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Lyric Artist

Marina Viotti

Marina Viotti

In April 2019 Marina Viotti was awarded the “Best Young Singer of the year” at the prestigious International Opera Awards in London. She also won the 3rd prize at the Concours de Genève in 2016, the International Belcanto Prize at the Rossini Festival in Wildbad in 2015 and was a finalist of Operalia competition in 2018.

After studying flute, Marina Viotti first experimented with jazz, gospel and heavy metal. She got a master’s degree in philosophy and literature, before she began her vocal training with Heidi Brunner in Vienna and con- tinued at the Lausanne University of Music in the class of Brigitte Balleys. She completed her studies with a diploma as a soloist and studied Belcanto with Raul Gimenez.

Marina Viotti’s first steps on the operatic stage after her studies took her to the Lausanne Opera, the Lucerne Theatre and, as part of the young ensemble, to the Grand Théâtre de Genève. She made her debut as Isabella/L’italiana in Algeri at the Rossini Festival in Bad Wildbad in 2015, and sang since in prestigious theaters such as Münich, Scala, Bolshoi, Bilbao, Zürich and the Liceu in Barcelona. Her repertoire includes Rossini’s Rosina, Isabella, and Cenerentola, but also Dorabella (Mozart), Olga (Onegin) and Elisabetta (Donizetti).

Next season She will debut her first Dorabella in September with maestro Barenboim, her first Octavian (Strauss) at la Scala and her first Arsace (Rossini) in Lausanne.

Marina Viotti is a sought-after concert singer. Her concert repertoire includes among others: The Seven last Words of our Saviour (Haydn), Beethoven’s Mass in D Major and Symphony No. 9, Kindertotenlieder (Mahler) with the OCL, Der Rose Pilgerfahrt (Schumann), La petite messe solennelle (Rossini), Verdi’s Requiem, El amor Brujo (De Falla) with the Ochestre de la Suisse Italienne, La Poème de l’amour et de la mer (Chausson), to name but a few.

Marina Viotti is regularly invited to festivals (Lavaux Classics, Solothurn Classics, Label Suisse) to present her recital programmes Love has no borders (duo piano voice) and About last night (cabaret) or duets with the guitarist Gabriel Bianco.

Languages spoken: French, English and Italian


Photo credit: David Ruano