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 and she is currently perfecting her singing with Mariella Devia.
Her unique timbre and her wide vocal range enabled her at an early age to approach the great roles of the operatic repertoire.
She was a prize winner at the following International Singing Competitions: Sacred Music in Rome, Marcello Giordani Competition in Catania, Handel Competition in London. She also received the Audience Award in the Cesti Competition at the Innsbruck Festival of Early Music.
Arianna made her debut at the Salzburg and Ravenna Festivals as Carmi in Mozart’s Betulia liberata under the baton of Riccardo Muti. With the latter she also sang Paisiello’s Missa Defunctorum in Salzburg, Ravenna, Vicenza and Udine. She debuted at the Innsbrucker Festwochen der Alten Musik with the world premiere of Cesti’s Nozze in sogno, conducted by Enrico Onofri and directed by Alessio Pizzech.
Particularly fond of Mozart, she was Zerlina (Don Giovanni) at the Spoleto Festival under the baton of James Conlon and appeared as Donna Elvira for the Beaune and Bremen Festivals under Jérémie Rhorer; Countess Almaviva (Le Nozze di Figaro) at the Auditorio de Tenerife and Teatro Comunale in Bologna; Aminta (Il Re Pastore) at the Teatro Verdi in Trieste. In Così fan tutte she sang Fiordiligi in a production staged by Pier Luigi Pizzi in several Italian theatres, and Despina for the Teatro Regio Torino in a production conducted by Christopher Franklin and directed by Ettore Scola. She gave a Mozart recital with Alessandro De Marchi and the Münchner Rundfunkorchester at the Prinzregententheater in Munich. Still under the baton of Maestro De Marchi she performed the Vesperae solennes de Confessore and the Krönungsmesse.
She has won acclaim for her interpretations of Rossini singing Amaltea in Mosè in Egitto at the Teatro di San Carlo in Naples, conducted by Stefano Montanari and directed by David Pountney, and Matilde in Elisabetta Regina d’Inghilterra with the Ensemble Matheus under Jean-Christophe Spinosi.
Recognized for her work in the Baroque repertoire, Arianna Vendittelli was seen on stage as Salome in Stradella’s San Giovanni Battista at the Innsbruck Festival with Alessandro De Marchi; Amanzio in Vivaldi’s Giustino conducted by Ottavio Dantone at the Bucharest George Enescu Festival and Lausanne Opera; the title role in Dafne in lauro by Johann Joseph Fux for the Graz Styarte Festival, the Ange in Pergolesi’s Conversione di San Guglielmo duca d’Aquitania with Les Talens Lyriques and Christophe Rousset for the Festival Pergolesi Spontini; Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater with Les Musiciens du Louvre and Francesco Corti for the Chaise-Dieu Festival.
She sang the title role in Handel’s Serse in several Italian theatres and in Beaune under Ottavio Dantone and performed Florinda in Rodrigo with Thibault Noally, also at the Beaune Festival.
Furthermore, she has distinguished herself in Romantic and post-Romantic repertoire interpreting Micaëla in Bizet’s Carmen in Cagliari, the title role in Hans Werner Henze’s Gisela! conducted by Constantin Trinks and directed by Emma Dante for the Teatro Massimo di Palermo; the title role in Il Segreto di Susanna by Ermanno Wolf-Ferrari at La Fenice, as well as some more hybrid roles like the title role in Cilea’s Gina, also for La Fenice.
Arianna appeared in several world premieres including 7 Minuti by Giorgio Battistelli at the Opéra National de Lorraine in Nancy and Fadwa by Dimitri Scarlato at the Accademia Filarmonica Romana in Rome.
Recent and future engagements include the title roles in Rossini’s Ermione at the Teatro San Carlo under Alessandro De Marchi, in Hasse’s Semele at the Theater an der Wien and Verona, and in Leonora by Ferdinando Paër in Schwetzingen, Innsbruck and Bonn. Again with Maestro De Marchi, she appears as Eurydice in Gluck’s Orphée ed Eurydice at the Autumn Festival of Festspielhaus Baden-Baden and can be seen on stage as Salome in Stradella’s San Giovanni Battista with Vacláv Luks and its Collegium 1704 in Prague, Dresden, Amsterdam among other cities. Following the success of the first modern representation of the opera Merope by Riccardo Broschi, Farinelli’s brother, conducted by Maestro De Marchi at the Innsbruck Festival earlier this year, Arianna reprises the role of Argia at the Theater an der Wien.