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Chilean-Swedish mezzo soprano Luciana Mancini holds a Masters degree from the Royal Conservatoire in The Hague, where she studied with Rita Dams, Jill Feldman, Michael Chance, Peter Kooij and Diane Forlano.

Most recent appearances include concerts with Ensemble Pygmalion and Raphael Pichon at the Festivals Chaise-Dieu and Sablé, with Collegium Vocal 1704 and Václav Luks, featuring music of Zelanka, Bach and Telemann, The Messiah with the Melbourne and Queensland Symphony Orchestras, Bach’s Matthäus Passion with the Nederlandse Bachvereniging, a new production by Sasha Waltz to mark the opening of the Elbphilharmonie in Hamburg, Galatea in Handel’s Acis, Galatea e Polifemo at the Händelfestspiele Halle, Panthalis in Boito’s Mefistofele at Festspielhaus Baden-Baden, the title role in Piazzolla’s Maria de Buenos Aires at Theater Bonn and Proserpina in Monteverdi’s Orfeo in a new staging by Sasha Waltz with the Freiburger Barockorkester and Pablo Heras-Casado, at the Dutch National Opera in Amsterdam, the Grand Théâtre de Luxembourg, in Baden-Baden, Bergen, Opera de Lille and the Staatsoper Berlin.

Elsewhere, she has performed the roles of Vita Mondana and Prudentio in Cavalieri’s Rappresentatione di Anima et di Corpo at Staatsoper Berlin, conducted by René Jacobs, Amastre in Handel’s Serse at Theater an der Wien, conducted by Jean-Christophe Spinosi, Annio in Mozart’s La Clemenza di Tito at the Drottningholm Festival, Zaida in Rossini’s Il Turco in Italia at Dutch National Opera, Volupia and Didone in Cavalli’s Egisto at l'Opéra-Comique in Paris with Le Poème Harmonique, Messaggera in a concert performance of Monteverdi’s Orfeo at the Gulbenkian Foundation in Lisbon, Haydn’s Die sieben letzten Worte unseres Erlösers am Kreuze with the Bergen Philharmonic and Juanjo Mena, Messaggera in  Monteverdi’s Orfeo with the Choeur de Chambre de Namur and La Fenice, conducted by Jean Tubery, at the Vantaa Baroque Festival, Festival Baroque de Pontoise, in Bilbao and Warsaw.

Her wide repertoire also includes the roles of Bradamante in the opera Il palazzo Incantato by Luigi Rossi, Dafne in G. Peri’s L’Euridice, the main oratorios by J.S. Bach and several Handel parts such as Matilde in Lotario and Cleofe in the Oratorio La Resurrezione.

With Christina Pluhar and her ensemble L’Arpeggiata she has performed at the Musikfestspiele Sanssouci, the Early Music Festival of Brugge, Festival de Música Sacra in Cuenca, Festival de Semana Santa in Valladolid and Festival de Sablè and in Poissy.

Engagements in 2017/18 include Maria de Buenos Aires at Oper Halle, Bach’s Matthäus Passion with the Residentie Orkest, his Weihnachtsoratorium at St Michaelis Church in Hamburg, a return to the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra for Berio’s Folk Songs, which she will also perform at the Musikfestspiele Sanssouci in Potsdam.

LUCIANA MANCINI: Ensemble L'Arpegiatta, Montilla

LUCIANA MANCINI: J.S. Bach, Matthäus Passion, Alt solo

LUCIANA MANCINI: Ensemble L'Arpegiatta, Polo margariteno

"Noticeably engaged with the awe of the work and her audience, mezzo-soprano Luciana Mancini’s performance came with heartfelt conviction to the text. Plush-voiced and effortlessly strident in the lower range, Mancini’s fiercely sung “He was despised” was so compelling that pleas for humanitarianism and moral deliverance rang loud and clear."
The Age, Melbourne Symphony Orchestra - The Messiah, December 2016
"Il n’en reste pas moins que la jeune et sculpturale Luciana Mancini lui ferait presque de l’ombre en Pantalis, protagoniste dont elle tire bien davantage qu’un faire-valoir. Attendons de voir évoluer cette prometteuse voix d’ambre.", Festspielhaus Baden-Baden - Mephistophele, May 2016
"Luciana Mancini[...]déployant avec grâce sa voix superbe et son charme, triomphale sur les épaules de son partenaire qui ne démérite pas.", Opera de Lille - Orfeo, May 2016
"Im wahrsten Sinne Verkörperung findet vor allem aber die Figur der María durch die mit dunklem Timbre lasziv singende sowie die einerseits auf Distanz bedachte, andererseits aber die erotisierende Choreografie des Tangos hinreißend markierende Luciana Mancini."
Bonner Generalanzeiger, Theater Bonn - Maria de Buenos Aires, January 2016
„Aus der Riege des ausnahmslos durch Darstellungskraft, Bühnenpräsenz und gesangliche Meisterleistungen glänzenden Ensembles stach Luciana Mancini als Enone, Geliebte des Paris, hervor. Sie verkörperte diese tragische Figur des Stücks, die die extremsten Gefühle erlebt und ob der Liebe zwischen Paris und Helena in den Tod geht, perfekt und wurde vom Publikum dafür nach drei Stunden lautstark und gebührend gefeiert“
ORF Tirol news, Innsbrucker Festwochen der Alten Musik - Il Paride, August 2012
"Zum Entsetzen der Schnöde abgelegten Geliebten, einer Mezzo-Figur, der die GroBartige Chilenin Luciana Mancini alle nur erdenklichen Nuancen von Wut-, Schmerz-, Trauer- und Sehnsuchttönen schenkt"
Opernwelt, Musikfestspiele Potsdam Sanssouci - Il Paride, August 2011

Luciana Mancini

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Luciana Mancini

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Luciana Mancini

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