Silvia Frigato

Silvia Frigato studied Piano and Voice at the Music Conservatoire in Adria (Italy). She then continued her studies at the Music Academy in Modena (with Raina Kabaivanska), at the Accademia Musicale Chigiana in Siena and at the State University in Sofia. She studied the 17th and 18th Century repertoire at the Académie Baroque Européenne in Ambronay and at the International Music Academy in Milan under the guidance of Roberta Invernizzi, Roberto Balconi, Lorenzo Ghielmi,  Marina De Liso, and Sara Mingardo.

She won the first prize in the 4th edition of the “Francesco Provenzale” International Baroque Singing Competition in Naples (2007) and was awarded the first prize at the “Fatima Terzo” early music competition in Vicenza (2010).

She regularly performs in the most prestigious European festivals and venues, including: Monteverdi Festival in Cremona, Bologna Festival, Musica e Poesia a San Maurizio in Milan, Centro di Musica Antica Pietà de’ Turchini in Naples, Festival della Valle d’Itria, Festival in Martina Franca, Misteria Paschalia in Kraków, KunstFestSpiele Herrenhausen in Hannover, Konzerthaus in Wien, Festival de Radio France in Montpellier, to name only a few. She collaborates with such artists as Rinaldo Alessandrini, Ottavio Dantone, Philippe Herreweghe, Sigiswald Kuijken, Nicholas McGegan, Gianluca Capuano, Claudio Cavina, Antonio Florio, Lorenzo Ghielmi, Michael Radulescu and Paolo Zuccheri. She has perfomed with prestigious early music ensembles such as: Concerto Italiano, Collegium Vocale Gent, Accademia Bizantina, La Divina Armonia, La Venexiana, I Turchini, Gambe di Legno Consort, Sonatori de la Gioiosa Marca, I Musicali Affetti and Il Canto di Orfeo.

Among her past engagements: Bononcini’s Stabat Mater and Messa à cinque concertata at the Konzerthaus in Wien with Concerto Italiano and Rinaldo Alessandrini (recorded for Naïve – winner of the Choc de la musique in France); Handel’s Israel in Egypt on an Italian tour with Capella Savaria and Nicholas McGegan; a concert for MiTo 2012 dedicated to Artemisia Gentileschi, with Accademia d’Arcadia (then recorden on CD) and the direction of Anagoor; Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater with Sara Mingardo and Concerto Italiano conducted by Rinaldo Alessandrini at the Salle Gaveau in Paris; Vivaldi’s Motets in St. Pölten with I Turchini and Alessandro Ciccolini; Lulier’s Christmas Oratorio in Mauerbach with Gambe di Legno and Paolo Zuccheri (recorded for ORF); a Christmas concert (music by Vivaldi, Handel and Mozart) in Monte-Carlo with the Orchestre Philharmonique de Monte-Carlo.

Silvia Frigato also performed: Caccini’s Euridice (title role) at the Innsbrucker Festwochen der Alten Musik with Concerto Italiano and Rinaldo Alessandrini (recorded for Naïve to rave rewievs); Christmas concerts in the Basilica of San Marco in Venice with the Orchestra of the Teatro La Fenice conducted by Stefano Montanari; Mozart’s Betulia Liberata at the Wratislavia Cantans Festival with B’Rock under Corrado Rovaris; Caldara’s Morte e Sepoltura di Cristo with the Stavanger Symphony Orchestra under Fabio Biondi (recored in CD by Glossa) and then on tour in Spain; Gluck’s Orfeo ed Euridice at the Maggio Musicale in Florence in a new production by Denis Krief conducted by Federico Maria Sardelli; Caldara’s Maddalena ai piedi di Cristo in Herne with Accademia Bizantina and Ottavio Dantone; L’Incoronazione di Poppea (Amore) at La Scala in Milan, in a new production by Robert Wilson under Rinaldo Alessandrini, recently revivaled; concerts in Karlsruhe with Concerto Romano and Alessandro Quarta; in Naples with Talenti Vulcanici and Stefano Demicheli; in Basel with the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis and in Lausanne with Il Canto d’Orfeo and Gianluca Capuano. Silvia Frigato was selected by John Eliot Gardiner for his Accademia Monteverdiana and was invited to sing Monteverdi’s Vespro della Beata Vergine (Soprano I) with the Monteverdi Choir and Orchestra under John Eliot Gardiner on tour in Cambridge, Barcelona, Versailles and at the Salzburg Festival.

Most recently, Silvia Frigato participated in the production of Jommelli’s L’isola disabitata at the Teatro San Carlo in Naples under Rinaldo Alessandrini; Pelléas et Mélisande (Yniold) at the Maggio Musicale in Florence under Daniele Gatti in a new production by Daniele Abbado; Monteverdi’s Vespro with Collegium 1704 under Vaclav Luks in Prague and Dresden; Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater in Venice and Milan (with I Pomeriggi Musicali). She also performed Liederabend with the complete songs by Anton Weber at the Bologna Festival. She took part in concerts on tour in Germany with La Risonanza and Fabio Bonizzoni (Trigonale Festival); Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater with Sara Mingardo and Concerto Italiano conducted by Rinaldo Alessandrini at the Accademia Filarmonica Romana and then in Bilbao; Juditha Triumphans(Vagaus) at the Teatro Comunale in Ferrara; the project Monteverdi 2.0 conducted by Spinosi with the Ensemble Matheus on tour in France; the debut of the title role in Martinů’s Mirandolina at the Teatro la Fenice in Venice; Biber’s Missa Salisburgensis in Salzburg and a Concert in Utrecht with Collegium 1704 and Václav Luks; two concerts at the Trigonale Festival with the Miszla Barok ensemble and Evanglina Mascardi; a Liederabend with texts by Schiller at the Palazzo Farnese in Parma.

Among her future engagements: De Falla’s El retablo de Maese Pedro at the Teatro Regio in Parma; Pergolesi’s Salve Regina and Stabat Mater in Madrid with Sara Mingardo and Accademia Bizantina under Ottavio Dantone; Christmas Concert at the Opera in Florence under Fratini; Paisiello’s La Serva Padrona in Lugo with Rinaldo Alessandrini; Monteverdi’s L’Orfeo in Barcelona and on tour in Asia again with Rinaldo Alessandrini and Concerto Italiano; Lisa in La Sonnambula at the Teatro La Fenice in Venize and a concert at the Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival with the famous mandolinist Avi Avital. Silvia Frigato has been selected for the 2017 Monteverdi project conducted by John Eliot Gardiner and will take part in the worldwide tour of Il Ritorno di Ulisse in patria (Amore) and L’Incoronazione di Poppea (Amore/ Valletto).

Silvia Frigato has recorded for the labels: Glossa, Naïve, ORF, Brillant, Tactus, Discantica, Ricercar and her recording were broadcasted on RAI, Radio France, BBC, ORF.