Romina Basso

Romina Basso

Romina Basso

Baroque singing

Born in Gorizia, Romina Basso obtained her degrees in Italian Literature at Trieste University and in Singing at Venice Conservatory “B. Marcello”.

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 and won national and international competitions (Seghizzi, Palma D’Oro, Città di Conegliano, Modena Musica, Toti dal Monte, As.Li.Co. and Placido Domingo’s Operalia). 

She regularly performs in Italy (Accademia di Santa Cecilia, Accademia Chigiana, MiTo Festival, Società del Quartetto di Milano, Amici della Musica Firenze) and throughout Europe (Wiener Konzerthaus, Amsterdam Concertgebouw, La Monnaie – Bruxelles, Theatre des Champs Elysèes, Citè de la Musique and Salle Pleyel – Paris, Opéra de Montpellier, Opéra de Bordeaux, Opèra de Nice, Opèra de Nimes, Barbican Center and Queen Elizabeth Hall- London, Edinburgh Festival, Glyndebourne Opera Festival,  Teatro Real – Madrid, Tchaikovsky Hall – Moscow, Via Stellae Festival-Santiago de Compostela, La Folle Journèe Festival – Nantes, Festival d’Avignon, Beaune, Luberon, Festival of Early Music – Utrecht, Festival Van Vlaanderen – Brugge, Mysteria Pascalia Festival – Krakow, Philarmonie in Bratislava, Philarmonie in Warwaw…) and worldwide (Teatro Colon in Buenos Aires, Lincoln Center NY, 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, Europa Galante, Ensemble 415, Ensemble Matheus, 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.

She has sung with prominent conductors: P. Maag (Faust), M. Viotti (Italiana in Algeri), Sir Ch. Mackerras, V. Jurowski, K. Ono (Die Zauberfloete), J. Savall (Orfeo, Madrigali Guerrieri et Amorosi, Bach’s Magnificat), F. Bruggen (Mozart-Requiem), A. Curtis (Motezuma, Tolomeo, Rodelinda, Lotario, Berenice, Dido and Aeneas, Giulio Cesare, Admeto, Arianna in Creta), R. Alessandrini (La Vergine dei Dolori, Armida, Sacred Vivaldi), F. Biondi (Die Zauberfloete, La SS. Annunziata, Bajazet, Ercole sul Termodonte, La Resurrezione, Oracolo in Messenia, Messiah, Adriano in Siria), M. Minkowski (Alcina, Pergolesi-Stabat Mater), W. Christie (Charpentier-Lully), E. Haim and P. McCreesh (La Resurrezione, Il trionfo del Tempo e del Disinganno, Rodelinda), J. C. Spinozi (Orlando Furioso), P. Pierlot (Dido and Aeneas, Il Ritorno d’Ulisse in Patria), A. Marcon (Andromeda Liberata, Atenaide, Orlando Furioso, Juditha Triumphans, L’Olimpiade, Bach-Mass in B Minor), O. Dantone (Le Comte Ory, Tito Manlio, Ascanio in Alba, Annibale in Torino), R. King (La Senna Festeggiante), A. Florio (Fux- Orfeo ed Euridice, Pergolesi-Stabat Mater, Aci Galatea e Polifemo), F. M. Sardelli (Atenaide, Juditha Triumphans, Vivaldi New Discoveries, Orlando Furioso 1714), D. Gatti (Manon Lescaut), G. Ferro (Pulcinella). Her performances have been broadcast on Italian Rai Radio Suite, BR Bavarian Radio Classic, British BBC3, Australian ABC, ORF 1 – Austria, Radio France, Arte, Mezzo, AVRO – Holland.

Romina Basso has recorded for Kikko Classic, Bongiovanni, Mirare, Fuga&Ricercar (Porpora – Notturni per i Defunti), for Deutsche Grammophon – Archiv Vivaldi’s Motezuma and Haendel’s Tolomeo, for Naive Vivaldi’s Atenaide, New Discoveries, Armida, Orlando Furioso DVD, Olimpiade-The Opera, Orlando Furioso 1714, Catone in Utica, for Glossa Haendel’s Cantate Italiane voll.4-5, for Classic Voice Handel’s Vespro Carmelitano, 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 for Sony Deutsche Harmonia Mundi, Scarlatti’s Carlo, re d’Alemagna for Agogique, Baroque Divas and Adriano in Siria for Decca and more solo CDs Lamento for Naïve, Voces de Sefarad for Brilliant Classic and Salterio italiano.