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Chiara Taigi

Soprano

Macbeth  / Lady Macbeth

     Vieni, t’affretta                  La luce langue           Una macchia è qui tutt’ora



Attila / Odabella

      Santo di patria                Nel fuggente nuvolo


Chiara Taigi was born in Rome and studied voice with Ivenza Fogli. She was first prize winner in several important vocal competitions and made her stage début at Treviso as Fiorilla in Rossini’s Turco in Italia conducted by Peter Maag and then in Mozart’s Schauspieldirektor also at Treviso.


Since then Chiara Taigi has appeared in most of Italy’s major theaters including the Rome Opera and La Scala as well as Florence’s Maggio Fiorentino, Bologna, Turin, Trieste, Genoa and the theaters of Reggio Emilia, Modena, Parma and Catania, Palermo and Naples.


Her repertory encompasses the major leading soprano roles of Verdi and Puccini including Ballo in Maschera, Simon Boccanegra (under Claudio Abbado), Due Foscari, Otello (under both Muti and Mehta), La battaglia di Legnano, Il corsaro, Manon Lescaut, La bohème, Tosca, Il tabarro and Suor Angelica and the roles of Maddalena in Andrea Chénier, Fedora, Pagliacci and recently Santuzza in Cavalleria rusticana.

She was heard at La Scala as Ellen Orford in Peter Grimes conducted by Jeffrey Tate. She has appeared at the Cortona Festival under Antonio Pappano and has performed with Milan’s Verdi Orchestra under Riccardo Chailly for the Verdi Requiem. For the inauguration of the 70th Maggio Musicale Fiorentino in 2007 she sang the role of Ismene in the premiere of Antigone by Ivan Fedele. 


Abroad Chiara Taigi has appeared at the Zurich Opera, Semperoper in Dresden, Leipzig, Berlin’s Staatsoper and Deutscheoper, Hamburg Staatsoper and at the Opera de Nice and with the Gewandhaus Orchestra and the Staatskappell in Dresden.


She was guest artist as Mimì in Bohème the National Arts Center of China in Beijing, Aida in Cagliari and then Santuzza at Taormina. After opening the Bellini Festival in Catania with a concert conducted by Eve Queler, Chiara Taigi was featured soloist with Claudio Scimone at the Baroque Festival of Padua. She also appeared with the St. Petersburg Philharmonic singing the Verdi Requiem conducted by Gennady Rozhdestvensky.

She made a splendid debut in Cherubini’s Medea at the Taormina Festival and she sang the same role at the Teatro Massimo in Palermo and repeated it in Nancy and Marseilles in France and at Catania in 2008 and 2009. Always in 2009 she sang the Verdi Requiem at the Verdi Auditorium in Milan under Riccardo Chailly and in June 2009, for the 2000 th Anniversary of Saint Paul, the Apostle, she sang Haydn’s The Creation under Loren Maazel with the Toscanini Orchestra of Parma in the basilica of Saint Paul Outside the Walls in Rome. In 2010 she was Tosca in Dresden, Leonora in Trovatore in Rio and Amelia in Ballo in maschera in Liege. She made her US debut as Selika in Meyerbeer’s L’Africaine in March 2011 with Opera Orchestra of New York and then appears as Tosca with Palm Beach Opera and Norma at the 2012 Taormina Festival. In 2012/13 she has been Tosca in Turin, Nedda in Pagliacci in Taormina, Leonora in La forza del destino with ABAO-OLBE in Bilbao.

In 2014 she performed Manon Lescaut with Welsh National Opera and at Savonlinna Opera Festival.

In 2016 she performed Lady Macbeth in Macbeth at Teatro Colón in Buenos Aires and Fosca at Teatro Municipal in Sao Paulo.

In 2017/18 she performer Odabella in Attila in Tbilisi and Tosca in Russia.