Winner of The International Opera Awards 2015, for
the project Semiramide – La Signora regale, the
consecrated first Queen of Mesopotamia whose
seductive story inspired the music, Anna Bonitatibus
devotes her attention and her studies to the research
and re-evaluation of a rare and exquisite repertoire.
She includes in her performed titles over fifty operas,
from L’Incoronazione di Poppea, Orfeo, Il ritorno
d’Ulisse in Patria by Claudio Monteverdi and La
Didone, Ercole amante and La Calisto by Francesco
Cavalli, crossing Händel’s “teatro musicale”
(Agrippina, Deidamia, Giulio Cesare, Orlando,
Tamerlano, Tolomeo, Il Trionfo del Tempo e del
Disinganno) and composers from the Neapolitan
school, from Pergolesi to Cimarosa, until her beloved
Gioachino Rossini: La Cenerentola, Il Barbiere di
Siviglia, L’Italiana in Algeri, Le Comte Ory, Il Viaggio
à Reims and Tancredi as well as Cantatas, Messes and
the Péchés de Vieillesse have, in Anna Bonitatibus a
distinctive interpreter on the most remarkable
international scenes. As the embodiment of
Cherubino from Le Nozze di Figaro, she has become one of the most acclaimed performers of Mozart.
Then follows Don Giovanni, Così fan tutte, Mitridate Re di Ponto, La Clemenza di Tito, as well as sacred
and profane repertoire by the Salzburgian composer.
The Messa di Requiem by Giuseppe Verdi and Ginevra di Scozia by Simon Mayr appear among the
recent debuts of the Italian Mezzosoprano who dedicates a special affinity for the French repertoire with
Werther and Don Quichotte by Massenet, L’Enfant et les sortilèges by Ravel, Roméo et Juliette by Berlioz
and Gounod as well as Les contes d’Hoffmann by Offenbach.
From the Royal Opera House in London to the Bayerische Staatsoper in Munich,
passing through the Teatro alla Scala, the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées in Paris, the Teatro Real in Madrid,
La Monnaie in Bruxelles, the Staatsoper in Vienna, and to the most renowned international concert halls
(from Russia to United States), Anna Bonitatibus has collaborate with the most acclaimed conductors and
directors: Sir Charles Mackerras, Riccardo Muti, Sir Antonio Pappano, René Jacobs, William Christie, Ivor
Bolton, Myung Whun Chung and Luca Ronconi, Jerome Savary, Pier Luigi Pizzi, Dario Fo, David Alden, Sir
Jonathan Miller, and Kasper Holten.
Among the recent recordings in CD as well as DVD: L’Infedeltà costante dedicated to Haydn; Un Rendez-vous :
Ariette e Canzoni, a portrait of Gioachino Rossini’s chamber music repertoire; Semiramide - La Signora
regale, a musical itinerary from Nicola Porpora to Manuel Garcia; La Tempesta: Cantate by the composer
Marianna Martines, released for DHM/RCA/SONY; La Didone and Ercole amante by Cavalli (OpusArte) and Così fan
tutte by Mozart (Arthaus).
In streaming, Anna Bonitatibus recently appeared live on stage from Teatro La Monnaie in Bruxelles in a new
production of La Clemenza di Tito directed by Ivo van Hove and L’Italiana in Algeri from Wiener Staatsoper
in Vienna. In July 2016, she recorded ‘en travesti’ the new Album, scheduled for
release soon, with Münchner Rundfunkorchester. In the current season, the Italian mezzo debuted at
Gran Teatre del Liceu and continued the Semiramide – La Signora regale’s Tour, at Baden Baden’s
Festspielhaus, Essen’s Philarmonie, London’s Wigmore Hall and, in Summer 2017, will inaugurate the
New Grange Festival.