Friday 22nd September Concert

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Friday 22nd September Concert

September 22, 2023 - 2:00 pm

About the event

Introducing this week’s performer…


Marcella Di Garbo (Soprano) and Pietro Genova Gaia (Violinist)


Italian soprano, Marcella Di Garbo, has performed in concerts and opera productions across UK and Italy. Marcella started singing with Maestro Davide Rocca in Milan who guided her in the first steps of the career. In September 2015 she won the “Giovanna Mutti” Competition for chamber music and then she graduated at the Conservatorio N. Paganini of Genoa in 2016.

In August 2016 and July 2018 she performed the role of Pamina in Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte and Rosalinde in Strauss’s Die Fledermaus c/o the Lyric Opera Studio of Weimar directed by Maestro Damon Nestor Ploumis.

In September 2017 she awarded a place with full scholarship at the prestigious Royal College of Music London under the guidance of Sally Burgess, where she graduated in July 2019.

Many projects have involved her at the Royal College of Music, including singing for screen composers and artists from the Royal Academy of Arts.

In the last years, she participated at masterclasses of the critically acclaimed mezzo-soprano Sonia Ganassi and the soprano Marinella Pennicchi for the baroque repertoire.

Her recent successful debuts include Musetta in Puccini’s La Bohème (Auditorium Santa Barnaba, Brescia, Italy), Nedda (cover) in Leoncavallo’s I Pagliacci (the Varna State Theatre), the soloist for Handel’s Messiah conducted by Martinho Lutero Galati (Basilica di Sant’Eufemia, Milano, Italy), the soloist in Orff’s Carmina Burana conducted by Claudio di Meo (St. Alban’s, Uk) and Schoenberg’s Pierrot Lunaire with “Ensemble Matters”.

Besides performing she is an enthusiastic and expert teacher for children and beginner singers. In April 2019 she founded Opera POT: an annual workshop for young singers culminating in shows of opera scenes. (Find more about it on the Opera POT page)

Her recent commitments include the role of Enchanted Plant in “La liberazione di Ruggero dall’isola di Alcina” by F. Caccini at the Brighton Early Music Festival (July 2021), the solo for the CD recording of Vespri alla Beata Vergine by Don Francesco Antonio Urio, releasing in September 2021 by URANIA records Classical Label, the role of Countess in Mozart`s The Marriage of Figaro at Teatro Martinetti in Garlasco (October 2021) and the debut of the role Alice Ford in Verdi’s Falstaff at the Teatro Martinetti, Italy.

She is going to be Gilda in Verdi’s Rigoletto in November 2022 at Teatro Martinetti again.

Having not taken signing as first field of studying, Marcella gained also her undergraduate degree in Psychology at the Catholic University of Milan.


Friday 22nd September 2023

2pm – 3pm

New Hall

Free to attend

Guaranteed teas, coffees and cakes after!