Anna Bonitatibus

mezzo-soprano
Born in Potenza (Basilicata).


The Italian mezzo-soprano's repertoire includes over fifty operas. World-renowned for her performances of Mozart and Rossini, she also sings lots of baroque music and Neapolitan opera buffa. She has been invited in the world's most renowned venues.

Anna Bonitatibus began studying music at the age of nine. She received a diploma with honours in both piano and voice. After winning several International Voice Competitions, she decided to focus on 18th century and on the Belcanto repertoire and technique.

Her first recording in 1992 was La Griselda by Antonio Vivaldi. Since then, she has performed works from the Baroque Period by Handel, Bach, Vivaldi, Porpora, Bononcini, and Scarlatti, as well as Neapolitan comic operas by Cimarosa, Pergolesi, Paisiello, and Pavesi, Mozart masterpieces, and the leading roles in Rossini’s operas. Anna Bonitatibus has appeared frequently in the world’s most famous opera houses and concert halls such as Covent Garden in London; Nederlandse Opera and Conzertgebouw in Amsterdam; Bavarian State Opera and Rundfunk Bayerisch in Munich; Zurich Staatsoper; Salzburg Festival; Dresden Opera; Tchaikovsky Concert Hall of Moscow; Teatro Real of Madrid; Théâtre des Champs-Élysées in Paris; Monnaie Theatre in Brussels; Wien Staatsoper, Konzerthaus and Theater an der Wien; Accademia di Santa Cecilia in Rome; Salle Pleyel in Paris, and Teatro La Fenice in Venice.

In 1999, she made her debut at La Scala (Milan) in Mozart’s Don Giovanni, conducted by Maestro Riccardo Muti. In that same year, she also sang Adalgisa in a new production of Bellini’s Norma at Teatro San Carlo in Naples. In 2000, for the inauguration of the Lyon Opera Season, Anna sang Angelina in Rossini’s Cenerentola, a role she has performed many times at Teatro Comunale in Bologna, Dresden Opera, Bavarian State Opera in Munich, Zurich Opera, Rome Opera, Las Palmas, Moscow, and Frankfurt. Angelina and Rosina in Rossini’s Barbiere di Siviglia, which she performed in Florence and Teatro Regio in Parma, are among her favourite roles.

Thanks to her performance of Cherubino in Mozart’s Nozze di Figaro (London, Paris, Munich, Turin, Valencia), Sesto in La Clemenza di Tito (Amsterdam, Copenhagen, Budapest), and Romeo in Bellini’s I Capuleti e i Montecchi (Tenerife, Moscow, Genoa), Anna Bonitatibus is a foremost interpreter of travesti roles.

Afterwards, Anna Bonitatibus continues performing most of the title roles in Mozart and Rossini operas, as well as world acclaimed renditions of baroque works. She is invited at the Bavarian State Opera in Munich, at the Lyon Opera, Covent Garden, in Baden-Baden, at the Teatro Real in Madrid, Théâtre des Champs Elysées, Zurich Opera House, at the Rossini Festival in Pesaro...

In 2011, she gets the title role in Francesco Cavalli's La Didone, conducted by William Christie, a highly anticipated event to take place in Caen, Luxembourg and Paris.