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Born in Trieste, mexxo-soprano Gioria Scalchi made her début there as a soloist in Verdi’s Requiem, thereafter starting her operatic career with Rossini’s La Cenerentola at the Teatro Beilini in Catania. She has specialised in Rossini, appearing in Italy and abroad, with the rôle of Rosina for Verona, the Paris Opera, the Teatro Carlo Felice in Genoa, in Treviso and Macerata and at the Vienna State Opera.

In 1992 she made her début at the Metropolitan Opera in New York as Arsace in Semiramide, returning in 1996 for a production and video of La forza del destino. A successful career has taken her to opera houses throughout the world, with appearances as a soloist in Verdi’s Requiem in Vienna, Amsterdam, Frankfurt, Monte Carlo, Munich, Düsseldorf, at the Schwetzingen Festival, as well as in Spain and Japan and at the Rossini Opera Festival in Pesaro. She has recorded for radio and television at home and abroad, with a number of major operatic rôles issued on compact disc.

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