Roberta Invernizzi

Born in Milan, Roberta Invernizzi was first a pianist and double bass player before studying singing under the tutelage of Margaret Heyward. She is one of the most sought-after soloists in the field of Baroque and Classical repertoire.

A great Handel performer, Roberta appeared as Mary Magdalene in “La Resurrezione”, Medea in “Teseo”, Oriana in “Amadigi di Gaula”, Cleopatra in “Giulio Cesare in Egitto”, Emirena in “Adriano in Siria”, Nerone in “Agrippina”, Armida in “Rinaldo”. She sang the principal roles in: Purcell’s “Dido and Aeneas”, Scarlatti’s “La Santissima Trinità”, Vivaldi’s “Ercole su’l Termodonte”, Cavalli’s “Statira principessa di Persia”, Galuppi’s “L’Olimpiade”, Monteverdi’s “L’Orfeo”.

Roberta sings regularly at the Salzburg Festival: the title role in Hasse’s “Sant’Elena al Calvario” with Fabio Biondi, Handel’s “Aci, Galatea e Polifemo” with Giovanni Antonini, “Il Trionfo del Tempo a del Disinganno” with Martin Haselböck, Jommelli’s “Isacco figura del Redentore”, Mozart’s “Great Mass in C minor” K. 427 with Gustavo Dudamel and “Missa solemnis in C minor – Waisenhausmesse” K. 139 with Claudio Abbado. In addition, she has given Baroque music recitals with Il Giardino Armonico, the “Great Mass in C minor” and “Davide penitente” at the Wiener Musikverein, and at the styriarte Festival in Graz with Nikolaus Harnoncourt.

Most recently, she has returned twice to the Teatro alla Scala to perform Pergolesi’s “Stabat Mater” under the baton of Ottavio Dantone and the prestigious Christmas concert conducted by Giovanni Antonini.

Roberta Invernizzi is highly regarded in Vienna. Hence, Nikolaus Harnoncourt engaged her for a performance of Mozart’s arrangement of “Alexander’s Feast” by Handel. She also gave a recital entitled “Roberta Invernizzi and Friends” as part of the 20-year anniversary of the Resonanzen festival at the Konzerthaus in Vienna.

She has worked with conductors such as Ivor Bolton, Giovanni Antonini, Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Claudio Abbado, Ton Koopman, Gustav Leonhardt, Frans Brüggen, Jordi Savall, Alan Curtis, Fabio Biondi, Antonio Florio, Rinaldo Alessandrini, Ottavio Dantone, and performed with orchestras including Concentus Musicus Wien, Orchestra Mozart, Accademia Bizantina, Il Giardino Armonico, Cappella della Pietà de’ Turchini, Concerto Italiano, Europa Galante, Ensemble Matheus, Venice Baroque Orchestra and I Barocchisti.

Roberta has made more than 100 recordings – for Sony, Deutsche Grammophon, EMI/Virgin, Naïve, Glossa, Opus 111 – many of them world premieres, that have been honoured with some of most prestigious awards.

She is the laureate of MIDEM Classical Award and the prestigious Stanley Sadie Handel Recording Prize, for her solo CD of Handel’s Italian cantatas, among others. Her most recent CDs dedicated to Vivaldi and Handel have been equally acclaimed in the international press.