Francesca Lombardi Mazzulli began her career as a soprano at a very young age. She received her training at the Giuseppe Verdi Conservatory in Milan and the Frescobaldi Conservatory in Ferrara, where she studied with Mirella Freni. From 2006 to 2007 Francesca Lombardi Mazzulli was also a student of Luciano Pavarotti and studied with Alessandra Molinari and Sonia Prina. She is currently completing her technique with Manuela Custer.
Among the awards she has received are 2nd prize at the F. Provenzale competition in Naples and one of the finalist prizes at the London Handel Singing Competition. She took part in the Early Music Competition in Innsbruck and was selected to participate in the Rossini Academy of Alberto Zedda in 2012.
The soprano has the title roles from Handel's "Acis and Galatea", "Agrippina" and "Semele", the title roles of the Cavalli operas "Rosinda" and "Artemisia", Susanna in "Le nozze di Figaro" and Sandrina in Mozart's "La Finta Giardiniera", Amore, Pallade, Venere and Valletto in Monteverdi's "L'incoronazione di Poppea", Aquilio in Pergolesi's "Adriano in Siria", Dido in Purcell's "Dido and Aeneas", Melanto in Monteverdi's "Ritorno d'Ulisse in Patria" and Giunone in Cavalli's "La Calisto". She also sang the role of Leonore in Verdi's "Oberto" and the title role in Martinůs "Mirandolina".
Among the conductors with whom Francesca Lombardi Mazzulli regularly works are Ottavio Dantone, Michael Hofstetter, Alan Curtis, Aaron Carpene, Mehmet C. Yesilcay, Christophe Coin, Claudio Osele, Claudio Cavina, Mike Fentross, Andrea Marchiol and Marco Mencoboni.
Francesca Lombardi Mazzulli has sung at the Wiener Musikverein, Teatro della Pergola Florence, Teatro Donizetti in Bergamo, Teatro Communale in Ferrara, Teatro dal Verme in Milan, Concertgebouw Bruges and the Muziekgebouw Amsterdam. In 2012 she will be in Bhutan, and in 2013 she will tour New Zealand's major concert halls. In 2015 she made her USA debut at the Spoleto Festival. Francesca Lombardi Mazzulli is also a frequent guest at various music festivals throughout Europe, including Festival Pergolesi Spontini in Jesi, Maggio Musicale in Florence, Feste di Apollo of Parma, Amuz Antwerp, Sferisterio Opera Festival in Macerata, Styriarte Graz, Haydn Festival Eisenstadt, Innsbruck Early Music Festival, Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival, Potsdam Sanssouci Music Festival as well as at the festivals of Ravenna, Montpellier, Cracow, Hannover, Freiburg, Gdansk, Ambronay, Beaune, Rome, Faenza, Bologna, Bruges, Halle and Cracow
Francesca has worked with singers such as Vivica Genaux, Samir Pirgu, Anna Caterina Antonacci, Sonia Prina, Antonio Abete, Susan Graham, Valer Barna-Sabadus and Jeremy Ovenden and regularly sings with well-known ensembles. These include the Accademia Bizantina, Il Complesso Barocco, La Venexiana, I Virtuosi delle Muse, Cantar Lontano, Limoges Baroque Ensemble, B'Rock, La Sfera Armoniosa, Le Musiche Nove and Piano e Forte. She also took part in the program "Baroque Oriental", for which the Pera Ensemble was awarded the Echo Klassik Music Prize in 2012.
Francesca Lombardi Mazzulli also worked under the direction of well-known opera directors such as Pier Luigi Pizzi, Balazs Kovalik and Stefano Vizioli.
CDs by her have been released by Sony International, Berlin Classics, Glossa, Ludi Musici and Amadeus. The CD recording of the opera "Marc Antonio e Cleopatra" by Johann Adolph Hasse with Francesca Lombardi Mazzulli as Cleopatra and Vivca Genaux as Antonio was awarded the "Diamante d'Opéra" by the French "Opéra Magazine" in 2014.
Francesca Lombardi Mazzullis commitments in 2015/16 include her performance at the Vienna Musikverein with works by Neapolitan and Venetian composers under the baton of Antonio Floria with the Ensemble I Turchini, her role debut as Vitellia in Mozart's "La clemenza di Tito" under Michael Hofstetter in Giessen, Oberto in Handel's "Alcina" at the Teatro Real de Madrid under Christopher Moulds, directed by David Alden, and the Contessa in the rediscovery of Antonio Salieri's opera "La scuolo de gelosi" with the ensemble L'Arte del Mondo (CD recording for Sony). She also sang the role of Ersilda in Vivaldi's opera "Orlando finta pazzo" at the National Opera of Korea in Seoul.
Commitments in 2016/17 include Fiordiligi in "Così fan tutte" under Michael Hofstetter in Giessen -with a revival in 2017/18 at the Rococo Theatre Schwetzingen-, Angelica in Vivaldi's "Orlando furioso" at the Teatro del Giglio in Lucca as well as Cleopatra in Handel's "Giulio Cesare" at the Bonn Opera.
In 2017/18 she was a guest in Giessen as Donna Elvira in "Don Giovanni". In addition to various other concerts, she toured with Handel's "Messiah" and Scarlatti's "Clori, Dorino e Amore" - both under Fabio Biondi.
2018/19: Contessa/Nozze di Figaro under Michael Hofstetter in Giessen, Arsinoe in P.A. Cestis "La Dori" at the Innsbruck Early Music Festival 2019 under Ottavio Dantone, Rosane in Vvaldi's "La verità in cimento" with the Theater Heidelberg in Schwetzingen with David DQ Lee, Europa in the pasticcio "Syskonen i Mantua" in Drottingholm as well as Falsirena in Salieri's "La fiera di Venizia" with the ensemble L'arte del mondo under Werner Ehrhardt.
Engagements for 2019/20: Celia in Handel's "Silla" under Fabio Biondi at the Festival Enescu in Bucharest alongside Vivica Genaux and Roberta Invernizzi. These projects had to be cancelled due to the pandemic: Alcina in "L'Isola d' Alcina" (Gazzaniga) at the Schwetzinger SWR Festival under Werner Erhardt, Gabriel and Eva in Haydn's "The Creation" at the Teatro Comunale di Bologna under Graham Vick, Deidamia in "Aquiles en Esciros" (Corselli) at the Teatro Real de Madrid and La Musica, Prosperina and Ninfa in Monteverdi's "Orfeo" at the Potsdam Sanssouci Music Festival with the ensemble L'arte del mondo and a rock band under Massimiliano Toni (published on 2021).
Orfeo ed Euridice
P. A. Cesti
G. F. Handel
Acis und Galatea
J. A. Hasse
Marc Antonio e Cleopatra
L’incoronazione di Poppea
Amore, Pallade, Venere, Valletto
Il ritorno d’Ulisse in patria
La Messaggera, Prosperina
W. A. Mozart
La clemenza di Tito
Le nozze di Figaro
La Finta Giardiniera
Così fan tutte
G. B. Pergolesi
Adriano in Siria
Dido and Aeneas
La scuola de 'gelosi
La fiera de Venezia
G. Ph. Telemann
Der misslungene Brautwechsel
T. Torrejón y Velasco, de
La púrpura de la rosa
Orlando finto pazzo
La verità in cimento
As well as various arias and cantatas
Concert and song repertoire on request