Sara Mingardo

Biography

Born: March 2, 1961; Mestre  
Italian singer Sara Mingardo is generally considered among the more important contraltos of her generation. Her repertory is broad, encompassing works by composers from Monteverdi to Britten, though she has scored some of her greatest successes in the operas of Handel.

Mingardo was born in the Venetian suburb of Mestre. Though she displayed musical talent early on, she did not develop quickly: after studies in Venice at the Benedetto
Read more Marcello Conservatory and in Siena at the Academia Chigiana, she made her official operatic debut in Italy only in 1987, in Cimarosa's Il matrimonio segreto, singing Fidalma.

Following that success she sang Cinderella in the eponymous Rossini opera, in Treviso and Rovigo, in 1988. It was in that Treviso effort that she won first prize in the annual Toti Dal Monte competition. Her other competition successes include the Giulietta Simionato Prize at the 23rd Vienna Competition. While most of Mingardo's appearances up to 1989 were at second-tier operatic venues, she began making her breakthrough at the major sites in Italy thereafter, including La Scala and San Carlo.

In 1995 she made her first recording (on Polygram Records), singing the title character in Handel's Riccardo Primo, led by Christophe Rousset. This followed her official international debut in that role, in Fontevraud, France. She reprised this same role later on at the International Festival of Baroque Music in Bonn and at the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées in Paris.

After that 1995 French debut, she appeared regularly at numerous other major international locales: under Claudio Abbado, she sang Emilia in Verdi's Otello at the 1996 Salzburg Festival. Her U.S. debut was at the 2000 Santa Fe Opera Festival production of Rossini's Ermione, where she sang Anromaca.

Mingardo has developed a strong international following over the years and has thus been in demand on recordings. Two solo albums appeared in 2003 and 2004, respectively, on the Opus III label. The first, titled Sara Mingardo, featured works by Pergolesi, Vivaldi, Scarlatti, and Handel, and the second, works by Monteverdi, Vivaldi, Handel, and others. Read less
Vivaldi: Dixit Dominus / Mingardo, Agnew, Kopp
Release Date: 06/13/2006   Label: Archiv Produktion (Dg)  
Catalog: 000649402   Number of Discs: 1
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Monteverdi: L'Orfeo / Matteuzzi, Mingardo, Vartolo
Release Date: 07/31/2012   Label: Brilliant Classics  
Catalog: 94373   Number of Discs: 2
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Mozart: Requiem / Prohaska, Mingardo, Schmitt, Pape, Abbado [blu-ray]
Release Date: 08/27/2013   Label: Accentus  
Catalog: 10258   Number of Discs: 1
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Vivaldi: L'olimpiade / Alessandrini, Mingardo, Invernizzi
Release Date: 01/14/2003   Label: Naive  
Catalog: 30316   Number of Discs: 3
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Handel: Messiah / Davis, Gritton, Mingardo, Padmore, Et Al
Release Date: 10/09/2007   Label: Lso Live  
Catalog: 607   Number of Discs: 2
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    Mozart: Requiem / Piau, Gura, Equilbey, Accentus
    Label: Naive   Catalog: 5370 Release Date: 09/30/2014   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    Performer:  Werner Güra,  Sandrine Piau,  Sara Mingardo,  Christopher Purves
    Conductor:  Laurence Equilbey
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Insula Orchestra,  Accentus
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    Vivaldi: L'incoronazione di Dario / Dahlin, Mingardo, Dantone
    Label: Naive   Catalog: 30553 Release Date: 05/27/2014   Number of Discs: 3
    Composer:  Antonio Vivaldi
    Performer:  Roberta Mameli,  Giuseppina Bridelli,  Riccardo Novaro,  Sara Mingardo  ... 
    Conductor:  Ottavio Dantone
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Accademia Bizantina
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    Les Contraltos
    Label: Naive   Catalog: 5359 Release Date: 04/29/2014   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Antonio Vivaldi,  Ambroise Thomas,  Robert Schumann,  Johann Sebastian Bach  ... 
    Performer:  Marie-Nicole Lemieux,  Sara Mingardo,  Delphine Galou,  Nathalie Stutzmann  ... 
    Conductor:  Fabien Gabel
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  French National Orchestra
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    Sir Colin Davis - Anthology
    Label: Lso Live   Catalog: 766 Release Date: 04/08/2014   Number of Discs: 13
    Composer:  Hector Berlioz,  Antonín Dvorák,  Sir Edward Elgar,  Jean Sibelius  ... 
    Performer:  Ben Heppner,  Michelle DeYoung,  Petra Lang,  Sara Mingardo  ... 
    Conductor:  Sir Colin Davis
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra,  London Symphony Chorus
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    Pergolesi, Vivaldi: Stabat Mater / Mingaro, Jaroussky, Lemieux, Alessandrini, Concerto Italiano
    Label: Naive   Catalog: 30558 Release Date: 03/25/2014   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Giovanni Battista Pergolesi,  Alessandro Scarlatti,  Antonio Vivaldi
    Performer:  Sara Mingardo,  Gemma Bertagnolli,  Gianfranco Bertagna,  Philippe Jaroussky  ... 
    Conductor:  Rinaldo Alessandrini,  Jean-Christophe Spinosi
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Concerto Italiano,  Ensemble Matheus
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    Handel: Arias & Duets, Between Heaven & Earth / Sandrine Piau
    Label: Naive   Catalog: 40037 Release Date: 02/25/2014   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  George Frideric Handel
    Performer:  Sandrine Piau,  Sara Mingardo,  Topi Lehtipuu
    Conductor:  Rinaldo Alessandrini,  Stefano Montanari
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Concerto Italiano,  Accademia Bizantina
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    Riccardo Muti Live From Teatro La Fenice
    Label: Arthaus Musik   Catalog: 107273 Release Date: 01/28/2014   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Ludwig van Beethoven,  Igor Stravinsky,  Antonio Caldara,  Richard Wagner
    Performer:  Mirko Guadagnini,  Sara Allegretta,  Sonia Ganassi,  Patrizia Ciofi  ... 
    Conductor:  Riccardo Muti
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Venice Teatro la Fenice Orchestra,  Venice Teatro la Fenice Chorus
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    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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    Sempre Libera / Anna Netrebko [blu-ray Audio]
    Label: Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog: 001935746 Release Date: 11/19/2013   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Giuseppe Verdi,  Vincenzo Bellini,  Gaetano Donizetti,  Giacomo Puccini
    Performer:  Saimir Pirgu,  Anna Netrebko,  Nicola Ulivieri,  Andrea Concetti  ... 
    Conductor:  Claudio Abbado
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Mahler Chamber Orchestra,  Verdi Chorus Milan
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    Bach: Cantatas / John Eliot Gardiner
    Label: Soli Deo Gloria Records   Catalog: 186 Release Date: 10/29/2013   Number of Discs: 56
    Composer:  Johann Sebastian Bach,  Johann Christoph Bach,  Johann Kuhnau,  Heinrich Schütz
    Performer:  Wilke te Brummelstroete,  David Henschel,  Joanne Lunn,  Paul Agnew  ... 
    Conductor:  John Eliot Gardiner
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Baroque Soloists,  Monteverdi Choir,  Cambridge Trinity College Choir  ... 
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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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    Berlin Philharmonic - Centenary Edition
    Label: Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog: 001923302 Release Date: 10/22/2013   Number of Discs: 50
    Composer:  Ludwig van Beethoven,  Hector Berlioz,  Richard Wagner,  Richard Strauss  ... 
    Performer:  Géza Anda,  Walter Berry,  Gundula Janowitz,  Hilde Rössl-Majdan  ... 
    Conductor:  Arthur Nikisch,  Alfred Hertz,  Richard Strauss,  Bruno Walter  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra,  Vienna Singverein,  Swedish Radio Chorus  ... 
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    Handel: Giulio Cesare / Panni, Dupuy, Orciani, Ligi, Pierotti
    Label: United Classics   Catalog: 2012121 Release Date: 08/27/2013   Number of Discs: 3
    Composer:  George Frideric Handel
    Performer:  Patrizia Orciani,  Patrick Ayrton,  Josella Ligi,  Susanna Anselmi  ... 
    Conductor:  Marcello Panni
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Pro Arte Bassano Orchestra
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    Mozart: Requiem / Prohaska, Mingardo, Schmitt, Pape, Abbado
    Label: Accentus   Catalog: 20258 Release Date: 08/27/2013   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    Performer:  René Pape,  Sara Mingardo,  Anna Prohaska,  Maximilian Schmitt
    Conductor:  Claudio Abbado
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bavarian Radio Chorus,  Swedish Radio Chorus,  Lucerne Festival Orchestra
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    Mozart: Requiem / Prohaska, Mingardo, Schmitt, Pape, Abbado [blu-ray]
    Label: Accentus   Catalog: 10258 Release Date: 08/27/2013   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    Performer:  Maximilian Schmitt,  Sara Mingardo,  Anna Prohaska,  René Pape
    Conductor:  Claudio Abbado
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bavarian Radio Chorus,  Swedish Radio Chorus,  Lucerne Festival Orchestra
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    Pergolesi, Scarlatti: Stabat Maters / Alessandrini, Concerto Italiano
    Label: Naive   Catalog: 40024 Release Date: 08/06/2013   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Giovanni Battista Pergolesi,  Alessandro Scarlatti
    Performer:  Gemma Bertagnolli,  Sara Mingardo
    Conductor:  Rinaldo Alessandrini
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Concerto Italiano
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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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    Rossini: Petite Messe Solennelle / Pappano, Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia
    Label: Warner Classics   Catalog: 167422 Release Date: 04/23/2013   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Gioachino Rossini
    Performer:  Marina Rebeka,  Sara Mingardo,  Francesco Meli,  Alex Espostio
    Conductor:  Antonio Pappano
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Santa Cecilia Academy Rome Chorus,  Santa Cecilia Academy Rome Orchestra
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    Mozart 111 [55-CD Set]
    Label: Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog: 001766872 Release Date: 11/13/2012   Number of Discs: 55
    Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    Performer:  Géza Anda,  Emil Gilels,  Elena Gilels,  Maurizio Pollini  ... 
    Conductor:  Trevor Pinnock,  James Levine,  Herbert von Karajan,  Marc Minkowski  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Concert,  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra,  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra  ... 
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    Handel: Sacred Music [6-CD Set]
    Label: Naive   Catalog: 5312 Release Date: 10/30/2012   Number of Discs: 6
    Composer:  George Frideric Handel
    Performer:  Bernarda Fink,  Lynne Dawson,  Chris de Moor,  Stephen Varcoe  ... 
    Conductor:  Jean-Claude Malgoire,  Rinaldo Alessandrini,  Marc Minkowski,  Alan Curtis
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  La Grande Ecurie et la Chambre du Roy,  Namur Chamber Choir,  Concerto Italiano  ... 
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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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    Bononcini: Messa; Stabat Mater / Alessandrini, Concerto Italiano
    Label: Naive   Catalog: 30537 Release Date: 08/28/2012   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Antonio Maria Bononcini
    Performer:  Valerio Contaldo,  Raffaella Milanesi,  Andrea Arrivabene,  Silvia Frigato  ... 
    Conductor:  Rinaldo Alessandrini
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Concerto Italiano
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    Monteverdi: L'Orfeo / Matteuzzi, Mingardo, Vartolo
    Label: Brilliant Classics   Catalog: 94373 Release Date: 07/31/2012   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Claudio Monteverdi
    Performer:  Loris Bertolo,  Sara Mingardo,  Sylva Pozzer,  William Matteuzzi  ... 
    Conductor:  Sergio Vartolo
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ad Hoc Bern
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