Roberta Invernizzi

Biography

Born: 1966; Milan, Italy  
Roberta Invernizzi is among the more prominent Italian sopranos of her generation. She has specialized in solo, choral, and operatic repertory from the Renaissance era up through the eighteenth century, though she has divulged a decided preference for Baroque works. Her repertory thus includes a broad range of works by J.S. Bach, Handel, Purcell, Monteverdi, Vivaldi, Scarlatti, Piccinni, and many others. She has performed in concert with some of Read more the leading conductors of Baroque and early music, including Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Gustav Leonhardt, Ton Koopman, Jordi Savall, and Andrew Parrot, and with numerous early music ensembles like Il Giardino Armonico, Il Concerto Italiano, and La Cappella de la Pietà dei Turchini. Invernizzi has made more than 60 recordings on a variety of labels, including EMI, Sony Classical, Naxos, Virgin, Bongiovanni, Opus 111, and others.

Roberta Invernizzi was born in Milan, Italy, in 1966. As a child she studied the odd combination of piano and double bass, before focusing on voice lessons. Her most important teacher -- as well as mentor -- was Margaret Heyward (in Milan). She later traveled to England for studies with renowned soprano Emma Kirkby.

By the early '90s Invernizzi was a highly sought soprano in Italy, having made successful appearances in Rome, Naples, Milan, and elsewhere in the country. Around this time, too, her earliest recordings were attracting critical acclaim, among which was the 1994 Bongiovanni release of the rarely heard Stradella opera Il Moro per Amore, in which she sang the role of Eurinda.

Invernizzi's name soon accrued international fame with appearances at the Salzburg Festival (Handel's Acis and Galatea), in Paris (Piccinni's Didone Abbandonata), in New York (with the New York Collegium at the ensemble's inaugural concert, on invitation from conductor Gustav Leonhardt), Berlin, Prague, London, Los Angeles, and other major venues.

In 1997 Invernizzi began teaching voice at Centro di Musica Antica in Naples, the city she eventually relocated to. In the early 2000s she appeared on a spate of major recordings, including the 2002 effort on EMI of Handel's Rodrigo and the 2004 release of Monteverdi's Vespro della Beata Vergine on the Opus 111 label.

Among Invernizzi's more operatic triumphs was her portrayal of Armida in Handel's Rinaldo during the 2005-2006 season at Milan's famed Teatro alla Scala. Her later recordings include the 2006 Glossa release of Handel's Le Cantate per il Cardinal Pamphili. Read less
Handel: Duetti Da Camera / Invernizzi, De Liso, La Risonanza
Release Date: 04/29/2014   Label: Glossa  
Catalog: 921516   Number of Discs: 1
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  • 1.
    Davide Perez: Mattutino de' Morti / Prandi, Invernizzi, Vitale, Ghislieri Choir & Consort
    Label: Dhm Deutsche Harmonia Mundi   Catalog: 1017696 Release Date: 05/06/2014   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  David Perez
    Performer:  Roberta Invernizzi,  Salvo Vitale
    Conductor:  Giulio Prandi
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ghislieri Consort,  Ghislieri Choir
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    Ferrandini: Al Santo Sepolcro /   Invernizzi, L'opera Stravagante, Gambe Di Legno Consort
    Label: Fra Bernardo   Catalog: 401231 Release Date: 04/29/2014   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Giovanni B. Ferrandini
    Performer:  Roberta Invernizzi
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  L'opera Stravagante,  Gambe di Legno
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    Handel: Duetti Da Camera / Invernizzi, De Liso, La Risonanza
    Label: Glossa   Catalog: 921516 Release Date: 04/29/2014   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  George Frideric Handel
    Performer:  Fabio Bonizzoni,  Craig Marchitelli,  Roberta Invernizzi,  Marina De Liso
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  La Risonanza
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    Scarlatti: Carlo Re D'alemagna / Biondi, Invernizzi, Basso, Allemano, Kiellland
    Label: Agogique   Catalog: 15 Release Date: 03/11/2014   Number of Discs: 3
    Composer:  Alessandro Scarlatti
    Performer:  José Maria Lo Monaco,  Carlo Allemano,  Marina De Liso,  Romina Basso  ... 
    Conductor:  Fabio Biondi
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Stavanger Symphony Orchestra
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  • 5.
    La Bella Piu Bella: Songs From Early Baroque Italy
    Label: Glossa   Catalog: 922902 Release Date: 02/25/2014   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Giulio Romano,  Benedetto Ferrari,  Alessandro Piccinini,  Giulio Caccini  ... 
    Performer:  Roberta Invernizzi,  Craig Marchitelli
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  • 6.
    Magnificat / Alessandrini, Concerto Italiano
    Label: Naive   Catalog: 30555 Release Date: 11/19/2013   Number of Discs: 7
    Composer:  Alessandro Melani,  Claudio Monteverdi,  Alessandro Scarlatti,  Pietro Paolo Bencini  ... 
    Performer:  Roberta Invernizzi,  Daniele Carnovich,  Monica Piccinini,  Anna Simboli  ... 
    Conductor:  Rinaldo Alessandrini
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Concerto Italiano
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    Schubert: Mass In C Minor; Mozart; Mass In E Flat Major / Abbado, Orchestra Mozart
    Label: Accentus   Catalog: 20261 Release Date: 10/29/2013   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart,  Franz Schubert
    Performer:  Alex Esposito,  Paolo Fanale,  Roberta Invernizzi,  Sara Mingardo  ... 
    Conductor:  Claudio Abbado
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Arnold Schoenberg Choir,  Orchestra Mozart
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    Schubert: Mass In C Minor; Mozart; Mass In E Flat Major / Abbado, Orchestra Mozart [blu-ray]
    Label: Accentus   Catalog: 10261 Release Date: 10/29/2013   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart,  Franz Schubert
    Performer:  Javier Camarena,  Rachel Harnisch,  Roberta Invernizzi,  Sara Mingardo  ... 
    Conductor:  Claudio Abbado
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra Mozart,  Arnold Schoenberg Choir
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    Amore E Morte Dell Amore / Invernizzi, Prina, Pianca
    Label: Naive   Catalog: 30549 Release Date: 09/24/2013   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Claudio Monteverdi,  Antonio Lotti,  Francesco Durante,  George Frideric Handel  ... 
    Performer:  Roberta Invernizzi,  Sonia Prina,  Luca Pianca
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ensemble Claudiana
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    Handel: Aci, Galatea & Polifemo / Invernizzi, Bonizzoni, La Risonanza
    Label: Glossa   Catalog: 921515 Release Date: 09/24/2013   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  George Frideric Handel
    Performer:  Roberta Invernizzi,  Blandine Staskiewicz,  Lisandro Abadie
    Conductor:  Fabio Bonizzoni
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  La Risonanza
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    Vivaldi: Gloria, Dixit Dominus / Alessandrini
    Label: Naive   Catalog: 40017 Release Date: 08/06/2013   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Antonio Vivaldi
    Performer:  Monica Piccinini,  Gemma Bertagnolli,  Matteo Bellotto,  Gianluca Ferrarini  ... 
    Conductor:  Rinaldo Alessandrini
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Concerto Italiano
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    Label: Glossa   Catalog: 922606 Release Date: 04/30/2013   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Nicolo Porpora,  Leonardo Vinci,  Francesco Mancini,  Domenico Sarri  ... 
    Performer:  Roberta Invernizzi
    Conductor:  Antonio Florio
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  I Turchini
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    Sacred Baroque Masterpieces
    Label: Naive   Catalog: 5313 Release Date: 10/30/2012   Number of Discs: 6
    Composer:  Claudio Monteverdi,  Johann Sebastian Bach,  Giovanni Battista Pergolesi,  Alessandro Scarlatti  ... 
    Performer:  Roberta Invernizzi,  Daniele Carnovich,  Monica Piccinini,  Anna Simboli  ... 
    Conductor:  Rinaldo Alessandrini,  Marc Minkowski,  Bernard Fabre-Garrus
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Concerto Italiano,  Les Musiciens du Louvre,  Ensemble a Sei Voci  ... 
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    Vivaldi: Sacred Music
    Label: Naive   Catalog: 30541 Release Date: 10/30/2012   Number of Discs: 6
    Composer:  Antonio Vivaldi,  Anonymous
    Performer:  Sara Mingardo,  Gemma Bertagnolli,  Matteo Bellotto,  Roberta Invernizzi  ... 
    Conductor:  Rinaldo Alessandrini,  Ottavio Dantone,  Jean-Christophe Spinosi
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Concerto Italiano,  Accademia Bizantina,  Ensemble Matheus
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    Bach: Mass In B Minor / Fasolis, Sonatori De La Gioiosa Marca
    Label: Brilliant Classics   Catalog: 94359 Release Date: 09/25/2012   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Johann Sebastian Bach
    Performer:  Roberta Invernizzi,  Gloria Banditelli,  Lynne Dawson,  Christoph Prégardien  ... 
    Conductor:  Diego Fasolis
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Italian Switzerland Radio/TV Chorus,  Sonatori de la Gioiosa Marca
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    Bach: St. Matthew Passion, St. John Passion, Mass In B Minor, Easter & Christmas Oratorios / Cleobury, Fasolis, Schweizer
    Label: Brilliant Classics   Catalog: 94382 Release Date: 09/25/2012   Number of Discs: 10
    Composer:  Johann Sebastian Bach
    Performer:  Michael George,  Martyn Hill,  Emma Kirkby,  Rogers Covey-Crump  ... 
    Conductor:  Stephen Cleobury,  Diego Fasolis,  Rolf Schweizer
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Brandenburg Consort,  Cambridge King's College Choir,  Italian Switzerland Radio/TV Chorus  ... 
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    Domenico Cimarosa: Requiem
    Label: Ligia   Catalog: 1092455 Release Date: 05/08/2012   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Domenico Cimarosa,  Charles Gounod,  Dietrich Buxtehude,  Hector Berlioz  ... 
    Performer:  Valerie Gabail,  Katalin Varkonyi,  Etienne Lescroart,  Ronan Nédélec  ... 
    Conductor:  Jérémie Rhorer,  Olivier Vernet,  Joel Suhubiette,  Jean-Marc Andrieu  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Choeur des Musiciens du Louvre,  La Philharmonie de Chambre,  Nice Baroque Ensemble  ... 
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  • 18.
    Carmelite Vespers - Handel, Caldara / De Marchi, Academia Montis Regalis
    Label: Deutsche Harmonia Mundi   Catalog: 92604 Release Date: 04/10/2012   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Anonymous,  Antonio Caldara,  George Frideric Handel
    Performer:  Martin Oro,  Roberta Invernizzi,  Markus Brutscher,  Antonio Abete  ... 
    Conductor:  Alessandro De Marchi
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academia Montis Regalis
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  • 19.
    Ladies Sing Baroque / Lemieux, Petibon, Mingardo, Piau, Stutzmann
    Label: Naive   Catalog: 5294 Release Date: 03/27/2012   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Giovanni Battista Pergolesi,  Henry Purcell,  Antonio Vivaldi,  Barbara Strozzi  ... 
    Performer:  Sara Mingardo,  Gemma Bertagnolli,  Patricia Petibon,  Julia Lezhneva  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Concerto Italiano,  Amarillis,  Il Giardino Armonico  ... 
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    Boccherini: Cello Concertos, Cello Sonatas, Flute Quintets, Stabat Mater
    Label: Sony   Catalog: 976761 Release Date: 02/28/2012   Number of Discs: 4
    Composer:  Luigi Boccherini
    Performer:  Anner Bylsma,  David Sinclair,  Derek Conrod,  Stephen Marvin  ... 
    Conductor:  Jeanne Lamon
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Tafelmusik,  L'Archibudelli
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    Label: Glossa   Catalog: 922603 Release Date: 11/22/2011   Number of Discs: 3
    Composer:  Traditional,  Giuseppe Tricarico,  Francesco Provenzale,  Nicola Sabino  ... 
    Performer:  Pino de [Tenor Vocals] Vittorio,  Rosario Totaro,  Roberta Invernizzi,  Antonella Ippolito  ... 
    Conductor:  Antonio Florio
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  I Turchini
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    Label: Glossa   Catalog: 921512 Release Date: 10/25/2011   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Louis-Nicolas Clérambault,  Fabio Bonizzoni
    Performer:  Roberta Invernizzi
    Conductor:  Fabio Bonizzoni
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    Cavalli: La Virtu De’ Strali D’amore / Biondi, Nicotra, Bertagnolli, Sancho, Invernizzi
    Label: Naxos   Catalog: 2110614 Release Date: 10/25/2011   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Pier Francesco Cavalli
    Performer:  Donatella Lombardi,  Monica Piccinini,  Marco Scavazza,  Roberto Abbondanza  ... 
    Conductor:  Fabio Biondi
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Europa Galante
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    Sur Les Traces De Vivaldi
    Label: Naive   Catalog: 5274 Release Date: 10/25/2011   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Antonio Vivaldi
    Performer:  Sandrine Piau,  Philippe Jaroussky,  Julia [Soprano Vocal] Lezhneva,  Topi Lehtipuu  ... 
    Conductor:  Jean-Christophe Spinosi,  Federico Maria Sardelli,  Giovanni Antonini,  Rinaldo Alessandrini  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ensemble Matheus,  Modo Antiquo Ensemble,  Il Giardino Armonico  ... 
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    Label: Glossa   Catalog: 10002 Release Date: 07/26/2011   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  George Frideric Handel
    Performer:  Roberta Invernizzi,  Fabio Bonizzoni,  Yetzabel Arias Fernandez,  Thomas E. Bauer
    Conductor:  Fabio Bonizzoni
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  La Risonanza
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