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Sonia Prina

Singer details:

Voice: Contralto
Nationality: Italian
Year of Birth: 1975

About Sonia Prina:

Sonia Prina (born 30 November 1975) is an Italian operatic contralto who has had an active career in concerts and operas since the mid-1990s. She is particularly known for her appearances in Baroque operas and for her performances of the Baroque concert repertoire. She has recorded works by composers George Frideric Handel and Antonio Vivaldi.

Born in Magenta, Prina studied singing and the trumpet at the Music Conservatoire "Giuseppe Verdi", Milan and then pursued further studies at the La Scala Academy. She began performing in operas in the mid-1990s, first in the Italian repertoire of Rossini and Donizetti. By 1997 she had established herself as an artist in the Baroque repertoire. Some of the roles she has performed are Amastre in Serse, Bradamante in Alcina, Carilda in Arianna in Creta, Cornelia in Giulio Cesare, Ottone in L’Incoronazione di Poppea, Penelope in Il ritorno d'Ulisse in patria, Polinesso in Ariodante, Valentiniano in Ezio, and the title roles in Orlando, Ottone in villa, Partenope, Rinaldo, Tamerlano, and Tolomeo.

In 2000 she appeared in Cremona as Smeton in Donizetti's Anna Bolena. In 2006 she performed Cornelia in the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées in Paris with Andreas Scholl in the title role. In 2010 she appeared in the title role of Vivaldi's Orlando furioso in the Frankfurt Opera, conducted by Andrea Marcon, the mad Roland staged as an Italo-Rocker by David Bösch. She sang the part of Amastre at the Houston Grand Opera.

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Nr.Title scenePopularityOperaComposerActTypeVoicesLang.Roles
1Così potessi anch'io Popularity:

Opera: Orlando furiosoComposer: VivaldiAct:

Type: ariaVoice: mezzoLanguage: Italian

Roles:
2Veni me sequere fida Popularity:

Opera: Juditha TriumphansComposer: VivaldiAct:

Type: Voice: mezzoLanguage: Italian

Roles:
3Nel profondo cieco mondo Popularity:

Opera: Orlando furiosoComposer: VivaldiAct:

Type: ariaVoice: mezzoLanguage: Italian

Roles:
4Siam navi all onde algenti Popularity:

Opera: OlympiadeComposer: VivaldiAct:

Type: Voice: contraltoLanguage: Italian

Roles:
5Gelido in ogni vena Popularity:

Opera: FarnaceComposer: VivaldiAct:

Type: Voice: contraltoLanguage: Italian

Roles:
6Cara lontano ancora Popularity:

Opera: Ascanio in AlbaComposer: MozartAct: 1.09

Type: ariaVoice: mezzoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Ascanio
7Pur ti miro Popularity:

Opera: Incoronazione di Poppea, L'Composer: MonteverdiAct: 3.09

Type: duetVoice: cT/S SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Nerone/Poppea
8Ecco l'atra palude Popularity:

Opera: Orfeo, L'Composer: MonteverdiAct: 3.03

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Speranza
9Dorme l'incauta dorme Popularity:

Opera: Incoronazione di Poppea, L'Composer: MonteverdiAct: 2.11

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Amore
10Caro bella piu amabile belta Popularity:

Opera: Giulio CesareComposer: HandelAct: 3.16

Type: duetVoice: S cA/Mz/cTLanguage: Italian

Roles: Cleopatra/Cesare
11Rodelinda, sì mesta Popularity:

Opera: RodelindaComposer: HandelAct: 2.02-1

Type: recitativeVoice: cA SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Eduige/Rodelinda
12Dove sei? Popularity:

Opera: RodelindaComposer: HandelAct: 1.06-2

Type: ariaVoice: countertenor or contraltoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Bertarido
13Io dunque.. Popularity:

Opera: AlcinaComposer: HandelAct: 1.14

Type: recitativeVoice: T SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Oronte/Morgana
14E questa la mercede Popularity:

Opera: OrlandoComposer: HandelAct: 2.04-1

Type: recitativeVoice: countertenor or mezzoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Orlando
15Va tacito e nascosto Popularity:

Opera: Giulio CesareComposer: HandelAct: 1.18

Type: ariaVoice: countertenor or contralto or mezzoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Cesare/Achilla/Cesare/Cornelia/Sesto
16Priva son d'ogni conforto Popularity:

Opera: Giulio CesareComposer: HandelAct: 1.05

Type: ariaVoice: contraltoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Cornelia
17Con opra giusta Popularity:

Opera: RodelindaComposer: HandelAct: 3.01-3

Type: recitativeVoice: contraltoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Eduige
18A quai strani perigli Popularity:

Opera: AlcinaComposer: HandelAct: 1.23

Type: recitativeVoice: B Mz SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Melisso/Bradamante/Morgana
19Lascia ch'io pianga Popularity:

Opera: RinaldoComposer: HandelAct: 2

Type: ariaVoice: countertenor or mezzoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Rinaldo
20Se nemico mi fossi Popularity:

Opera: AlcinaComposer: HandelAct: 1.20

Type: recitativeVoice: Mz MzLanguage: Italian

Roles: Bradamante/Ruggiero
21V'adoro pupille Popularity:

Opera: Giulio CesareComposer: HandelAct: 2.03

Type: aria,recitativeVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Cleopatra/Cesare/Nireno
22Aure deh per pieta Popularity:

Opera: Giulio CesareComposer: HandelAct: 3.05-2

Type: ariaVoice: countertenor or contralto or mezzoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Cesare
23Vorrei vendicarmi Popularity:

Opera: AlcinaComposer: HandelAct: 2.05

Type: ariaVoice: mezzoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Bradamante
24Quanto piu fiera tempesta freme Popularity:

Opera: RodelindaComposer: HandelAct: 3.01-4

Type: ariaVoice: contraltoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Eduige
25Prendi e vivi Ruggiero Popularity:

Opera: AlcinaComposer: HandelAct: 3.19

Type: recitativeVoice: Mz TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Ruggiero/Oronte
26Cara sposa Popularity:

Opera: RinaldoComposer: HandelAct: 1

Type: ariaVoice: countertenor or mezzoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Rinaldo
27Venti turbini prestate Popularity:

Opera: RinaldoComposer: HandelAct: 1

Type: ariaVoice: countertenor or mezzoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Rinaldo
28Non e si vago e bello Popularity:

Opera: Giulio CesareComposer: HandelAct: 1.12

Type: ariaVoice: countertenor or contralto or mezzoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Cesare
29Eccoti innanzi il reo Popularity:

Opera: RodelindaComposer: HandelAct: 3.09-1

Type: recitativeVoice: cT/cA cA T cT/cALanguage: Italian

Roles: Unulfo/Eduige/Grimoaldo/Bertarido
30Al lampo dell armi Popularity:

Opera: Giulio CesareComposer: HandelAct: 2.12

Type: ariaVoice: countertenor or contralto or mezzoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Cesare
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