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Raquel Pierotti (born December 17, 1952, Montevideo, Uruguay) is a mezzo-soprano opera singer. She specialized in coloratura roles in the Rossini and Handel repertoire.
Raquel Pierotti was born in Montevideo, Uruguay where she got her graduation at the National Opera School and made her operatic debut in 1973 as Damigella nuziale in Mozart’s Nozze di Figaro. During the next six years she worked in many operatic productions singing Magic Flute, Don Giovanni, Madama Butterfly, Rigoletto as well as in many chamber and symphonic concerts. She won the First Prize in the “Maurice Ravel National Contest” and in the “Artigas - Washington Contest”. In 1979 she moved to Spain. She won the “Plácido Domingo Award” in 1979 and the 2º Grand Prix in 1980 both in the “Francisco Viñas Singing Competition”. In the same year she won the First Prize in the “Mozart Singing Competition” organized by Barcelona’s Mozarteum and the Gold Medal from Radio Nacional de España (Spanish National Broadcasting) given to the most promising debutant of the season.
In 1980 made her operatic début in Spain at the Gran Teatro del Liceo in Barcelona as Lola in Mascagni's Cavalleria Rusticana. The following year she made her European débuts at the Opera de Paris as Rosina in Rossini’s Barber of Seville, as well as at La Scala, Milan, as Marcellina in Mozart’s Le nozze di Figaro. Since then she has been a frequent guest at La Scala where she sang Clarice in La pietra del paragone (Rossini), Smeton in Anna Bolena (Donizetti), Rosina in Il barbiere di Siviglia (Rossini), Isabella in L’italiana in Algeri (Rossini), Maddalena in Il viaggio a Reims (Rossini), Cecilio in Lucio Silla (Mozart), and Fenena in Nabucco (Verdi) for the 1986/1987 Season Opening Night as well as in the tournées in Berlin, Japan (Tokyo, Osaka, Yokohama) and Bulgaria (Sofia, Varna).On November 2. 1988 she was invited to sing in a concert celebrating the birthday of Her Majesty the Queen of Spain Doña Sofía.