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Victoria Nava

The brilliant spinto soprano of Victoria Nava is well rooted in the Italian vocal tradition, having the stamina for Wagner, and a flair for English as well as French opera. Having grown up in Trondheim, Norway, this British-Italian singer also has a strong affinity for the Scandinavian repertoire. She studied at the Conservatorio G. Rossini in Pesaro and Royal Opera Academy in Copenhagen, and also has a degree in Speech-Language Pathology from the University of Bergen. In 2003 she made her professional opera debut as Mimì (La bohème) in Cesena, Italy, and spent the following two years in the prestigious Vilar Young Artist Programme of The Royal Opera, Covent Garden, where she made her debut as the High Priestess (Aida), and also covered or sang a repertoire ranging from Mozart to Shostakovich and Britten. In opera houses across Europe she has performed Elisabetta (Don Carlo), Tosca, Aida, Manon (Manon Lescaut), Antonia (Les Contes d’Hoffmann), and Margherita (Mefistofele). Her international concert repertoire includes Verdi’s Messa da requiem, Strauss’s Vier letzte Lieder, Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony, Henning Sommerro’s cantata The Iceberg, and Luciano Berio’s Folk Songs. She has worked with conductors such as Sir Antonio Pappano, Sir Charles Mackerras, Sir Edward Downes, Maurizio Barbacini, Juanjo Mena, Andrew Litton, Thomas Dausgaard, Marc Soustrot, Giordano Bellincampi, and Edward Gardner. Victoria Nava currently lives on the island of Askøy, outside Bergen.

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