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Daria Masiero

Soprano

Daria Masiero studied singing and cello at the Conservatorio Antonio Vivaldi in Alessandria with Rita Orlandi Malaspina, and in Vignola with Mirella Freni.  She won a Diploma di Accademia at the Teatro alla Scala, Milan; she was a Cardiff Singer of the World finalist in 2005, as well as the winner of the Caruso competition in Milan in 2000.

Daria has sung the following roles: Mimì in La bohème at the Miskloc National Theatre in Hungary, at the Teatro Comunale di Alessandria, and at the Torre del Lago Puccini Festival; covered Desdemona in Otello for La Scala in Milan; Anna in Nabucco for the Teatro Pallavicino Bussetto and at the Piazza del Campo in Siena; Manon in Henze’s Boulevard Solitude, Musetta in La bohème, and Liù in Turandot for Teatro Carlo Felice in Genoa; Serpina in La serva padrona for Teatro Massima in Palermo; Nedda in Pagliacci for the Teatro Bellini in Catania; Zerlina in Don Giovanni for Teatro Regio in Turin; Despina in Così fan tutte for the Grand Theatre in Geneva; Micaëla in Carmen for the Teatro Regio in Torino and Catanzaro and Reggio Calabria, Italy. 

She also sang Mozart's Requiem at the Paganini Auditorium in the Teatro Regio di Parma with tenor José Carreras, and she sang a concert dedicated to ‘Puccini Women’ at Torre del Lago with Plácido Domingo.  She undertook the role of Adelia from Donizetti's Ugo, Conte di Parigi at the Arcimboldi Theatre in Milan and was soloist in A Midsummer's Night's Dream by Mendelssohn at the same theatre. 

Recent engagements include Rossini’s Stabat Mater in Nice and Monte Carlo; Glauce in Medea for both Torino and Teatro Massimo in Palermo; Donna Anna in Don Giovanni at Padova and Bassano del Grappa, Italy; her role debut of Margaretha in Boito's Mefistofole for Savonlinna Opera Festival, Finland as well as a return the following season for a reprisal of this role; Magda in La rondine with Nice Opera; Donna Elvira in Don Giovanni for Opera Ireland; The Countess in Le nozze di Figaro for the Macau International Music Festival; Elisabetta in Don Carlos for Bogotà; the title role in Statkowski’s Maria for the Wexford Opera Festival; Liù in Turandot for Opera Australia and reprisals of Mimì  in La bohème in Teatro Verdi di Fidenza, Jeonju National Theatre in South Korea, Teatro Sociale di Rovigo, Teatro Comunale Chiabrera, and the Teatro Donizetti di Bergamo. 

In 2013/2014, Daria Masiero sang Leonora in Il trovatore, the title role in Aida and Micaela in Carmen for Opera Australia, Margherita in Mefistofele in Parma and Desdemona (Otello) throughout Italy.  She performed the title role in Adriana Lecouvreur in Parma, Como and Cremona and returns to OA in 2015 as Aida and Liù.