orchestra, conductor Luiz Fernando Malheiro.

  • Armide (Sacchini’s Renaud), semi staged opera at the Sala Cecília Meireles with OSB, director André Heller-Lopes and conductor Bruno Procópio.

  • Rosina (The Barber of Seville), a Cia de ópera Curta spectacle, in tour at the state of São Paulo. General direction by Cleber Papa, musical direction, Luiz Gustavo Petri.

 

2014

  • Isabella (L’Italiana in Algeri) at Maribor, Slovenia, with director Pier Francesco Maestrini and conductor Gianluca Martinenghi.

  • Carmen (Carmen) at Rio de Janeiro’s Theatro Municipal, with director  Allex Aguilera and conductor Isaac Karabtchevsky.

  • Carmen (Carmen) at São Paulo’s Theatro Municipal with director Filipo Tonon and conductor Ramón Tebar.

  • Concert with Vivaldi arias at Salvador’s MAM (Museum of Modern Art)  with OSBA (Bahia’s Symphonic Orchestra) and conductor Carlos Prazeres.

  • Carmen (Carmen) at the Sodre Auditorium at Montevideo, Uruguai. With director Marcelo Lombardero and conductor Stefan Lano

  • Cherubino (The Marriage of Figaro) at Theatro São Pedro, at São Paulo, with director Livia Sabag and conductor Luiz Fernando Malheiro.

2013

  • Carmen (Carmen) at Brasilia’s National Theater, with director William Pereira and conductor Claudio Cohen.

  • Nurse (Phaedra and Hippolytus) composer Christopher Park, at Belo Horizonte’s Palacio das Artes, with director Fernando Bicudo and conductor Christopher Park. World premiere.

  • Carmen (Carmen) at Mexico’s City Palacio de Bellas Artes, with director Marcelo Lombardero and conductor Srba Dinic.

  • Oberon (Midsummer Night’s Dream), Britten, at Rio de Janeiro’s Theatro Municipal and at Parque Lage with the Brazilian Symphonic Orchestra (OSB), director André Heller-Lopes and conductor Roberto Tibiriçá.

2012

  • Carmen (Carmen) at Mexico’s City Teatro Julio Castillo, with director Marcelo Lombardero and conductor José Arean. A Palacio de Bellas Artes production.

  • Virginia (Anjo Negro), composer João Guilherme Ripper, based on a play by Nelson Rodrigues, with director André Heller-Lopes, conductor Abel Rocha, and the Brazilian Symphonic Orchestra (OSB).

  • Charlotte (Werther) at São Paulo’s Teatro São Pedro with director André Heller-Lopes and conductor Luiz Fernando Malheiro.

  • Mozart’s Davide Penitente at Sala São Paulo with OSESP (São Paulo’s Symphonic Orchestra), conductor Louis Langrée.

  • Griselda (Griselda) at Rio de Janeiro’s Theatro Municipal with the OSB   with conductor Marco Pace.

  • Dorabella (Così fan Tutte) at the Teatro Nacional de São Carlos (TNSC) in Lisbon with conductor Eric Nielsen and director Guy Joosten.

  • Idamante (Idomeneo) at São Paulo’s Teatro Municipal with conductor  Rodolfo Fischer and director Regina Galdino.

 

2011

  • La Ciesca (Gianni Schicchi) at TNSC in Lisbon with conductor Martin Andre and director André E. Teodósio.

  • Dianora (Francisco Antonio de Almeida’s La Spinalba), at Almada’s Teatro Municipal with the Os Músicos do Tejo ensemble.

  • Mercedes (Carmen) at TNSC with conductor Julia Jones and director Stephen Medcalf.

  • Maddalena (Rigoletto) at São Paulo’s Theatro Municipal with conductor Abel Rocha and director Felipe Hirsch.

  • La bergère, Un pâtre, La chatte and L'écureuil (L’Enfant et les Sortilèges)  at São Paulo’s Teatro Municipal with conductor Jamil Maluf and director Livia Sabag.

  • Princess Clarice (L’Amour des Trois Oranges) with OPES at Rio de Janeiro’s Teatro Municipal with conductor Isaac Karabtchevsky, director Alberto Renault.

 

2010

  • Dinah (Bernstein’s Trouble in Tahiti) at TNSC, conductor Moritz Gnann,  director André Heller-Lopes. 

  • Nerea (Steffani’s Niobe), at TNSC, with french conductor Sébastien Rouland, director Lukas Hemleb.

  • Cherubino (The Marriage of Figaro) at TNSC with conductor Julia Jones and director Guy Montavon. 

  • Madamigella Dangeville (Adriana Lecouvreur) - debut at Florence’s Teatro Comunale with conductor maestro Patrick Fournillier and director Ivan Stefanutti. 

  • Debussy’s Le Martyre de San Sébastien, at Sala São Paulo, with conductor Heinz Hollinger.

  • Garcia Lorca (Golijov’s Ainadamar) at Rio de Janeiro’s Theatro Municipal  with Brazilian Symphonic Orchestra (OSB) with maestro Roberto Minczuk.

  • Rosina (The Barber of Seville) with conductor John Neschling, director Pier Francesco Maestrini, brazilian tour with the Cia Brasileira de Ópera (Brazilian Opera Company).

2009 

  • Didon (Les Troyens), under the baton of french conductor Laurent Campellone and director Caetano Vilela, at Manaus Opera Festival. 

  • Mendelssohn’s Second Symphony (Lobgesang), conductor Maestro Claus Peter Flor at Sala São Paulo, with the prestigious OSESP. 

  • Flosshilde (Wagner’s Götterdämmerung) with conductor Marco Letonja and director Graham Vick, at Teatro  Nacional de São Carlos (TNSC), in Lisbon. 

  • Green Fairy (Respighi’s La Bella Addormentata nel Bosco) at TNSC, in Lisbon with Maestro João Paulo Santos and director André Heller-Lopes.

 

2008

  • Il Musico (Manon Lescaut), conducted by Maestro Giampaolo Bisanti and director Pier Francesco Maestrini at Palermo’s Teatro Massimo.  

  • Concert with Verdi, Bellini and Puccini songs at Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil (CCBB), in Brasília. 

  • Dido (Dido e Enéas), under the baton of Maestro Tiago Pinheiro, performance with the theatrical group Teatro da Vertigem, regisseur Antonio Araujo. 

  • Second Maid (Medea) at Torino’s Teatro Reggio, with soprano Anna Caterina Antonacci in the title role, with conductor Evelino Pidò and director Hugo de Ana. 

  • Excerpts from the opera Carlos Chagas (A Sertaneja) by composer Silvio Barbato, at the Palestrina Hall of the Brazilian Embassy in Rome.

  • Hänsel (Hänsel und Gretel), conducted by Maestro Ira Levin, at Brasilia’s Nationat Theater.

  • Madamigella Dangeville (Cilea’s Adriana Lecouvreur), under the baton of Maestro Donato Renzetti, at Palermo’s Teatro Massimo and director Giulio Ciabatti.

 

2007 

  • Angelina (La Cenerentola), at the Auditorium della Conciliazione, with the Orchestra Sinfonica di Roma under the direction of Maestro Francesco La Vecchia.

  • Isabella (L’Italiana in Algeri) at the Teatro Municipal de São Paulo, with Maestro Jamil Maluf and director Hugo Possolo.

  • Cherubino (The Marriage of Figaro), at the Municipal Theater of Rio de Janeiro with Maestro Ira Levin and director José Possi Neto.

  • Recording of Erich Zeisler Requiem Ebraico with conductor John Neschling, and OSESP for the label Biscoito Fino.

  • Brahms’s Alt Rhapsody , conducted by Maestro Jose Maria Florencio, at the Municipal Theatre of São Paulo.

  • Second soprano in Bach’s Mass in B Minor with German conductor Claus Peter Flor, at Sala São Paulo with OSESP.

  • Mozart's Requiem with the Orchestre La Grande Ecurie et la Chambre du Roy, under the baton of Maestro Jean-Claude Malgoire.

  • Concert "Barroco Furioso" with arias and cantatas by Vivaldi, under the baton of Maestro Marcelo de Jesus, in Manaus, Amazonas with the Philharmonic.

2006

  • Cherubino (The Marriage of Figaro), with the Orchestra Sinfonica di Roma at the Teatro Argentina in Rome, under the direction of Maestro Francesco La Vecchia.

  • Mozart’s Mass in C Minor at the Auditorium of Milan, with the Verdi Orchestra  and Maestro Romano Gandolfi. 

  • Idamante (Idomeneo),  at the Municipal Theater of Rio de Janeiro, under the baton of Maestro Silvio Barbato and director André Heller-Lopes.

  • Romeu (I Capuleti ed i Montecchi), in the same theater, with Maestro Silvio Barbato and director Ana Kfouri.

  • Zerlina (Don Giovanni) at the National Theater of Brasilia, with Maestro Silvio Barbato and director Gianmaria Romagnoli.

  • Rosina (The Barber of Seville), in the Auditorium della Conciliazione in Rome with the Orchestra Sinfonica di Roma with Maestro Francesco La Vecchia.

 

 2005

  • Siegrune (The Valkyries), in the complete production of The Ring of the Nibelungs, at Teatro Amazonas in Manaus, under the baton of Maestro Luiz Fernando Malheiro and director Aidan Lang.

  • Rosina (The Barber of Seville), in the same theater, with Maestro Marcelo de Jesus and director Caetano Vilela.

  • Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater, in the famous Ara Coeli church in Rome with the Orchestra Sinfonica di Roma, under the baton of Maestro Silvio Barbato

2004

  • Second Lady (The Magic Flute) - Municipal Theater of Rio de Janeiro, under the baton of Maestro Silvio Barbato and director Moacir Góes.

  • Italian tour with the Orchestra Sinfonica di San Remo, singing pieces by Vivaldi.

  • Beethoven's Ninth Symphony - recording for the label Biscoito Fino, with the OSESP (Symphonic Orchestra of São Paulo) and Maestro Roberto Minczuk. 

  • Haydn’s Paukenmesse at the closing concert of Campos do Jordão Winter Course with OSESP and Maestro John Neschling. 

  • Symphonic poem A Floresta do Amazonas by Villa-Lobos in Rome with the Orchestra del Conservatorio Santa Cecilia (Italian premiere).

2003

  • Maddalena (Rigoletto) - Municipal Theater of Rio de Janeiro, under the baton of Maestro Silvio Barbato and director Diva Pieranti.

  • Orpheus (Orpheus and Eurydice) - Brasilia’s National Theatre with Maestro Silvio Barbato.

 
 
 

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