The Italian mezzo-soprano Gloria
Banditelli was born in Assisi and studied singing at the Conservatory of Perugia.
She has sung in some of the most important Italian and European theatres, including
La Scala, La Fenice, the Teatro Comunale di Bologna, the Rome Teatro dell'Opera,
San Carlo in Naples, the Regio in Turin, Massimo in Palermo, the Maggio Musicale
Fiorentino, the Vienna State Opera, the Gran Teatre del Liceu in Barcelona,
the Theatre des Champs Elysées and the Theatre du Châtelet in Paris, the Musikverein
in Vienna and the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, collaborating with conductors
of the greatest distinction. She has made a number of important recordings,
and enjoys a career in the concert-hall as well as in the theatre, in the latter
appearing in repertoire that ranges from Monteverdi to Rossini and Verdi.