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 at 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. Furthermore, she received lessons from Alessandra Molinari and Sonia Prina. She is currently completing her technique with Manuela Custer.
The awards she has received include the 2nd prize at the F. Provenzale competition in Naples and one of the finalist prizes in the London Handel Singing Competition. She took part in the Cesti Competition for early music in Innsbruck and was selected in 2012 to take part in Alberto Zedda's Rossini Academy.
The soprano has sung the title roles from Handel's "Acis and Galatea", "Agrippina" and "Semele", the title roles from Cavalli's 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 "Il 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 Martinů's "Mirandolina". Martinůs „Mirandolina“.
The conductors with whom Francesca Lombardi Mazzulli works frequently include 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 venues such as the Wiener Musikverein, Teatro della Pergola in Florence, Teatro Donizetti in Bergamo, Teatro Communale in Ferrara, Teatro dal Verme in Milan, Concertgebouw Bruges and at the Muziekgebouw Amsterdam. In 2012 she made a guest appearance in Bhutan, and in 2013 as part of a tour at the most important concert halls of New Zealand. In 2015 she made her US debut at the Spoleto Festival. Francesca Lombardi Mazzulli is also a frequent guest at various music festivals across 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 Festival of Early Music, Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival, Potsdam Sanssouci Music Festival and the festivals in Ravenna, Montpellier, Krakow, Hanover, Freiburg, Danzig, Ambronay, Beaune, Rome, Faenza, Bologna, Bruges, Halle and Krakow.
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 appears frequently with noted ensembles including 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 "Barock Oriental" program, for which the Pera Ensemble was awarded the Echo Klassik Music Award in 2012.
Francesca Lombardi Mazzulli has also worked under well-known opera directors such as Pier Luigi Pizzi, Balazs Kovalik and Stefano Vizioli.
CDs with 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" of the French "Opéra Magazine" in 2014.
Francesca Lombardi Mazzulli's engagements in 2015/16 include her appearance at the Vienna Musikverein with works by Neapolitan and Venetian composers under the musical direction 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 Contessa in the rediscovery of Antonio Salieri's opera "La scuolo de'gelosi" with the Ensemble L'arte del mondo under Werner Erhardt (CD recording for Sony). She also sang the role of Ersilda in Vivaldi's opera "Orlando finto pazzo" at the National Opera of Korea in Seoul.
Engagements in 2016/17 include: Fiordiligi in "Così fan tutte" under Michael Hofstetter in Gießen - with a revival in 2017/18 at the Rokokotheater Schwetzingen-, Angelica in Vivaldi's "Orlando furioso" at the Teatro del Giglio in Lucca and Cleopatra in Handel's "Giulio Cesare" at the Bonn Opera.
In 2017/18 she returned to the Gießen Theater for Donna Elvira in "Don Giovanni". In addition, she went on tour with Handel's "Messiah" and appeared in Scarlatti's "Clori, Dorino e Amore", both of which were conducted by Fabio Biondi, among many other concert engagements.
2018/19: Contessa / Le nozze di Figaro under Michael Hofstetter in Gießen, Arsinoe in P. A. Cestis "La Dori" at the Innsbruck Festival of Early Music 2019 under Ottavio Dantone, Rosane in Vivaldi's "La verità in cimento" with the Heidelberg Theater in Schwetzingen alongside David DQ Lee, the role of Europa in the pasticcio "Syskonen i Mantua" in Drottningholm as well as Falsirena in Salieri's "La fiera di Venezia" with the ensemble L'arte del mondo under Werner Ehrhardt.
Engagements for 2019/20 include: Celia in Handel's "Silla" under Fabio Biondi at the Enescu Festival in Bucharest alongside Vivica Genaux and Roberta Invernizzi. The following projects had to be canceled due to the pandemic: Alcina in "L'isola d 'Alcina" (Gazzaniga) at the Schwetzingen 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 the roles of 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 (postponed to 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
And various arias and cantatas
Concert and song repertoire on request
All information are subject to change