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Carmen Giannattasio (born 24 April 1975 Avellino) is an Italian operatic soprano. She studied at the Conservatoire Domenico Cimarosa of Avellino and simultaneously at the University of Salerno (degree in Russian and English Literatures). From 1999-2001 she attended the school for young opera singers (L’Accademia di Perfezionamento) at La Scala, Milan. In 2002 she won first and audience prize at Operalia competition in Paris.
Giannattasio has worked with many renowned international conductors including Maurizio Benini, Semyon Bychkov, Roland Boer, Sir Colin Davis, Plácido Domingo, Dan Ettingerá, Asher Fisch, Riccardo Frizza, Daniele Gatti, Michel Plasson, René Jacobs, Riccardo Muti, Daniel Oren, Zubin Mehta, Myung-whun Chung, Antonio Pappano, Michele Mariotti, and David Parry.
In 2012, she made her Royal Opera House, Covent Garden debut as Mimi in John Copley's production of La boheme and her Metropolitan Opera, New York, debut as Leonora in David McVicar's production of Il trovatore. In the same year she also had a debut at Arena di Verona in Zeffirelli's production of Mozart's Don Giovanni starring Ildebrando D'Arcangelo. In december 2012 she was acclaimed in Naples as Violetta in La Traviata under the direction of turkish cinema director Ferzan Ozpetek.
She has recorded many CDs with Opera Rara. These include Rossini's La donna del lago and Ermione (which won a 2011 The Gramophone Award); Donizetti's Parisina d'Este; and Bellini's Il pirata.