Univ.-Prof. für Gesang Alte Musik

Giulia Semenzato is an internationally recognized soprano particularly for the interpretation of the Baroque and Mozart repertoire. After graduating with honors from the B. Marcello Conservatory in Venice, she then specialized in the Baroque repertoire with Rosa Dominguez at the Schola Cantorum in Basel (Ch). Winner of the Toti dal Monte di Treviso competition (2012), Farinelli award at the Bologna competition 2013, and at the Cesti-Competition of Innsbruck 2014, she soon undertook an international career that saw her performing in the major European theaters and concert halls such as Teatro La Fenice in the „Juditha Triumphans“ and „Ottone in Villa“ by A.Vivaldi’s, at Teatro alla Scala in „Lucio Silla“ (2015), in „Don Giovanni“, „La finta Giardiniera“ by W.A.Mozart and Nannetta in „Falstaff“ by G.Verdi with Zubin Metha (2017); „Cosi fan tutte“ at Opern Zurich, „Die Zauberflöte“ at Muscat Opera House. She sang as Carolina in „Matromonio Segreto“ at Innsbruck Festwochen (2016), Michael at Teather an der Wien in „Saul“ (2018) and Dorinda in „Orlando“ (2019) by Handel; Susanna in „Le Nozze di Figaro“ at the Royal Opera House London conducted by Sir. A.Pappano (2022); Mozartwochen and Salzburger Festspiele (Suor Angelica 2022 and Falstaff 2023). A refined interpreter of the Italian seventeenth and eighteenth-century repertoire, she performed the main role in Monteverdi’s L’Incoronazione di Poppea at the Opera du Rhin, Venere in „Ercole Amante“ at the Opera Comique in Paris, Salome in „San Giovanni Battista“ by A.Stradella at the Concertgebeuw in Amsterdam; she sang in the mail roles of Elena and Eritrea in the F.Cavalli operas in Aix-en-Provence, Opera Comique, Theatre de Versailles and again at the Teatro La Fenice. In concert she has been invited for Mozart’s Requiem (Teatro San Carlo, Madrid, Cuenca), Messiah with Collegium 1704 and Melk Stiftung with D. Harding, Poulenc’s „Gloria“ at the Teatro Regio in Turin, „Maddalena ai piedi di Cristo“ by Caldara at the Paris Philharmonie, Hamburg Elbphilarmonie, Freiburg, Berlin Philharmonie. She regularly collaborates with conductors such as Rene Jacobs, Giovanni Antonini, Raphael Pichon, Alessandro de Marchi, L.G.Alarcon, Vaclav Luks, Riccardo Minasi, D.Fasolis. She collaborated with stage directors including C.Guth, C.Loy, D.Michieletto, R.Carsen,E.Titov, D.McVicar, B.Kowsky, C.Marthaler, J.Mijnnsen.

She has recorded for the labels Accent, Arcana, Glossa, Harmonia Mundi, Cpo, Pentatone and her first solo album „Angelica Diabolica“ for Alpha(Othere). She taught at the University of Arts of Havana – Cuba, and at the SMAV early music courses in Venice. She graduated in a Bachelor in Law at the University of Udine.