Italian Soprano Grazia Doronzio has already appeared in many of the world's prestigious opera houses: the Metropolitan Opera, the Hamburgische Staatsoper, the Dutch National Opera, the Grand Théâtre de Genève, the Teatro Regio in Turin, the Deutsche Oper Berlin, the Canadian Opera Company, the Oper Frankfurt, the Palau de les Arts Reina Sofia in Valencia, the Teatro San Carlo in Naples, the Seattle Opera.
She appeared in Mozart’s Requiem with the Boston Symphony Orchestra under James Levine; with James Levine she also performed songs of Luigi Dallapiccola on the MET Chamber Ensemble series at Carnegie Hall. Recent notable engagements include Susanna in Le nozze di Figaro at the Teatro Regio in Turin and at the Michigan Opera, Suzel in Mascagni's L’Amico Fritz in Frankfurt; La Bohème at the Dutch National Opera, in Nantes, in Toronto with the Canadian Opera Company, in Bari, Ancona, Cagliari and with the Deutsche Radio Philharmonie in Saarbrücken; she has sung the role of Anna in Puccini's Le Villi at the Konzerthaus in Dortmund, Liù in Turandot at the Seattle Opera, Pamina in Die Zauberflöte at the Hamburgische Staatsoper and at the Palau de les Arts Reina Sofia in Valencia, Falstaff (Nannetta) in Frankfurt, Don Giovanni (Zerlina) in Frankfurt and Milwaukee, L'Elisir d'amore (Adina) at the Teatro San Carlo in Naples and in Düsseldorf, Cherubini's Medea (Glauce) at the Grand Théâtre de Genève, Brahms' Ein Deutsches Requiem in Catania.
Other performances include La Bohème in Atlanta, at the Deutsche Oper am Rhein in Duisburg, at the Deutsche Oper Berlin, in Sassari, at the Michigan Opera and in Riga with the Latvian National Symphony Orchestra; Liù in Turandot at the Metropolitan Opera New York and at the Portland Opera; Isifile in Cavalli's Giasone in Chicago; Zerlina in Don Giovanni at the Rieti Festival and Micaëla in Carmen at the Savonlinna Opera Festival.
Ms. Doronzio is a winner of the Sullivan Award. She received First Prize at the Elardo International Opera Competition and top prizes at the Stella Maris Competition, Viñas Competition, the Iris Adami Corradetti International Competition of Padova, the Ottavio Ziino International Competition in Rome, the Teatro Lirico Sperimentale A. Belli Competition in Spoleto, and the Spiros Argiris Competition of Sarzana. As a recitalist, Ms.Doronzio won First Prize at the 22nd Concorso Internazionale di Musica Vocale da Camera in Conegliano.
Grazia Doronzio made a tremendous impact performing songs of Luigi Dallapiccola on the MET Chamber Ensemble series at Carnegie’s Zankel Hall under James Levine. Of this performance, the critic Bruce Hodge wrote:
“Doronzio's discreet stature gives no clue to the large voice lurking within, nor her impressively solid tone or her utter assurance. Her perfect decrescendo at the very end, on the word ‘morir’ (‘die’) capped a performance that probably made Dallapiccola converts on the spot.”
Ms. Doronzio is graduate of the Metropolitan Opera’s prestigious Lindemann Young Artist Development Program. She studied at the Conservatorio Statale di Musica Rossini in Pesaro and at the Opera Studio dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia of Rome under Renata Scotto.