Born in Mendoza (Argentina), Veronica Cangemi is one of the most versatile sopranos of the music scene today. After starting her career as a cellist, she won the first prize at the National Singing Contest in Argentina. Her European career started with Gluck’s Armide with Marc Minkowski and Les Musiciens du Louvre in Versailles and Hänsel und Gretel at Radio France. Much in demand in the Baroque and classical scene, her repertoire includes operas by Monteverdi, Cavalli, Scarlatti, Handel, Vivaldi, Gluck and Haydn. Among her most notable appearances in the baroque repertoire, it is worth mentioning:

  • Monteverdi’s L’Orfeo (in Graz with Giovanni Antonini and in Munich with the Bayerischer Rundfunk) and L’incoronazione di Poppea (title role – with Ivor Bolton in Florence);
  • Cavalli’s Ercole amante (with Ivor Bolton in Amsterdam);
  • Rameau’s Platée (in Lisbon);
  • Scarlatti’s La Griselda (with René Jacobs in Innsbruck and Berlin);
  • Handel’s Ariodante (Dalinda and Ginevra – with Marc Minkowski in Munich, then in San Francisco and Oviedo),
  • Rinaldo (Armida – with Ivor Bolton in Munich),
  • Alcina (Morgana – with Ivor Bolton in Munich and with Marc Minkowski at the Wiener Staatsoper),
  • Serse (Atalanta and Romilda – with Ivor Bolton in Munich),
  • Giulio Cesare(Cleopatra – with René Jacobs at the Theater an der Wien),
  • Orlando (Dorinda – with Jean-Christophe Spinosi and Ensemble Matheus),
  • Agrippina (Poppea – with Fabio Biondi in Venice),
  • Ezio (Fulvia – with Attilio Cremonesi and Kammerorchester Basel),
  • Fernando (Elvida – with Alan Curtis and Il Complesso Barocco),
  • Poro ( Cleofide – with Enrico Onofri and Kammerorchester Basel),
  • Deidamia (Nerea – with Ivor Bolton in Amsterdam),
  • La Resurrezione (Maddalena – with Trevor Pinnock in London),
  • Il Trionfo del Tempo e del Disinganno (Bellezza – with Emmanuelle Haïm in Paris and in Zurich),
  • Messiah (with Jean-Christophe Spinosi in Nancy);
  • Vivaldi’s Catone in Utica (Emilia – with Jean-Claude Malgoire in Paris),
  • Ottone in Villa (Cleonilla – with Giovanni Antonini in Innsbruck),
  • Orlando furioso (Angelica – with Jean-Christophe Spinosi in Paris, Nice, Nancy, Budapest and London),
  • La fidaninfa (Morasto – with Jean-Christophe Spinosi),
  • Juditha triumphans (Vagaus – with Alessandro De Marchi in Montreux),
  • La Senna festeggiante (with Ivor Bolton and the Freiburger Barockorchester);
  • Traetta’s Antigona (title role – with René Jacobs in Berlin);
  • Gluck’s Iphigenie en Aulide (title role – with Ivor Bolton in Glyndebourne) and Orfeo ed Euridice (Euridice – with René Jacobs and the Freiburger Barockorchester);
  • Haydn’s Armida (title role – with Andreas Spering and Capella Augustina).

Mozart’s operas are also part of the core repertoire of Veronica Cangemi. She appeared in such roles as:

  • Weltgeist in Die Schuldigkeit des ersten Gebots (Salzburg),
  • Lucio Cinna in Lucio Silla (Venice and Salzburg),
  • Ismene in Mitridate (Brussels),
  • Ilia in Idomeneo (Antwerp, Lyon and Buenos Aires),
  • the title role in Zaide (London),
  • Susanna and Contessa in Le Nozze di Figaro (Lyon, Washington and Paris),
  • Zerlina in Don Giovanni (Milan, Florence, Washington, Lacoste and Buenos Aires),
  • Despina and Fiordiligi in Così fan tutte (Montpellier, Munich, Paris and Bari),
  • Servilia La Clemenza di Tito(Glyndebourne, Florence, Salzburg),
  • Pamina in Die Zauberflöte (Buenos Aires).

Veronica Cangemi’s operatic repertoire also includes the Romantic era. She has appeared with great success in :

  • Beethoven’s Fidelio (Marzelline – Rome Opera),
  • Schubert’s Alfonso und Estrella (Estrella – in Vienna),
  • Auber’s Le domino noir (Angèle – in Venice),
  • Donizetti’s L’elisir d’amore (Adina – in Lyon),
  • Bizet’s Carmen (Micaëla – in Tokyo and at Covent Garden in London),
  • Puccini’s La Bohème (Musetta and Mimì – in Dresden and Tokyo).

Active in concerts and recitals, her most notable appearances have included:

  • Pergolesi’s Messa di S. Emidio (Orchestra Mozart / Claudio Abbado),
  • Mozart’s Coronation Mass (Salzburg Festival),
  • Haydn’s Die Schöpfung (Austrian-Hungarian Haydn Philharmonic / Adam Fischer),
  • Beethoven’s Christus am Ölberge( Teatro La Fenice / Marc Minkowski),
  • Faure’s Requiem (Berliner Philharmoniker / Marc Minkowski),
  • Mahler’s Symphony no.4 (Orchestre National de Lille / Jean- Claude Casadesus, Deutsche Symphonie-Orchester in Berlin / Marek Janowski, Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France / Louis Langrée).

Among her recent and future engagements:

  • Carmen (Micaëla) at the Royal Opera House Covent Garden in London under Daniel Oren;
  • Idomeneo (Ilia) at the Teatro Colon in Buenos Aires;
  • Concerts throughout Europe, including Beethoven’s Missa Solemnis with the Orchestra Sinfonica Nazionaledella Rai under Juraj Valčuha and Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater with Sara Mingardo in Istanbul.

Veronica Cangemi’s extensive discography includes:

  • Handel’s Ariodante and Caldara’s La concordia de’ pianeti (Archiv),
  • Scarlatti’s Griselda and Gluck’s Orfeo ed Euridice (Harmonia Mundi),
  • Vivaldi’s Orlando furioso,
  • Ottone in Villa,
  • Griselda,
  • La fida ninfa and a solo album (Naïve),
  • Richard Strauss’sDer Bürger als Edelmann and Handel’s Fernando (Virgin Classics),
  • Gluck’s L’innocenza giustificata (DHM),
  • Rossini’s Tancredi (BMG-RCA)
  • and Bach’s Christmas Oratorio (Orfeo).

The following productions were also released as DVDs:

  • Lucio Silla (Deutsche Grammophon),
  • Alcina (Arthaus),
  • Ercole amanteand Deidamia (Opus Arte)
  • Orlando Furioso (Naive)

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