Professor of singing at the State Conservatory of music "Francesco Morlacchi" in Perugia. President and Artistic Director of the Maria Malibran International Music Academy in Altidona (FM) Marche - Italy. (www.accademiamalibran.it)
She brilliantly graduated in singing at the Conservatory "Gioachino Rossini" in Pesaro and graduated in Music disciplines - Chamber Music - with the highest marks and praise at the Consevatorio "Giovanni Battista Pergolesi" of Fermo.
He perfected the opera repertoire with the M° Antonio Tonini in Milan, then with the soprano Maria Alos in Rome; the chamber repertoire with the Masters Sergio Segalini, Pier Narciso Masi and Sopranos Elly Ameling and Liliana Poli.
He attended the Academy of Opera and Choral Art of Osimo and the Rossini Academy Opera Festival of Pesaro, at the invitation of M° Alberto Zedda.
She won the first prize in the following singing competitions:
- 42nd competition for young opera singers of the European Community "Adriano Belli" of Spoleto
- International competition" Giacomo Lauri Volpi " of Latina
- International competition "Vincenzo Bellini" in Rome
- International Competition New Voices for the Opera “Filippo Marchetti " City of Camerino.
She has performed at the Teatro Nuovo Di Spoleto, Ravenna Festival, Rossini Opera Festival, Teatro alla Scala of Milan, Teatro Petruzzelli of Bari, Teatro S. Carlo of Naples, Teatro Comunale of Bologna, Teatro Chiabrera of Savona, Teatro Lauro Rossi of Macerata, Teatro Ventidio Basso of Ascoli Piceno, Teatro Giovanni Udine, Teatro Coliseo Albia in Bilbao, Teatro Nazionale Dell'opera Di split, Festival of the Valle d'itria of Martina Franca, foundation of the Niccolo Piccini concerts of Bari, Camerata Musicale Barese, International Music Festival in Irpinia and for Friends Of Music, Friends of Opera and Musical Youth of many cities. He sang in Germany, England, Spain, Croatia, Poland.
His debut was in 1989 at the Teatro Nuovo in Spoleto in "La Sonnambula" by Vincenzo Bellini in the role of Amina.
Aureliano in Palmira by Rossini (Zenobia), Il Matrimonio segreto of Cimarosa (Carolina), I Capuleti ev i Montecchi by Bellini (Giulietta), Rigoletto by Verdi (Gilda), Don Carlo by Verdi (Voce dal cielo), La serva padrona of Pergolesi (Serpina) the Grand Duchess of Gérolstein of Offenbach (Olga), Memento of Centazzo (Clotilde, The Abbess nun), Simultas of Centazzo (Isotta da Cuzano), Gloria e Magnificat by Vivaldi, Requiem by Mozart, Carmina Burana by Orff, Stabat Mater by Haydn, Symphony No. 9 in D min.Op. 125 "choral" by Beethoven are just a few examples of the lyric, lyric-symphonic repertoire she addressed at the highest level with conductors such as Muti, Gelmetti, Kuhn, Panni, Aprea, Zani, Villaume, Scheiko, Mak and directors such as Vizioli, Zeffirelli, Pizzi, De Tomasi, Hampe, Richter.
The lively curiosity, combined with the taste for deepening and the need for new experiments, they made him arrive to contemporary music, interpreting numerous compositions in the premiere absolute performance and to be successfully proposed in recitals, multimedia works, concerts show with programs of rare inventiveness and originality in the context of prestigious reviews and Festivals with other soloists and with authoritative voices such as those of Glauco Mauri, Pamela Villoresi, Eugenio Allegri, Ugo Pagliai, Paola Gassman, Massimo Dapporto, Moni Ovadia, Francesco Guccini.
He has recorded for the record companies Dynamic, Edipan, Accord for Music. For Bongiovanni he recorded in world premiere the CD Albe-opera omnia of chamber Vocal Music - by Domenico Alaleona; for the productions Gog & Magog has recorded the CD L'anima de Vino una sera cantava.
Always fascinated by the French mélodie, she has given numerous recitals of poetry in the music of authors such as Fauré, Berlioz, Duparc, Chausson, Debussy, Poulenc and Satie. A separate mention deserves the musical path dedicated to the Chansons of Léo Ferré, reworked for soprano voice; an original and innovative setting, with the execution of versions unreleased that saw Marcantoni perform in successful recitals with exclusive programs.
In this regard, the director and writer Mauro Macario, one of Ferré's greatest experts, writes: Léo Ferré has been revisited and re-proposed, in all these years, in multiple musical costumes often apartments to distant worlds and interpretive ways or, apparently, incompatible with the source original. However, in the questionable arbitrariness, they revealed of the master, the elaborate appearance open to diversified solutions. Rossella Marcantoni, soprano of modernity, did not choose the path of metamorphosis, but that of elevation. He took to the extreme what is classic, cultured, and even sacred is inherent in Ferré, he transferred his melodies to the high areas of vocality lyrical, he freed them in a sound of crystal pure as evocative shards of poignant emotion, he added in the sublime the absolute tension that animates every existing instance of the poetcomposer. From a strict Orthodox discipline Rossella Marcantoni knew, for choice, break away periodically to explore other expressed terrains, from vocal music to chamber to the contemporary one, experimenting with new sound morphologies. In our case, even staying in the technical and timbre registers that best add to its potential, we have the feeling that the singer has found a vocal cross between internal voice and lyrical voice, a tone independent, more realistic, more accessible even to those who are not passionate about opera.
And if Ferré said, about his Genesis "Je suis dicté" , so Marcantoni could affirm "I am Sung".
The "ferreiana" experience gave birth to the recording of the CD Les Fleurs du Mal en Musique Léo Ferré / Charles Baudelaire, recorded in world premiere for the label Movimento Classical of Milan. The CD, reviewed by Aldo Nicastro in the monthly music of January 2016, highlights the particular timbre quality of Rossella Marcantoni's voice, defined as luminous:...brava la singer to assert the right to adhere to the baudelairian saying with an appropriate recited dramatic, which explains its very strong desecrating value.
She has performed several times at the festival Ferré of San Benedetto del Tronto, alongside icons of chanson French such as Juliette Greco, Georges Moustaki and others. He also performed in the absolute premiere the sacred hymns of Léo Ferré (Ave Maria, Benedictus, Agnus Dei) whose manuscripts were found by the family after the death of the Chansonnier at the festival of Sacred music Gaude Mater of Cestocova in front of the Primate of Poland. He has recorded for RAI Tre, as well as for radio and television in many countries. He holds Master Classes of improvement of Opera and Chamber singing in different institutions Italian and foreign. Many of his students have been winners of important singing competitions national and international lyric.
She is invited to be part of the jury in national and international competitions and as commissioner external to the exams of singing and Chamber Vocal Music in the state conservatories of music at the Santa Cecilia di Roma, L. Perosi Di Campobasso, G. Pergolesi Di Fermo and others.