Biography

Dramatic soprano Caroline Allonzo was rapidly noticed while studying at the Paris CNSM (National Academy of Music) for the power, agility and velvety warmth of her voice with a rare naturally rich timbre, as defined by Maestro Placido Domingo. Selected by the Académie du Festival d’Aix, she perfected her art in the masterclass of Gundula Janowitz. She also followed the teachings of Mirella Frendi in Vignola, Italy.

Equally at ease as an actress in operas or a solo performer in recitals, Caroline Allonzo has performed on such prestigious stages as the Aix en Provence Festival, La Fenice, Théâtre des Champs-Elysées, Théâtre du Châtelet, Opéra Garnier, and Salle Gaveau under the direction of conductors Sir John Eliot Gardiner, Gianfranco Rivoli, Louis Langrée, Evelino Pido, David Stern, Jean-Claude Malgoire, Kazushi Ono, Patrick Fournillier, among others.

Thanks to her vocal range and full engagement, Caroline can sing a great variety of lyric soprano or mezzo-soprano parts. Her repertory includes: Mozart’s Dorabella, Elvira, Donna Anna, La Comtessa, Marcellina , Zerlina... Rossini’s Rosina, Alice du comte Ory... Puccini’s Liu, Mimi, Musetta, Manon Lescaut and of course Verdi’s Traviata, Leonora, Desdemona... 

She also sang Agathe in the concert version of Der Freischutz conducted by Jean-François Zygel. Placido Domingo invited her to take part in the Operalia competition after hearing her as Roxane in Franco Alfano’s Cyrano de Bergerac at Théâtre du Châtelet.

Her wide vocal range maintaining the same rich timbre enables her to perform more dramatic parts today, such as Norma, La Gioconda, Adrianna Lecouvreur, Tosca,  Amelia in Ballo in Maschera, Marguerite in La Damnation de Faust, Charlotte in Werther, Chimène in Le Cid, as well as Madame Lidoine in Dialogue des carmélites, which she sang this year in its Italian orchestral version at the Théâtre des Champs Elysées.

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