Anna Bolena Anna Bolena
Born in Pietrasanta, Italy, Serena Farnocchia studied with Gianpiero Mastromei. In 1995 she was one of the youngest winners of the Luciano Pavarotti Competition in Philadelphia. In 1998 she attended the Accademia of Teatro alla Scala, and soon after she made her house debut as Donna Anna Don Giovanni, under the baton of Riccardo Muti. Since then she has established an international career and has collaborated with conductors including Bruno Bartoletti, Vladimir Jurowski, Nicola Luisotti, Zubin Mehta, Riccardo Muti, Gianandrea Noseda, Daniel Oren, Giuseppe Sinopoli, Pinchas Steinberg, and directors including Paul Curran, Willy Decker, Gabriele Lavia, Jonathan Miller, Michele Placido, Pier Luigi Pizzi, Pier’Alli, Luca Ronconi. Recent engagements have included Donna Elvira Don Giovanni (Teatro Municipal de Santiago de Chile); Liù Turandot (Bayerische Staatsoper, Munich); Imogene Il pirata (Liceu de Barcelona); Verdi’s Messa da Requiem with the Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra and Elisabetta Don Carlo (Frankfurt Oper).