Bayreuth Baroque Opera Festival
Romina Basso
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Born in Gorizia, Romina studied at Venice Conservatory “B. Marcello” and obtained her degree in Italian Literature at Trieste University. She attended masterclasses with Peter Maag and Regina Resnick, Rockwell Blake and Claudio Desderi, Elio Battaglia and Claudio Strudthoff, specializing in Baroque and Rossini’s repertoire.

She mostly performs throughout Europe (Wiener Konzerthaus, Amsterdam Concertgebouw, La Monnaie, Theatre des Champs Elysèes, Chappelle Royale and Opèra de Versailles, Citè de la Musique and Salle Pleyel,  Opéra de Montpellier, Opéra de Bordeaux, Opèra de Nice, Opèra de Nimes, Barbican Center and Queen Elizabeth Hall, Edinburgh Festival, Glyndebourne Opera Festival, Teatro Real and Auditorio Nacional Madrid, Teatro Arriaga Bilbao, Auditorio de la Musica de Valencia, Sevilla, Malaga, Tchaikovsky Hall, Via Stellae Festival Santiago de Compostela, Luzern Festival, La Folle Journée Festival Nantes, Festival d’Avignon, Beaune, Luberon, Festival of Early Music Utrecht, Festival Van Vlaanderen Brugge, Karlsruhe Festival, Mysteria Pascalia and Operarara Festival, Philarmonie in Bratislava, in Warsaw, in St. Petersburg,  Kuhmo Chamber Music Festival, Megaron Mussiki, Onassis Foundation, Niarchos Foundation in Athens…) USA (Lincoln Center – New York) Japan, Korea and Australia collaborating with orchestras and ensembles such as Accademia Bizantina, Concerto Italiano, Il Complesso Barocco, Cappella della Pietà de’ Turchini, Concert des Nations, Cappella Cracoviensis, Europa Galante, Ensemble 415, Ensemble Matheus, Latinitas Nostra, Les Arts Florissants, Les Musiciens de Louvre, King’s Consort, Modo Antiquo, Muncher Rundfunkorchester, RSO Radio Symphonic Orchestra Vienna, Ricercar Consort, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, Accademia of Santa Cecilia Orchestra, ORT, Venice Baroque Orchestra, Zefiro.

Romina has sung with prominent conductors: P. Maag, M. Viotti, Sir Ch. Mackerras, V. Jurowski, K. Ono, J. Savall, F. Bruggen, A. Curtis, R. Alessandrini, F. Biondi, M. Minkowski, W. Christie,  P. McCreesh, E. Haim, J. C. Spinozi, O. Dantone, P. Pierlot, C. Banchini, A. Marcon, R. King, A. Florio, F. M. Sardelli, D. Gatti, G. Ferro.

Romina has recorded for Kikko Classic, Bongiovanni, Mirare, Fuga&Ricercar (Porpora – Notturni per i Defunti), for Deutsche Grammophon Vivaldi’s Motezuma, Haendel’s Tolomeo,  for Naive Vivaldi’s Atenaide, New Discoveries, Armida, Orlando Furioso DVD, Olimpiade-The Opera, Orlando Furioso 1714, Catone in Utica, Dorilla in Tempe and Lamento, a solo cd dedicated to XVII century Lamenti, for Glossa Haendel’s Cantate Italiane voll.4-5, for Classic Voice Handel’s Vespro Carmelitano, for FraBernardo Veracini’s Adriano in Siria, for EMI/Virgin Vivaldi’s Ercole sul Termodonte, Oracolo in Messenia, Haendel’s Berenice, Giulio Cesare for MDG and Naive, Galuppi’s and Jommelli’s sacred music, Händel’s Mythology for Sony Deutsche Harmonia Mundi, Voces de Sefarad for Brilliant Classic, Scarlatti’s Carlo, re d’Alemagna for Agogique, Baroque Divas and Pergolesi’s Adriano in Siria for Decca.

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