Anna Maria Chiuri

What is important is finding inspiration, curiosity, passion, and, above all, having within oneself an irrepressible desire to communicate.
Ph.: Roberto Ricci


by Bianca L. Nica
October 14, 2020


In a conversation with Bianca L. Nica, Anna Maria Chiuri shares some notable memories of the conservatory period, when she studied with Maestro Franco Corelli. She talks about the difference between a singer and a musician, Wagner and Strauss, vocal-symphonic repertoire and opera. Is it important to have an agent? What are her dreams and wishes for herself? Keep reading to find out precious information about her life on stage and behind the curtains.


Italian mezzo-soprano Anna Maria Chiuri studied at the Arrigo Boito Conservatory in Parma before perfecting her technique with Franco Corelli. She is now one of the most sought-after mezzo-sopranos in the Italian, German, and French repertoire, appearing regularly at leading opera houses both in Italy and abroad. Her repertoire is extremely wide-rang­ing. She has sung Fricka (Das Rheingold and Die Walküre), Eboli (Don Carlo), Clytemnestra (Elektra), Herodias (Salome), Amneris (Aida), Ulrica (Un ballo in maschera), Mistress Quickly (Falstaff) in a concert performance under the baton of M° Zubin Mehta in Tel Aviv, Azucena (Il trovatore), Annina (Der Rosen­kavalier), the Princess of Bouillon (Adriana Lecouvreur), Preziosilla (La forza del destino) and Frugola, the Princess and Zita in Puccini’s Il trittico under the bottom of Mº Riccardo Chailly at Teatro alla Scala. She made her Salzburg Festival debut as Herodias under the baton of Mº Franz Welser-Möst. Among Anna Maria Chiuri’s many successes on the concert platform, there are Beet­hoven’s 9th Symphony at the Mostly Mozart Festival at New York’s Lincoln Center and the Teatro Regio in Turin, Verdi’s Requiem at the Rudolfinum in Prague and in Washington, DC, Bruckner’s Te Deum under Mehta at the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, Mendelssohn’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream under Yuri Temirkanov at the Teatro Regio in Parma, Mozart’s Requiem under Mehta in Florence, Mahler’s Das Lied von der Erde with the Belgrade Philhar­monic and with the Filarmonica Arturo Toscanini, Wagner’s Wesendonck Lieder at the Ravello Festival, Mahler’s Fourth Symphony with I Virtuosi Italiani in Verona and Mahler’s Kindertotenlieder and Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen under Michele Mariotti in Parma’s Paganini Auditorium.

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Since then, Alice has devoted her spare time to maximising her musical knowledge through instrumental studies, studying both piano and violin for a short time. In the following years, her number one passion stepped out of the limelight and graciously gave way to Law Studies.
Since 2018 she has been studying Law at “Alexandru Ioan Cuza” University in Iași.

Her passion for opera, even if it is no longer her top professional priority in terms of career, it has most definitely become her priority during her free time. Wanting to experience the best of both worlds and extend her musical horizons, she regularly attends opera performances throughout Romania and abroad.
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Oana Zamfir is a second year MA student at the “George Enescu” National University of Arts, at the Department of Musicology.

She studied violin for 12 years at the “Stefan Luchian” High School of Art in Botosani, later focusing on the theoretical aspects of music. In 2019 she completed her bachelor studies in Musicology as a student of the National Academy of Music “Gheorghe Dima” in Cluj-Napoca. Her research during 2018-2019 brought to the forefront elements of the archaic ritual within works of composers who activated during the communist period, giving her the opportunity to start a research internship at the “Carl von Ossietzky” University in Germany. In this context, she recorded conversations with members of the Sophie Drinker Institute in Bremen, and had access to documents directly from the Myriam Marbé archive.

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