Born in Ireland, Majella Cullagh trained with Maeve Coughlan at the Cork School of Music and at the National Opera Studio in London, and now studies with Gerald Martin Moore. Her discography includes Wallace’s Maritana (8.660308-09) and Mendelssohn’s Second Symphony (8.553522) for Naxos, Rossini’s Le siège de Corinthe (8.660329-30), and Linda di Chamounix for Dynamic (CDS652).
Marianna Pizzolato graduated with honours at the Bellini Conservatory in Palermo and attended Lieder classes in Nuremberg with Rosemarie Cabaud and Werner Dormann. She made her operatic début in 2002 singing the title rôle in Rossini’s Tancredi under the baton of Marco Zambelli, followed by Dorina in Cimarosa’s Il marito disperato in Caserta, conducted by Antonino Fogliani.
José Luis Sola began his musical studies at the Escolanía Niños Cantores de Navarra, later studying with the tenor Ricardo Visus. Besides most of the standard symphonic and choral works, his repertoire includes operas by Rossini, Mozart, Donizetti, Verdi, Bizet, Gounod, Offenbach, Bizet and El Juez by Christian Kolonovits.
The bass-baritone Mirco Palazzi was born in Rimini and studied at the Rossini Conservatory in Pesaro. He made his début in the title rôle of Don Giovanni at Riva del Garda, followed by engagements that have taken him to opera houses and concert halls throughout Europe. At Rossini in Wildbad he sang in Il viaggio a Reims (8.660382-84) in 2014.