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“…As Suzel, Grazia Doronzio gave a convincing performance. Her soulful, velvety middle-voice and the sensitive and brilliant interpretation of Suzel's psyche, was even more pleasing than her clear high notes.” Suzel in L'AMICO FRITZ with Oper Frankfurt - Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, March 2012
“In terms of sheer delight and charm, soprano Grazia Doronzio virtually owned the stage as Susanna...She's also an appealing singer with a saucy flair for Mozart's savvy Susanna.” Susanna in LE NOZZE DI FIGARO with Michigan Opera Theatre-The Detroit News, November 2011
"Mimì, played by Grazia Doronzio, is a recent graduate of the Metropolitan Opera's Lindemann Young Artist development program. She has sung the role previously in Sassari, Italy, but truly her portrayal was mature beyond her years. Doronzio's singing is far from monochromatic: each phrase is imbued with poignancy and sparkling, pure vowels." Mimi in LA BOHEME with Atlanta Opera - Opera News, October 2010
Italian soprano Grazia Doronzio is a recent graduate of the Metropolitan Opera’s prestigious Lindemann Young Artist Development Program.
The 2012-2013 season sees her return to Oper Frankfurt as Mimi in La bohème followed by her role and house debut as Pamina in Die Zauberflöte with the Hamburgische Staatsoper. Last season, Ms. Doronzio returned to Michigan Opera Theater for Susanna in Le nozze di Figaro, followed by an important debut with Oper Frankfurt as Suzel in L’amico Frtiz. In the spring of 2012 she performed Mimi in La bohème with Angers . . . Nantes Opéra, Anna in a concert performance of Puccini’s Le villi at the Konzerthaus, Dortmund, and followed by Liù in Turandot with Seattle Opera (debut). Future engagements include Opera Frankfurt and Canadian Opera Company, among others.
Recent notable engagements include: Mimi with the Atlanta Opera, Michigan Opera Theater; Deutsche Oper am Rhein, Deutsche Oper Berlin, Liù with the Metropolitan Opera and Portland Opera, Isifile in Cavalli’s Giasone with Chicago Opera Theater, Zerlina in Don Giovanni at the Rieti Belcanto Festival and Micaëla in Carmen at the Savonlinna Festival. In concert she appeared in Mozart’s Requiem with the Boston Symphony Orchestra under Maestro James Levine,
Ms. Doronzio made a tremendous impact performing the songs of Luigi Dallapiccola on the MET Chamber Ensemble series at Carnegie’s Zankel Hall under Maestro James Levine. Of this performance, the critic Bruce Hodge wrote:
“Doronzio's discreet stature gives no clue to the large voice lurking within, nor her impressively solid tone or her utter assurance. Her perfect decrescendo at the very end, on the word ‘morir’ (‘die’) capped a performance that probably made Dallapiccola converts on the spot.”
In the summer of 2008, Ms. Doronzio received First Prize at the Elardo International Opera Competition. She has also received top prizes at the 2011 Stella Maris Competition, 2008 Viñas Competition, the Opera de Sabadell, the Iris Adami Corradetti International Competition of Padova, the Ottavio Ziino International Competition in Rome, the Teatro Lirico Sperimentale A. Belli Competition in Spoleto, and the Spiros Argiris Competition of Sarzana. Ms. Doronzio is also a 2009 winner of the Sullivan Award. She was chosen by Alberto Zedda to participate in the concert for the “212th Birthday of Rossini” at the Rossini Festival in Pesaro. She was also invited to participate in the concert for the 15th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall at Wolfsburg Castle in Germany. As a recitalist, Ms. Doronzio won First Prize at the 22nd Concorso Internazionale di Musica Vocale da Camera in Conegliano. Ms. Doronzio made her debut as Mimi in La bohème at the Spoleto Teatro Lirico Sperimentale, where she also performed the title role in Cimarosa’s Cleopatra. Other recent engagements include performances of Mimi in Sassari, Italy, Filippo Marchetti’s Gustavo Wasa in Camerino Paisiello’s Nina, o sia la pazza per amore in Rome, Mozart’s Requiem in Bergamo with the Orchestra of Teatro alla Scala, and a recital at the Opéra de Rouen.
Ms. Doronzio graduated from the Conservatorio Statale di Musica Rossini in Pesaro, where she was awarded a scholarship from the Rossini Foundation. She also studied at the Opera Studio dell’Accademia dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia of Rome.
Updated August 2012