A native of Bari, Marianna began studying piano at an early age and in 2001 was admitted to the Conservatory of Music “Niccolò Piccinni” in Bari. A winner of several national competitions for piano from 1999 to 2002, she began vocal studies in 2004.
In 2014 she completed her studies in singing and piano at the prestigious Conservatory of Music Giuseppe Verdi in Milan, Italy. In 2011 and 2012 she participated in master classes with Vittorio Terranova. In 2014, on the occasion of Remembrance Day, she performed with the Klezmer Ensemble in Milan, broadcast on Radio Rai3. In December 2018 she received first prize in the Valerio Gentile di Fasano Competition.
She has participated in numerous seminars of music with Gabriele Coen for Klezmer Music, Stelia Doz and Guido Salvetti for vocal Chamber Music, and Francis Keeping for vocal technique. Since 2010 she has perfected her technique with mezzosoprano Manuela Custer. In May of 2015 she participated in the Opera Studio Academy of Santa Cecilia in Rome with Madame Renata Scotto. In 2016-17 was invited to take part in the Placido Domingo Centre de Perfeccionamento at Opera de Valencia in Spain. In 2017-18 she returned to the Valencia Young Artist program. In addition to concerts with Maestro Domingo she performed Miss Jessel in Britten’s The Turn of the Screw, Kate Pinkerton in Madame Butterfly and soprano soloist in a concert performance of Handel’s Israel in Egypt. In addition she covered the roles of Medora in Il Corsaro, Vitellia in La Clemenza di Tito and Ellen Orfurd in Peter Grimes.
Marianna made her professional debut in November 2015 in the role of Musetta in Pavia.Media Kit