Lucia Cortese



Born in Genoa, Lucia has graduated very young in trombone at Conservatory “N. Paganini” in Genoa. After she started studying singing, she graduates with the highest mark at ISSM “C. Monteverdi” in Cremona, where in December 2015 she gets the 2nd level postgraduate Degree in Baroque Singing with a final grade of 110/110 with highest honours. Lucia has improved her Baroque repertoire with the soprano Roberta Invernizzi and the contralto Sara Mingardo. As a member of the Piacenza City Theatre’s Choir, she has already collected important collaborations with Artists, like Riccardo Muti, Donato Renzetti, Kazushi Ono, Nicola Pazkowski and Andrea Battistoni. She took part to some important events as well: she has performed at the Ravenna Festival, the Alto Adige Festival, the Opera Season at the Piacenza City Theatre and at the Alighieri Theatre in Ravenna. In that period, she has auditioned in Pisa for the “Catone in Utica”, a production by “Auser Musici”; she has been evaluated suitable for the role of Marzia. During the “Festival Monteverdi” in Cremona, in 2016 Lucia has performed with “Cremona Antiqua” directed by Antonio Greco and in June 2017 she has taken part to Ballo delle Ingrate” and “Combattimento di Tancredi e Clorinda” directed by Roberto Perata. In May 2017, she sang with the contralto Sara Mingardo and “Virtuosi Italiani” at the Ristori Theatre in Verona. She also performed “Il ritorno di Ulisse” and “L’incoronazione di Poppea”, both by Monteverdi, during the “Schwetzingen Festival” at the Rokoko Theatre in Schwetzingen with “La Venexiana”. Together with Roberta Invernizzi she recorded a CD with Antono Cesti’s arias and duets with tha Sezione Aurea ensemble. She collaborates with “Accademia del Ricercare” of Turin and “Accademia d’Arcadia”, that has an intense activity both in Italy and in France, where some concerts will take place in 2018. In 2019 begins the collaboration with Camerata Accademica in Padua recording by Alessandro and Benedetto Marcello’s cantatas for soprano, strings and continuo with Elegia label.


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