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Welcome to the web-site of Anna Bonitatibus: news, events, and projects of one of the most acclaimed artists on the international operatic landscape!

The Anti-Diva, as she likes to describe herself, is renowned for the noble passion with which she interprets titles between the most famous of ‘teatro musicale’, as well as the tireless commitment with which she promotes the divulgation of a rarer repertoire.

Winner of the International Opera Awards 2015 for Semiramide — La Signora regale: Best Operatic Recital. Nominated for Best Female Voice, International Opera Awards 2016.

Upcoming Events

RADAMISTO Händel | Tour   

04.10.2021 Montpellier
06.10.2021 Barcelona
08.10.2021 Paris
10.10.2021 Essen
12.10.2021 Madrid
14.10.2021 Genève

Radamisto Philippe Jarrousky
Zenobia Marie-Nicole Lemieux
Polissena Emöke Baráth
Tigrane Anna Bonitatibus
Tiridate Zachary Wilder
Fraarte Alicia Amo
Farasmane Renato Dolcini
Orchestra Il Pomo d’oro – Francesco Corti

Recital – Inauguration | Giovanni Paisiello Festival

OLTRECONFINE: Musica e Musicisti della nuova Europa

Anna Bonitatibus Paisiello Festival 2021

Anna Bonitatibus, Mezzo-soprano
Adele D’Aronzo, Pianoforte

Teatro Fusco, Taranto | Monday 20 September 2021, 9pm    

Concerto di Belcanto | Rossini Opera Festival

Tanti affetti: Rossini e le sue Muse

ROF Programma BONITATIBUS
ROF Programma

Anna Bonitatibus, mezzosoprano
Adele D’Aronzo, pianoforte
Teatro Rossini, Pesaro | Thursday, 19 August 2021, 16:00    

‘Une Nuit d’Été’ with Anna and Angela | Trasimeno Festival
WEB MANIFESTO SPOLETO 2021 07 26
‘Une Nuit d’Été’ with Anna and Angela

Anna Bonitatibus, mezzo-soprano
Angela Hewitt, pianoforte
Teatro Caio Melisso, Spoleto | Monday 26 July, 19:00    

Recital | Wigmore Hall, London

Beethoven and Rossini: a meeting

Anna Bonitatibus, mezzo-soprano
Simon Lepper, Pianoforte

Sunday, July 11, 2021 – 19:30 Wigmore Hall    

Agrippina – Händel | Staatsoper Hamburg

Première 28.05.2021
Agrippina 3.06.2021
Agrippina 6.06.2021
Agrippina 10.06.2021

Staatsoper Hamburg    

Grandiose „Agrippina“-Premiere in Hamburger Staatsoper

Zu lange waren die Tore der Hamburger Staatsoper geschlossen, doch nun ö!neten sie mit einer famosen Inszenierung. Händels „Agrippina“ ist das Beste, was die Hansestadt seit langem sehen durfte.

Protagonistin Anna Bonitatibus die Show stehlen. Nur ging es nicht um Show.

Im Verlauf des Abends bewies die italienische Mezzo-Sopranistin eminente Qualitäten – grandios in der Arie „Pensieri, voi mi tormente“, dem Seelenbild einer von Angst und Schuldgefühlen geplagten Frau. In der Arie „Hò un non sò che“ brillierte sie ebenso wie die vier Solo-Instrumentalisten des superben Ensemble Resonanz.

JÜRGEN KESTING, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, 1.06.2021

Anna Bonitatibus Interview on Saturday Night at the Opera 5/29

Saturday, May 29, 2021 – 9:00pm

Italian mezzo-soprano Anna Bonitatibus has established herself as one of opera’s greatest interpreters of the Italian repertoire, from Monteverdi’s earliest works to the operas of Rossini and Donizetti. In recent years, Bonitatibus has emerged not simply as a singer but a vital musicologist, who has helped rediscover previously forgotten composers and their music, both through her championing them as a performer and through her music publishing company, Consonarte. In a wide-ranging interview with Stepan Atamian, Bonitatibus discusses her latest album of Beethoven’s rarely heard Italian songs, along with her professional singing career and her commitment to reexamining Italian vocal music.

WKCR Website    

Agrippina – Händel | Staatsoper Hamburg – Première 28.05.2021
Anna Bonitatibus - Photo: Hans Jörg Michel © 2021
Photo: Hans Jörg Michel © 2021

Agrippina Anna Bonitatibus
Nerone Franco Fagioli
Poppea Julia Lezhneva
Claudio Luca Tittoto
Ottone Christophe Dumeaux
Pallante Renato Dolcini
Narciso Vasily Khoroshev
Lesbo Chao Deng
Conductor Riccardo Minasi
Stage Direction Barry Kosky

Händel’s “Agrippina”: Live on Radio NDR Kultur    
Staatsoper Hamburg    

New Release | Canti italiani – Ludwig van Beethoven

“Canti italiani” per Voce sola e Pianoforte, offers a selection of Beethoven Italian compositions dedicated to Solo Voice & Piano.

Anna Bonitatibus and Adele D’Aronzo deliver a fresh interpretation of these rare gems and based on a new reading of original sources provided by Consonarte Editions.

Release Date: 12.03.2021
Further details:

Consonarte    
Ludwig van Beethoven – Canti italiani
Ludwig van Beethoven – Canti italiani

Curtain Call | Opernhaus & IOS, Zürich

1.01.2021

Concert with Anna Bonitatibus and young artists from the International Opera Studio with scenes and arias from Mozart’s «La clemenza di Tito» and «Le nozze di Figaro», as well as Rossini’s «Il barbiere di Siviglia».

Website    
Anna Bonitatibus International Opera Studio
Curtain Call | Opernhaus & IOS, Zürich

1.01.2021

Behind the scenes with Anna Bonitatibus and the IOS.
Website    

Curtain Call | Opernhaus, Zürich

14 & 15.12.2020

Freunde der Oper Zürich

Starting in mid-December, the Opera House will present Curtain Call, a series of unique concert evenings. Prominent singers will perform key works from the vocal repertoire on the big stage together with young talents from the International Opera Studio. With the financial support of us opera friends, the opera house has been able to engage four world stars: Diana Damrau, Anna Bonitatibus, Thomas Hampson and Benjamin Bernheim.

Curtain Call with Anna Bonitatibus, mezzo-soprano:
Scenes and arias from Mozart’s La clemenza di Tito and Le nozze di Figaro, as well as Rossini’s Il Barbiere di Siviglia

with

  • Erica Petrocelli, Soprano
  • Lina Dambrauskaité, Soprano
  • Luca Bernard, Tenor
  • Yuriy Hadzetskyy, Baritone
  • Vladyslav Tlushch, Baritone
  • Andrew Moore, bass Baritone
  • Ilya Altukhov, bass Baritone
  • Oleg Davydov, Bass

Joanna Laszczkowska, William Green, Adam Rogala, Andrea del Bianco, piano

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Opera Matinee — The Marriage of Figaro | BBC3

26.11.2020 14:00 GMT

Tom McKinney introduces a performance of Mozart’s great masterpiece, recorded at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden in 2012.

  • Figaro Ildebrando D’Arcangelo
  • Susanna Aleksandra Kurzak
  • Bartolo Carlo Lepore
  • Marcellina Ann Murray
  • Cherubino Anna Bonitatibus
  • Count Almaviva Lucas Meachem
  • Basilio Bonaventura Bottone
  • Antonio Jeremy White
  • Don Curzio Harry Nicoll
  • Barbarina Susana Gaspar
  • Countess Almaviva Rachel Willis Sorensen
  • Chorus and Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden
  • Conductor Antonio Pappano

BBC 3 Radio   

L’Olimpiade | Introductory matinée

Anna Bonitatibus, Vivica Genaux, Ottavio Dantone, David Marton

Sun, 18. Oct 2020, 10.00
Operhaus | Bernhard Theater
Zurich   

Anna Bonitatibus joins MOMENTUM

Anna Bonitatibus joins MOMENTUM   , the platform created by Barbara Hannigan who have pledged to act now to support young artists in the first phase of their professional activity.

Momentum, our future now
New Release | Il ritorno di Tobia – Joseph Haydn

Il ritorno di Tobia – Joseph Haydn    
Mozarteumorchester Salzburg
Ivor Bolton

Release Date: 14.08.2020

Il ritorno di Tobia – Joseph Haydn
Mozarteumorchester Salzburg
Ivor Bolton

Ercole amante, Cavalli | Opéra Comique

from 12.11.2019 to 30.11.2020
Arte TV   

Raphaël Pichon
Valérie Lesort et Christian Hecq
Nahuel di Pierro
Anna Bonitatibus
Giuseppina Bridelli
Francesca Aspromonte
Krystian Adam
Giulia Semenzato
Eugénie Lefebvre
Luca Tittoto
Ray Chenez
Dominique Visse

Ensemble et Coeur Pygmalion

I’ve been hearing
DONIZETTI Enrico di Borgogna (DVD)

She does – triumphantly – because said seamstress is Anna Bonitatibus and bel canto is what she does best.
Bonitatibus’s softly bronzed mezzo is wonderfully agile, her technique superb in Enrico’s florid opening cavatina ‘Care aurette che spiegate’. Her coloratura is even but never showy. Why she’s not a superstar of the operatic firmament is anyone’s guess.
– Mark Pullinger, Gramophone 11.04.2020

Sul piano vocale brilla la parte femminile. Anna Bonitatibus, nei panni en-travesti di Enrico, fa valere, infatti, la sua consolidata esperienza sia nel repertorio rossiniano sia in quello barocco e classico. Il timbro caldo e pastoso, la perfetta emissione e la naturale propensione al canto di coloratura si prestano perfettamente alla parte. La Bonitatibus è inoltre attenta interprete capace di sfruttare anche la sicurezza nei passaggi virtuosistici a scopo espressivo come si apprezza nel notevole rondò con cui Enrico chiude l’opera. Ottima attrice si cala perfettamente nella parte della dilettante allo sbaraglio che acquisisce progressivamente sicurezza ed entusiasmo.
– Giordano Cavagnino, GBOpera Magazine 28.02.2020

Rosinatibus

Si nous avons fait le chemin depuis Paris, c’est néanmoins pour entendre Anna Bonitatibus en pupille. […] C’est celle qui respire son Rossini avec le plus de virtuosité et sur une tessiture toujours aussi large. On aimerait se rouler dans ses graves puissants et larges, on déguste ses trilles, on exulte dans ces aigus certes parfois trop aérés. Les variations de la cavatine sont magistrales, les contrastes de la leçon de chant d’un naturel confondant, elle emporte vers ses sommets des partenaires qui donnent alors le meilleur d’eux-mêmes (« Dunque io son »), sans parler de l’actrice qui réussit à rendre poignants les trois mots de tristesse qui précèdent l’orage. Une Rosine royale et humble à la fois.
– Guillaume Saintagne, Forumopera 5.02.2020

Il Barbiere di Siviglia | Opéra de Tours

Anna Bonitatibus propose une Rosine corsée, ample, longue, aisée. Dans un art consommé des coloratures, elle égrène avec virtuosité les modulations dynamiques (du triple piano dans les attaques, aux déploiements plus sonores) qui les rendent palpitantes et vibrantes de vie. Même dans des costumes neutres (combinaison de nylon en particulier), elle parvient à représenter avec justesse la jeune femme – pleine de vie et d’impatience sensuelle.
— Joël Heuillon, Olyrix 4.02.2020

Il Barbiere di Siviglia | Opéra de Tours

La Rosina d’Anna Bonitatibus qui allie à la soie du médium le cristal des aigus, se jouant des cascades du Bel Canto avec une grâce extrême.
La Nouvelle République, 1.02.20

Ercole amante | Paris, Versailles

La mezzo-soprano Anna Bonitatibus campe une Junon souveraine : la ligne de chant est conduite avec une noble élégance, aussi bien dans le feu de la colère que dans la solennité, sans oublier quelques moments de pure tendresse.
– Jean-Marc Piriou, Bachtrack 8.11.19

Bonitatibus brought her customary stylistic understanding to Giunone. She made a striking entrance, flying in from the wings while negotiating some tricky tessitura that sat right in the passaggio. Her ability to bring out beauty in the text was more than apparent, never afraid to pull her sappy, orange-toned mezzo right back, shading the tone with delicacy.
Operatraveller, 9.11.19

La Junon vengeresse et animée d’Anna Bonitatibus capte toute l’attention dès son entrée. Sa voix au large ambitus habite le personnage ainsi criant de vérité.
– José Pons, Olyrix.com 5.11.19

Anna Bonitatibus, ob in luftiger Höhe oder auf irdischem Boden, singt und spielt Juno mit souveräner Musikalität und klarer Stimmführung. Wütend und unerbittlich wettert sie im ersten Akt “E vuol dunque Ciprigna”.
– Alexander Jordis-Lohausen, Oper O-Ton 4.11.19

Anna Bonitatibus, Giunone
Anna Bonitatibus, Giunone – Ercole amante, Opéra Comique © Stefan Brion
Il Trionfo del Tempo e del Disinganno – Concerts d’automne, Tours

Anna Bonitatibus explose en Plaisir, notamment dans les deux points d’acmé de la partition. Le timbre mordoré est superbe, la virtuosité sans faille, la musicalité et la sensibilité évidentes. Elle empoigne le Un pensiero nemico di pace telle une rockstar déchaînée se laissant galvanisé physiquement par la virtuosité de la partition. A l’inverse, le Lascia la spina, tout en intériorité, expose des couleurs bouleversantes et un phrasé particulièrement travaillé qui ne cesse de surprendre malgré le caractère rebattu du morceau. Une prestation marquante pour une artiste attachante.
– Steeve Boscardin, Resmusica, 24.10.2019

Innsbrucker Festwochen der Alten Musik & Theater an der Wien | Austria

Merope – Broschi
7, 9, 11.08.2019 – 21.10.2019

Sia a Salisburgo sia a Innsbruck, il punto di forza risiede nella prima donna e ha in fin dei conti origine nell’essere costei italiana. Alcina è Cecilia Bartoli, che fa appello a uno sterminato patrimonio tecnico e scenico; la parte non è un mulinello di semicrome: pone in rilievo soprattutto l’artista in grado di miniare espressivamente i recitativi non meno che le arie. Il caso si ripete nella Merope di Anna Bonitatibus, che è vocalista impagabile per vellutata omogeneità timbrica, vocalizzazione agiata e una tale arte retorica da rendere impossibile la perdita di una sola parola nonché del senso teatrale dell’intera, spesso immane frase.
– Francesco Lora, L’ape musicale 10-11.08.19

Qui mieux qu’ Anna Bonitatibus pouvait incarner l’infortunée Mérope? Le grand mezzo-soprano italien se joue habilement des exigences techniques du rôle-titre qu’elle magnifie par un jeu très investi et un timbre d’une tendresse inouïe.
– Bertrand Bolognesi, anaclase.com 11.08.19

Anna Bonitatibus – Merope, Innsbrucker Festwochen 2019 ©Rupert Larl
Anna Bonitatibus – Merope, Innsbrucker Festwochen 2019 ©Rupert Larl
Donizetti Enrico di Borgogna

Anna Bonitatibus bringt ihren wunderbar saftigen Mezzo für die Rolle des Enrico ein. Sie singt mit herrlich fließendem Ton in der Eröffnungs-Cavatina und in der abschließenden Siegesarie zeigt sie stilistische Intelligenz, die sich in geschmackvollen Verzierungen ausdrückt.
– Uwe Krusch, Pizzicato, 27.08.19

Enrico di Borgogna DVD Cover - Anna Bonitatibus
Enrico di Borgogna DVD

Consonarte — Vox in musica

Lirica italiana da camera, the project by Consonarte — Vox in Musica, a publishing enterprise founded by Anna Bonitatibus that seeks to renew appreciation of a vast – often disregarded, even forgotten – musical patrimony!