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Carmela Remigio

Biography

Born: Pescara, Italy  
Carmela Remigio is an Italian lyric soprano who has developed a strong career in the opera houses of her native country. Her early vocal studies were with Aldo Protti. Her primary teacher was Leone Magiera, a noted vocal coach and operatic conductor who has worked with Luciano Pavarotti and other leading operatic stars. At a very young age for a singer, Remigio won the first prize and special mention in 1992 at the Luciano Pavarotti International Read more Voice Competition in Philadelphia, PA.

Remigio made her professional debut in the title role of Giampaolo Testoni's new opera Alice at the Teatro Massimo of Palermo in 1993. Since then Remigio has become especially well known for her portrayal of Mozart heroines: both Susanna and the Countess in Le nozze di Figaro, Donna Anna in Don Giovanni, Ilia in Idomeneo, Vitellia in La clemenza di Tito, and Fiordiligi in Così fan tutte. These include performances in the Aix-en-Provence Festival conducted by Claudio Abbado and directed by Peter Brook.

Abbado also conducted Remigio in a performance as another Alice -- Mrs. Ford in Verdi's Falstaff, and she sings the role of Desdemona in Verdi's other late Shakespearean opera, Otello.

Other of her roles include the title characters in Monteverdi's L'incoronazione di Poppea, and Donizetti's Anna Bolena, Mimi in Puccini's La bohème, Liù in his Turandot, Lauretta in Gianni Schicchi, and Magda in La rondine. She also delves into the Baroque and bel canto repertory; representative roles include Handel's Armida and the part of Romilda in his Rinaldo, Isabella in Rossini's L'inganno felice, Imogene in Bellini's Il pirata, and Adalgisa in his Norma.

Remigio appears frequently in concert, performing such works as Rossini's Petite Messe Solennelle and Stabat Mater, the Requiems of Verdi, Mozart, and Fauré, Dvorák's Te Deum and Strauss' Four Last Songs. She has appeared in Italy's leading festivals and opera houses, including the Teatro Comunale of Ferrara, the Teatro Comunale di Bologna, the Teatro Comunale di Modena, l'Accademia Chigiana di Siena, the Rossini Opera Festival, Milan's Teatro alla Scala, Ferrara Musica, the Settembre Musicale Modenese, and the Academy of Santa Cecilia in Rome.

She has recorded for the Virgin, EMI, Deutsche Grammophon, Agora, and Ricordi labels in works of Mozart, Rossini, Paisiello, and Bellini. Read less
Mozart: Don Giovanni / Frizza, Papatanasiu, Remigio, D’arcangelo
Release Date: 09/30/2014   Label: C Major  
Catalog: 717408   Number of Discs: 2
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Donizetti: Maria Stuarda / Remigio, Ganassi, Carminati
Release Date: 01/28/2003   Label: Dynamic  
Catalog: 33407   Number of Discs: 1
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Bellini: Norma / Carminati, Cedolins, La Scola, Remigio
Release Date: 03/27/2007   Label: Bongiovanni  
Catalog: 2551   Number of Discs: 2
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Verdi: Otello / Chung, Kunde, Remigio, Gallo
Release Date: 06/24/2014   Label: C Major  
Catalog: 716508   Number of Discs: 1
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Mozart: Don Giovanni / Frizza, Papatanasiu, Remigio, D’arcangelo [blu-ray]
Release Date: 09/30/2014   Label: C Major  
Catalog: 717504   Number of Discs: 1
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    Mozart: Don Giovanni / Frizza, Papatanasiu, Remigio, D’arcangelo
    Label: C Major   Catalog: 717408 Release Date: 09/30/2014   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    Performer:  Enrico Giuseppe Iori,  Andrea Concetti,  Ildebrando D'Arcangelo,  Carmela Remigio  ... 
    Conductor:  Riccardo Frizza
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Fondazione Orchestra Regionale Delle Marche,  Marchigiano Vinzenzo Bellini Lyric Chorus
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    Mozart: Don Giovanni / Frizza, Papatanasiu, Remigio, D’arcangelo [blu-ray]
    Label: C Major   Catalog: 717504 Release Date: 09/30/2014   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    Performer:  Marlin Miller,  Myrto Papatanasiu,  Carmela Remigio,  Ildebrando D'Arcangelo  ... 
    Conductor:  Riccardo Frizza
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Fondazione Orchestra Regionale Delle Marche,  Marchigiano Vinzenzo Bellini Lyric Chorus
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    Verdi: Otello / Chung, Kunde, Remigio, Gallo
    Label: C Major   Catalog: 716508 Release Date: 06/24/2014   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Giuseppe Verdi
    Performer:  Antonio Casagrande,  Francesco Marsiglia,  Lucio Gallo,  Carmela Remigio  ... 
    Conductor:  Myung-Whun Chung
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Venice Teatro la Fenice Chorus,  Venice Teatro la Fenice 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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    Bellissimo French Opera
    Label: Dynamic   Catalog: 719 Release Date: 04/24/2012   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Antonio Salieri,  Giacomo Meyerbeer,  Charles Gounod,  Jules Massenet  ... 
    Performer:  Montserrat Caballé,  Désirée Rancatore,  Jeon-Won Lee,  Warren Mok  ... 
    Conductor:  Gianluigi Gelmetti,  Renato Palumbo,  Manlio Benzi,  Marco Guidarini  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Italian Radio Symphony Orchestra Rome,  Italian International Orchestra,  Cagliari Theater Orchestra  ... 
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    Bellini: Norma / Carminati, Cedolins, La Scola, Remigio
    Label: Bongiovanni   Catalog: 2551 Release Date: 03/27/2007   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Vincenzo Bellini
    Performer:  Giancarlo Pavan,  Katarina Nikolic,  Andrea Papi,  Fiorenza Cedolins  ... 
    Conductor:  Fabrizio Maria Carminati
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Marchigiana Lyric Chorus,  Marchigiana Philharmonic Orchestra
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    Massenet: Cherubin / Villaume, Breedt, Ciofi
    Label: Dynamic   Catalog: 33508 Release Date: 01/30/2007   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Jules Massenet
    Performer:  Teresa Di Bari,  Alessandra Palomba,  Michelle Breedt,  Patrizia Ciofi  ... 
    Conductor:  Emmanuel Villaume
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cagliari Theater Orchestra,  Cagliari Theater Chorus
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    Mozart: Don Giovanni (Highlights) / Harding, Et Al
    Label: Virgin Classics   Catalog: 63304 Release Date: 09/12/2006   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    Performer:  Gilles Cachemaille,  Lisa Larsson,  Peter Mattei,  Carmela Remigio  ... 
    Conductor:  Daniel Harding
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Mahler Chamber Orchestra
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    Donizetti: Maria Stuarda / Remigio, Ganassi, Carminati
    Label: Dynamic   Catalog: 33407 Release Date: 01/28/2003   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Gaetano Donizetti
    Performer:  Carmela Remigio,  Joseph Calleja,  Sonia Ganassi,  Riccardo Zanellato  ... 
    Conductor:  Fabrizio Maria Carminati
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bergamo Teatro Donizetti Orchestra
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    Verdi: Pezzi Sacri / Chung, Remigio
    Label: Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog: 469075 Release Date: 01/09/2001   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Giuseppe Verdi
    Performer:  Carmela Remigio
    Conductor:  Myung-Whun Chung
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Santa Cecilia Academy Rome Chorus,  Santa Cecilia Academy Rome Orchestra
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    Mozart: Don Giovanni / Harding, Mattei, Cachemaille, Et Al
    Label: Virgin Classics   Catalog: 45425 Release Date: 08/01/2000   Number of Discs: 3
    Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    Performer:  Lisa Larsson,  Guodjon Oskarsson,  Carmela Remigio,  Mark Padmore  ... 
    Conductor:  Daniel Harding
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Aix-en-Provence European Music Academy Soloists,  Mahler Chamber Orchestra
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    Mozart: Don Giovanni / Abbado, Keenlyside, Remiglio, Et Al
    Label: Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog: 457601 Release Date: 08/11/1998   Number of Discs: 3
    Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    Performer:  Uwe Heilmann,  Patrizia Pace,  Soile Isokoski,  Bryn Terfel  ... 
    Conductor:  Claudio Abbado
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ferrara Musica Chorus,  Chamber Orchestra of Europe
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