Roberta Invernizzi

Born in Milan.

Roberta Invernizzi studied piano and double bass before turning to singing, studying with Margaret Heyward.

She went on to specialize in baroque and classical repertoire and is now one of the most sought after soloists in the field of baroque and classical music.

She has sung in many of the most important theatres in Europe and the United States, working with conductors such as Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Claudio Abbado, Ivor Bolton, Ton Koopman, Gustav Leonhardt, Franz Brüggen, Jordi Savall, Alan Curtis, Giovanni Antonini, Fabio Biondi, Antonio Florio, Rinaldo Alessandrini and Ottavio Dantone and collaborating regularly with ensembles like: Concentus Musicus Wien, Orchestra Mozart, Accademia Bizantina, Il Giardino Armonico, Cappella de la Pieta dei Turchini, Concerto Italiano, Europa Galante, Ensemble Matheus, Venice Baroque Orchestra, Barocchisti etc..

Among her prestigious engagement have been: Cleopatra in Handel’s Giulio Cesare and a recital Pergolesi/Mozart at the Queen Elizabeth Hall with the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment; Nerone in Handel’s Agrippina with A. Curtis at Teatro Real in Madrid; Scarlatti’s La Santissima Trinità at the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées in Paris; La Satira (title-role) of Cavalli at Teatro San Carlo in Napoli; Vagaus in Vivaldi’s Juditha Triumphans with Orquesta Nacional de España; Maddalena in Handel’s La Resurrezione with N. Harnoncourt in Vienna Musikverein; Galuppi’s Olimpiade with A. Marcon in Teatro La Fenice in Venice.

She has been acclaimed twice recently in La Scala di Milano as Armida in Rinaldo with O. Dantone and staged by P. Pizzi and Monteverdi’s Orfeo under the baton of Rinaldo Alessandrini and staged by Robert Wilson.

She appears regularly in symphonic repertoire, recently: Mozart’s Waisenhausmesse under the baton of C. Abbado at the Salzburg Festival; Mozart’s C Minor Mass and Davide Penitente at the Musikverein in Vienna and Styriarte Festival with N. Harnoncourt. She has sung in Salzburg several time: title role in Sant’ Elena al Calvario with F. Biondi; a baroque recital with Il Giardino Armonico at the Mozartheum; Aci, Galatea and Polifemo with G. Antonini; Handel’s Trionfo del Tempo with M. Haselböck.

The Konzerthaus in Vienna celebrated 20 years of the Resonanzen Festival with a recital “Roberta Invernizzi and friends”.

Future and recent engagements include: Dido and Enea (title role) in Verona; Rinaldo (Armida) with O. Dantone in Ravenna and Ferrara; European Tour with music from Pergolesi with Bernarda Fink and Il Giardino Armonico; another tour of Handel’s Arie e duetti with Philippe Jaroussky and Anima Aeterna; Gluck’s Orfeo at the Teatro de la Maestranza in Sevilla with Orquestra Baroccca of Sevilla; Vivaldi’s Gloria with Alessandrini at the Théâtre des Champs Elysées etc.

Roberta Invernizzi has made over 70 recordings many of them world première with labels like: Sony, Deutsche Grammophon, EMI/Virgin, Naïve, Opus 111, Symphonia, Glossa, many of which have been recognized by the musical press with awards like Diapason D’Or de l’Année, Choc du Monde de la Musique, Goldberg’s Five Stars, Grammophone Awards and Deutsche Schallplatten Preis.

She also won the renowned Midem Classical Awards 2007 and the Stanley Prize. In 2010 her solo-cd of Handel “Italian Cantatas” for Glossa won again the prestigious Stanley Prize as “ best Handel recording of the year”. Recently her Vivaldi Album for Glossa was acclaimed by the international critique.

More information on her agent's website Allegorica.

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