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Jessica Pratt was born in Bristol in 1979 and studied singing in Australia and Europe. She has won several scholarships and prizes, in Rome, at the Sydney Opera, at the Metropolitan Opera New York and at the Vienna State Opera. She made her early appearances in Il re pastore with the Rome Sinfonietta, in La rondine in Sydney, and in Il signor Bruschino with the Accademia di Santa Cecilia. In autumn 2007 she made her début in the title rôle in Donizetti’s Lucia di Lammermoor with AsLiCo (Associazione Lirica e Concertistica Italiana). The following year she appeared at the Rossini in Wildbad Festival as Desdemona in Rossini’s Otello. The recording (Naxos 8.660275–76) was released to critical acclaim. In 2009 she appeared for the first time at the Teatro alla Scala in Milan as La Prima Donna in Donizetti’s Le convenienze ed inconvenienze teatrali, a performance which was televised live in Europe. Her first engagement at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden took place in February 2011 in the rôle of The Queen of the Night (Die Zauberflöte) under the baton of Sir Colin Davis. Other performances include Amina (La Sonnambula) and Lucia at La Fenice in Venice, the title rôle of Adelaide in Borgogna and Amira in Ciro in Babilonia at the Pesaro Rossini Festival, Gilda (Rigoletto) at the Parma Verdi Festival, Lucia at Deutsche Oper Berlin and Matilde (Guillaume Tell) in Lima with Juan Diego Florez as Arnold.

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