massis annick mcdomani

Representation: Italy, Various countries

Biography

Regarded as one of the world‘s most important lyric-coloratura sopranos, she is highly acclaimed for the depth of her interpretations and her huge versatility.

In France she has been awarded with the prestigeous medal of “Chevaliers des Arts et Lettres” from the Ministry of Culture, for her artistic merits. She has won also the “La Siola d’oro” Prize in Cesena as best soprano.

She is a regular guest on the world‘s greatest opera houses in a wide repertoire: Haendel‘s Semele and Rinaldo (Almirena); Mozart‘s Don Giovanni (Donna Anna), Lucio Silla (Giunia), Idomeneo (Ilia); Rameau‘s Platée (La Folie) and Les Indes Galantes; Thomas‘ Mignon (Philine) and Hamlet (Ophélie); Meyerbeer‘s Les Huguenots (Marguerite de Valois) and Margherita d’Anjou; Bizet‘s Les Pêcheurs de Perles (Leila); Gounod‘s Romeo et Juliette; Halévy‘s La Juive (Eudoxie); Berlioz‘s Benvenuto Cellini (Teresa); Offenbach‘s Les Contes d’Hoffmann (Olympia, Antonia, Giulietta, Stella); Massenet‘s Manon; Bellini‘s La sonnambulaI Puritani and I Capuleti e i Montecchi; Rossini‘s Tancredi (Amenaide), Matilde di ShabranLe Comte Ory (Comtesse Adèle), Il Viaggio a Reims (La Contessa di Folleville) and Il Barbiere di Siviglia; Verdi‘s La Traviata and Rigoletto; Ravel‘s L’Enfant et les sortilèges (Le feu, La princesse, Le rossignol); Poulenc‘s Les dialogues des Carmélites (Blanche de la Force); Donizetti‘s La Fille du régimentMaria di Rohan and Lucia di Lammermoor.

She has work with many of ther world’s most renowed conductors like: Alberto Zedda, Richard Bonynge, Michel Plasson, William Christie, Trevor Pinnock, Ivor Bolton, Marc Minkowski, Christoph Eschenbach, George Prêtre, Ottavio Dantone, Zubin Mehta, Daniel Oren, Eve Queler, Marcello Viotti, James Levine, Simon Rattle, Bruno Campanella, Gianluigi Gelmetti, Renato Palumbo, Daniele Callegari, and directors like: Pier Luigi Pizzi, Grahm Vick, David McVicar, Franco Zeffirelli, Hugo de Ana, only to name a few…

She performs regularly also on the concert platform with a reperotire including works by Fauré, Poulenc, Viardot, Ravel, Debussy, Berlioz and Strauss, as well as Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater, Mozart’s RequiemC minor Mass and Exultate, jubilate, Debussy’s La Chute de la Maison UsherLe Martyre de Saint Sébastian, Poulenc’s Gloria and Stabat Mater, Schumann’s Scenen aus Goethes Faust, etc…

She has recorded: Les Pêcheurs de Perles and Lucio Silla (Dynamic); La Dame blanche and L’enfant et les sortileges (EMI); ElvidaFrancesca di FoixMargherita d’AnjouPaventa Insano (Opera Rara); Lucio Silla (Dynamic and DGG); Le Comte Ory (NVC Arts); L’inganno felice (Erato); Matilde di Shabran (DECCA); Mignon (Accord); Haendel’s Dixit Dominus and La Resurrezione, Rameau’s AnacréonLa Berger Fidèle and Hippolyte et Aricie, Charpentier’s Te Deum and Messe de Minuit (DGG/Archiv).

She has recently made significant debuts: at Maggio Musicale Fiorentino as Elle in Poulenc’s La voix humaine,  at Teatro Regio in Parma as Hélène in Verdi’s Jérusalem (conducted by Daniele Callegari and directed by Hugo de Ana) and in the title role of Donizetti’s Lucrezia Borgia at Théâtre du Capitole in Toulouse (conducted by Giacomo Sagripanti and directed by Emilio Sagi).