BIOGRAPHY

ALESSANDRA BORIN

SOPRANO


WHO I AM…

Light-lyric soprano embracing her eclectic spirit, she mainly performs solo recitals.

Her repertoires range from baroque to chamber music, and even to contemporary music and improvisation.
She has a Bachelor of Arts in vocal chamber music, and she has also a Master’s degree in Renaissance and Baroque Vocal Music.

In 2008 she won the 2nd Singing Competition of Ancient Music Spazio & Musica.

After attending secondary school (specializing in classical subjects), she graduated in music criticism with honours at the University Ca’ Foscari of Venice in 2005.

From 2000 to 2008 she was employed as a cantor and soloist in St Mark’s Church in Venice, and she performed in Italy and abroad with the Solisti della Cappella Marciana.

As a solo she was directed by:

M. Benzi (Mozart), M. Dalla Vecchia (Carissimi’s Daniel), G. Garrido (Vespers, Monteverdi), T. Koopman (Vivaldi’s Gloria), C. Hogwood (First performance of Vivaldi’s Dixit Dominus RV 807), P. Faldi (First modern performance of S. Mayr’s Requiem, live on Vatican Radio), B. Hoffmann (for anniversaries of Purcell and Handel), E. De Nadai, A. De Carlo (First execution of the contemporary cantata Creusa’s Words M. Porro with ancient instruments) and A. Florio (with I Turchini, First edition in modern times of Passio secundum Johannem by Gaetano Veneziano 1665 – 1716).

With the Baroque ensemble Sans Souci she recorded a solo album with all 14 arias from cantatas by J.S Bach for soprano, oboe and B.C. (published by M.A.P. in Milan and announced on RadioRai3).

She also won the first prize at the “Masi” International Music Competition, after which came a CD of cantatas for solo voice by Lotti and Steffani.

She collaborated extensively with some Venetian theater companies such as Glossa Teatro (Commedia dell’Arte), L’Archibugio (specializing in historical re-enactment) and Theama Teatro (with whom she took part in the 9th week of the Italian language in the world, held in October 2009 at the Ministry of culture in Bratislava).

In 2001 she debuted in the roles of Barbarina in The Marriage of Figaro, of Hyacinthus in Apollo and Hyacinthus by WA Mozart (Urbino – live recording 2006), and of Rita in Rita by G. Donizetti (Padua 2010).

She has sung in various Early Music festivals with several groups of specialized soloists including Oficina Musicum (with whom she recorded a CD with the Mass for four voices by Claudio Monteverdi, 1650), Ensemble Orologio specializing in Renaissance and Baroque polyphony and directed by the orchestra leader D. De Lucia (Handel’s Messiah – soloist Emma Kirkby, Christmas motets by JS Bach and the performance in St Mark Church in Venice of the Vespers by Claudio Monteverdi).

She sang with Athestis Chorus under the direction of F.M. Bressan (Alexander’s Feast and Ode for St. Cecilia’s Day by Handel, Motets BWV 225-230 by JS Bach). The group also performed with the RAI Orchestra in Turin (live from the Toscanini) with C. Hogwood (Elias by F. Mendelssohn).