“(...) Remigio’s singing taste is of the highest level. A clear voice, and yet throbbing with passion, with shiny and resounding top Cs, a heartfelt interpretation on the edge of overflowing pathos while at the same time maintaining a refined and controlled style, all this has made Carmela Remigio a reference Adalgisa (...)”
Awarded the prestigious “Premio Abbiati” by the Associazione Critici Musicali Italiani for her “technique, musicality and stage presence that allow her to deliver undoubtedly valuable performances, supported by a proper knowledge of the style of each score”, soprano Carmela Remigio began her violin studies at the age of five. Only a few years later she began taking voice lessons under Aldo Protti, then perfecting her technique under Leone Magiera. After winning the 1992 “Luciano Pavarotti International Voice Competition” in Philadelphia she made her debut – at the young age of nineteen – singing the lead role in Giampaolo Testoni’s opera Alice at the Teatro Massimo in Palermo.
Heir to Italy’s greatest singing tradition she has performed with Pavarotti in over seventy concerts worldwide since 1997, performing at London’s Royal Albert Hall, New York’s Carnegie Hall, and then Paris, Miami, Dublin, Beirut, Seoul, Bucharest, Hochland, to name a few.
Her repertoire includes operas by Puccini, like Bohème (Mimì) and Turandot (Liù); and Donizetti, of whom she interpreted his entire “Three Tudor Queens Cycle” (Maria Stuarda, Roberto Devereux, and Anna Bolena). Some other roles she has interpreted are Norma at the Teatro Petruzzelli in Bari, Adalgisa next to Mariella Devia, Micaela (Carmen) and Cleopatra (Giulio Cesare) at the Teatro Carlo Felice in Genoa, Marguerite (Faust) at the Teatro Verdi in Trieste, Malwina (Marschner’s Der Vampyr) at the Teatro Comunale di Bologna, Alceste at the Teatro La Fenice in Venice, Euridice (Orfeo ed Euridice) at the Teatro San Carlo in Naples.