Valentina Marraffa

Valentina Marraffa

Valentina Marraffa

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BIOGRAFY

Born in Rome, it is in her city that she undertakes, still very young, music studies at the so called “Centro Lirico Maria Zunica”.
Since the ’90, after having debuted in the RAI-Ricordi recording of S. Rendine’s “La bell’Europa”, she has carried out an extensive concert activity in Rome and in central Italy, as a soprano soloist, in baroque music (“I Giovani di S.Cecilia in Campo Marzio”), classical music (“Bruno Walter” Orchestra, “Magna Grecia’s Orchestra”), concert lyrical music (“Centro Lirico Maria Zunica”, the so called “Accademia dei Convenienti”), music training in high schools (“Musica in Corso”, the so called Associazione Musicale “Tito Gobbi”).

Since the year 1997 she has played different light lyrical soprano roles in the following operas Rigoletto, La bohème, L’Elisir d’amore, Un ballo in maschera, La medium, in productions of historical theatres and summer circuits. By the end of said year she debuted at the so called Teatro S. Carlo di Napoli in L’elisir d’amore, together with L. Pavarotti and E. Dara.

She achieved, in the meantime, the Bachelor’s Degree in Literature and Performing Arts at the University of Rome La Sapienza, and the Master’s Degree in Music – Theatre Singing, at the so called S. Pietro a Majella Conservatorio in Naples, and she added specialized courses of vocal techniques to the institutional training and opera singing and Musical Masterclasses (G. Ravazzi, A. Vandi, E. Turlà, B. Manca di Nissa, E. Howard, C. Perkins, F. Fussi, A.Borragan, M. Belli).

In 2010 she attended the Advanced Training course in Artistic Vocology at the Alma Mater Studiorum University of Bologna, receiving an official commendation for the final thesis on vocal characterization in melodrama.

Opera singing teacher since the year 2005, always more involved in the research concerning vocal training, she specialized in the EVT Method – Estill Voice Training, becoming a certified teacher of this Method (C.M.T. Certification – Certificate Master Teacher).

She has worked as a Vocal Technique teacher for the so called Associazione Musicale Tito Gobbi, for Santa Cecilia’s National Academy and she currently works for the Bulgaro Institute of Culture in Rome.