Maria Teresa Leva - Soprano

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Maria Teresa Leva was born in Reggio Calabria in 1987 and completed her singing studies in her home town at the ‘Francesco Cilea’ Conservatory, graduating with highest votes.  Winner of the the ‘Ottavio Ziino’ Singing Competition in 2013, the same year  she has been awarded with a special ‘Jury prize’ at the ‘Città di Bologna’ competition.

In 2014 she made her debut as ‘Mimi’ in LA BOHEME, highly acclaimed by critics and audience, at the Teatro Carlo Felice in Genoa (conducted by Giampaolo Bisanti) and subsequently as ‘Micaela’ in CARMEN (conductor: Andrea Battistoni), as well as her debut as ‘Donna Elvira’ in DON GIOVANNI in a production of the Lombardian Theatres Circuit staged by Graham Vick.  During 2015, she debuted as ‘Musetta’ in LA BOHEME at the Teatro Regio in Turin, and again as ‘Mimi’ in LA BOHEME in a revival of the production of the Lombardian Theatres Circuit as well as in Reggio Emilia.

2016 marked her international debut in the role of ‘Violetta Valéry’ in LA TRAVIATA at the Royal Opera de Wallonie in Liège, followed by another LA TRAVIATA production at the Teatro Lirico Cagliari, ‘Nedda’ in PAGLIACCI at Teatro Pergolesi in Jesi  and ‘Liu’ in TURANDOT in a new production of the Lombardian Theatres Circuit.

In 2017 she sang again ‘Liu’ in TURANDOT at the Teatro Carlo Felice in Genova and focused her attention on her noteworthy and remarkable debut as AIDA at the Teatro Petruzzelli in Bari conducted by Giampaolo Bisanti, before ending the year with ‘Micaela’ in CARMEN within the Lombardian Opera Circuit.

Her commitments for 2018 include: her debut as ‘Leonora’/IL TROVATORE at the Teatro Petruzzelli Bari conducted by Renato Palumbo,  Violetta in LA TRAVIATA with Opéra Grand in Avignon, her debuts as Magda in LA RONDINE at Teatro Carlo Felice in Genova, ‘Desdemona’/OTELLO in Como,  as well as  ‘Margherita/Elena’  in Boito’s MEFISTOFELE in Tokyo. In 2019 she will sing her first ‘Elisabetta’/DON CARLOS with The Nikkikai Company in Tokyo.

 

(March 2018)

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