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Vannina Santoni
Soprano

Season 20/21 Artist

Vannina Santoni made her professional debut singing the role of Donna Anna (Don Giovanni) first in Italy and then at the Opéra Royal in Versailles and she quickly drew attention for her vocal and stage qualities. After studying at the Conservatoire National de Paris, she found herself performing the roles of the Countess (Le Nozze di Figaro), Fanny (La Cambiale di matrimonio), Fiordiligi (Così fan tutte), Eurydice (Orphée aux Enfers), Micaela (Carmen), Leïla (Les Pêcheurs de perles), Juliette (Roméo et Juliette), Adele (Die Fledermaus), Adina (L’Elisir d’amore), Suor Angelica and Lauretta (Puccini’s Il trittico). She has made guest appearances at the Capitole in Toulouse for Don Giovanni (Zerlina), Hansel und Gretel (Gretel) and the world premiere production of Philippe Hurel’s Pigeons d’argile (DVD) and she has sung the role of Osira in Johann Christian Bach’s Zanaida at the Cité de la Musique in Paris, the Vienna Konzerthaus and the Teatru Manoel in Malta (CD). She then went on to perform the roles of Donna Anna at the Cologne Opera, Leïla at the Lorraine Opera, Juliette at the Hong Kong Cultural Centre and Micaela in a concert version of Carmen at the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées. After singing the title role in Manon at the Monte Carlo Opera, she made her Opéra Bastille debut in Carmen (Frasquita) and then performed the role of the Countess in Le Nozze di Figaro at the Rhine Opera. Her other roles include, Princess Saamcheddine (Mârouf) at the Bordeaux Opera and the Opéra Comique, Agnès (Gounod’s La Nonne sanglante) at the Opéra Comique, and Juliette at the Nice Opera. She played her first Violetta (La Traviata) at the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées in a performance that was unanimously hailed by audiences and critics alike, and then went on to sing the role of Nannetta (Falstaff) at the Monte Carlo Opera, Juliette at the Gulbenkian Foundation in Lisbon and Pamina (Die Zauberflöte) at the Paris Opera. During the 2019-2020 season, she appeared as Antonia (Les Contes d’Hoffmann) at the Lausanne Opera, the Countess (Le Nozze di Figaro) at the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées, Adina at the Théâtre du Capitole in Toulouse, Juliette in a concert version at the Montpellier Opera and the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées, and Violetta at the Saint-Etienne Opera.

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