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Sara Mingardo

Sara Mingardo is one of the genuine contralto voices on the music scene today and the prizewinner of Premio Abbiati (2009). She collaborated with such conductors as Claudio Abbado, Ivor Bolton, Riccardo Chailly, Myung-Whun Chung, Ottavio Dantone, Colin Davis, John Eliot Gardiner, Riccardo Muti, Trevor Pinnock, Christophe Rousset, Jordi Savall, Jeffrey Tate and Rinaldo Alessandrini. Her repertoire includes works by Gluck, Monteverdi, Handel, Vivaldi, Rossini, Verdi, Cavalli, Mozart, Donizetti, Schumann and Berlioz. Particularly active on the concert side, she has a vast repertoire ranging from Pergolesi to Respighi, through Bach, Beethoven, Brahms, Dvorak and Mahler.
Amongst her recent engagements it is worth mentioning: Händel’s “Messiah” with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra; “Il Trionfo del Tempo e del Disinganno” at the Teatro alla Scala; Pergolesi's “Stabat Mater” in Rome (Accademia Filarmonica); Brahms’”Alto Rhapsody” in Rome; Bach’s “Johannes-Passion” with Musica Saeculorum in Essen and Aix- en- Provence; Mendelssohn’s “Elias” in Florence under Daniele Gatti; Mahler’s “8th Symphony” at the Lucerne Festival under Chailly; revival of “L’incoronazione di Poppea” at La Scala and in New York with Rinaldo Alessandrini; Vivaldi’s “L’Incoronazione di Dario” in Turin under Dantone.
In 2017 she will sing in Pelléas et Melisande in Bochum.