Born in Rome, Arianna Vendittelli showed a great interest in music from a very young age. She first studied violin before focusing exclusively on singing. She graduated with highest honours from the Conservatorio Antonio Buzzolla in Adria, perfecting her singing with Mariella Devia.
Arianna made her debut at the Salzburg and Ravenna Festivals as Carmi in Mozart’s Betulia liberata under Riccardo Muti. With the latter she also sang Paisiello’s Missa Defunctorum in Salzburg and Vivaldi’s Magnificat in Lourdes and Loreto.
Since her debut at the Innsbrucker Festwochen der Alten Musik in the world premiere of Cesti’s Nozze in sogno led by Enrico Onofri, Arianna has appeared regularly with the festival and was heard, under Alessandro De Marchi, in the title role of Bernardo Pasquini’s Idalma, as Argia in the first modern representation of the opera Merope by Riccardo Broschi and as Vagaus in Vivaldi’s Juditha triumphans.
With Alessandro De Marchi she also gave a Mozart recital at the Prinzregententheater in Munich and embodied the role of Eurydice in Gluck’s Orphée et Eurydice for the Baden-Baden Autumn Festival.
Arianna starred as Susanna (Le Nozze di Figaro) and Donna Elvira (Don Giovanni) in the Da Ponte Trilogy Marc Minkovsky and Ivan Alexandre presented in the 2022/2023 season at Liceu Barcelona, Opéra national de Bordeaux and Opéra Royal de Versailles. She appeared as Donna Elvira also in Beaune and Bremen under Jérémie Rhorer, and was Susanna in a Frank Beermann/James Gray production at Opéra de Lausanne. Arianna embraced the role of Fiordiligi in Pier Luigi Pizzi’s staging of Così fan tutte in several Italian theatres.
She has been highly acclaimed for her interpretations of Rossini singing the title role in Ermione (Alessandro De Marchi/Jacopo Spirei) and Amaltea in Mosè in Egitto (Stefano Montanari/David Pountne) both for the Naples Teatro di San Carlo, and Matilde in Elisabetta Regina d’Inghilterra with Jean-Christophe Spinosi.
Recognized for her work in the Baroque repertoire, Arianna Vendittelli performed Salome alongside Vacláv Luks in Stradella’s San Giovanni Battista in Prague, the title role in Hasse’s Semele at both the Theater an der Wien and Wigmore Hall, Armida in Handel’s Rinaldo led by Andrea Marcon at Opéra de Lausanne, and the Angel in Pergolesi’s Conversione di San Guglielmo d’Aquitania with Christophe Rousset for the Festival Pergolesi Spontini. She starred as Angelica in the rarity Il Palazzo incantato by Luigi Rossi under Leonardo García Alarcón in Dijon, Nancy and Versailles.
Under the conduction of Ottavio Dantone, Arianna mastered the title role in Handel’s Serse in several Italian theatres and in Beaune where she also took the stage as Sesto in Giulio Cesare, Amanzio in Vivaldi’s Giustino in Bucharest and Lausanne, Minerva in Monteverdi’s Ritorno d’Ulisse in patria in a Robert Carsen production in Florence, and Idaspe in Vivaldi’s Tamerlano, issued on Naïve’s Vivaldi Edition, at Theater an der Wien.
Other past highlights include a new production of Luigi Cherubini’s Sposo di tre e marito di nessuna paced by Diego Fasolis for the Florence Oper and the title role in Sartorio’s Orfeo under Philippe Jaroussky for the Opéra de Montpellier.
Arianna’s recent solo album dedicated to Vivaldi’s cantatas for soprano and released in the Naïve Vivaldi Edition was designated “5 Classical Music Albums to hear right now” by The New York Times.
In the 2023/2024 season, Arianna will bring to life Giovanna (Donizetti, Anna Bolena) in a new Diego Fasolis/Carmelo Rifici production in Lugano, Reggio Emilia, Modena, Piacenza, Donna Elvira (Mozart, Don Giovanni) at Opéra Royal de Versailles, Fiordiligi (Mozart, Così fan tutte) at Opéra de Lausanne and Angelica (Vivaldi, Orlando furioso) in Ferrara and Modena.