Born in 1991, Francesca studied the piano and harpsichord before entering the singing class of Maria Pia Piscitelli. She has since studied at the Accademia Nationale di Santa Cecilia and the Mozarteum in Salzburg. In 2009, she won the 1st prize at the “Città di Paola” Singing Competition (Italy). She furthered her interpretation of the 18th century repertoire by taking part at the Academie Baroque d’Ambronay, where she sang La Musica in Monteverdi’s L’Orfeo under the baton of Leonardo García Alarcón. She has sung at the Opéra Royal de Versailles, Opéra de Vichy, Parco della Musica (Rome), Bozar de Bruxelles, Opéra National de Montpellier, and appeared in renowned festivals such as Ambronay Festival, Aix-en-Provence Festival, and Musikfest Bremen, under the direction of such renowned conductors as Sir John Eliot Gardiner, Leonardo García Alarcón, Stefano Montanari, Alessandro Quarta, and Stefano Demicheli. Recent engagements include Falvetti’s Il Diluvio Universale in Bremen and Cavalli’s Elena in Montpellier and Versailles, both with Cappella Mediterranea under Leonardo Garcia Alarcón, and the modern premiere of Cavalli’s L’Eritrea in La Fenice in Venice, conducted by Stefano Montanari. FranCeSCa BonCompagni, Soprano Born in Arezzo in 1984, Francesca Boncompagni graduated in violin with distinction in 2005 from the R. Franci Conservatoire in Siena. In the same year she began her formal vocal training with
Donatella Debolini. In 2007 she attended William Christie’s Academy “Le Jardin des Voix”, and took part in the documentary “Baroque Académie” produced and broadcast by France 3. She now studies at the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis in Basel. She works with prestigious baroque ensembles such as Les Arts Florissants, Collegium Vocale Gent, Modo Antiquo, La Venexiana, Accademia Bizantina, De Labyrintho and Cappella della Pietà dei Turchini, and with conductors including Claudio Cavina, Federico Sardelli, Walter Testolin, Antonio Florio, Ottavio Dantone, Paul Agnew, William Christie, Philippe Herreweghe and Frans Brűggen. She has been a permanent member of the young ensemble RossoPorpora since 2013.
ABOUT THE ARTISTS
FranCeSCa aSpromonte, Soprano
She has performed in venues such as Palazzetto Bru Zane in Venice, Tonhalle in Zurich, Salle Pleyel, Cité de la Musique and Théâtre des Champs-Élysées in Paris, Alte Oper in Frankfurt, Bunka Kaikan and Opera City in Tokyo, Philharmonie in Berlin, and Lincoln Center in New York. She has recorded for Pentatone, Phi, Virgin Classics, Brilliant Classics, France Musique, Stradivarius and Deutsche Harmonia Mundi. gareth treSeDer, tenor After graduating from both the University of Bristol and the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, Welsh tenor Gareth Treseder was selected to become an Apprentice for the Monteverdi Choir. Solo engagements during his 23