Iolanda Massimo soprano
Iolanda Massimo studied piano and opera singing at the Lorenzo Perosi Conservatory, in Campobasso, under the guidance of the mezzo-soprano Claudia Marchi. After vocal studies, she also graduated as ballet dancer at the Royal Academy of Dance of London.
Following her formation, Iolanda Massimo perfected her artistic career under the guidance of Richard Barker.
She made her opera debut in 2018, with the roles of Frugola in Il Tabarro and Sister Zelatrice in Suor Angelica from G. Puccini, at the Teatro Savoia di Campobasso. In the same year, she sang Kate in
Puccini's Madama Butterfly, at the Teatro Moderno di Latina. In 2019, she sang the Vivaldi's Gloria at the Teatro Savoia di Campobasso and, in the same year, she sang the cycle of songs Les Nuits d’Été from
Hector Berlioz with orchestra at the also in Campobasso.
In 2021, she participated, as an effective student, at the Alberto Zedda Rossinian Academy, perfecting her rossinian repertoire with Ernesto Palacio. In July 2021, she made her debut at the Teatro Rossini in Pesaro, singing the roles of Corinna and Delia in Il Viaggio
a Reims, by the Rossini Opera Festival. In November, she was the winner of the First International Voice Competition in Milan, obtaining the special prize of the Accademia del Belcanto Rodolfo Celletti.
In June 2022 she made her debut at the Teatro Carlo Felice in Genova, singing the rossinian role of Fiorilla in Il Turco in Italia. In July she sang as solo soprano in Dvorak’s Stabat Mater and in August she sang
the title role La Cecchina Suonatrice di Ghironda by Pietro Generali at Teatro Rossini in Pesaro. In November 2022 she debuts in Don Giovanni by Mozart as Donna Anna with Ravenna Festival in Salerno at Teatro Verdi.
She is currently enrolled in the annual high-level masterclass in vocal technique and repertoire interpretation, held by the soprano Raina