Master Class – Torre del Lago Puccini


A Master Class by soprano Daniela Dessì will take place on Friday 2 May and Saturday 3 May with the young artist who have been attending the Academy for Advanced Lyrical Singers of Puccini Festival Foundation.

Daniela Dessì is considered one of the world’s leading sopranos and a reference point for the Verdi, Puccini and Verismo repertoire. Thanks to the beauty of her voice, a strong technique and an intense dramatic talent, she has been able to sing from Monteverdi to Prokof’ev, performing in more than seventy different operas. This versatility has significantly been underlined when, in 2011, she was awarded with the Prize Belcanto “Celletti”, recognized as an “absolute soprano”.

Her repertoire ranges from Baroque and Eighteenth Century music, to the works of the early Twentieth Century, mainly focusing on the glorious Nineteenth Century Italian operatic composers. Complying with her vocal evolution, Daniela Dessì has quickly succeeded in establishing herself as one of the leading interpreters for Verdi, Puccini and Verismo. She has been the first Italian singer to perform in her country the three roles of Puccini’s Trittico (Giorgetta, Suor Angelica and Lauretta) in the same evening; she has also been the first and only Western soprano to perform Madama Butterfly in Nagasaki, in Japan, on occasion of a tour arranged by the Festival Pucciniano, Torre del Lago. Furthermore, she has been the first Tosca to perform an encore of “Vissi d’arte” 52 years after the last encore of an air (in that case it was granted by Renata Tebaldi) at Teatro of Maggio Musicale Fiorentino in Florence.
At the beginning of 2014 she successfully dealt with her first opera direction, in addition to performing as the protagonist in Madama Butterfly at Teatro Carlo Felice in Genoa.