For the last decade Anna Pirozzi has established herself as the leading Italian dramatic soprano today. Shortly after making her debut in 2012 at the Teatro Regio in Turin as Amelia Un ballo in maschera, prompting Corriere della Sera to write “an extraordinary dramatic coloratura soprano that in time will be able to place herself in the footsteps of Anita Cerquetti, the greatest dramatic soprano of coloratura from 1945 to today", she was invited to the Salzburg Festival to sing Abigaille Nabucco under the musical direction of Riccardo Muti. This rapturous success quickly led to appearances on the greatest stages in the world: Royal Opera House Covent Garden, the Metropolitan Opera, Teatro alla Scala di Milano, Opera de Paris, Wiener Staatsoper, Arena di Verona, Teatro Real Madrid, San Francisco Opera, Gran Teatre del Liceu Barcelona and Bayerische Staatsoper Munich. In summer 2021, she celebrated her 100th performance of Abigaile at the Arena di Verona to huge critical and public acclaim.
The 2021/22 season sees her reprise some of her signature roles: Lady Macbeth Macbeth at Wiener Staatsoper, Palau de les Arts Reina Sofia in Valencia and at Royal Opera House Covent Garden; Abigaille at Teatro Real; Tosca at Royal Opera House and Teatro Massimo di Palermo; Turandot at Bayerische Staatsoper; and Amelia Un ballo in maschera at Deutsche Oper Berlin and Teatro Regio di Parma. She also sings Elvira Ernani at Opera de Las Palmas and appears in concert in Trieste at Teatro Verdi; in Paris with concert performances of I due Foscari; and in Ankara and Istanbul with gala concerts together with tenor Murat Karahan.
During the previous season she was heard as Abigaile at Arena di Verona, marking her 100th performance of the role and at the Wiener Staatsoper; Amelia Un ballo in maschera at Teatro Real Madrid and Bayerische Staatsoper; Manon Lescaut in Palermo; Lucrezia Contarini I due Foscari in Monte Carlo; Elisabetta Don Carlo at Teatri di Reggio Emilia; and Lady Macbeth at Wiener Staatsoper and in Las Palmas. On the concert platform her appearances included Teatro La Fenice in Venice; Teatro Ponichielli di Cremona; and Teatro Verdi di Salerno.
Her many career highlights include: Maddalena di Coigny Andrea Chénier at the San Francisco Opera and in Bilbao and Turin; the title role in Turandot, which she first performed in Israel under the baton of Zubin Mehta; Lucrezia Contarini in I due Foscari at Teatro alla Scala; Leonora Il Trovatore at Royal Opera House and in Turin and Bologna; La Gioconda at Gran Teatre del Liceu; Norma at Teatro de Colon Buenos Aires and in Bilbao; Aida at Arena di Verona and Teatro Real Madrid; Santuzza Cavalleria Rusticana at Royal Opera House, Teatro San Carlo in Naples and Le Terme di Caracalla in Rome; Luisa Miller at Teatro Carlo Felice in Genoa; Odabella Atilla at Teatro Real; Manon Lescaut in Liege; Queen Elizabeth in Donizetti's Roberto Devereux at the Deutsche Oper Berlin; Tosca in Leipzig, Turin and Rome; Elvira Ernani in Rome; Amelia Un ballo in maschera in Parma and Turin; Leonora La forza del destino in Piancenza and Modena; and Imegene Il Pirata at the Opera of Monte Carlo. Throughout her career, Pirozzi's name has become synonymous with two roles: Lady Macbeth Macbeth which she has performed at Metropolitan Opera, Royal Opera House, Sao Paolo, Bologna, Cagliari, Palermo, Madrid, Turin and Edinburgh Festival to name a few; and Abigaille Nabucco which she has sung amongst others in Valencia, Beijing, Tel Aviv, Leipzig, Stuttgart, Berlin, Las Palmas, Menorca, Lyon, Paris, Bologna, Florence, Parma, Palermo, Cagliari, Napoli and at Teatro alla Scala.
Born in Naples, the soprano began her vocal studies at the Music Institute of the Valle d'Aosta and perfected her studies at the “G. Verdi ” Conservatory in Turin. She currently resides in Switzerland together with her husband and two children.
'A voice that knows no flaws, whatever the pressure, whatever the pitch. What a star!'
Le salon Musical
'Anna Pirozzi's Amelia - perhaps the most beautiful Italian soprano voice in career today - is perfectly designed and masters imposing means, shaping them in a phantasmagoria of colours.'