I am an Italian soprano, composer, stage director, voice teacher and vocal coach, currently based again in my native Puglia, where I was born in 1981 and raised till age eighteen.
I hold a degree in Composition and one in Voice/Opera Performance and I received my education mainly from the Conservatorio di Bologna, city where I also trained as a Stage Director at the Scuola dell'Opera Italiana del Teatro Comunale.
I am a pioneer of what I call interpretative lyric diction and the author of "Cantare Italiano - The Language of Opera" (published by Rugginenti/Volonté&co., Milano, in 2019), first Italian-born manual on the topic of Italian lyric diction ever.
Since December 2022 I have been teaching Poetry for Music and Music Drama in Italian Conservatories.
Since 2018 I've been teaching the same matter together with the Prosody and Diction of Italian Belcanto at the Accademia del Belcanto Rodolfo Celletti of the Festival della Valle d'Itria in Martina Franca (IT).
A voice teacher for exactly two decades (2003-2023), throughout the most recent years I have coached - amongst Opera singers of any background, career stage and nationality - also international stars, such as Barbara Hannigan, Jennifer Rowley, Ida Falk Winland, Peter Tantsits, Paul Nilon, among many others, for their debuts in Italian roles on the stages of the leading Opera houses, under conductors and directors such as Lorin Maazel, Simon Rattle, Antonio Pappano, Graham Vick, Fabio Luisi, Tito Ceccherini, Giancarlo Andretta, Marco Armiliato, Yannick Nezet-Seguin, Lawrence Cummings.
I have been Italian coach and Libretto instructor for Göteborgs Operan (2016), where I have worked side by side with sir Graham Vick, and Opera North (2019).