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The soprano Silvia Mapelli graduated in flute and singing from the Civico Istituto Musicale G. Donizetti in Bergamo, afterwards continuing advanced study with the soprano Mary Lindsey. She took part in courses in Baroque singing given by L. Alvez da Silva and Nigel Rogers. She has sung in the world premières of contemporary works in collaboration with the Teatro alla Scala and the Piccolo Teatro of Milan. With the National Symphony Orchestra of the RAI, she has performed in Schumann's Manfred. In 1997 she took top prize in the Giuseppe Di Stefano international competition, following which she made her début in Rossini's Cenerentola. In 1999 she participated in the Renata Scotto Academy, taking a course in the interpretation of Mozart and Rossini with Claudio Desderi, under whose baton she also interpreted the rôle of Despina in Mozart's Così fan tutte. Major operatic rôles have included Così fan tutte, Don Giovanni, L'elisir d'amore, Don Pasquale, Rita, Il barbiere di Siviglia, La Cenerentola, Otello, Simon Boccanegra, Carmen, La Bohème, and I Pagliacci. Silvia Mapelli has also performed various masterpieces of religious music in Italy's most important cathedrals. Her career has included numerous recordings of works from the eighteenth century to the present day.

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