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Italy: Daria Masiero

Soprano - born 1975

BBC Cardiff Singer of the World competitor

Daria Masiero studied singing and cello at the Conservatorio Antonio Vivaldi in Alessandria, with Rita Orlandi Malaspina, and in Vignola with Mirella Freni. She won a Diploma di Accademia at the Teatro alla Scala, Milan.

Her numerous prizes include second prize 2004 Voci Verdiani competition, Busseto; first prize 2003 Aleolona di Fermo competition; second prize Spirto Argiris Competition, Sarzana; second prize Festival Pucciniano competition, and in 2000 Daria was the winner of the Caruso competition in Milan.

She sang Mimi La bohème at the Miskloc National Theatre, Hungary and Teatro Comunale di Alessandria; covered Desdemona Otello for La Scala, Milan; Anna Nabucco Teatro Pallavicino Bussetto and Piazza del Campo, Siena; Manon Boulevard Solitude, Musetta La bohème, Liù Turandot for Teatro Carlo Felice, Genoa; Imelda Oberto, Adelia Ugo conte di Parigi and Nella Gianni Schicchi for the Teatro degli Arcimboldi, Milan; Serpina La serva padrona for Teatro Massimo, Palermo; Nedda Pagliacci, Teatro Bellini, Catania; Vivette L'arlesiana for Teatro di Cosenza, Zerlina Don Giovanni for Teatro Regio, Turin. She has also given many concert performances.

Plans following the competition included Mimi La bohème for Torre del Lago Puccini Festival 2005, Despina Così fan tutte for Grand Theatre, Geneva, and Micaela Carmen for Teatro Regio, Turin.

Daria's interests include cinema, cycling and reading.

Singer of the World with Orchestra Concert 1 repertoire

  • Bizet: C'est des contrebandiers...Je dis que rien, Carmen
  • Puccini: Mi chiamano Mimì, La bohème
  • Dvorak: Song to the Moon, Rusalka

Final repertoire

  • Puccini: Principessa, l'amore!...Tu che di gel sei cinta, Turandot
  • Mozart: E Susanna non vien:...Dove sono, Le nozze di Figaro
  • Puccini: Oh! mio babbino caro, Gianni Schicchi