Born in Brazil, in the capital Brasília, Luisa Francesconi is one of the most important Brazilian singers of her generation. She studied at the Brasilia Conservatoire and later in Milan with Rita Patané. With a rich lyric mezzo-soprano voice color, she made her debut as Orfeo (Orfeo ed Euridice, Gluck) at the Brasília’s National Theater. She has distinguished herself for her amazing coloratura singing in both Rossini and Baroque repertoire.
2020 has already begun with Luisa singing at Davos World Economic Forum’s Opening Ceremony.
2019 was a busy year: in January she sang Rosina at São Paulo’s Municipal Theater, then Sesto in Mozart’s La Clemenza di Tito and Krista in Janácek’s Makropoulos Case. She also made her debut as Erika in Barber’s Vanessa and as Olga in Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Oneguin.
In the 2018 season she was the first Brazilian singer to interpret Der Rosenkavalier’s Octavian, at São Paulo’s Theatro Municipal. This production, along with Varvara in Janacek’s Katia Kabanová, made her win the 2018 Best Female Singer Prize in two Brazilian classical music websites.
Highlights from other years include many Carmen productions in Mexico, Uruguai, São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro and Brasilia. She was Ottavia in Monteverdi’s L’Incoronazione di Poppea at Buenos Aires in 2017, Isabella in Rossini’s L’Italiana in Algeri as her debut at São Paulo’s Theatro Municipal in 2006, at Maribor’s Opera and at the Sodre Auditorium in Montevideo in 2017. She interpreted Charlotte (Massenet’s Werther) in 2013, Didone (Berlioz’s Les Troyens) in 2009 and Romeo (Bellini’s I Capuleti ed I Montecchi) in 2006.
She also did her debut as Cherubino in 2006 at the Teatro Argentina in Rome, with the Orchestra Sinfonica di Roma, with which she also interpreted the role of Rosina from the Barber of Seville, and Cenerentola.
Luisa has sung in many theaters in Europe and Latin America, as the Teatro Regio in Torino, Teatro Massimo in Palermo, Teatro Bellini in Catania, Teatro Argentina in Roma, Maribor’s Opera, Teatro São Carlos in Lisbon, Teatro Coliseu in Buenos Aires, Montevideo’s Auditorio Sodre, Teatro de Bellas Artes in México, and almost every theater and concert room in Brazil.
She has collaborated with conductors such as: Evelino Pidò, Giampaolo Bisanti, Romano Gandolfi, Jean-Claude Malgoire, Marin Alsop, Claus Peter Flor, Louis Langrée, Donato Renzetti, Marco Letonja, Laurent Campellone, Heinz Hollinger, Felix Krieger, Julia Jones, Rodolfo Fischer, Stefan Lano, Ramón Tebar, Gianluca Martinenghi, Ragnar Bohlin and many others.
Luisa has interpreted more than 45 roles, and aside from her stage career, she has a Master’s Degree in Music and also works as a voice teacher.